As we leave April in our rearview mirror and head full speed into May, work has begun on the new entrance enhancements coming to Epcot.

Construction fencing have been added over the past week, making a maze to get from the parking lot to the entrance. The biggest change is that the tram drop off is low located between the two disabled parking lots, giving guests a extra walk to security.

Inside the park, we take a last look at the Leave a Legacy monoliths. These will be removed in the near future with the 550,000 tiles being relocated to outside the entrance of the park.

As we get closer to the end of summer and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, attention will start to shift to Epcot with its new attractions coming. With Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure being hidden behind the France Pavilion, no real news has come out of that attraction but one we are keeping an eye on is the Guardians of the Galaxy-themed coaster.

With the D23 Expo coming this summer, we are expecting to learn a lot more about what this family coaster will be, but till then we can tell you that the show building seems to get bigger each time we visit the park.

Next door the former Wonders of Life Pavilion sits as we are sure a transformation is happening inside to make it the “Play Pavilion” coming in the future.

As we head into World Showcase, we take a look at two of the topiaries missed in the tour from a few weeks ago.

Italy, who just celebrated their Liberation Day, has one of my favorite topiaries and it makes for a perfect picture.

At the International Gateway, enhancements are underway as the Disney Skyliner will transform what used to be a hidden gem of the park to a full-fledged entrance.

Over the past few years, The Canada Pavilion has been a showcase for new acts and the latest “limited time” band Suroît, hailing from Québec’s Magdalen Islands, adds a great sound to the World Showcase.

Not to look too far ahead but, if you are a fan of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, this will be the last summer to experience it before it goes away forever this fall. So, be sure to head out for a beautiful night before it gets too warm to enjoy this iconic show one last time.

That wraps up this Epcot update, but as we head into May, we will be kicking things off with the Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary on the 1st and all sorts of fun as we lead into the Grand Opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland (remember: no cost reservations start on May 2nd and you will not be admitted to the land without a reservation) at the end of the month.

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