PHOTOS - Center of Future World now closed and eastern bypass walkway opens

Feb 16, 2020 in "EPCOT"

Future World East bypass walkway
Posted: Sunday February 16, 2020 9:54am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The center of Epcot's Future World is now completely closed off as the final locations in that area close and a new eastern bypass walkway opens to guests.

Guests are being directed to use the newly created walkways on each side of Spaceship earth, with the right hand-side leading to The Seas, The Land and Imagination!, and the left-side walkway between Guest Relations and Gateway Gifts leading to Mission: Space and Mouse Gear.

Along with large signs around Spaceship Earth, Cast members are holding signs and advising people on the best walkway to take.

Heading past Gateway Guests, the new concrete design is in place on the ground - replacing the pink color with a stone concrete.

Guest Relations is as far as you can go before hitting a row of walls.

A sharp left turn takes you towards the Guardians of the Galaxy construction site.

The walkway ultimately puts guests by the new Mouse Gear and into Future World East.

The old breezeway is walled off.

New FastPass+ kiosks have been installed by Test track, and near to Nemo in Future World West.

With the closure of Electric Umbrella, Sunshine Seasons offers burgers, the Epcot Experience now serves chicken nuggets and salads, and the Taste Track kiosk will offer burgers and fries near to Test Track, although this is not yet open but expected soon.

Click the gallery for more pictures of today's Epcot Future World changes.

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Gran Fiesta3 hours ago

Dang more walls.

Cmdr_Crimson18 hours ago

Shocked that was not converted to a Joffreys yet...

James Alucobond2 days ago

I mean, they reduced it to gravel, so I assume they're doing something with it at some point. I'd initially thought they closed it in order to incorporate the Starbucks area once that shut down, but it's been a while. Guess it's just low on the priority list?

Andrew252 days ago

Are there any long-term plans for the area between the Imagination-World Showcase/Canada walkway area? Don't really understand why that area can't be designed to be cleared easily for festivals without the need to erect construction walls when not being used.

DCBaker2 days ago

Where that play area used to be? It is.

MisterPenguin2 days ago

Is what's to the right of the old Starbuck's also still walled off?

vikescaper2 days ago

The notices the walls by the former Starbucks on Monday but I forgot to grab a photo of it.

DCBaker2 days ago

Two additional photos from today. The first photo shows some walls have appeared near the former Starbucks location.

Epcot82Guy2 days ago

I think they should build a Sweden pavilion to honor the Stockholm Syndrome being created by this project.

Gran Fiesta3 days ago

Never thought I would be so excited to hear about two walls dropping soon. I guess that just speaks to how long the walls have been up in EPCOT

DCBaker3 days ago

A couple of in-park photos from today.

James Alucobond5 days ago

Not as of yesterday, but they definitely look ready to drop this week. World Nature bathrooms too as the walkways over there were getting washed yesterday.

IMDREW5 days ago

Are the walls next to Guest Relations down already?

Jambo Dad5 days ago

In other news - Epcot has a new Vacation Club booth format!