PHOTOS - Latest look at the Innoventions West demolition

Dec 17, 2019 in "EPCOT"

Epcot Future World West Demolition and Construction Walls - December 17 2019
Posted: Tuesday December 17, 2019 9:07am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is a quick update on the demolition of Innoventions West in Epcot's Future World.

Work is now moving towards to the side facing World Showcase.

From the back of the building, only a few glass panels remain.

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HauntedPirate19 hours ago

Den Carter20 hours ago

Been in four times in the last two weeks and no floor lights at all.

Centauri Space Station21 hours ago

Really? I’ve never seen that

tparris21 hours ago

The last few times I was there they weren’t on at all

Centauri Space Station21 hours ago

What do you mean it doesn’t work at all? It still lights up even if it’s not all lit.

James Alucobond21 hours ago

Oooh, World Discovery. Me no read good.

danlb_200021 hours ago

Casper Gutman22 hours ago

The Epcot redesign is basically the physical manifestation of Disney's recent history of management dysfunction. You could write a book about what's gone wrong at the executive level of Disney with each chapter beginning with a description of some aspect of the makeover - hamhanded reliance on IP (Moana), succession chaos (the big table), unwise cost cutting (planters instead of fountains), inability to differentiate the parks and clearly redefine EPCOT's mission (GotG), laughably timid boardroom decision-by-committee (the new Future World "lands"), cynical leveraging of nostalgia (the decaying Spaceship Earth skin aesthetic), etc.

James Alucobond22 hours ago

Is that the one in the site plan that sits along the path to World Nature / The Land or one of the ones at CommuniCore Plaza?

danlb_200022 hours ago

Saw this permit today... 1402 AVENUE OF THE STARS # B(WORLD DISCOVERY HOT DOG KIOSK) - Install Signage

Den Carter22 hours ago

I really love the chilled vibes of World Celebration, but I'm absolutely gutted that the floor lighting in the hub is already completely screwed. It didn't work fully on opening night, and now doesn't work at all. Forget fixing the yeti, I really think these need to be sorted.

Sir_Cliff1 day ago

I also think I preferred the original version due to the fountain and the water. I'm glad we're at least comparing like with like finally and I will say that showing the original version at least provides some reasonable context for the current version. The slow decline of perhaps Disney's most ambitious park has meant that its legend has grown over the years, but that doesn't mean the original EPCOT Center got everything just right. This legend has included people treating the original central spine as far more of a place of unusual awe and beauty than it really was. I think it's very possible to imagine a hub that could have surpassed the original version and, even if I'm not sure this one does, I don't think it's crazy for people to prefer this version to all the previous versions.

plutofan151 day ago

Agreed. Although I will reserve my final judgement until I see it complete (something rare on these forums), from what I have seen I tend to like this office park over the original. The fountain was very good and all but I could take it or leave it.

UNCgolf2 days ago

That's exactly how people could describe (and actually have described) the new version too, though. I personally think the original version was better (if only because of the fountain), but it's not like the new version is doing something fundamentally different. It's arguably the same concept just via current design trends.