Epcot's Odyssey to become flex-space

Mar 07, 2018 in "EPCOT"

Posted: Wednesday March 7, 2018 7:18am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Orlando Sentinel recently met with Dave Kesting, general manager of Epcot festivals, who revealed that Epcot's Odyssey will become a multi-use flex space.


The Odyssey originally opened alongside Epcot as a restaurant space, but has been closed for many years, while used on occasion for private events. In recent years, it has been home to seminars at the Festival of the Arts, and as a Craft Beer center at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

It now seems that this multi-purpose role will be the Odyssey's use going forward. A minor refurbishment of the building is underway, including replacing the black exterior glass with something a little more transparent to allow guests to see what's happening inside.

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DragonmanJan 19, 2019

Flex space ? Sounds interesting

NiarrNDisneyJan 19, 2019

Looks good thanks for posting photographic updates.

rocketraccoonJan 19, 2019

The Odyssey re-opened for Festival of the Arts today. It went through a renovation while it was closed! https://i.imgur.com/SuRoH3j.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dsQQ8g8.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xjqQ1FP.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VhZ4UUT.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BEUc6wD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/WkgimLn.jpg The bathrooms are also renovated, and they play music in there now. No more peace and quiet in those sadly

TeriofTerrorOct 07, 2018

Another portion of Epcot becoming a graveyard. I feel like the tombstones at the entrance of the park are a contagion that has spread. :(

THE Monorail LimeOct 07, 2018

It really is closed, I was there yesterday

DreamfinderGuyOct 07, 2018

Yeah, Odyssey is closed, as well as the left side restrooms. The big hexagonal restrooms sign is missing and covered over by a piece of construction paper

THE Monorail LimeOct 07, 2018

I read that in a French voice

nickysOct 07, 2018

Ouch! Sounds like you need a couple of those craft beers as “compensashun” ;)!

Monorail_Red_77Oct 07, 2018

Maybe I was seeing things. Could have sworn doors were open. But then again, I sliced my elbow open on the railing by fountain of nations. Had to go to first aid. I didn’t take a picture, so who knows. LOL

rocketraccoonOct 07, 2018

There are just signs pointing you to Festival Center. Craft Beers is over there now, it was in The Odyssey the past couple years.

Monorail_Red_77Oct 06, 2018

I was just there today. Odyssey is open as Festival Event space, Craft Beers.

rocketraccoonOct 06, 2018

The Odyssey's windows and doors have all been blacked out, and the restrooms on the Future World side are closed off. No special event signs or anything.

Monorail_Red_77Mar 09, 2018

Here's an aerial view of it. The large silvery/white curved building just north of UK Pavilion. Here's a view with the gates closed. Thanks to the new streetview in the Parks. Here's with gates open for an event. It's also now known as World Showplace Pavilion.

eggMar 09, 2018

Oh dear, I better hit the gym!