Disney confirms multiple EPCOT projects are paused

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Disney has announced to Cast Members today that several EPCOT projects will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing uncertainty about the future.

Both the Mary Poppins addition to the United Kingdom and the new Spaceship Earth redevelopment are currently paused.

In the center of the park, work will resume on the new neighborhood of World Celebration, which will bring new dining, retail and entertainment. But the company says it will be taking a different approach to the previously announced festival location.

Although not confirmed, it is speculated that the multi-tier structure originally announced will no longer be built. When originally announced, Disney outlined how it would provide an elevated view of the entire park and an ideal spot to witness Epcot’s nighttime spectacular. The three-level structure was to feature a plaza level, a middle expo level, and a park that sits in the sky on the top level.

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Article Posted: Jul 15, 2020 / 5:53pm ET