The Epcot Experience debuted yesterday with the 37th anniversary of the park. With changes on the horizon than ever before in the park’s history, Walt Disney Imagineering debuted a 12-minute projection mapped show that highlights the future of the park. To see the full 12-minute projection mapping show, check out our video of the debut showing to park guests below.
As you might notice, there are sections of the park on the model that aren’t represented in the film. Notable exceptions include the Mexico Pavilion and the Imagination Pavilion. There have been nearly constant rumors about the retheming of the Gran Fiesta Tour to a Coco-themed attraction. Even more persistent rumors have said that the Imagination Pavilion is either due for a retheme or a refresh.
When speaking with executives on opening day, they told us that The Epcot Experience will continue to evolve as more changes are announced by Disney. If that pans out to be true, we could see more announcements about pavilions and attractions on the model that are currently overlooked.
The placement of a guitar and maracas, while on their own may not mean much, carry a bit more weight when combined with a Coco poster for the pavilion.
That said, it’s worth noting that there is a Gran Fiesta Tour attraction poster as well.
Also included in the model is the Imagination Pavilion. While not explicitly called out in the video or any announcements up until this point. It’s likely that Disney will target the pavilion at some point during the multi-year overhaul as Figment continues to be a growing Intellectual Property for Epcot festivals.
So what do you think? Will we hear more about an Imagination Pavilion overhaul and/or a Coco-themed attraction at the Mexico Pavilion? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!
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