PHOTOS - A look at ground clearing and demolition in Epcot's central area

Oct 08, 2019 in "EPCOT"

Epcot central area construction - October 2019
Posted: Tuesday October 8, 2019 12:18pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The center of Epcot is full of construction walls, who's appearance has been improved with the new Epcot logo, attraction icon and colors.

At the park's main entrance area, ground clearing continues and early preparation for the new landscaping are underway.

Near to Spaceship Earth and Epcot's Guest Relations, ground clearing is taking place with the removal of trees.

Fountain of Nations, Starbucks, Club Cool and Character Spot are behind walls and demolition equipment is on site.

Between Innoventions West and the Living Seas, ground clearing is underway.

Click the gallery for more pictures of the early site preparations for the redevelopment of Epcot's Future World.

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Fear1 day ago

Wasn't aware Starbucks was moving into that building; I thought it was going to remain its outpost until Whatever Happens In The West happens. Good to know.

MisterPenguin1 day ago

It will be a mixed TSR and QS restaurant, so, it will be more than EU was in the past. And while I agree in theory that Ep doesn't need another restaurant, it does need a QS on that side of what was once Future World. Didn't Walt say there should be a QS every 30 feet? ;) Also, Starbucks will move in for their permanent location.

Fear1 day ago

Prevailing opinion 9and correct me if I'm wrong) is that the entire restaurant will be the whole North section of that part of Innoventions, including the portion that was the ad hoc Mousegear location. Mousegear Lite is now closed and can be demoed for this, but I think we're still a ways away from this portion opening. My guess would be spring, ish. That said, Epcot needs a lot of things. Another restaurant really isn't one of them.

mikejs782 days ago

Any word on when the replacement for Electric Umbrella is planned to open?

TikibirdLand7 days ago

Hey! they're not just pushing dirt around. As I pointed out in an earlier post, that's the new attraction: Moana: Journey of Dirt. If that's successful, they'll be selling tickets to the new Land of Moana. They'll be caterpillars, graders, dump trucks and even cement trucks to drive. And, if you get lucky, you might get to help smooth out some newly poured cement. Meet-and-Greet will be with Bob The Builder.

Sir_Cliff7 days ago

I guess there is some analogy in there about Disney spending huge amounts of time and money to knock down the Communicore building on the promise they would build a new, modern Epcot, only to leave the centre of the park a disaster zone for years on end where they just push around the dirt before finally conceding that in the best case scenario they can leave behind a lawn that is at least preferable to the current mess.

SteveAZee7 days ago


MisterPenguin7 days ago

Just hope that no one accidentally says your activation code aloud.

TikibirdLand7 days ago

I don't know why I keep reading that as Taliban.

SteveAZee7 days ago


mightynine7 days ago

I'd imagine the lead time on a product like that means the table was still, um, on the table when it was sent to be manufactured. I wouldn't read that much into it.

MisterPenguin7 days ago

It may be resurrected. Which is why WDW switched from a less ambitious Festival Center to a "festival area." That would allow Tabilion to still get built.

James Alucobond7 days ago

I do find it interesting that, if the table is totally, uh, off the table, they haven’t scrubbed all references to it. Isn’t the pavilion logo supposed to be a stylized version of the table leg? It’s still showing up on merchandise like the puzzle at Creations.

Poseidon Quest7 days ago

If I had to guess? Probably more pathways and lawn space for food booths.