Epcot will no longer allow guests into the center of Innoventions plaza for the rope drop prior to the park’s scheduled opening time. Instead, guests will be held at the front entrance gates until the park formally opens. We had heard early murmurs of this change last week when guests reported not being allowed to the center of the park for rope drop from the International Gateway. Apparently that change has been extended to both entrances of the park for the foreseeable future.
Further, the small show with the free-roaming Test Track vehicle and the family-of-the-day has reportedly been discontinued entirely.
More details on these changes as they become available.