Rumor: Epcot’s Redesign Will Add an “Epcot Center” Area

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It’s rumor day apparently!

This time the rumor comes from Mice Chat and a tiny bit of text indicated that “…the area between Spaceship Earth and the Fountain in Future World will be an area called “Epcot Center.” A Doctor Strange show/experience is also planned for this area, but that’s about all I know.”

Again, I will point out that this is just a rumor and nothing has been confirmed by Disney. Until it is, take it with a grain of salt.

However, this is a bit interesting because February, 2018 Blog Mickey had found documents for an “Epcot World Center” permit. But there were no trademarks or other documents at that time that had the “Epcot World Center” name.  It could have been a place holder name, but it is interesting that it is around the area in question.

(Photo Credit: Blog Mickey)

As for the second part of the rumor, a Doctor Strange Show. I’m not 100% sure what Marvel characters Universal Orlando has a strong grip on.  Epcot must be able to use Guardians of the Galaxy and they have used Doctor Strange before at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  I don’t know if that character is one they can use outside of movie promotions though.

(Photo Source: Tips From the Disney Diva) Doctor Strange Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Besides that. Why?  One could argue fitting Guardians of the Galaxy in Epcot, but Doctor Strange too? Please don’t become “IPcot!”

I do like the idea of having part of Epcot being “Epcot Center” and I would especially love to see and feel old Epcot there. It doesn’t sound like that’s the plan. If it is even really part of the plan. It’s all rumor and speculation.  The only reason I give it any attention at all was the 2018 permit.

Maybe we will all be surprised and they will announce it at D23 this year. But until we get confirmation it’s just a rumor. This one I’m really torn on.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Sources: Mice Chat, Blog Mickey, Tips From the Disney Diva,

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