We have some exciting news to share! You may have heard the rumor this past November that Walt Disney World may be developing a new hotel near Epcot. Well, great news – it looks like this rumor is reality! Thanks to the source, wdwnt.com, we’ve learned multiple permits were filed today which all point to YES, a new hotel is coming to Epcot and will be constructed near the entrance of the park in or around Future World.

So, where exactly will the location of this hotel be? We don’t have all the details we need to answer that, but we do know the 27 notices for this project released today (with code name “JPEC8060”) contain addresses on “Avenue of the Stars” – the backstage perimeter road around Epcot. We also know stormwater management plans show the area behind the Seas Pavilion to possibly hold much of the hotel and infrastructure. No worries, there are no rumors that we are aware of that the Seas Pavilion will be closing due to the hotel construction (thank goodness!).

The hotel is still in the very early stages of development, which means it could end up in front of Spaceship Earth or off to the side, or maybe not even happen at all. Either way, should it happen, it will offer quick and easy entrance into Epcot from the front of the park and offer unparalleled views of Future World.

While Disney Imagineers focus at Epcot is still on the development of the Guardians Coaster located in the former Universe of Energy attraction, we are excited this hotel will likely be the next project on the Epcot agenda.