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Disney Just Announced Some Big Changes to Epcot — & We Are Stoked

If you’re a fan of Disney, you probably already know their theme parks have been undergoing some big changes. Earlier this year, Toy Story Land opened in Florida and Shanghai, Pixar Pier opened in California, and in 2019, Disney World and Disneyland will welcome Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — which may be their most highly anticipated addition to date. However, it seems the good news doesn’t end there: Epcot will also be seeing some changes, and we are stoked.

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Disney Parks’ Experiences and Consumer Products chairman Bob Chapek announced plans for the overhaul at their annual D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event, and one of the biggest was the addition of a new fireworks/laser light display called Epcot Forever (which will be replacing IllumiNations in 2019). However, Epcot Forever is a temporary experience. In 2020, the park plans to unveil a new, yet-to-be named nighttime spectacular that will “celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world” and will include “massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers.”

But that’s not all! According to Chapek, a Ratatouille experience — called Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure — will be coming to the France pavilion in 2020, and while details surrounding said experience remain vague, a spokesperson told People the attraction will be “patterned after the number one family attraction at Disneyland Paris.”

In Paris, the ride is a family-friendly 3-D roller coaster.

The France pavilion will also be getting a brand-new show, a Beauty and the Beast singalong, created by Don Hahn (producer of the animated and live-action films), and several of the Disney hotels are being updated.

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So, if you’re looking to travel to the House of the Mouse, now may be the perfect time.

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