We broke news of the rumored Brazil pavilion coming to Epcot back in June, and with the long-awaited D23 Expo 2019 finally underway, there have been even more clues hinting to its ultimate announcement during the Parks panel on Sunday.
In fact, it now seems that nothing will derail the construction of the long-rumored Brazil pavilion at Epcot.
While we expected the new World Showcase Pavilion to be announced some time ago, various financial and political roadblocks have apparently stood in the way of that. According to sources, Brazil will open in the Summer of 2022 in Epcot, but we’ll have to wait for a more definitive time frame come Sunday.
The pavilion is rumored to be going between the Italy and Germany pavilions in World Showcase, an empty 1.5 acre plot left for a future pavilion since the park opened in 1982.
So what’s led us to believe the Brazil pavilion is all but announced? Well, for starters, there was this neat Epcot poster display unveiled during last night’s media preview. Two posters remain covered, one of them likely to be the expected Brazil pavilion.
Another nugget of news that hints at a definite Brazil pavilion announcement is this tweet by the Mercyhurst Hospitality Management program:
Nate ‘13 did his internship through the Walt Disney College Program (@DisneyInterns) and has been with the company ever since.
Did you hear that Epcot is finally adding another country? It’s Brazil!
Nate is on his way there to recruit the first employees! How cool is that? pic.twitter.com/0UsH39YL9C
— Mercyhurst Hospitality Management (@MercyhurstHM) August 18, 2019
In it, it states that Brazil is being added to Epcot’s World Showcase. Mercyhurst and Walt Disney College Program alumnus Nate is headed to Brazil itself to recruit Cast Members for the upcoming pavilion.
There you have it, folks. And now we wait for the official announcement on Sunday… and eventually we’ll be able to have all the pao de queijo.