Future World is No More, “Neighborhoods” Have Now Replaced 1982 Land at EPCOT

We learned a few years ago that, as part of the major overhaul of EPCOT, Future World would be divided into “neighborhoods”. Disney has now announced that the neighborhoods will officially debut with “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” on October 1, though on the Walt Disney World website, the neighborhoods are actually already listed.

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EPCOT attractions list their home neighborhood of World Showcase, World Celebration, World Nature, or World Discovery.

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Michael
Michael
23 days ago

I think they’re overcomplicating things. I get the need to move away from Future World, but why not just rebrand the whole area as World Discovery and be done with it?

mis
mis
23 days ago

i would think it is a rather big gamble to change the vision of the man that built everything. but hey, they all went to college and all know more than walt anymore.

Amelia
Amelia
23 days ago

😭😭😭 I have no reason to ever return. WDW is now for thrill seekers and kids. It’s no longer the sanctuary it was for me.

Lou
Lou
23 days ago

Maybe it’s just a Figment of my Imagination, but doesn’t a certain pavilion belong in Discovery or Celebration rather than in Nature?

disney fan
disney fan
23 days ago

Times they are a changin

Meg
Meg
23 days ago

Idk why, but those names sound really stupid and out of place to me.

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
23 days ago
Reply to  Meg

Welcome to the “new Disney normal.”

Mike
Mike
23 days ago

I think that’s a terrible idea presenting the new neighborhoods the way Epcot is now. People will always have a first impression of World Celebration as just a store a a spot to taste soda.

Kelly Broderick
Kelly Broderick
23 days ago
Reply to  Mike

The ball?

Bob Chapek
Bob Chapek
23 days ago

Trying to portray the future is too costly and error-prone; and besides that, we’re well past the point of pretending that any of us will ever see flying cars, or living on the moon, or some device that patches holes in the ozone layer, or some genetic studies breakthrough that feeds the world’s hungry… The best that this broke-down global society can expect from “the future” now is a marginally-different iPhone, clearer signs of global warming, or maybe personalized advertisements before every YouTube video *IN THREE-DEE!* Whoops. Not a fun subject for a theme park anymore! So let’s pave over… Read more »

Joseph
Joseph
23 days ago

Just another nail in the Disney coffin.

I think they are bent on pissing off its longtime fans and are just trying to lure in newer, wealthy fans who could care less about the history of the Disney company.

Izzo
Izzo
23 days ago

I’m not a fan of “world” in front of the neighborhoods. It’s world showcase cause they’re showcasing the world’s countries. I’d drop “world” from the other neighborhoods and call them Discovery, Nature, and Celebration (although that last one isn’t great either, change is to “Inspire” and that could fit the two rides that are in it).

John Smith
John Smith
23 days ago

How about innovate the Experimental City of Tomorrow as Walt intended? How about stop wasting resources on dumb name changes. How about an advance science expos with rides and other fun things.

Christian Proia
Christian Proia
23 days ago

Thanks. I hate it. I don’t get it. With all the advances in technology happening with Medical science, Smart Home tech. Idk why they couldn’t continue with this idea.

Joey
Joey
23 days ago

How about you leave Epcot alone the way it has always been for grown-ups to have fun and stop turning it into kid land the land has the best lasagna I have ever tasted and now you’re going to change it leave Epcot the way it is leave it alone

please no nore
please no nore
23 days ago

So tired of ALL the constant and chronic changes, turns into project addiction…

Dominic Sam
Dominic Sam
23 days ago

They would make sense as ‘Celebration World,’ ‘Discovery World,’ and ‘Nature World’… but trying to shoehorn them in with the World Showcase naming scheme does not work. How about just calling Future World ‘EPCOT Center’ like it used to be?

LMJ
LMJ
22 days ago
Reply to  Dominic Sam

Perhaps because the future, as they present it, will constantly become obsolete.

Taco Cat
Taco Cat
22 days ago

They have destroyed EPCOT for sure.

Papa Palpatine
Papa Palpatine
22 days ago

Nah. It’s still future world.

Stacey
Stacey
22 days ago

I detest all these changes by the new CEO…he’s destroying the Magic for money..destroying Walt’s dream with every brick they remove. It’s not Disney anymore. It’s turning into just another overly expensive theme park that’s unattainable for most families now.

Chris Wood
Chris Wood
22 days ago

Sound like more pandering and placating with these made up neighborhoods. Epcot was supposed to be a look at the future.

Chris
Chris
22 days ago

Walt Disney said that Disneyland/Walt Disney World will never be completed. He didn’t stop to think that future executives would suck at it.