PHOTOS - New concept art shows more of Epcot's redesign including new names for Future World areas

Aug 25, 2019 in "EPCOT"

Epcot new central spine concept art

Epcot's Future World is no more, and will soon be replaced with three new 'neighborhoods.'

According to Disney, "Epcot will be unified with four neighborhoods that each speak to important aspects of the world and its people: World Showcase, World Celebration, World Nature and World Discovery. These neighborhoods will be filled with new experiences rooted in authenticity and innovation that take you to new destinations, where the real is made fantastic in a celebration of curiosity, hands-on wonder and the magic of possibility."

World Celebration

World Celebration will offer new experiences that connect us to one another and the world around us.

The iconic Spaceship Earth will remain a voyage through time as the journey transforms to reflect the power of storytelling to unite the human experience. New narration and an entirely new musical score will focus on the moments and ideas that define our story. You will follow a magical “story light” that brings the entire experience to life in dynamic ways, giving each scene energy and beauty that ties the entire journey together.

A new festival pavilion will be the venue for Epcot’s signature festivals. It will provide an elevated view of the entire park and an ideal spot to witness Epcot’s nighttime spectacular. The three-level structure will feature a plaza level, a middle expo level, and a park that sits in the sky on the top level.

Epcot’s entrance plaza will be transformed with new experiences that connect us with the world, welcoming you with a reimagined fountain, new pathways and sweeping green spaces that beautify the entryway. The design will pay homage to the origins of Epcot.

At the exit of Spaceship Earth, there will be a new view of World Showcase from Dreamers Point. World Celebration will also feature a new statue celebrating the legacy of the original dreamer, Walt Disney, and natural environments and global design elements filled with Disney magic and surprises, including a wishing tree in an enchanted forest and a story fountain celebrating the power and music of iconic Disney storytelling.

World Nature

World Nature is dedicated to understanding and preserving the beauty, awe and balance of the natural world. It will include The Land and The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilions.

Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” will be the first experience inspired by the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film. This lush exploration trail will invite guests to meet and play with magical, living water. The water will have a life of its own – just like Moana’s friend, the ocean – and guests will learn about the importance of the natural water cycle.

The Land pavilion’s new film, “Awesome Planet,” which showcases the beauty, diversity and dynamic story of the planet, will open in January 2020.

World Discovery

In World Discovery, stories about science, technology and intergalactic adventure come to life.

This area of the park will include the new PLAY! Pavilion, Space 220 Restaurant, Test Track, Mission SPACE, and Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind.

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Article Posted: Aug 25, 2019 / 3:33pm ET
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Homemade Imagineering2 days ago

Probably the most cursed thing I’ve made to date🤣🤣

FigmentFan822 days ago

what the f**k?

Homemade Imagineering2 days ago

Ah yes, progress... 😈

TJ Vazquez3 days ago

Sounds like we were just a few months off of potentially still having both sides in its original condition. Although, I am sure they could have moved forward with the plan regardless of covid, but its a much easier decision when part of one building hasn't been demolished yet.

MisterPenguin3 days ago

Martin has clarified that his previous statement about NW staying was because he thought the discussion was about NE, which is staying for the Electric Umbrella replacement. Martin doesn't know about the status of NW, which means it's likely it's coming down. For now.

DoleWhipDrea3 days ago

I know that it would never happen since the original buildings weren’t built to accommodate something like this and it would be expensive, but I wish Disney would place the water and garden outdoor relaxation areas on the top of the CC/Innoventions buildings to create a sort of rooftop garden utopia. It could tie both the old and new concepts together and be far more visually stimulating, IMHO.

marni19713 days ago

I don’t know what’s been decided. If anything yet.

Epcot82Guy3 days ago

If they are sticking with Journey of Water and the "neighborhoods", I wish they would put it between The Land and Imag - leaving NW for some level of balance in the core. At least Journey of Water could be somewhat of a transition tie between World Nature and the ideas of Imagination.

MisterPenguin3 days ago

Probably because they were 720i. Who wants that old junk?

MisterPenguin3 days ago

Moved to an on-topic thread ;)... There are two competing stories here due to Journey of Water originally planned to go where NW Innoventions is: 1. NW Innoventions will be demo'd. Journey of Water will go as plan with small adjustments to whatever the reimagined festival building will be. @Magic Feather 2. NW Innoventions will be salvaged and incorporated into a reimagined festival center. This would mean a major relocation of JoW. @marni1971, @TheVisionarySoul This is most likely due to WDW not know yet what it wants to do for a reimagined festival center yet.

WEDway Inc & Company LLC3 days ago

Innoventions replacement

CastAStone3 days ago

Which part? Many parts were never off.

WEDway Inc & Company LLC3 days ago

Any talk of the Project being back on? Another unpopular source on this board is saying everything is back on.

monothingie3 days ago

Jeeze they left the flatscreen TV menu boards for the demolition crew.