Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park is about to get a major face lift, reports WFTV.com. Nicknamed the "Permanent World's Fair," the second oldest attraction is looking a lot less futuristic now than it did when it first opened almost 40 years ago.
But all that's about to change since it has become evident that Disney is moving forward quickly with its plans to give the park a cosmetic upgrade. This information leaked less than a month before D23, a bi-annual conglomeration of all things Disney (past, present, and future) put on by the Official Disney Fan Club, where employees believe the official plans for Epcot will be revealed.
The Universe of Energy appears to be the spot of the planned renovations. Sources leaked that the ride is expected to close on October 1 to begin the renovations.
As one of the original pavilions located in Future World, the 40 minute experience starring Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Nye is pretty outdated. Some ideas for replacements are a Guardians of The Galaxy Ride like the one at Disneyland, or the TRON Lightcycle Power Run ride like the one at Shanghai Disneyland.
Another area of interest is reportedly the space between the France and Morocco pavilions at the park. Rumors are pointing toward a Ratatouille ride like the one in Disneyland Paris.
Nothing is confirmed, however all of these rumors will most likely be clarified at the huge fan event set to take place on July 14.