Is EPCOT’s Festival Center Still a Thing? Here’s a Breakdown of What We Know!

EPCOT is undergoing a major transformation with new lands, pavilions, and an entirely new vision for the theme park.

Epcot World Celebration Concept Art ©Disney

Over the past few months, major changes have been applied to the transformation. Earlier this year, it was announced that the Mary Poppins attraction and Spaceship Earth refurbishment projects would be postponed. It’s unclear whether Disney will jumpstart either project in the future. Another major addition that was meant to come to fruition is the World Celebration Festival Center. So, with many things up in the air, how are things going with the new center?

The center was originally announced to be a multi-level building that would be home to live events and serve as the center for EPCOT’s four festivals. There would be a plaza, expo, and even a park on the top level. There was a model of the building placed inside the EPCOT Experience and was later removed from the exhibit.

Festival Center Model

A noticeable piece of information was omitted from a recent Walt Disney World News press release. Disney noted that surrounding the newly implemented Dreamers Point, there “will be new retail and dining locations, along with a newly reimagined festival area that will be home to ever-changing events in a unique new environment.” As noted before, the project was first referred to as a Festival Center. The press released now describes it as a Festival area. 

EPCOT World Celebration Concept Art ©Disney

Disney hasn’t announced any official changes being made to this portion of the park. It’s unclear what the new description of this project will bring and if it will still be an indoor building. Or, perhaps the new “area” will be just that, an area designated for event kiosks and activities. The recent virtual D23 Expo event also didn’t touch base on this particular project. Still, many things are slated to push through the setbacks and construction progresses on many projects like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and the France Pavilion expansion including Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. 

Are you looking forward to the new EPCOT transformation? Let us know in the comments!

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