Rumor StatusBlue Sky
Disney's continued hotel expansion points to a rumored resort coming to the entrance of Epcot or elsewhere around the park. There are three rumored locations for hotels, and these hotels may or may not be DVC resorts.
- South East of the current Wonder Parking Lot.
- At the park entrance
- West of the Seas Pavilion and South of the Bus Parking area
November 29, 2017: WDWMagic.com user Magic Feather is reporting that there is a hotel coming to Future World to one of three possible locations.
November 29, 2017: WDWNT.com is reporting that there are currently two hotel site plans for Epcot. One, West of the Seas Pavilion and another directly at the park entrance.
October 24, 2017: On Episode 138b of the Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish podcast, Jim Hill discusses that the $2 billion budget to redo Epcot may be modified to facilitate the construction of a hotel.
They discussed two possible locations for the hotel. One would be South East of the current Wonder Parking Lot, and the other is near the Bus Parking area. The hotel is expected to go out for bid in the next 6 months.
October 13, 2017: WDWMagic.com is reporting that Disney is conducting "Exploratory Geotechnical Borings for Epcot NW Pond". While this is exploratory, it indicates a potential new large scale project North West of Epcot.
July 27, 2017: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that Disney is considering four possible hotel options around Epcot with the expectation that one or two will be approved.
February 18, 2017: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that Disney is looking to add a DVC at or near Epcot's entrance.
July 17, 2014: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 reported that the next DVC after the Polynesian Village Resort will be at Wilderness Lodge. He did however indicate that the Epcot DVC is still a possibility despite moving to the back burner.
April 9, 2014: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 posted a rumor that the next spot for a DVC after The Polynesian Villages could be near Epcot's entrance. It would be expected that the new DVC would have a separate entrance to Epcot.