Disney unveils 'historic transformation' of Epcot park in Walt Disney World at D23 Parks panel

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Change is coming to Disney's Epcot theme park in Florida!

During its D23 Expo in Anaheim on Sunday morning, the company detailed plans for its multi-year "historic transformation" of the 37-year-old Walt Disney World park, which will feature four different neighborhoods: World Discovery, World Showcase, World Celebration and World Nature.

Disney said: "These neighborhoods will be filled with new experiences rooted in authenticity and innovation that take you to new destinations, where the real is made fantastic in a celebration of curiosity, hands-on wonder and the magic of possibility."

Click here to see all the announcements from Disney's D23 fan expo.

On Oct. 1, 2019, for Walt Disney Imagineering will open a preview experience in the Odyssey Events Pavilion to give visitors a closer look at what's coming to the park. In the meantime, here's a look at what's coming in each neighborhood:

World Showcase

This undated artist rendering provided by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products shows future plans for Epcot's World Showcase in Walt Disney World.



Disney's description: "World Showcase will continue to be a celebration of culture, cuisine, architecture and traditions - infused with new magic."
Highlights of Sunday's announcements: "Mary Poppins"-inspired attraction coming to United Kingdom pavilion; Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure attraction coming to France pavilion; 360-degree Wondrous China experience coming to China pavilion.



World Celebration

This undated artist rendering provided by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products shows future plans for Epcot's World Celebration land in Walt Disney World.



Disney's description: "World Celebration will offer new experiences that connect us to one another and the world around us."
Highlights of Sunday's announcements: New narration and score coming for Spaceship Earth ride; new live events pavilion will serve as the home base for Epcot festivals; Epcot park entrance will be revamped.

World Nature

This undated artist rendering provided by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products shows future plans for Epcot's World Nature land in Walt Disney World.



Disney's description: "World Nature is dedicated to understanding and preserving the beauty, awe and balance of the natural world. It will include The Land and The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilions.

Highlights of Sunday's announcements: "Awesome Planet" film which showcases beauty, diversity and dynamic story of the planet will debut in 2020; previously announced "Moana" attraction will be part of this neighborhood.

World Discovery

This undated artist rendering provided by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products shows future plans for Epcot's World Discovery land in Walt Disney World.



Disney's description: "In World Discovery, stories about science, technology and intergalactic adventure come to life."
Highlights of Sunday's announcements: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction includes planetarium-like exhibition that leads to 360-degree coaster; Mission: SPACE pavilion expansion includes Space 220 restaurant; PLAY! pavilion "digital metropolis" will include "games, activities and experiences...both real and virtual."

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