EPCOT Overhauled: First ever Mary Poppins Attraction coming to Disney World!

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A new Mary Poppins attraction is coming to Epcot, and we are just about speechless.

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Credit: Kurt Schmidt / Inside the Magic

We’ve expected big announcements about Epcot long before the D23 Expo ever opened, and today at the Expo, it was announced that the park is getting a new Mary Poppins-themed attraction! We don’t have a name for the attraction yet, but we do know that the attraction will have a heavy emphasis on music.

Cherry Tree Lane will be a brand new neighborhood within the United Kingdom pavilion, and the attraction will have Guests entering the Banks’ home where the Mary Poppins-themed adventure begins.

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Credit: Kurt Schmidt / Inside the Magic
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The new addition to Epcot is just one of many changes we’re hearing about today at the D23 Expo for Walt Disney World’s second park Epcot opened on October 2, 1982, 11 years after Magic Kingdom opened. And though the park has seen some changes over the years, a massive overhaul has never been undertaken.

Until now.

We’ve heard for a while now that big changes were coming to Epcot. So far during the 2019 D23 Expo, we’ve learned about a few of those changes. A brand-new attraction inspired by Disney’s “Moana” is coming to Epcot. It’s called “The Journey of Water,” and though we don’t have an opening date yet (since they haven’t yet begun construction), we are so excited about the addition to the park.

It was also revealed that the park is getting a slightly new logo. We wondered if Disney would add “Center” back to Epcot’s name, as it was named years ago, but so far, we aren’t hearing about a name change–just a slight change in the logo. You can see it in the photo below.

 

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Credit: Bailee Abell / ITM Reporter

The poster above is just one of a collection of posters that depict attractions at Epcot–past, present and future. The posters were created by artist Eric Tan and his wife Stacey Aoyama. The two artists created multiple pieces of art that depict attractions such as the now-yesteryear Maelstrom and Wonders of Life, as well as current attractions such as Frozen Ever After and Soarin’. There are also posters depicting future attractions like “The Journey of Water” and now the all-new Mary Poppins attraction.

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Credit: Bailee Abell / Inside the Magic
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Credit: Bailee Abell / Inside the Magic

We can’t wait to see the finished product after Epcot’s re-imagining is complete, and we are thrilled about this new attraction!

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What changes do you think need to be made at Epcot? Do you like things the way they are? Let us know in the comments section below!

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