Those of you traveling to Epcot after booking with Team PPV will notice a very prominent new feature, construction walls! Epcot’s Future World (the front of the park by Spaceship Earth) is undergoing a complete transformation into three new themed lands: World Celebration, World Discovery, and World Nature. Included in each of these new lands are four brand new attractions, and this isn’t even counting the new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, a family-friendly, dark ride slated to open October 1, 2021, in the France Pavilion. Read on to learn more about the new attractions.
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind is an “omnicoaster” currently being built in the show building that used to house Ellen’s Energy Adventure. This family-friendly, storytelling coaster will feature 360° rotation and a reverse launch. Think of this as the ride system for Haunted Mansion or Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid where you are seated and the ride vehicle itself move to face you in the direction of the action, but add a roller coaster! The ride will take guests to the “Galaxarium”, a planetarium like exhibit where guests will learn about the similarities between Earth’s galaxy and Xanadar, that is until the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive and chaos ensues. This will be the first Marvel themed attraction in Walt Disney World making it highly anticipated. There is no projected opening date, but construction is moving along.
Epcot PLAY! Pavilion is a digital city where guests young and old are going to be invited to interact with their favorite characters in a whole new way. The is being compared to a modern-day Disney Quest, for those who remember the old Disney Springs virtual reality attraction. This will be house in the old Wonders of Life building and has no projected opening date.
Journey of Water is being built where Innovations West used to be, connecting Spaceship Earth with the Seas building. This is going to be a Moana themed interactive exploration trail where water is alive and inviting guests to play. Disney has not released a lot of details about this project, including an opening date, but more Moana in the parks sounds super cool.
Harmonious is Epcot’s newest nighttime spectacular. It will be replacing Illuminations, and the short-lived Epcot Forever. Harmonious is going to utilize a serious of barges to project storytelling through digital screens and water. The barges are already in place and in testing in World Showcase Lagoon. During the day the barges are going to be fountains; at night they are going to portray a global celebration of music. As with the other attractions, Disney has yet to release an official opening date, but there have been hints at it showing by the 50th Anniversary which begins October 1.