Walt Disney Imagineering confirms opening timeline for EPCOT's CommuniCore Plaza and CommuniCore Hall

Oct 28, 2022 in "CommuniCore Hall"

Posted: Friday October 28, 2022 5:33pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney Imagineering has taken to Instagram to provide an update on the World Nature and World Celebration neighborhoods of EPCOT.

Along with some new ground level images of the construction site, Disney has also confirmed that CommuniCore Plaza, CommuniCore Hall, and Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana will all open to guests in late 2023.

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Jambo Dad5 hours ago

My God won’t someone think of the children!

JustInTime9 hours ago

Unreal. Thank you!!!

Nunu9 hours ago

Not yet, unfortunately. @tparris reported on this, last Monday:

JustInTime10 hours ago

Did they ever get the color changing LED’s in the ground working again?

lazyboy97o11 hours ago

Apartment buildings and transit oriented urban development already existed and still exist to this day. Simple things like garbage chutes break. Transit lines do have to go down for repairs. Commercially available appliances do break and they even get upgraded when the landlord decides to upgrade them.

James Alucobond15 hours ago

Almost certainly not. There will likely be gates next to Refreshment Port and the new festival booth for backstage access.

CJR15 hours ago

That path behind it looks a bit small. I wonder if it'll be for guests?

MisterPenguin16 hours ago


osian18 hours ago

What are you referring to?

jmuboy19 hours ago

Ok - I don’t get it?

osian19 hours ago

Hence they did something different, but still faithful to the ideas of both the dining district consisting of world cuisines, and the visitor centre to demonstrate how technology, industry and creativity shape the world we live in and will live in. Still the most Walt Disney thing the corporation has ever done, how could it possibly be more timeless, relevant and Disney? The actual city and community idea, of course, would not have worked. But what we took away from this was the inspiration.

Rich Brownn20 hours ago

The imagineers figured out pretty quickly to build a city with residents would remove the E, P and T from it. As one imagineers said "You can't experiment with peoples lives". Imagine if they had built the city - and then the trash system frequently broke down (as it often does in the MK/Contemporary setup) backing garbage into everyones house. Or the PeopleMover going down for a year or so for repairs (like what happened in the MK) or failed entirely (as in Houston). You can't put prototypes or experimental stuff into people's houses and hope they work.

Cmdr_Crimson20 hours ago

And asks his Imagineers in furious anger "Guys..What the heck!? Where is my city???...I didn't ask for this! Close this down and get to contacting the companies that want to incorporate future possibilities with us."

osian20 hours ago

"The "Walt the Dreamer" statue represents Walt later in his life when he was dreaming up the overall Florida Project and the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. He sits with a sense of fulfillment, enjoying the beauty of his realized dream: a park that represents pure optimism and truly celebrates the magic of possibility." I can't believe how timely this is, considering the posts that came immedaitely before it.