PHOTOS: Epcot’s Odyssey Reopens Heavily Remodeled; Classic 1982 Elements Removed

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The Odyssey at Epcot has been closed since the Epcot International Festival of the Arts earlier this year, but it returned to service today for the New Year’s Eve crowds with a very new look.

From the outside, not much looks changed at this building nestled between Future World and World Showcase.

Inside, things have changed dramatically. The stage is gone, as are the tiered levels. We also can see that it is already somewhat decorated for the Festival of the Arts’ return next month.

The entire interior has been flattened and a new carpet installed.

A very permanent looking food service counter has been installed. This space has been used for food and drink service at a number of festivals.

A limited menu available for New Year’s Eve crowds today.

LOVE the Spaceship Earth inspired counters…

The tech booth has remained, so we expect presentations and such to return to the space, despite the stage demolition.

A look at the new carpet.

The wood paneling above has remained, thankfully.

The restrooms were redone, but luckily, the trademark hexagon style remains.

So, what do you think of the new Odyssey building at Epcot?

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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