Updated EPCOT concept art shows a new look for World Celebration

May 05, 2022 in "EPCOT"

2022 Concept Art for EPCOT World Celebration
Posted: Thursday May 5, 2022 7:19am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today released new concept art for the updated look for World Celebration and World Nature at EPCOT which most notably includes a new CommuniCore Hall building to stand on the former Communicore West site.

In these new renderings we get to see the EPCOT World Celebration Gardens and the new Festival building called CommuniCore Hall that replaces the originally planned elevated structure. Also part of this new building will be an indoor meet and greet location for Mickey and Friends, which is approximately in the same location at the old Character Spot.

The new art shows a lot of changes from the original concept released in August 2019 which you can see below.

CommuniCore Hall, a multi-use facility, and CommuniCore Plaza, an outdoor event space, will 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.

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.

Disney says that the new CommuniCore Hall is "inspired by the original EPCOT aesthetic apparent throughout the park’s transformation, including the timeless triangular geometry most prominently featured in Spaceship Earth."

These new renderings below show more of the EPCOT Gardens that will be home to various festivals.

And here is how World Nature and Journey of Water will connect with World Celebration.

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DCBaker10 hours ago

Photos from today. It appears the dying palm tree near the Mickey & Friends entrance was replaced and lighting tests were happening at the CommuniCore Plaza stage. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53745986259_9daef418e8_o.jpg [URL='https://flic.kr/p/2pTiWDC'][IMG]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53745540246_e3abb7c0a1_o.jpg[/IMG]

Brian1 day ago

Epic username and comment.

James Alucobond1 day ago

I mean, it would be a welcome seating area considering everyone complains about eating on trash cans during festivals. That area is typically jammed up with booths. In Festival of the Arts alone, the area just north houses Deco Delights, Pop Eats, Deconstructed Dish, and whatever resides in Refreshment Port, plus they just added a new kiosk next door and potentially three more in CommuniCore.

J45461 day ago

foreal, theres way more trees now than ever, i am curious as to what the shade structure is for, more food? or just a giant seating area? Meet n Greets?

TheCoasterNerd1 day ago

What? There's so many more trees now than before. You remember the giant concrete abyss with the triangles above it? That's trees now. You remember Innoventions? That's Journey Of Water (with tons of trees) now

John park hopper1 day ago

Shad structure-----used to call them trees with benches until Disney ripped them all out

JordanBach_951 day ago

With the removal of Leave a Legacy it made sense to add a new war memorial I guess

JordanBach_951 day ago

I see they are going back to the rusty/ grunge aesthetic of 1998 Tomorrowland. I wonder if they will also plant some lettuce or maybe some orange trees so it can be a callback to Horizons!

Jambo Dad1 day ago

My God won’t someone think of the children!

JustInTime1 day ago

Unreal. Thank you!!!

Nunu1 day ago

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

JustInTime1 day ago

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

lazyboy97o2 days 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.