What to Expect With the World Discovery Neighborhood at Epcot

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The newly announced World Discovery section of Epcot will invite Guests to explore science, space, technology, and adventure.

The first new land in World Discovery will include the new Guardians of the Galaxy-themed coaster called Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Here, you’ll start in the “Galaxarium,” a planetarium-like exhibition that explores the similarities and mysteries of the formation of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar. While visiting, you will learn about the treasures that Xandar has to share. That is until the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive and you will be taken to board a Nova ship.

This attraction, will be the first of its kind for a Disney park as it will not only be a storytelling coaster that rotates 360 degrees to help focus your attention, but it will also include the first every reverse launch.

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Over at the Mission: SPACE pavilion, Guests will soon be able to experience a new space-themed restaurant called Space 220. When you enter, Guests will board a special elevator that will “take you up” to the space station that is home to this incredible dining experience. Viewports will give you a real-time perspective as you travel high above the planet throughout your meal.  This new table service dining establishment will be a culinary experience inside of a space station and it will including daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up. (That’s where the name of the restaurant comes from.) Space 220 will opening this winter and will be operated by the Patina Group.

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With the PLAY! Pavilion, Guests will find a digital metropolis, where you’ll discover an interactive city bursting with games, activities and experiences that connect you with friends, family and beloved real and virtual Disney characters.

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Some of the activities inside the PLAY! Pavilion will include the chance to help Edna Mode on her quest to rid the world of uninspired style, make a splash competing in a water-balloon fight hosted by Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby, and more.

The PLAY! Pavilion will be open by the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World in 2021.

For those who are wondering, with all this refurbishment work going on, Test Track will remain the same as it currently is when it officially becomes a part of the World Discovery neighborhood.

 
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