Epcot to close for two years - Uncle Walt's Insider

Epcot to close for two years

The Leave a Legacy Cemetery at E.P.C.O.T. Photo by Sam Howzit [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

The “2.0” renovations are just too extensive to allow for guests.

WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — Fans of EPCOT Centre have been excited to learn of all the changes coming to the park in the so-called “Epcot 2.0” renovation. But during the construction, the world’s premiere vacation destination [Ed.: Walt Disney World, not The Holy Land Experience] will be down one park for the foreseeable future.

Walt Disney World officials have decided that the work at E.P.C.O.T. will go a lot faster without guests in the way. Consequently, the park will be closing at the end of this month. It is slated to reopen in May 2022.

“Guests get in the way a lot”

Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) tells us that the presence of guests is a constant nuisance for the company.

“If you’ve ever visited a crowded Disney park, you’ve been irritated by other guests, right?” Disney (no relation) asks. “So you know the problem. Now imagine how the company feels! There are so many things we want to do — building projects, decorations, renovations, goofing off, you name it. But no, we have to work around the guests! Guests get in the way a lot.

“Well, no longer.”

A taste of Epcot during the wait

During the time of Epcot Center’s closure, the “Epcot Experience” will move to the Main Street Cinema in the Magic Kingdom. And a scaled-down version of the new nighttime show “Epcot Forever” will make appearances in the Fantasmic moat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Cover photo: The Leave a Legacy Cemetery at E.P.C.O.T. will be reinstalled, too. Photo by Sam Howzit [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.