Power Outage at EPCOT’s France Pavilion, New “Beauty and the Beast” Show Delayed

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Epcot Power Outage

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Walt Disney World guests this morning reported on twitter and other forms of social media that Epcot’s France Pavilion suffered a major power outage, causing the park to temporarily close restaurants and the new Beauty and the Beast-themed Sing-a-long.

The news was backed up with Walt Disney World confirming that their new musical attraction was temporarily closed. Guests report the French restaurants attempting to re-open using back-up generators. None of the other areas in Epcot or Walt Disney World appear to be affected.


Beauty and The Beast sing-along in My Disney Experience app
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There is no word yet on when the power will be back on in Epcot’s France Pavilion, or how many baguettes will perish from these events. But we’ll update Inside the Magic as soon as possible when we know more information.

Bella and Baker talking
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EPCOT’s France Pavilion

The Imagineer's perspective.
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Nestled in the World Showcase just adjacent to the International Gateway park entrance, Epcot’s France Pavilion is about to become the theme park’s most popular pavilion yet. It is playing a key role in Epcot’s major rejuvenation project which includes the introduction of many more Disney IPs.

The France Pavilion will feature two new attractions inspired by the Disney films. The first being the Beauty and the Beast Sing-A-Long show held in the same theater as the pavilion’s original show, Impressions de France. Beauty and the Beast will take the morning shift with Impressions de France returning in the evenings.

Remy Ratatouille Adventure
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The second attraction is still being completed: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. A copy of the original attraction of the same name at the Disneyland Paris Resort, Remy’s ride takes guests through the world of Disney-Pixar’s film, Ratatouille. Remember the scene where Remy arrives in Gusteau’s kitchen and runs across the gauntlet-like kitchen floor? If you do, you have some idea of what to expect with this ride. You will be shrunk down to the size of a rat and scurry through Gusteau’s kitchen as well as other beautiful spots around Paris.

Epcot’s France will also open a new restaurant this summer called La Crêperie de Paris. It will offer both quick service and table options with a menu from celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse.

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