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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Sirwalterraleigh8 hours ago

Almost like a couple of nitwits had not clue what they were doing and started throwing “ideas” at it like noodles against the wall? The greatest/most unique park ever created and now retired to history

zarpman8 hours ago

All this talk about the naming conventions, yet no one batted an eye when New Orleans Square broke that mold at Disneyland in the 60s. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

vikescaper8 hours ago

At least there is some demarcation between World Celebration and World Discovery with the former CommuniCore/Innoventions East/Creations Shop/whatever we are calling that building now.

lazyboy97o8 hours ago

It’s not just when you’re in the lands. In the best designed parks if you were to look at an unlabeled map you could figure out general sense where one land starts and another ends. There was a spatial organization to the lands and parks that contributed to the sense of place and immersion.

Clamman738 hours ago

Don’t forget the bathrooms are also color coded in case you’re lost. Lol

chriswacy9 hours ago

It just feels weird to split it into three areas without some demarcation noting which of those areas you're in (other than the trash can colors). In most other parks it's apparent which "Land" you're in, I'm not sure people are going to have the same reaction going between these three new ones as they would going between Future World/World Showcase where it's apparent you're entering a different area.

jpinkc11 hours ago

Yes thats the Disney Cancelation plan didnt you read the fine print. Until they get more money from a new Magical Source its on hold indefinitely

Sirwalterraleigh11 hours ago

Sorry… “Dragging their feet deliberately during construction and then letting things sit once finished”

jpinkc12 hours ago

I thought in the Current Disney translation guide "delay or holding off" was Bean speak for canceled

Sirwalterraleigh12 hours ago

Sorry…I thought that was a joke… boy…nothing worse than a trillion dollar penny pinching conglomerate

Clamman7312 hours ago

“a newly reimagined festival area that will be home to ever-changing events in a unique new environment.”

Sirwalterraleigh12 hours ago

Cancelled doesn’t bother me…delays and holding off really $&!:es me off I might have missed this…did they cancel the jetson’s lounge?

Sirwalterraleigh12 hours ago

The zenith

Animaniac93-9812 hours ago

They can call it whatever they want, it will always be EPCOT '94.