From Gabrielle Russon and posted on the Orlando Sentinel.
A recently approved permit signals parking changes could be part of the work being planned at Epcot.
The South Florida Water Management District issued a new permit this month for canal modifications that allow Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to build and operate a new stormwater management system on the northeast side of the theme park.
The plan is to reconfigure an existing canal to “to provide a more contiguous area for possible future changes to parking capacity and back of house areas within Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center,” according to a staff report included with the permit.
The project also includes creating two dry retention areas for water treatment at the park “where future construction is planned,” the report said.
In May, Disney filed for the permit, which expires in June 2022.
“At any given time, we have numerous projects in various stages of development across our resort,” Disney officials said in a statement, declining to give more details.
Disney executive Bob Chapek spoke of “a major transformation” during the D23 fan event in November.
“It will be more Disney. It will be even more relevant than it is today,” said Chapek, who oversees the theme parks. “And, at the same time, it will stay true to our original vision. Stay tuned, there’s a lot more to come on Epcot.”
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