Millennium Village to become World Showplace event area

Dec 05, 2000 in "Millennium Village"

Published in The Orlando Sentinel on December 04, 2000

The Millennium Village, the cultural epicenter for Epcot`s 15-month celebration, will turn into something more mundane next year: meeting space. The Village -- which showcases the people and cultures from more than 25 different countries through a series of interactive exhibits, entertainment and "ambassadors" -- will be converted next summer into a 40,000-square-foot group meeting center called World ShowPlace.

Disney said the building, in World Showcase between the United Kingdom and Canada pavilions, will be the largest ever inside a theme park. The complex will accommodate 4,000 people and have a banquet kitchen and a backstage entrance with a private guest drop-off.

"Epcot provides a truly unique setting for this one-of-a-kind facility," said George Aguel, vice president for Disney Vacation Development. "There is no better place for a forum dedicated to meetings, entertainment and memorable occasions."
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