Disney confirms Mary Poppins neighborhood and attraction coming to Epcot's World Showcase

Aug 25, 2019 in "United Kingdom (Pavilion)"

Mary Poppins attraction poster and concept art

Disney has confirmed that Mary Poppins is coming to Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion.

The expansion to the United Kingdom pavilion will see an entirely new neighborhood at the pavilion, complete with ride. Guests will step in time down Cherry Tree Lane past Admiral Boom’s house, then enter Number 17, home of the Banks family, where their adventure will begin

No specific details of the ride, or opening timeframe were provided.


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Article Posted: Aug 25, 2019 / 2:52pm ET
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peter11435Aug 01, 2020

Not exactly

PorterRedkeyJul 31, 2020

If the building had been built correctly, Meet the World would have opened at Epcot Center.

marni1971Jul 19, 2020

The building wasn’t too small. There were support beams in the wrong place. That was to be fixed when MTW was built in phase two, but with the park way over budget phase two took a different route. And yes, the whole building was built. It is a huge area split into storage and workshops. Nothing that can’t be moved.

HauntedMansionFLAJul 19, 2020

Look at 2007/2008 but much worse. How many years did the parks go stale before investment??

kpilcherJul 18, 2020

Hi. No the whole building was built. It’s the enormous fortress at the back. Mitsukoshi has taken over some of the space for retail. The rest is used for storage. I recently met one of the pavilion’s architects. He believes budget was the number one reason it wasn‘t built and denies the long-standing story that the builders misread the blueprints making the space too small for MTW. He chucked and said “that’s a great story. Completely not true. But a good story.“

EricsBiscuitJul 18, 2020

I think only the foundations were poured. It was the only attraction Card Walker didn’t like at TDL bc it glanced over WWII and he served on an aircraft carrier that was hit by a kamikaze attack.

MainahmanJul 16, 2020

Yep messed that upm sorry

doctornickJul 16, 2020

October 2022

brb1006Jul 16, 2020

Here's videos of Meet the World from Tokyo Disneyland for those that never seen it. Preshow The show itself (cut into three parts)

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jt04Jul 16, 2020

It is my opinion that Iger's #1 priority was acquisition of content.(self evident). #2 was bringing the film and animation divisions up to their potential. (See his speech on limiting the number of movies in favor of tentpoles). Check out the top 10 all time B.O. (IN BOTH CATEGORIES!😁) #3 was P&R Here he did not neglect infrastructure. He took a long range view and did not choose vanity projects over what was best for the company. And yet, even with that, managed to get Pandora, GE, TSL and the FLE built. All crowd pleasers. Plus Tron, GotG etc.

Brer PantherJul 16, 2020

Soooooooooooo... what exactly was this supposed to be? A meet-and-greet of sorts or a spinner?

Homemade ImagineeringJul 16, 2020

That show was so underrated! It’s a shame it’s nowhere to be found nowadays, ever since Tokyo closed theirs. It would’ve been perfect for Epcot, too bad it got cut. 😕

SirwalterraleighJul 16, 2020

I’m trying to understand yet another failed attempt at logic here?? Iger SAT on his hands for almost 10 years and led to park stagnation (Eisner with the assist)... So competition and financial pressure makes them start to “catch up”...and that’s what this is...and maybe get somewhat closer to even. But not for the future...everything built is overdue except for DVC at the crappy Caribbean... So if they cancel now - and breaking news on that- and throw the brakes on for a few years...then the gap grows again. I realize this involves understanding of Disney, theme park business, and the pressure of public companies...so it’s not really cheerleader practice. Enjoy amateur hour. Put some thought into context. And can we drop the “Galaxy’s edge” nonsense? There’s no “unique immersive story/experience”...mos Eisley filed a copyright infringement suit on the name...