Disney has a lot of long-term plans for Epcot, including the addition of two new rides over the next two years. However, while we're going to have to wait quite some time before we'll be able to experience the as-yet untitled Guardians of the Galaxy attraction in Future World or Rataouille in France, there are also some very exciting developments happening in the near future that fans of this park should definitely know about!
1. Festival of the Arts Broadway dining packages now available
Earlier this year it was announced that Epcot would be bringing the Festival of the Arts back in 2018, and is also expanding the previously weekends-only event to a daily affair with activities happening every day from Janurary 12 through February 19th. And though that sounds far off, with the holiday season almost upon us, Disney is getting ready for this returning event by opening reservations for one of this festival's most popular offerings: the Disney on Broadway Concert Series dining package.
As with last year, Disney will be featuring performances from Broadway talent performing Disney classics at the America Gardens Theatre at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:00 pm on Friday through Monday evenings throughout the Festival.
Though performers for the 2018 Concert Series have not yet been announced, guests can now book Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Packages, which include guaranteed seating for an evening show on the same date. Breakfast starts at $43.00 for adults ($27.00 per child); lunch packages start at $43.00 for adults ($21.00 per child); and dinner packages start at $51.00 for adults ($21.00 per child). You can learn more here.
2. Innoventions East gets a new show
Though Innoventions East has been mostly empty since the sudden closure of The Sum of All Thrills, it looks like Disney is not ready to totally give up on this space yet, and have announced that a new show will be debuting inside this facility soon. SpectacuLAB, presented by Murata, will feature demonstrations that bring to life the wonders of science and innovation, presented by a group of real scientists, along with an eager tech-savvy intern, for a series of engaging experiments demonstrating basic principles of science.
The show will rely heavily on audience participation, with guests able to participate in experiments that put scientific principles like ultrasonic pressure, barometric pressure, acceleration and force to the test
Though this new show does not have an official opening date, Disney has said that they expect SpectacuLAB to be open before the end of next month,