New signage at The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion at EPCOT includes new World Nature neighborhood

Oct 03, 2022 in "The Seas with Nemo and Friends (Pavilion)"

World Nature exit sign at Seas with Nemo and Friends
Posted: Monday October 3, 2022 11:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

EPCOT's The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion has new signage at the exit directing guests out into World Nature.

EPCOT introduced the three new neighborhoods in 2019 as part of the redevelopment of EPCOT. Disney said that, "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."

The new neighborhood names have been slowly introduced on signs around the park as the redevelopment progresses.

The new sign can be seen just before the gift shop at the exit from the pavilion.

Journey of Water Inspired by Moana will be the new addition to World Nature opening in 2022, joining The Land pavilion and the Seas with Nemo and Friends.

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DisneywithNick5 days ago

No, it just means they don't have any sense of urgency. Why pay to escalate the project when they can stick to a far off date and take their time?

MisterPenguin5 days ago

And Wall Street eyes are now focused on all unnecessary spending.

Bocabear5 days ago

Why couldn't the toadstool be added to the Communicore Hall structure as it should have been from the beginning instead of something that required razing all existing structures... Thing is, there would always be a need for this mammoth building which included covered festival space as well as an elevated building and roof garden...There are all sorts of things they could do with that space... one of which would be removing the World Showplace tents permanently and using that location for a proper "Mary Poppins" or other attraction space...

Fear5 days ago

So your take is that since the money is rolling in, they can make business decisions on spite? Edit in: the question was, "Will the table be back?". The answer is a firm no. It would require breaking the construction contracts for Communicore Hall, demo of current construction, re-permitting, re-bidding, and construction of an objectively more complicated piece of architecture. I don't care how much Iger may have "loved" that idea. It's bad business.

DisneywithNick5 days ago

The truth is, demand hasn't shown hinderance because of this. They're still making money out the Alien  Swirling  Saucers. That means there's no need to spend extra money to hurry up. The people still buy food. They still buy ILL and Genie+ They still come, walls or not. If it doesn't hurt their demand, it isn't an issue.

Fear5 days ago

Because the alternative is they are intentionally going as slow as possible to make it difficult to move around the park. I'm as jaded as the next guy, but that's a little much.

Casper Gutman5 days ago

What the heck makes you think they know (or care) that they need to get the spine open?!?! Absolutely NOTHING they have done leads to that conclusion. But I'm Iger won't go on an absurd ego trip and undo what his predecessor did. It certainly isn't like Chapek went on an absurd ego trip and undid what his predecessor did. Or that the table was a product of Iger's absurd ego trip in the first place.

James Alucobond5 days ago

Was going to say, seeing this makes me massively prefer what we ended up getting. Such a weird layout.

lazyboy97o5 days ago

And look at that, Journey of Water was a dead end even back then. Shocking. This really highlights how ridiculously small the Festival Center was in a park that still needs capacity. A true boondoggle just to be able to brag about paying Elizabeth Diller a lot of money.

MisterPenguin5 days ago


Mickeynerd175 days ago

Modernizing epcot. Innoventions was not only dead but the entire hub reeked of 90's futurism and looked extremely dated in the eyes of the public. I personally loved it, but others didn't, and so here we are.

MagicHappens19715 days ago

I’ve been following this thread forever but after all these years I can’t even remember. What was the original purpose of this project?

tparris5 days ago

Quite the interesting Twitter find:

Fear5 days ago's not even a question. Bringing back the table would mean demo of current Communicore Hall construction, permitting, and reconstruction. It would delay the spine by years. It would make Tron look like a short closure. They know they need to have the spine reopened. They know the walls need to come down. That's the point of Communicore Hall.