Has Disney World Canceled its EPCOT Mary Poppins Project?

If you’ve been wondering where things stand with the Mary Poppins attraction in EPCOT, we have been too!


Lots of projects were announced during the D23 Expo that teased this attraction including Journey of Water inspired by Moana which is set to open to park guests later this year. Since then, we’ve had very confusing updates on this project and it seems that its mention has been wiped from the parks for a while now. Here’s what we do know!

It’s been a little while since we last talked about this project, so let’s rewind a bit. We first learned of the Mary Poppins attraction back in August 2019 during the D23 Expo. Among other projects, the then-CEO of Disney Parks Bob Chapek announced the upcoming attraction in a massive overhaul of EPCOT. This project was slated along with Journey of Water Inspired by Moana (that’s currently set to debut in the fall of 2023), a reimagining of Spaceship Earth, a brand new circle-vision movie for China named Wondrous China in the World Showcase, and more. These projects were announced as part of a multi-year reimagining of EPCOT and its attractions.

Mary Poppins attraction concept art

In case you’re not familiar with it, EPCOT’s Odyssey building was home to the EPCOT Experience, which overtook its seating area to show off the expansive projects that were to come. Initially, the Mary Poppins attraction was included in a brief section of the film that accompanied the UK Pavilion as the project spanned each affected section of the park including Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and introduced us to the icons and new names given to each “neighborhood” of EPCOT in World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature and World Showcase.

The EPCOT Experience is closed for good

Then, in March 2022, Disney released a statement saying the project had become “postponed” along with a few others like the retheming of Spaceship Earth. While we were bummed, we held out hope that we would get further updates down the line about the attraction, since Disney didn’t use words like “canceled” in their statement.

Mary Poppins

But something must have changed since that announcement because in July 2022 we noticed that the section of the EPCOT Experience that teased the upcoming attraction was quietly removed from the rolling script. We’ve tried checking on this for a while, but since our last update on this project in October 2022 we haven’t heard anything more on it. 

Mary Poppins Attraction ©Disney

So that leaves us to question if Disney has quietly scrapped this project for good, or if this is truly just an extended postponement that we’ll hear an announcement on further in the future. For now, it seems we will have to wait and see what more Disney will have to say on this and other projects that were announced within that same timeline. We promise to keep you updated on this as we hear more, so for the latest in Disney parks news stay tuned to Disney Food Blog!

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