Construction Update at Epcot’s World Celebration

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World Celebration is the new entrance into Epcot.

Epcot is in the middle of a $1 billion dollar renovation ahead of next year’s big 40th anniversary celebration.

Disney has secured $11 Billion in new debt to carry the company through the next year in dealing with the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. As of March 28, 2020, Disney had around $14.3 billion in cash on hand, with the effects of the pandemic costing the company about $1 billion so far.

celebration1Epcot’s entrance plaza is being transformed with a new fountain, new pathways, and lots of green spaces.

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The new fountain entrance area.

Until it all came to a screeching halt in mid-March 2020 when Disney World closed. We think that Disney will complete all construction projects going on at Disney World that  are at least 50% complete.  Any projects not started yet won’t be started in 2020 and maybe not in 2021.

Then:

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November 2019: Epcot’s Fountain of Nations

Now:

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March 2020: Construction demolition stopped.
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May 2020: The fountain area is all cleared out. Not much going on.
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May 2020
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May 2020

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Coming in 2021!

The new design will pay homage to the origins of Epcot.

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World-Celebration

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A new statue of Walt Disney is going in at Dreamers Point.

Behind Spaceship Earth, as part of World Celebration will be the breathtaking views courtesy of Dreamers Point. In this section of World Celebration, there will be new lush gardens, a wishing tree in an enchanted forest, water elements, an interactive new story fountain that celebrates the power and music of iconic Disney storytelling, and, best of all, a new statue of Walt Disney!

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The new 3 story pavilion.

One of the coolest aspects of World Celebration will be new pavilion that will be the perfect place for live events and the home base for Epcot’s signature spring and fall festivals. This location will provide a stunning elevated view of World Showcase and will be an ideal spot to witness the park’s nighttime spectacular. This beautiful new pavilion will be three stories tall and will feature a plaza level, a middle expo level, and a park that sits on the top level.

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Note “park” on 3rd story.

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Epcot Wishable, so cute!

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Ready for a fun – and long – day at the Magic Kingdom!

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

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Epcot Starbucks
Ahhhhhh…..the perfect drink for an afternoon break.

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