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The EPCOT Experience Center is a preview space located in Epcot's Odyssey Events Pavilion, housing a series of engaging exhibits that showcase the relentless innovation, energy and excitement driving the Park's unprecedented evolution. In 12-minute film presentation, an immersive look at the new attractions and transforming the park.

It opened on October 1, 2019 at Epcot, replacing EPCOT Legacy Showplace.

History

In 2019, it was revealed that the Odyssey would house the Epcot Experience Center, a preview space for the park's massive expansion project. The Experience Center is essentially an expanded version of D23 Expo 2019's Epcot displays, with the park model surrounded by a screen showcasing new attractions coming to the park with projection mapping transforming the surfaces of the model for each presentation. Photo opportunities based on new attractions are also featured.

On March 12, 2020, EPCOT announced that the original version of the exhibition would be temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak's impact on Florida. However, following Walt Disney World's reopening, EPCOT announced that the updated version of the exhibition would return on July 15, 2020, and since EPCOT officially reopened, both "Spaceship Earth: Our Shared Story" as well as the Mary Poppins attraction's sequences were removed from The EPCOT Experience. When asked for comment, a spokesperson for Disney said, "As with most businesses during this period, we are further evaluating long-term project plans. The decision was made to postpone development of the 'Mary Poppins'-inspired attraction and Spaceship Earth at this time."[1]

Current and Upcoming exhibits

These exhibits have been the main focus for the preview center, except for DuckTales World Showcase Adventure and Space 220 Restaurant:

Concept art details for World Celebration Festival Center

Former exhibits

Gallery

Concept Art

Exhibits

The EPCOT Experience Poster Collection

Trivia

See also

References

  1. Laughing Place Disney Newsdesk (July 15, 2020). "Disney Decides to “Postpone Development” on Mary Poppins Attraction, Spaceship Earth Refurbishment". Retrieved on July 15, 2020.


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Spaceship EarthImagination! (Journey into Imagination with FigmentImageWorks: The What-If Labs) • Odyssey (The EPCOT Experience Center)
World Nature
The Land (Awesome Planet Soarin' Around the WorldLiving with the Land) • The Seas with Nemo & Friends (Turtle Talk with Crush) • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana (Opening in 2022)

Seasonal: Living with the Land: Merry and Bright Nights

World Discovery
Mission: SPACETest TrackWonders of Xandar (Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (Opening in Summer 2022)) • PLAY! (Animation Academy (Opening in 2022))
World Showcase
Mexico Pavilion (Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros) • Norway Pavilion (Frozen Ever After) • China Pavilion (Reflections of ChinaWondrous China (Opening on December 1, 2021)) • Germany PavilionItaly PavilionThe American AdventureJapan PavilionMorocco PavilionFrance Pavilion (Impressions de FranceBeauty and the Beast Sing-AlongRemy's Ratatouille Adventure) • International GatewayUnited Kingdom Pavilion (Mary Poppins (Coming Soon)) • Canada Pavilion (Canada: Far and Wide) • DuckTales World Showcase Adventure (Opening in 2022)
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Current Entertainment
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Former Attractions and Entertainment
Future World
Universe of EnergyJourney Into Imagination (Journey Into ImaginationUpstairs Image WorksMagic JourneysCaptain EO) • Imagination! (Honey, I Shrunk the AudienceCaptain EO TributeJourney Into Your Imagination) • Ellen's Energy AdventureHorizonsWorld of MotionWonders of Life (Body WarsCranium CommandGoofy About HealthThe Making of Me) • CommuniCoreThe Land (SymbiosisKitchen KabaretFood RocksCircle of Life: An Environmental Fable) • SplashtacularThe Living SeasInnoventions

World Showcase
China Pavilion (Wonders of China) • Norway Pavilion (Maelstrom) • Mexico Pavilion (El Rio del Tiempo) • Canada Pavilion (O Canada!) • Epcot ForeverIllumiNationsIllumiNations 25IllumiNations: Reflections of EarthAgent P's World Showcase AdventureKim Possible World Showcase Adventure
Seasonal: Millennium VillageTapestry of Nations

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