PHOTOS - Aerial views of the EPCOT central spine demolition

Nov 13, 2020 in "EPCOT"

EPCOT Future World core demolition - November 13 2020

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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Article Posted: Nov 13, 2020 / 12:18pm ET
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mandstaft9 hours ago

^^^Imagineering may need penicillin to clear this up.

Mac Tonight10 hours ago

I had that once... some Benadryl cleared it right up!

Horizons110 hours ago

They call that the “more Disney” feeling.

Mac Tonight13 hours ago

I just wish "interesting" had a more positive feel to it instead of the opposite.

brb100613 hours ago

The next couple of years is going to be very, very interesting. Especially once HarmonioUS finally opens.

Mac Tonight13 hours ago

and that makes me sadder than anything.

marni197113 hours ago

I’ve given up

Mac Tonight13 hours ago

Not to worry. There will be ample more opportunities once new construction begins ;)

brb100613 hours ago

Only a few more pictures until Martin runs out of repeating "Idiots" once the demolition is complete.

The Empress Lilly19 hours ago

Historically accurate depiction of one of Future World's forebears. I do believe Thag intended to built a cave system here rather than a theme park, but he met his premature end at the hand, well tail, of a stegosaur.

RobWDW19713 days ago

Agree. I wish they were brave enough to just rename the park and move on. It isn't even the EPCOT Walt wanted to build and the "World's Fair" concept that they built instead was incredible, but they have fully moved away from that concept and now we're left with an amusement park with no mission/vision tied to a name that doesn't even make sense anymore. If it wasn't such a recognizable name/logo with Spaceship Earth I think they'd be more willing to change it. Now, it's just a continuing sad reminder of what it once was. And to bastardize the park's beautiful symmetry - both in the removal of the west buildings and now the intentionally obnoxious off center Stargate is just an insult to the original Imagineers who built the previously miraculous park. (Oh, and I forgot to count down to GrandCanyonConcourse's predictable petulant child frownie face....3...2....1....)

castlecake2.03 days ago

I feel like epcot will always be a park that we do not deserve, and the majority of guests will never understand or appreciate.

_caleb3 days ago

I don’t know what insight you may or may not have. But unless you’re a current or former Imagineer, I assume there might be a few things you don’t know. I wasn’t attacking you. I was commenting on how easy it is for us fans (including myself) to dream up big ideas for what they should do when in real life, it’s probably not so easy/simple. I don’t have the insight, knowledge, or information needed to judge my armchair imagineering ideas as being superior to what WDI is doing. Others here may, but mostly likely do not.