PHOTOS - Aerial views of the EPCOT central spine demolition

Nov 13, 2020 in "EPCOT"

EPCOT Future World core demolition - November 13 2020
Posted: Friday November 13, 2020 12:18pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Work continues on the demolition of the EPCOT central spine, but at a much slower pace than we saw before the COVID-19 shutdown.

A small crew continues to strip the interior of the eastern side, which has now largely been reduced to a shell. Aerial photos for WDWMAGIC by @cchard.

On the western side, work is progressing on removing the interior of what remains standing of Innoventions.

From ground level, a section of the exterior has been torn out, but the shell of the building remains.

The plans for the area remain uncertain, as Disney grapples with reopening the parks amid COVID-19 and balancing expenditure. Our most recent information suggests that the plans for the eastern side, which includes the former Mouse Gear, Electric Umbrella and Innoventions remain unchanged and will go ahead with new merchandise and food & beverage lcoations. However, the western side seems much more uncertain, with Disney already suggesting that the multi level festival building has been abandoned. The fate of the still standing Communicore building remains unclear.

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TikibirdLand2 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_Cliff3 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.

SteveAZee3 days ago


MisterPenguin3 days ago

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

TikibirdLand3 days ago

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

SteveAZee3 days ago


mightynine3 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.

MisterPenguin3 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 Alucobond3 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 Quest3 days ago

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

Cmdr_Crimson3 days ago

I'm not sure this has been asked..But, are they going to be bringing back the old logo on the pavement that was in the plaza? I didn't notice that it was ripped out until recently..

Disstevefan111 days ago

Pathways, planters and astroturf….

ChrisFL11 days ago

As we all know, the repaving and updating of the old Communicore West building and main fountain area seems to be taking a long time, even by pandemic standards. Since it seems we're no longer getting the elevated table/egg whatever you want to call it, I wonder what their plans for that part of the area are.

sedati15 days ago

Is the entrance great? Or is it the unique view the entrance (and only the entrance) offers.