Possibility of a refurbishment at EPCOT's Parking Plaza as canopy is removed

Nov 30, 2022 in "EPCOT"

Posted: Wednesday November 30, 2022 9:45am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Parking Plaza at EPCOT looks like it may be about to get a long overdue refurbishment.

The canopy structure that sits above the roofline was removed earlier this month. The support structure remains, but the fabric material is gone.

With all other areas of EPCOT being refreshed, it would make sense to update the dated-looking parking plaza with the current typeface design and general refresh.

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Chef idea Mickey`=May 14, 2024

A people mover

ChrisFLApr 24, 2024

I had a "fun" experience several years ago parking at EPCOT mid-day when there was also a golf tournament going on taking up a lot of the parking. The parking lot CM who was supposed to say which row to go to just kinda said "try this one"....except there were ZERO parking spots in that row...and...all parking lanes go one direction...so I had to basically go the wrong way down another lane to park.

UNCgolfApr 19, 2024

Sounds like Disney handled things Augusta National style. Wish they'd do that more often!

marni1971Apr 19, 2024

There may not have been much to see when the park opened 👋

Andrew25Apr 19, 2024

Unless the damage was minor, surprised nobody noticed it. The protective guardrail at the DHS parking entrance is still not repaired from the incident a year ago lol

marni1971Apr 19, 2024

The new member is not wrong. That’s all I can say.

HauntedPirateApr 19, 2024

Lying around like what? I didn't think they kept those in stock anymore. :cautious:

BrianApr 18, 2024

I can't speak to the validity of that member's claim, but I suspect it would be difficult to procure a parking booth in a matter of days, and it's not like they just have them lying around like lightbulbs.

SplashJacketApr 18, 2024

Florida man: 1 Epcot: 0

wdwmagicApr 18, 2024

Wow no I didn’t know that. Expected this was the first in a complete replacement.

ren 3468Apr 18, 2024

You perhaps don't know this has nothing to do with a refurb. That kiosk was taken out a couple nights ago by a car.

Andrew25Apr 18, 2024

Issue with Epcot is that they tend to close off a decent amount of parking for the RunDisney events, so they are forced to park people there. Considering that Disability parking is at capacity any given day, surprised to see they haven't converted that grass lot until additional parking space for Disability.

Cmdr_CrimsonApr 18, 2024

Has it ever come to a point where they park in grass at MK, AK or DHS? I've seen it happen several times at Epcot by the bus dropoff area but, hardly there or are those lots much bigger?

Biff215Apr 18, 2024

Just about to say the same thing. Disney doesn’t need a parking garage to pack them into Epcot, they’ll even use the grass when there’s demand for it.