Yesterday marked the start of the 2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts. While we have plenty of reviews to share with you, we noticed an updated map was finally shown in its entirety on boards around the park. While the My Disney Experience digital map hasn’t been updated just yet, the fact that the map has been updated in print shows that changes are coming soon.
Instead of printing multiple versions of the map throughout the festival, Disney is forced to tip their hand a bit by putting out a version of the map that doesn’t fully represent reality just yet. As we discussed last week, the Times Guide showed a portion of the map that allowed us to speculate a bit on the changes. Thanks to the newly updated print maps around the park, we have a full picture of the changes that guests will face thanks to expanding construction zones.
First, here’s the overview of what Future World will look like shortly. Massively expanded green spaces hide what are actually construction zones. The expanded green space swallows up the northwest portion of Innoventions that recently closed to guests. As you can see below, walkways will simply utilize the expanded perimeter paths that have been widened over the past few months.
You can compare the changes above to the previous map released below.
To enter Epcot proper, guests will have to use one of two bypass walkways to the right and left of Spaceship Earth.
To the right of Spaceship Earth as you enter the park will be the bypass to The Seas and Future World West. This pathway is actually open now, having debuted on New Year’s Eve.
To the left of Spaceship Earth will be a walkway that will take guests past Guest Relations, and around the east side of the Innoventions buildings as they pass the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind construction site. This pathway isn’t open just yet, but we’ve recently seen themed construction walls installed, perhaps signaling that it will be ready in the coming days or weeks.
As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to provide coverage of the Epcot overhaul project and much more from around the Disney Parks.