PHOTO - Epcot's eastern entry bag check now open to guests

Mar 06, 2020 in "EPCOT"

Epcot East entrance completed
Posted: Friday March 6, 2020 1:25pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Epcot's main entrance process now has more capacity with the opening of the eastern side bag check.

Pictured above is the new bag check structure that has been built and is now open for guests on the eastern side (to the left as you face the main entrance from the park lot).

The western side of the main entrance saw its new bag check open last October using space underneath the monorail ramp.

When complete, the Epcot entrance will have two tram drop off and pickup loops, one serving the easter side and one the western side.

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mnelson320 hours ago

Might this “soft open” with Harmonious on the 29th?

SoFloMagic2 days ago

Yeah, with a theme song 🤮

mnelson32 days ago

Will there be some type of lighting ceremony each night?

MisterPenguin2 days ago

I'm sure there will indeed be some subtle twinkling. But I'm also sure there will be very bright and animated shows popping up at regular intervals.

britain2 days ago

And this is sort of giving me these vibes...

britain2 days ago

I mean, I guess this matches, but I thought that concept art was showing 2 bright lights and lots of dimmer lights across the flood-lit sphere. Oh well, it's probably fine. There are far worse things at WDW.

brb10062 days ago

Or it could be the video quality, Twitter's video quality is odd at times. Maybe it will look better on Youtube.

Disney Analyst2 days ago

Let me find your glasses for you… cause we must be seeing two very different things. This looks spectacular 😍

britain2 days ago

I was hoping for more subtle twinkling. This stuff is going to age pretty quickly. It already feels like a low resolution Jumbotron.

FigmentFan823 days ago

Engage lava lamp mode!! Lol. The testing they're doing def shows some really cool capabilities of these lights. Can't wait to see some of the

trainplane33 days ago

They were always static white up until this year. With the rest of the entrance, they were upgraded to do all sorts of nice color stuff. Even the lighting at the restrooms were upgraded. Everything is now full RGB. Default seems to be green on the right (World Nature), red on the left (World Discovery) but it'll also rest at blue with a nice "swooping" effect going on. Crap quality but you can see the transition happening on the right:

CntrlFlPete3 days ago

have the red/green/blue/white lights been always been running around the entrance area? was walking out of Epcot the other day and was just surprised at how they were flashing, changing color often, changing the speed in which they moved around the park--I thought when they were going to do something like this at the people mover they ended up just leaving it set on one color.

MisterPenguin3 days ago

And more testing..

DCBaker3 days ago