PHOTOS: Massive Epcot Entrance Overhaul Project Begins

Disney has started with the first phase of the Epcot entrance overhaul project. We made it out to Epcot today to find that the parking lot tram drop off area has been rerouted. Just like Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios before it, Epcot will now have a temporary drop off area for the parking lot tram. Here’s a look at the area as of this morning.

The parking lot tram no longer drops off at the usual drop off point near bag check. There are now two tram drop off areas.

First, the tram drop off between the Amaze and Journey parking lots services the Journey, Discover, Create, and Amaze lots. Of course, it would be much quicker just to walk from either the Amaze or Journey lots.

The drop off here stops well short of the main entrance.

The walkway from this drop off point goes through a portion of the old handicap lot and towards the East bag check.

Here at, we endeavor to bring you the best possible photos of Walt Disney World to make you feel like you’re here. In this case, that meant taking to the highway in the skies to give you the best possible vantage point of the work going on. Here’s a look at the temporary drop off area from the monorail.

Here’s a reverse view from the monorail station looking back towards the parking lot. This entire area is considered a construction zone now, including the old monorail drop off area under the station.

Shifting gears to the second temporary drop off area shows that it will service the Imagine, Explore, and Wonder lots. It is located in front of the East bag check as it has been in the past.

Once again, we endeavor for an elevated vantage point.

This is certainly a massive undertaking like what we’ve seen at Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom more recently. This is the first phase a of a multi-phase project that will eventual lead to the removal of the Leave a Legacy monoliths and a facelift for the entire entrance experience.

As always, keep checking back with for the latest photos and information about this and many more projects from around Walt Disney World.

Mike is the owner and writer for Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks

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  1. A video, especially for handicap folks, starting in parking , getting to gate would be more helpful for out of town guests.
    Another suggestion, the parking lot after handicap labeled for seniors. Just because you look fine does not mean that you are not slower & need benches for respite.


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