New Permit Shows Glimpse at EPCOT Overhaul

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As construction at EPCOT continues, a new permit was filed that gives us an idea of what’s to come!

EPCOT Under Construction

We have been covering the news that EPCOT will undergo major refurbishments and construction since it was first announced at the D23 Exp in 2019. However, due to the coronavirus, it is unclear what projects from that original announcement will come to fruition. Both the much anticipated Mary Poppins attraction and the Spaceship Earth refurbishments have been indefinitely postponed. However, today a new permit has been filed between Walt Disney Imagineering and Orange County that show new hope for EPCOT.

You can view the permit here.

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Credit: TJ M. Inside the Magic

Project G

Earlier this week we reported that Disney filed a permit for construction on 1400 Avenue of the Stars #B, and today’s permit is for 1400 Avenue of the Stars #A. The general description on both of these permits is “Project G”. “Project G” or “Project Gamma” refers to the overhaul of renovations that are being done to the entrance area and around Spaceship Earth.

The addresses on the permit put the construction work at the Innoventions buildings and surrounding areas we cannot pinpoint exactly where the work will be, but it is being speculated online that these permits are for the Electric Umbrella’s replacement. We cannot say for sure, but we are excited to see that construction work continues at EPCOT and look forward to seeing all of the new changes in the future.

Coming Soon to EPCOT

As we wait to see all of the new EPCOT offerings, here are some of the completed construction projects and attractions that are coming soon.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure-

remys
credit: Inside the Magic

Construction was slowed due to the pandemic for Rem’s Ratatouille Adventure, however, construction has resumed and we expect to get an opening date for this attraction soon. We have been covering the construction of this attraction so stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the opening!

Related: New Sign Installed for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT 

Pylons-

EPCOT pylons
credit: Disney

These new pylons were added to the entrance of EPCOT and bring a retro feel back to the park!

Related: Behind the Scenes: Installing the New EPCOT Pylons

These projects are just a few of what will be offered when the consturction in EPCOT is completed.

Let us know what you think the permits are for in the comments below! 

Plan your next trip to EPCOT and see all of the changes being made to the park!

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