The bag check system at Epcot will be changing soon. Currently the park changes between a funnel-point and then at-the-gate checks midday each day, which is messy, time consuming and well – not pretty.
The new system will have guests coming from either side of the central monorail entrance plaza encountering a series of checkers and tables. Once through, they’ll be free to roam about the ticket booths and turnstiles.
New signs direct guests to the two check points either under the monorail station, or to the new covered area currently under construction on the kennel side of the plaza.
Permanent bag check tables have already been installed under the monorail station on the right side of the plaza, and several hundred feet of new guardrail (to replace the chains and temporary stantions) are expected to be installed soon.