Concept art for the "new" EPCOT. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Concept art for the "new" EPCOT. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

One Step Closer: Permits Filed for EPCOT Updates

Poor EPCOT…it’s been a rollercoaster of a year. From initial excitement with the slew of announcements regarding new attractions, restaurants, and shops, to the areas set to have an overhaul, it seemed like it was EPCOT’s time to shine.

Then came COVID-19.

The excitement turned to disappointment with a number of overhauls being delayed or canceled, construction shutting down, and programs like the Cultural Exchange Program being canceled. All of this was in large part due to COVID-19.

Concept art for the "new" EPCOT. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Concept art for the “new” EPCOT. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

As the weeks went on, guests were excited to start seeing signs of EPCOT’s future take shape.

The Parks reopened, construction started back up, and little feats like the installation of EPCOT’s new fountain helped stir up excitement once again.

Now, fans of EPCOT have even more reason to get excited. Permits for “Project G”, assumed to be a part of “Project Gamma”, have officially been filed. The new permit is said to be for providing labor and materials for construction. At this time, there is a gaping hole where the Innoventions buildings once sat and construction walls standing at every turn in Future World. “Project G” hopefully signifies that the construction zone of Future World is only for a very limited time.

EPCOT will rework the World Celebration neighborhood. This could mean a change, delay, or cancellation of the new Festival Center building. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
EPCOT will rework the World Celebration neighborhood. This could mean a change, delay, or cancellation of the new Festival Center building. Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Project Gamma was the codename given to the EPCOT overhaul project. During the renovation, EPCOT will be getting a new main store and restaurants, along with a number of major upgrades to areas and attractions of Future World.

The permits are a step in the right direction for both guests and the Walt Disney Parks. We hope this is the beginning of the end for this difficult time in EPCOT’s history. It’s benchmarks like the filing of permits or the installation of signs and fountains that give guests hope.

Glad to see more construction starting at EPCOT?