EPCOT’s transformation is a serious undertaking. In the history of Walt Disney World, there haven’t been quite so many changes in such a short period. While a couple of years ago it would have been hard to imagine not being able to walk past Innoventions or the Electric Umbrella, now the center of EPCOT is unrecognizable and completely demolished behind construction walls.
These new aerial shots demonstrate just how different the park looks at this point in the demolition. It looks like near-complete destruction. The West side of Innoventions has only the concrete ceiling of a basement left to go.
EPCOT’s World Celebration area will begin at the entrance and Spaceship Earth. A new pavilion will be constructed for festival use and events. Dreamers Point is another new addition to the center of the park, which will feature a statue celebrating the legacy of Walt Disney. Other new elements include a wishing tree in an enchanted forest and a story fountain celebrating the music of Disney.
To one side of the World Celebration will be home to Moana’s Journey of Water. This same section houses The Land and The Seas. It will be renamed “World Nature” to reflect the theme of the area. The other side, “World Discovery, ” is already moving forward with a new “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster. Stay tuned for updates on that!
While things may look bare and unattractive currently, some big and beautiful changes are on the horizon. We bid a fond farewell to the EPCOT we’ve loved and enjoyed but look excitedly to a future of new discoveries and adventures.
Photo courtesy of bioreconstruct