What is going on at EPCOT? Future World Transformation Update – Nov 2019

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Yes. EPCOT is finally getting some love and attention in the form of a new look for future world, new attractions, and a new festival center that will loom over the park like a hovering spacecraft. We stopped by on the last day of 2019’s Food and Wine Festival to have a look around.

Not only was a lot of the demolition work on the old Communicore West buildings, there were walls just about everywhere. A careful eye might even spot some Christmas decorations installed ahead of the Festival of the Holidays that will open after Thanksgiving on the 29th.

Part of the work getting from today to the finished transformation involves giving guests a way to navigate around the core of future world where a lot of work will be going on adding new attractions, landscaping, fountains, and that festival center that will tower over the park with views of world showcase and the three neighborhoods of Future World – Discovery, Nature, and Celebration.

Behind many of the walls phase one includes adding new wide walkways from the front of the park around the Celebration neighborhood where the the majority of the new construction will take place. Various other little infrastructure projects are underway along with some major demolition.

There’s a lot to see in the above video. A few of the highlights are included in these photos below too.

The EPCOT Experience attraction was jammed full of people.
A major remodel of the iconic EPCOT entrance fountain will return the Lucite sculpture.
Work continues around new Tram loading and drop off area. It’s in use though.
Monorail station at EPCOT now exits to inside the secure area preventing the need to go through bag check twice when coming from the TTC. yeah!
Keeping the central planter in the entrance, but new pavement is being poured.
new entrance plaza with security bag check under the monorail exit path
New sign looks great on this construction wall, even if it’s hard to get a clear photo.
Former Leave a legacy HQ getting some changes. This may be a shortcut to future world when core section under spaceship earth closes.
Future World East getting some new landscaping and pathways.
Future World East (Discovery Neighborhood) getting a wider walkway around Celebration Neighborhood construction.

10 more photos continue on page 2 of this extra long EPCOT update.

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