Based on the announcements made a D23, we know significant changes are coming to Epcot:  New names for the lands of the park, a Mary Poppins attraction in the UK Pavilion, a new Play! Pavilion (in the former Wonders of Life), the Space 220 restaurant, a new Festival Pavilion, and the interim nighttime spectacular and successor to Illuminations, Epcot Forever.

Now we have a place where we can go to see models and updates on these exciting developments.

Come see the future of Epcot!

Come see the future of Epcot!

“Walt Disney Imagineering Presents: The Epcot Experience,” the new exhibit about the future of the park, is now open at the Odyssey Pavilion.  This is located between Test Track and the Mexico Pavilion.

The Odyssey Pavilion is home to the Epcot Experience.

The Odyssey Pavilion is home to the Epcot Experience.

This sign is cool! The Epcot Experience.

This sign is cool! The Epcot Experience.

Epcot 3D Model

The centerpiece of the Epcot Experience is a huge, animated 3D map loosely representing the layout of Epcot.  Disney first unveiled the model at D23.  Dramatic lighting and projection effects make the model come to life.

Let’s take a look:

Projection effects change the look and feel of the physical model that dominates the Epcot Experience Center.

Projection effects change the look and feel of the physical model that dominates the Epcot Experience Center.

Look for plenty of new water features based on Moana.

Look for plenty of new water features based on Moana.

A large, seamless screen surrounds the model and adds to the presentation.

A large, seamless screen surrounds the model and adds to the presentation.

Check out the video of the Epcot Experience presentation, which highlights many of the changes coming to the park:

Beyond the Epcot diorama in the center of the display, there are plenty of terrific posters and other displays in the outer edges of the facility:

Additional models

There are a few additional models in the outer ring of the display, including this one of the new festival center that will be in the front of the park, not far from Spaceship Earth.

This model shows the dramatic, multi-level circular building that will be home to Epcot's festivals in the future.

This model shows the dramatic, multi-level circular building that will be home to Epcot’s festivals in the future.

Here is the concept art for the festival center, which will be in the front of the park - not far from Spaceship Earth.

Here is the concept art for the festival center, which will be in the front of the park – not far from Spaceship Earth.

Posters

There are many fun poster, presented in classic Epcot style, showcasing the past and future of the park.

Check out these beautifully designed posters!

Check out these beautifully designed posters!

The new Play! Pavilion is under construction now in the former Wonders of Life Pavilion.

The new Play! Pavilion is under construction now in the former Wonders of Life Pavilion.

Remember the Millennium Celebration, with the huge wand structure next to Spaceship Earth. How about the Tapestry of Nations parade?

Remember the Millennium Celebration, with the huge wand structure next to Spaceship Earth. How about the Tapestry of Nations parade?

Veggie, Veggie, Fruit, Fruit!

Veggie, Veggie, Fruit, Fruit!

Excited to see the future of Epcot in the Epcot Experience?  Will you check it out?