Walt Disney Imagineering Presents the Epcot Experience
This article discusses the former Epcot Experience which was a temporary attraction at Epcot. It opened in 2019 and permanently closed in March 2022. The below article is for archives/historical reference only.
Epcot enthusiasts will enjoy the latest exhibit showcased in the Odyssey building of the park. The exhibit, Walt Disney Imagineering Presents the Epcot Experience, offers a unique way to observe all the changes planned for Epcot in the upcoming years.
Not only has the Odyssey been transformed on the outside, but the interior holds a high-tech, dimensional projection map. It’s unlike anything most of us have probably ever seen.
This review will go over details of the Epcot Experience, along with a few updates about the progress of these formerly announced events. The Odyssey building is next to the water between Test Track and the Mexico Pavilion.
Here are a few details about the Epcot Experience.
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Inside the Odyssey, you’ll notice that the room’s center has been walled off, creating a sizeable separate space around the attraction.
This is a wonderful place to take a break indoors at Epcot. As you can see below, there are tables and chairs set up in a circular form around the Epcot Experience.
Each side of the building has large, open spaces with break areas.
In these areas, some fun photo opportunities change to different scenes.
Inside the actual Epcot Experience, you’ll see this dimensional model of the park.
The model is surrounded by a screen that wraps around the room.
There is a 12-minute film highlighting the future changes coming to Epcot. As the screen changes, a special projection mapping technology focuses on specific areas of the model. The recording then begins to talk about the changes you can expect to see in that area.
Unfortunately, Disney postponed the refurbishment of Spaceship Earth.
Additionally, Disney put the Mary Poppins attraction on the back burner. Both projects are no longer part of the Epcot Experience.
With that being said, there are still plenty of things to look forward to, like the new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure ride coming to the France Pavilion. (That attraction is now open.)
There’s also a new restaurant, La Crêperie de Paris, opening in the pavilion’s newer portion. (Now open)
And in the China Pavilion, a new film, Wondrous China, is expected to debut in the future.
Over in Future World, you can eventually expect to find Journey of Water, the first attraction inspired by Moana. It is said to be a lush exploration trail where you learn about the importance of water.
The Epcot Experience covers a few of the other planned changes coming to the park in the future. Perhaps the largest of changes is the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction. (Now Open)
Make sure to check out the Epcot Experience on your next visit. Even if you don’t stay for the full 12-minute presentation, you can walk through and check out the exhibit. It’s also a wonderful area to take shelter from a storm or a break from the heat.
For more Epcot attractions, check out these reviews:
- Frozen Ever After Ride Review
- Living with the Land at Epcot
- Turtle Talk with Crush
- Test Track Review
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Take the time to walk through the Epcot Experience on your visit! Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts on all the new experiences coming to Epcot.