Permits Reveal Disney May Be Moving Forward With New EPCOT Hotel

Real estate agent Ken Pozek has shared an update on the resurrected EPCOT hotel project that has been in development since at least 2017.


In 2017, we learned of a rumored hotel to be built somewhere near the entrance to EPCOT. In 2018, as more of EPCOT’s reimagining was confirmed, several permits pointed to the hotel’s impending construction on Avenue of the Stars, the backstage street surrounding EPCOT. However, news on the project halted in the years after, and several construction projects at EPCOT were delayed due to COVID-19.

In early 2021, Pozek shared a report stating that bidding on the project had begun. The report referred to the hotel as “Epcot Future World Hotel.” Future World has since been split into World Celebration, World Discovery, and World Nature. The address for the hotel was listed as 1474-2000 Avenue of the Stars, near The Land Pavilion and the Imagination! Pavilion.


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In a new TikTok video, Pozek revealed he saw new permits on February 22, 2023, stating that Walt Disney World had awarded Buena Vista Construction Company the rights to build the hotel inside or near EPCOT. The permits include a swimming pool and other recreational areas.

With a construction company chosen, work could begin imminently on the new hotel.

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