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Check out these photos - the place is a mess. We were there in October and the front was so torn up we parked at Hollywood Studios and took the boat over to the Food & Wine Festival.

 

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Thank the Gods, we visited just before they started.
We'l go back when they're done with the new attractions.
 

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Thank the Gods, we visited just before they started.
We'l go back when they're done with the new attractions.
Does anyone know a timeline? We’re going 10/28-11/04 for the Food & Wine Festival. It’s the 25th anniversary and we’re expecting a real special event. Our first trip to the festival was the 20th anniversary and we were awed by how great it was. We’ve been twice since and are really looking forward to this year.
 

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Distilling what I read in "The Park Insider," it looks like this...

Winter 2020 — Space 220 / Regal Eagle Smokehouse (Craft Drafts & BBQ)
Space 220 Restaurant opens in a new building next to Mission: Space.
Regal Eagle Smokehouse replaces the Liberty Inn in The American Adventure.

January 2020 — Movies: Awesome Planet / Canada Far and Wide / Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long
Awesome Planet, a new movie, replaces Circle of Life in The Land.
Canada Far and Wide 360 is the new movie in the Canada pavilion.
Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long plays in the France pavilion.

Summer 2020 — Remy's Ratatouille Adventure / French creperie / HarmonioUS
Disney's Paris Ratatouille dark ride opens in France.
A new French creperie restaurant will open near the ride.
-- The new nighttime show, HarmonioUS Lagoon, appears at the Lagoon.

Sometime in 2020? — Wondrous China
The opening date fro China's new movie is later than the others.

2021 — Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Play Pavilion
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the new rotating "story coaster."
The new Play Pavilion takes over the former Wonders of Life next door.

2021? — Moana: Journey of Water
A water play area is part of a major reconstruction of the center of Future World.
We expect it to open in 2021, although a 2020 debut isn't out of the picture.

Summer 2022 — Dreamers Point and the World Celebration Plaza
Dreamers Point is shaded, park-like area beyond Spaceship Earth.
It has a three-level structure that overlooks the Lagoon.

Who knows? — New Spaceship Earth and Mary Poppins attractions
A redesign of the Spaceship Earth, including a new narration.
A new Mary Poppins attraction in the United Kingdom.
Disney has not announced any timeline for either, and won't guess when they will open.

For what it's worth.
 
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Distilling what I read in "The Park Insider," it looks like this...

Winter 2020 — Space 220 / Regal Eagle Smokehouse (Craft Drafts & Barbecue)
Space 220 Restaurant opens in a new building next to Mission: Space. Regal Eagle Smokehouse replaces the Liberty Inn in The American Adventure pavilion.

January 2020 — Movies: Awesome Planet / Canada Far and Wide 360 / Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long
Awesome Planet, a new movie, replaces Circle of Life in The Land pavilion. Canada Far and Wide 360 becomes the new movie in the Canada pavilion. Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long plays in the France pavilion.

Summer 2020 — Remy's Ratatouille Adventure / French creperie / HarmonioUS
Disney's Paris Ratatouille trackless dark ride opens in the expanded France pavilion. A new French creperie restaurant will accompany the ride.
-- The new nighttime spectacular HarmonioUS Lagoon will appear at the Lagoon.

Sometime in 2020? — Wondrous China
China is getting a new movie, but Disney has not yet announced an opening date, saying only that it will debut later than the other three new movies. A 2020 debut remains our best guess.

2021 — Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Play Pavilion
2021 will welcome two more major attractions: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the new rotating "story coaster." The new Play Pavilion takes over the former Wonders of Life next door.

2021? — Moana: Journey of Water
A new water play area next to the Imagination pavilion is part of a major reconstruction of the center of Future World. We expect this attraction to be completed sometime in 2021, though a 2020 debut isn't out of the picture.

2022 — Dreamers Point and the World Celebration Plaza
Dreamers Point will be a new, shaded, park-like area beyond Spaceship Earth, including a three-level structure that overlooks the World Showcase Lagoon. W're not expecting Dreamers Point to open any earlier than the summer of 2022.

Who knows? — New Spaceship Earth and Mary Poppins attractions
Disney has announced two more attraction projects: A redesign of the Spaceship Earth, including a new narration and show scenes, and a new Mary Poppins attraction in the United Kingdom pavilion. Disney has not announced any timeline for either, and we've not heard enough from insiders to take a guess when these attractions will open.

For what it's worth.
Exciting stud. I just hope they keep up with their Rise of the resistance and make the new attractions jaw dropping
 

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We were there on New Years Day. In typical Disney fashion, the privacy fencing was up and as a guest you had no idea of the work behind it. All the major attractions were open.
 

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We were there on New Years Day. In typical Disney fashion, the privacy fencing was up and as a guest you had no idea of the work behind it. All the major attractions were open.
No, they worn't as many of these attractions were either closed or demolished.
 

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No, they worn't as many of these attractions were either closed or demolished.
The only major attraction at Epcot that’s currently closed is Test Track, and that’s for routine refurbishment and has nothing to do with the construction. I will miss minor draws like Sum of All Thrills and Club Cool (have to get my Beverly in Disney Springs now), but not since Ellen’s Energy Adventure closed in 2017 has a major attraction closed in Epcot for new construction. The characters from Character Spot have largely relocated. The Innoventions buildings were largely a lot of underutilized space in recent years, so while the demolition seems massive, very few major attractions have been taken out of service.
 

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The only major attraction at Epcot that’s currently closed is Test Track, and that’s for routine refurbishment and has nothing to do with the construction. I will miss minor draws like Sum of All Thrills and Club Cool (have to get my Beverly in Disney Springs now), but not since Ellen’s Energy Adventure closed in 2017 has a major attraction closed in Epcot for new construction. The characters from Character Spot have largely relocated. The Innoventions buildings were largely a lot of underutilized space in recent years, so while the demolition seems massive, very few major attractions have been taken out of service.
Been on Universe of Energy lately? Been to the Festival Center during a major event like the Food and Wine Festival? Tried Innovations West? Not to mention when we were dropped off 200 yards from the front gate because the tram couldn't approach the front gate? The place is a mess
 

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The place is a mess
After going to Disneyworld for a number of years, this is just not a statement I’ve ever heard or thought. For a place that serves as many visitors a day as Disney does, it is one of the cleanest and most organized places I’ve ever been. The construction zones are always zoned off and little if anything of the actual construction can be seen. If I have to walk an extra 200 yards while they make my future visits more enjoyable, that’s a price I’m willing to pay.



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All the major attractions were open.
No, they worn't as many of these attractions were either closed or demolished.
Been on Universe of Energy lately? Been to the Festival Center during a major event like the Food and Wine Festival? Tried Innovations West? Not to mention when we were dropped off 200 yards from the front gate because the tram couldn't approach the front gate? The place is a mess
I don't see how any of those things are "major attractions." Universe of Energy closed in 1996. (If you're talking about Ellen's Energy Adventure, as I mentioned above it closed in 2017.) The closest thing to a major attraction Innoventions West contained was Character Spot, and many of the characters have begun greeting elsewhere. I have not been to the festival center since a flower and garden festival many years ago, but still - not a major attraction. If you had simply said the construction at the entrance was off-putting to you and you chose to avoid future world as a result, I wouldn't really have given your post a second thought, but to double down on stating that many of the major attractions in future world were closed is simply inaccurate. Test Track (except for the routine refurbishment/maintenance in January and February - it was open when you were there in October), Soarin', Mission Space, Nemo/Crush/The Seas, Journey into Imagination, and Spaceship Earth - all open. Am I sad that the Fountain of Nations and Club Cool are closed? Heck yeah, but I don't think anyone would consider them "major attractions."
 

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We were just there this past Sunday. It wasn't as bad as all of that. That is parking lot view toward the park. I am glad for all of the changes. Maybe it will thin the crowds a bit in Animal Kingdom.
 

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We were at Epcot today. Now that Disney Skyliner is running, we park at Hollywood Studios and take the Skyliner over to Epcot. Much easier access to the countries. The front entrance area of Epcot is a bit of a mess with the construction, but it is sectioned off. You certainly can't see most of what they are showing in the photos.

We only stayed at Epcot today for a few hours. The place was horrible busy. Till this past year when we moved to Florida we hadn't really been to Disney in over 10 years. I can't believe how busy it is and how expensive the food has gooten. To be honest, the best "value" in food and beverage in the park is Starbucks. Only a slight premium over Starbucks at home. Everything else is way overpriced IMO. $4 for a bottle of Coke or water, I can get a Starbucks for only about $2 more! The lines to all of the festival food stations was off the chain today. There was simply no food that would have been good enough for me to wait in those lines. We have now decided that when we come down for a week we are going to go to the parks on the weekday evenings (after 4pm) and spend the weekends around the pool at the resorts. The crowds are way out of control.
 

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We were at Epcot today. Now that Disney Skyliner is running, we park at Hollywood Studios and take the Skyliner over to Epcot. Much easier access to the countries. The front entrance area of Epcot is a bit of a mess with the construction, but it is sectioned off. You certainly can't see most of what they are showing in the photos.

We only stayed at Epcot today for a few hours. The place was horrible busy. Till this past year when we moved to Florida we hadn't really been to Disney in over 10 years. I can't believe how busy it is and how expensive the food has gooten. To be honest, the best "value" in food and beverage in the park is Starbucks. Only a slight premium over Starbucks at home. Everything else is way overpriced IMO. $4 for a bottle of Coke or water, I can get a Starbucks for only about $2 more! The lines to all of the festival food stations was off the chain today. There was simply no food that would have been good enough for me to wait in those lines. We have now decided that when we come down for a week we are going to go to the parks on the weekday evenings (after 4pm) and spend the weekends around the pool at the resorts. The crowds are way out of control.
Was there in December and Jan. I woke up at the crack of dawn and got on all the big rides quickly then hung around the rest of the time. Can’t wait for the new Epcot. I wish they bring pirates of the Caribbean in Shanghai to Orlando. Of course I’d want them to keep the original and add the new one lol. I stayed at cypress harbor and to be honest, if I don’t pick up a DVC (Looking like I won’t since it won’t fit my Disney travel habits) I’ll probably stay at cypress. It’s so easy to get to Disney and universal from. The rooms were perfect for 3 of us and at a great getaway price I can’t complain.
 

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We went with our 3 y/o grandson.
He was so excited to see the tractor, he kept saying “I want to ride that”. I responded ”ride the bulldozer”, he said “no, that’s a front end loader” and he was right!
 
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