As the D23 Expo kicks off Disney has announced that a new attraction will be coming to Epcot in Walt Disney World as part of the park’s refresh. Moana will be getting her first Disney Parks attraction in the park! Details of Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana.” are sparse but Disney has provided a few details on what to expect.
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With all the changes that are coming to Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida, it was widely expected that the current logo for the park would see a refresh. As part of the kick off of the D-23 Expo in Anaheim California, Disney announced that Epcot will indeed be getting an updated logo.
The current entrance of EPCOT is set to be completely transformed soon! The Leave A Legacy blocks will be taken out and replaced with planters and more open space. There is no word on whether these blocks will be moved to another section of the park or discarded.
The construction of the newest transportation option for Walt Disney World guests is going strong. The Skyliner will give guests staying at Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century, Caribbean Beach or Riviera resorts with a unique way to get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Epcot. Disney has released a video with some highlights of the incoming Skyliner service. You can check out the video below.
Disney has announced that all Walt Disney World parks will be closing Saturday evening with hopes of re-opening on Tuesday morning. The resorts will remain open to house guests currently at Disney World. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort will be completely closing since guest accommodations can not withstand hurricane force winds. Guests will be relocating to other resorts. Hit the jump for details on the closure of the parks.
Two new major attractions, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille, have been announced for Epcot. These were rumored to be coming and were officially announced during Disney’s Parks and Resorts panel at D23. Guardians of the Galaxy will be in Future World, while Ratatouille will be in the France pavilion.
There is one drink that is infamous at Epcot. It’s something that everyone reluctantly tries, or they trick others into trying! Even though I’ve always stopped in Club Cool while visiting Epcot in Walt Disney World, I’ve actually never tasted Beverly. Well, I decided to change that and to take you all along with me. Check out the video of me trying all the flavors of soda at Club Cool after the jump.
The inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Arts is now running Fridays through Mondays until February 20th. I would classify this as a mini Food and Wine Festival. The festival definitely looks interesting and I’d love to try some of the new food! Hit the jump for more details on what you can expect during your trip to Epcot.
More details about the revamp of Soarin’ have been released today along with a video preview of the new destinations guests can expect to see on the attraction later this Summer. It looks like Disney plans to unveil the attraction at Shanghai Disneyland this Summer and then open the attraction at Disney’s California Adventure & Epcot in Walt Disney World on June 17th. Hit the jump for a video preview & for more details of what to expect on Soarin’ Around the World!