BREAKING: Work to Begin Soon on New Future World Hotel at the Entrance of Epcot

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Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s article about on a new Magic Kingdom area hotel, today a slew of permit filings are pointing toward the imminent beginning of work for the rumored hotel to be located at the entrance of Epcot, which we first told you about last November.  Back then, we showed two possible sites being evaluated for the new hotel.

A total of 27 separate notices were published today, all referring to the same project code “JPEC8060” and all with addresses on Avenue of the Stars, which is the backstage perimeter road that encircles Epcot. With that many publications, this project is certainly a large one and the new Epcot hotel fits that description.

As we told you in February, the stormwater management plans also show this area behind the Seas pavilion to be the focus of the next development after the Guardians coaster in the Universe of Energy.

While we’re still not sure exactly where the hotel will sit, much of the area behind the Seas between the monorail station and the Land pavilion will be used for the hotel and supporting infrastructure.

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Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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