At the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Saturday, Disney announced a laundry list of additions coming to its Walt Disney World parks, including a series of upgrades to help Epcot live up to its name as the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
One major announcement is a new restaurant that will be adjacent to the popular astronaut simulation ride Mission: Space, which itself is being updated and expanded. Though they haven’t released many details yet and no opening date has been announced, it will be a table service restaurant and the rendering of the dining space indicates an immersive space experience.
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“We know our guests love dining at Epcot – and the restaurants really are out of this world,” Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald said at the expo. “Now we’re about to create one that takes that literally.”
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Other additions to the park will be a Ratatouille-themed ride, a new rollercoaster, and more Disney characters to create a more immersive experience. These projects are expected to be completed by 2021.
The last major new addition to Disney World came in May, when the Avatar-themed (and booze-filled) Pandora park opened in Animal Kingdom.