Disney's Hollywood Studios will complete its reinvention later this year with the additions of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, Disney is pulling together long term plans to reinvent Epcot by 2021, by adding a massive fourteeen new attractions over the next three years...
1. Takumi-Tei (Fall 2019)
It was confirmed last year that a new signature dining experience will be coming soon to Epcot's Japan pavilion, and now we know that this new location will be named Takumi-Tei, which means house of the artisan.Operated by Mitsukoshi, which also runs the pavilion's other restaurants and retail areas, the restaurant will draw inspiration from nature.
The menu will include Wagyu Beef and a multi-course tasting menu with traditional tea service. Drinks will include signature cocktails, premium sake and a wine and craft beer menu.
Construction on this new location is almost complete, and guests should be able to make reservations at this dining location later this summer.
2. The Odyssey "Experience Center" (Fall 2019)
There are a LOT of changes coming to Epcot over the next five years, and to help guests keep track of everything happening there will be a new semi-permanent "Experience Center" opening in the former Odyssey restaurant later this year that will showcase the upcoming changes to Epcot.
This reimagined preview space will feature engaging and interactive exhibits that showcase the relentless innovation, energy and excitement driving the future of Epcot, and will be open for the next few years while all of the following ambitious projects are in development.
Though no firm opening date has been given yet, construction inside this location began after the end of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, and hopefully we'll know more after this year's D23 Expo.
3. Epcot Forever (Late 2019)
In case you haven't heard, IllumiNations is ending later this year, and Disney announced last year that as soon as this show finishes up its run, Disney will debut a limited-time nighttime spectacular, called “Epcot Forever,” which will feature classic Epcot themes. This new show is meant to showcase the best of Epcot while celebrating its unique history, all with classic music and advanced pyrotechnics.
4. Space-themed restaurant (Late 2019)
Back in 2017 during the D23 Expo Disney surprised guests by announcing a new space-themed restaurant that would be constructed in Future World. No name or menu details were provided at the time, but Disney did specify that this establishment would have special "windows" that simulate views of the galaxy as diners “travel high above the earth” during their meal.
And though it has been awhile since this initial announcement was made, construction on the brand new building that will house this upcoming restaurant, which will be built in a newly developed area between Mission: Space and Test Track, is moving along speedily as Disney has announced a late 2019 opening for this upcoming restaurant!