EPCOT Reimagining Continues With NEW ‘Project G’ Permit

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This morning, Walt Disney World Resort filed a new permit with the Orange County, Florida Comptroller’s Office. The permit is for “EC Project G, 1400 AVENUE OF THE STARS # B JWEC0116.”

The permit is to “Provide labor, material and/or electrical for construction.”

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While we don’t know for sure what “Project G” refers to, it is likely that it refers to “Project Gamma.” This is the code name Walt Disney Imagineers have been using for the EPCOT entrance renovation and the Future World reimagining, which is set to include three new “neighborhoods”: World Discovery, World Celebration, and World Nature. Many speculate that this permit in particular is referring to work on the new restaurant that will be replacing Electric Umbrella, but at this time it’s too soon for us to say what exactly we can expect for the future.

The iconic EPCOT World Showcase will remain largely intact, with some new additions like Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France Pavilion.

According to Disney’s official EPCOT announcement following last year’s D23 Expo:

Epcot’s entrance plaza will be transformed with new experiences that connect us with the world, welcoming you with a reimagined fountain, new pathways and sweeping green spaces that beautify the entryway. The design will pay homage to the origins of Epcot.

This new “Project G” permit is likely referring to upcoming changes to the entry area surrounding Spaceship Earth. Although the Spaceship Earth reimagining itself has been put on-hold as a result of the ongoing pandemic, other enhancements are continuing.

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New pylons were recently installed in the EPCOT entrance area, for example.

Another new development occurring at EPCOT is the upcoming Space 220 restaurant, though many have speculated about exactly when we can expect this restaurant to open. Disney describes this new EPCOT dining establishment as:

An expansion of the Mission: SPACE pavilion, the new restaurant Space 220 will be a culinary experience featuring the celestial panorama of a space station, including daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up. You’ll board a special elevator for a journey to a space station that is home to an incredible dining experience. Along the way, viewports will give you a real-time perspective as you travel high above the planet. Once you arrive, you’ll enjoy fantastic meals and drinks while taking in views that are truly out of this world. Opening this winter, Space 220 will be operated by the Patina Restaurant Group.

What do you think the new “Project G” EPCOT construction permit is for? Are you excited about all of the changes coming to this Disney World theme park?

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