37 years ago Epcot Center opened to the public and in it’s 3+ decades has delighted, entertained and educated both kids and adults alike. Epcot is in the midst of a grand re-imagining where most of Future World will be completely changed and new offerings are coming into World Showcase.
Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience opens in the Odyssey Events Pavilion (located between Test Track and the Mexico pavilion). This engaging and immersive new space is the first in-depth look at the historic transformation underway across the park. The Epcot Experience blends cutting-edge technology and fun, personal moments to create an environment that honors everything you love about the park.
Inside, you’re surrounded by a seamless, 360-degree, floor-to-ceiling screen showing a continuous 12-minute film with vignettes about new experiences coming to the park. All the while, a three-dimensional artfully designed model in the center of the room appears to change in time with the film, as projection-mapping technology highlights different areas of the park in special ways.
The Epcot Experience also features new dimensional photo locations – including a scene where it looks like you’re standing atop the Spaceship Earth geosphere – historical artifacts on display, and attraction posters from throughout the park’s history.
Tonight also marks the debut of “Epcot Forever,” the new nighttime spectacular that will brighten the skies above World Showcase Lagoon. This new show is a scintillating collection of soaring fireworks, lasers, and colorful glowing kites that dance through the sky above the water.
Make sure to tune in tonight to our Streaming the Magic Facebook page for a look at The Epcot Experience, a walk around Future World and a stream of the debut of Epcot Forever, all starting at 6pm.