Walt Disney World Resort’s EPCOT theme park is undergoing all sorts of changes, namely in the Future World and entry areas, which are being turned into three brand new neighborhoods — World Celebration, World Discovery, and World Nature.
The fourth neighborhood — the iconic EPCOT World Showcase — is remaining largely the same, except for the France pavilion expansion, which includes a new crepe restaurant and the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure ride.
Now, another World Showcase project has been uncovered! In a permit filed yesterday, The Patina Restaurant Group — who is part of Delaware North Co. — stated they are set to “Install new food vending building” at 1773 Avenue of the Stars.
This is the address for the World Showcase’s Italy pavilion. Patina also operates the existing Italian table service restaurants, Via Napoli and Tutto Italia
While we do not have any details about the new food kiosk in the Italian pavilion, there’s little doubt that it will be delicious! There is already a gelato stand, Gelati, available to Guests.
The official Disney World website features these details about dining at the Resort right now:
New measures have been implemented across Walt Disney World dining locations to promote health and hygiene, including:
- Enhanced Cleaning: We’ve increased cleaning in high-traffic areas such as public elevators and escalators, handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more. Additionally, seating areas, dining areas and pagers will be cleaned between Guests.
- Temperature Screenings: Guests dining in table-service restaurants at Disney Resort hotels will undergo a temperature screening prior to entering the location. As with other locations at Walt Disney World Resort that require temperature screenings before entry, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 F or above will be directed to an additional rescreening. Those with temperatures 100.4 F or above will not be allowed entry; those in their party will not be allowed entry either.
- Reduced-Contact Menus: At quick-service restaurants, menus are displayed on signage. And at table-service restaurants, you can scan a code with your mobile device to access the digital menu.
- Self-Serve Changes: Beverages and other items that were previously self-serve are now served by Cast Members instead.
Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for the latest news about this new Italy pavilion food kiosk as details become available!