Walt Disney Co (DIS) Plans Major Revamp Of Epcot Center

Orlando Fla. At 35 years old it is Disney’s third-oldest theme park

Orlando Fla. At 35 years old it is Disney’s third-oldest theme park

Major "storytelling and "immersive" experiences are also planned at other domestic parks in its bid to keep gate turnstiles turning by maximizing fans' familiarity with its movies, according to a slew of announcements by the company on Saturday at the D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, a convention for Disney fans".

Epcot opened in 1982 with the vision of running a permanent world's fair, and it has a share of devotees who admire its unique devotion to learning and internationalism.

In addition, Chapek announced that a whole new transportation system of gondolas is planned, called the Disney Skyliner, to give guests a never-before-seen birds-eye view of Walt Disney World and connect the new Disney Vacation Club property, Disney's Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts with Disney's Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot.

Preview the Parisian version of the Ratatouille attraction in the video below.

A roller coaster and a Ratatouille-themed ride are among the new attractions that will be added, part of Walt Disney Co.'s efforts to infuse the 35-year old future-and-culture theme park with more of its character brands. Looking ahead to the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, a brand-new E-ticket attraction based on the rockin' and action-packed world of Guardians of the Galaxy will be among their exciting plans.

Expect things to get very meta, because apparently, a young Peter Quill visited Epcot before he was whisked away from Earth.

Elsewhere, the Ratatouille ride which became famous at Disneyland Paris will also find a home in Flordia. Going to the World Showcase territory of Epcot, the fascination will possess a fresh out of the plastic new space by the current Eiffel Tower.

During the ride, guests shrink down to the size of the film's star, a sophisticated rat named Remy.

Chapek also announced that the "closed for refurbishment" Mission: Space will re-open with a new "Green" mission, while the existing "Orange" trip to Mars will be more spectacular. Somewhere else, the entire access to Epcot is getting an update, yet without a doubt Guardians and Ratatouille are the greatest news.

Estimated to open in fall 2019, this new resort experience is slated to be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property with approximately 300 units spread across a variety of accommodation types.

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