The Universe of Energy pavilion has been educating EPCOT guests about the creation and use of various energy resources since the park’s opening in 1982. There have been many rumors floating around about this pavilion changing attractions, but it looks like there might be some truth to it now.
WFTV9 is reporting that The Walt Disney Company has filed a permit application with the South Florida water management district. Disney is seeking approval to fill in the canal and pave part of the forest directly behind the attraction on the eastern edge of the EPCOT parking lot. The 1.2 million square-foot project area in the plans maps does include the attraction within its boundaries.
It can be assumed that Walt Disney Imagineering is behind this project as one of their emails was included in the application documents. The drainage design documents that were filed state that the purpose of this project is “to provide a more-contiguous area for possible future changes to parking capacity and back of house areas.” The plans do not mention any demolition to the existing structures.
Rumors have been circulating since last year that the Universe of Energy pavilion would be seeing a new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. Disney has not responded to requests for comment. So we will still have to guess a little longer on what the Universe of Energy’s future might have in store.
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Source Credit : WFTV9