It seems Disney is right on track for two new restaurants to open at Epcot's World Showcase, one for Italy and one for Mexico. This follows right after a new tequilla bar. Add in a new shop for China, and we've got the latest formula for success / cash cow for the park: more shopping, more dining, and more drinking. Is this at the expense of new attractions? Could be. Is this the new model for success at the other parks at Walt Disney World?
We'll see if the next D23 convention reveals anything for this park with so much to gain, so much to lose, and tourist dollars and reputation at stake.
(Photograph copyright Mark Taft.)