Multiple Guidemap Languages Removed From EPCOT

Phil Wood

A person holds an Epcot guide map with a blurred view of Spaceship Earth and people walking in the background.

Multiple Guidemap Languages Removed From EPCOT

On a recent visit to EPCOT, we discovered that Japanese, German, and French guidemaps are no longer available at the entrance of the park.

Multiple Guidemap Languages Removed at EPCOT

A person holds an Epcot guide map with a blurred view of Spaceship Earth and people walking in the background.

Guests hoping to obtain Japanese, German, or French guidemaps are no longer able to do so at the entrance of EPCOT. These maps can still be picked up at Guest Relations.

Guest Relations confirmed that this change comes due to low demand for guidemaps in these languages, and making them available only by request helps them track the amount needed. This change is temporary and maps in these languages will eventually become available at the front of the park again once demand has been assessed. However, there is no estimate on when they will be reinstituted at the entrance of EPCOT.

Walt the Dreamer at night

While can only confirm that this change is currently affecting EPCOT, it will eventually go into effect at all Walt Disney World theme parks. This will give the company time to collect data to determine how many maps they need to order in each language.

This change comes shortly after the release of the new EPCOT guidemap that debuted following the completion of the park’s years-long reimagining. We are expecting Disney to implement these changes as new maps come out. That means that Japanese, German, and French maps are likely to be removed from the Magic Kingdom park entrance after Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens on June 28.

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