Epcot pivots new design to include festival space

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From the blog post:

This all surrounds CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza, a multi-use facility and outdoor event space, respectively, that bring the parkโ€™s international festivals to the center of EPCOT. CommuniCore Plaza will have the flexibility to host intimate musical performances that extend out into the nearby gardens, as you can see in the rendering above, as well as large-scale concerts.

CommuniCore Hall will be a flexible exhibition and gallery space, offering a wide variety of experiences that highlight art, live music, food โ€“ complete with a demonstration kitchen โ€“ and more. In addition, adjacent to CommuniCore Hall will be a new Mickey & Friends location where you can meet some of your favorite Disney pals.

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Then I should apply. When I was in Germany many thought I was Bavarian. I rock the footwear and the mustache and I can muster a German accent.

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Raven-Phile said:

It brings immersion, and frankly, it’s part of what makes World Showcase what it is. I love walking into a shop in Italy or France and being greeted by someone from the respective country. It makes pretending like you’re really there just a bit easier.

I agree with this, too. It makes total sense, I just can't stop thinking of the absurdity of it on another level.


Disney brings college kids to Orlando to work on their College Program in droves. If you think they aren't "cast into roles" to some degree then you don't know Disney. That they would hire workers from overseas to work in countries that represent their heritage makes perfect sense. It goes back 30 years but the foreign workers I got to know certainly seemed to enjoy their experience.

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eightdotthree said:

An authentic german experience would be the men wearing Tevas with socks. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hey, you don’t know what’s going on with those feet behind that pretzel cart.

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Nothing makes me happier than buying sushi from the one Japanese worker that Giant Eagle employs here in NE Ohio.

It really bring immersion into the grocery shopping experience, and...if just for a moment...makes me forget that I contemplated buying sushi from Giant Eagle.

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Promoter of fog.

If Walt were alive he'd be spinning in his grave over the lack of authentic pretzel-cart footwear.

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