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Walt Disney World to Use Epcot’s Odyssey Building as Flex Space

We have learned that there will be some changes coming to the Odyssey building located within Epcot at Walt Disney World.  The building is located close to the World Showcase area of the park on the side toward Mexico.  In recent years, the building has been used for various festival and holiday events, including banquet dinners.  It looks like the building will receive refurbishments in order to make the space even more flexible to use more frequently.  From what we have heard, the building could be used for meals, merchandise, character meet and greets, etc.

The work planned during the refurbishment will include the addition of windows instead of the wall panels so that guests can see into and out of the building.  This will also allow guests a little better view of what is going on inside and what will be offered at any given time.   The Odyssey was originally a restaurant that opened in 1982 with the opening of Epcot.  Once the restaurant closed, it has been a seasonal location for various events ever since.

We don’t have any updates or official confirmations from Disney on the development and when it is expected to complete.  We are also interested to learn what the first offering will be after the refurbishments are complete.

How many of you ate at the Odyssey when it was a restaurant?


About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2). We have over 10 Disney World vacations under our belt. Our recent adventure was a big move from St. Louis, MO to Florida! We knew that we needed more Disney magic that just a couple times of year, and we worked hard to make it happen! Now we hit the parks almost every weekend! We are working to dine at every location, experience every attraction and look for every hidden Mickey! We want to be able to say that we have one it all! We are branching into the Cruise Line and are planning a trip to Disneyland in California next year. To say that we are Disney addicts may be an understatement. When I am not at WDW with my family, I am reading Disney blogs and news, crafting (usually Disney décor for our home), planning Disney vacations for others or working on my dissertation for my doctoral program. I am a Project Manager by profession, so I have mastered fitting everything into a tight schedule! We feel we lead an exciting life where we get to spend a lot of time together doing what we love! I love being able to this love and Disney magic with everyone else so that others can make the most of whatever time they get to have at the most magical place on earth!