Changes Coming To Epcot

July 8, 2017 ,

Epcot news….

Change is once again coming to Epcot! In addition to all of the changes that we have already reported, there is one additional change coming at the end of this year. After 12 years, Siemens will no longer be a Disney sponsor. Currently, Siemens sponsors both IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, the nightly laser and fireworks show, as well as Spaceship Earth, the iconic ride located close to the entrance of the park.

As of right now, there is no word on whether a new sponsor is being sought, nor do we know the impact this may have on the ride and show. In a statement, Disney said, “We appreciate their collaboration in helping create unforgettable memories for our guests at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort over the last 12 years. Siemens and The Walt Disney Company have enjoyed an exciting marketing and technology alliance that has brought about tremendous visibility to the Siemens brand and joy to its employees. The Siemens/Disney sponsorship has evolved with the company’s changing portfolio since 2005 and has exceeded expectations”

While we do know that there are plans in the works and talk of a ‘major transformation’ when it comes to Epcot, we hope to find out more details at the upcoming D23 Expo that is taking place July 14-16 in Anaheim. D23 is the official Disney fan club

If you could pick one thing to change, update, improve, or completely overhaul at Epcot, what would it be? Let us know in the comments section!

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4 thoughts on “Changes Coming To Epcot”
  1. 1. Get rid of the Leave A Legacy tombstones in front of the entrance.
    2. Fix the ride system in SE. The constant bumps and knocks detract from the experience. The story can use some changes and updates, too; as it is, the takeaway is that starting in the early 1900s, communication made the world VERY NOISY.
    3. The post-show area has always been a disappointment. C’mon, Disney, you can do better.
    4. I know it’ll be a lost cause in the rest of EPCOT, but at least in SE, try to keep IP out.

  2. #1 – main entrance with the horribly scanned photos of donors….ugly first impression;
    #2 – find a permanent use for the building just before Mexico…..for years it has served as bathrooms, temp exhibits, craft beers, etc.
    #3 – we LOVE Spaceship Earth, but update and make it current, right now it seems to end around 1978. A lot has happened since then.

  3. I think Epcot could overhaul a number of the cultural lands and some of the older attractions. If I had to pick priorities, I think I’d focus on Mexico and France. The Three Caballeros ride is kind of dated and the rest of the pavilion is mostly shopping, and France is mostly perfume! Lots of potential for more live acts throughout the World Showcase.

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