Epcot's Pavilion Icons Will Return

Today I’m excited to share with you a little secret from Walt Disney Imagineering: Epcot’s pavilion icons are returning! Longtime fans of Epcot are familiar with the pavilion icons, like the ones you see here from the 1980s.

Epcot Pavilion Icons ©D23 / Disney

Epcot Pavilion Icons ©D23 / Disney

Recently Disney has hinted that some new icons are in the works. More will be revealed at the D23 Expo so stay tuned!

Epcot is special to me for a lot of reasons – as one of Walt’s final projects, and as an exclusive part of the Walt Disney World Resort, and it’s the park I remember the most from my childhood. I’m excited about the changes coming to Epcot including the transformation taking place inside the park’s entrance, and the new Play Pavilion where Wonders of Life is today. As great as Epcot is, the park lost way over the years.

But the Imagineers in charge of Epcot’s future are working to preserve all the elements that make this park so special while also evolving it to be more Disney, more family, more relevant and more timeless. Soon you’ll hear more about experiences that are uniquely Epcot – for example, the updated films coming to Future World and World Showcase, as well as new dining experiences being added to the menu of ‘the foodie park.

by Darren Wittko