The Odyssey returns as Brew-Wing for EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

Jul 14, 2022 in "Epcot International Food and Wine Festival"

BREW-WING at the Odyssey - EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
Posted: Thursday July 14, 2022 11:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Odyssey event space at EPCOT returns today as the Brew-Wing Global Marketplace.

The space was previously home to the EPCOT Experience, showcasing the upcoming changes to EPCOT.

The EPCOT Experience closed in March 2022 with much of the EPCOT redevelopment work completed.

At that time, Imagineer Zach Riddley said on Instagram, "With the transformation now well under way and many of those projects now open – including Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Harmonious and the upcoming debut of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind this summer – we have decided it is time to close the EPCOT Experience on March 14 and make way for exciting new activations of the Odyssey pavilion to create a great experience for our guests."

All traces of the EPCOT Experience exhibits have been removed, with the interior returned to a seating space.

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HauntedPirateOct 29, 2022

Think of all the photo opportunities the consumers have been provided with by these walls, free of charge! We should be thanking our benevolent lord Bob (thanks be to Bob, praise the Beard) for such a gracious gift.

MaximumEdOct 29, 2022

I think he was talking about the “Festival of Construction Walls” that’s been running for several years straight now.

vikescaperOct 29, 2022

Are these the new activations for Odyssey that Zach was talking about?

Cmdr_CrimsonOct 28, 2022

Just curious....Did it sound more like this...

ToTBellHopOct 19, 2022

That spider is doing God’s work by dealing with the cockroaches. CM of the month!

mightynineOct 19, 2022

This just NOT in.... As Walt Disney World ends its 50th anniversary celebrations, the resort will be moving from "The Magic Is You!" to "The Maintenance Is You!" Guests will be asked to document their current supply of tools before arrival and then special "Maintenance Moments" will be scheduled in their My Disney Experience app with a list of required tools to complete a magical punch list. Park executives note these guests will enjoy "The Earliest Entry of All" with access to parks between the hours of Midnight and 5 a.m., though attractions and dining locations will not be open. A decision is pending on restroom availablity. They will be allowed to remain in the parks to join the rest of their party after parks open to the general public, though said party is strongly encouraged to bring along a stick of deodorant and a fresh t-shirt. Also, a mandatory one-roll minimum of duck tape per guest will be strictly enforced for park entry as guests are encouraged to "Make Their Own Maintenance". Park guests wishing to not have the option to "whistle while they work" can purchase the "No-Maintenance+" option at $200 per person per day. A spokesperson for The Walt Disney Company's Parks, Experiences and Products division said, "Our attention to our guests' waistlines will not stop at increasing food and beverage prices, we also will make sure they get a hearty exercise outside of just the steps taken as they move around the parks hoping to confirm a Genie+ reservation."

MisterPenguinOct 19, 2022

The spider webs are a back-up for the duct tape.

J4546Oct 19, 2022

I meant to respond to other person my bad

UNCgolfOct 19, 2022

I wasn't referring to the Guest Relations response; solely to the lack of maintenance. Duct tape and spider webs?

J4546Oct 19, 2022

What is guest relations supposed to do? I'm not excusing the parks lack of maintenence but that's not something guest relations can really do anything about on the spot is it?

DisneyDebRobOct 19, 2022

You are being kind.

UNCgolfOct 19, 2022

This is embarrassing.

TheEPCOTHistorianOct 19, 2022

Since we're discussing the Odyssey... Duct tape holding the walls together, a spider the size of my palm with a cockroach in it's web, and ripped carpet greeted me yesterday. Guest Relations basically just looked at me and said sorry.

Cmdr_CrimsonOct 18, 2022

It's not like they were doing this when it was in World showcase after it's first removal at fountain view.. They can remove it from connections cafe and then there will be more space to eat in that venue. It also gets everyone away on the off beaten path who "oh so" desperately need their Seattle slop..