Epcot has been undergoing construction and updates for what seems like ages now. Yesterday, more details were released about Epcot’s transformation and it appears some classic elements will be returning to the park.
World Celebration, formerly Future World, will offer a beautiful hub divided into several different gardens, with a central planter based on the five-ring EPCOT logo. The concept art seems to show lighting embedded in the pavement of the Epcot logo. The previous pavement in that area had different lighting embedded throughout that lit up at night.
The CommuniCore name will also be returning to Epcot. In the ’80s and early ’90s, CommuniCore was a pavilion dedicated to technological advances in Future World. The building then became Innoventions. Now, there will be a CommuniCore Hall and a CommuniCore Plaza.
It will be a multi-use facility and outdoor event space, respectively, that bring the park’s international festivals to the center of EPCOT. CommuniCore Plaza will have the flexibility to host intimate musical performances that extend out into the nearby gardens, as you can see in the rendering above, as well as large-scale concerts.
CommuniCore Hall will be a flexible exhibition and gallery space, offering a wide variety of experiences that highlight art, live music, food – complete with a demonstration kitchen – and more. In addition, adjacent to CommuniCore Hall will be a new Mickey & Friends location where you can meet some of your favorite Disney pals.
We can’t wait to see the work finalized at Epcot! What do you think of all of the changes happening at the park?
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