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. The Epcot Experience is well worth taking a few moments to walk through on your next vacation.
This review will go over what you can expect to find in the Odyssey building, along with a few updates about the progress of these formerly announced events. The Odyssey building is located next to the water between Test Track and the Mexico Pavilion.
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Inside the Odyssey, you’ll notice that the room’s center has been walled off, creating a large 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 also 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.
The screen shows a 12-minute film that highlights the changes coming to Epcot in the future. 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 of the park.
Since the parks have re-opened, Disney announced the refurbishment of Spaceship Earth had been postponed.
Additionally, Disney put the Mary Poppins attraction on the back-burner for the time being. And while that’s disappointing, it is understandable due to the circumstances of our current times. 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 scheduled to open in the Fall of 2021.
There’s also a new restaurant, La Crêperie de Paris, opening in the pavilion’s newer portion.
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 also 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 being built in the location of the former Universe of Energy attraction. Disney is calling this building the first “other world” pavilion.
Lastly, at some point, a new fireworks show will debut in Epcot called HarmoniUS. But, as you probably know, nighttime spectaculars are on hold for the time being. There’s also a Play! Pavilion and a new restaurant, Space 220, are both expected to open eventually.
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.
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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.