As we reported a couple weeks ago, Disney recently filed 33 new permits for construction taking place as part of the big Epcot expansion project. One of those is a new Epcot Hotel, which will be located in one of two locations either right at or near the entrance to Epcot. Even though Disney hasn’t commented on it yet, land clearing for an Epcot Hotel support area has already started and can be seen from the monorail.
Before we start I want to thank @Bioreconstruct on Twitter for the photos as he always has great aerial shots of Walt Disney World so we can get a better view of what’s going on from above!
To get an idea of where this construction is taking place, look at the sections on the left marked: “Pond A – Phase 1” and “Pond A – Phase 2”
It’s right near the Mickey Solar Farm:
Whizzing by on the monorail you can see where all the trees have been cleared here already:
The land is being prepared for a water retention pond which will be used in support with the Epcot hotel construction:
So as you can see, even though Disney hasn’t officially said anything yet about the Epcot Hotel, it’s quite clear that it’s coming. I guess we need something to balance off the Epcot skyliner after the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster building will be dominating the other side of Spaceship Earth.
This is all part of the support infrastructure that needs to be in place for an Epcot hotel to be built. Parking and other support buildings will also be needed. Only question now is where exactly the Epcot hotel will go, either behind The Seas pavilion or right in front of the Epcot entrance. Stay tuned for more updates as soon as we have them.
Don’t forget to check out my latest Disney World Construction Updates including:
- Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster – Just How Big will this Attraction Be?
- Disney Skyliner – Construction Update May 2018
- Toy Story Land – 3 Slinky Dog Trains being tested simultaneously
- Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge – Construction update May 2018
I want to know what you think about the land clearing for the Epcot Hotel.
- Are you excited for a new hotel in Epcot?
- Where do you want the Epcot Hotel to go?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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