Theme Park News

Epcot RefurbishmentIf you’re heading to Epcot ® at Walt Disney World ® this weekend, you might notice a few minor changes and some work being done throughout the park. Epcot ® has been working tirelessly to update some of their rides and areas with new signage, queue lines and building refurbishments all to further enhance your Epcot ® adventure. Here’s what changes you can expect to find at Epcot ® this weekend:

In the Innoventions East Habit Heroes and Vision House have both been added to the signs around the area. Both attractions are still closed, but progress is certainly being made. While you wait for those attractions to open don’t’ forget to enjoy Innoventions East’s other exhibits like Sum of all Thrills where you can design your very own thrill ride. You can even feel what it’s like to be in the perfect storm and how to protect your family in case of severe weather in StormStruck. And speaking of protecting, make sure you stop by Environmentality Corner for tips on how you can protect and preserve our environment.

Over at Innoventions West, Melody Gardens have begun presenting special performances again so be on the look out for the next great show. While you’re meandering through Future World West make sure you take in the area’s other interesting attractions like Smarter Planet where you’ll learn how new advances in computer design can reduce energy use or experience the latest in video game technology at Videogame Playground.

Work continues on the second entrance of “The Seas with Nemo & Friends” pavilion. We’re not quite sure if the new entrance is for Turtle Talk with Crush or a possible FastPass entrance for the ride. Inside the attraction a new queue line leads to both the exit of Turtle Trek with Crush and the already existing queue for the ride.

Over at World Showcase, the refurbishment of the Minaret in the Morocco pavilion is complete. The Koutoubia Minaret towers over the pavillion’s entrance and is a duplicate of a famous prayer tower in Marrakesh. While you take in the beauty and architecture of the Minaret make sure you explore the Moroccan culture with live music from Mo’Rockin’. You can even enjoy beautiful belly dancers during a traditional Moroccan dinner at Restaurant Marrakesh and shop for authentic goods like Rabat carpets, woven belts and leather sandals in Morocco’s many shops.

Finally, Test Track has begun its refurbishments, and the ride is currently closed until fall of 2012. When it reopens, expect some really cool stuff like being able to design a concept car, and then put your work through a Test Track test!

For a chance to see all of Epcot’s ® newest additions and refurbishments you can find discounted Walt Disney World ® tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets. Stay tuned for more updates on Epcot ® and don’t forget to check out Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival now through May 20.