PHOTO - Electric Umbrella demolition gets underway at EPCOT

Sep 18, 2020 in "EPCOT"

EPCOT Future World Electric Umbrella demolition - September 18 2020
Posted: Friday September 18, 2020 2:53pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Work is underway on demolition at the former Electric Umbrella in EPCOT's Future World.

The canopy that covered the outdoor seating area is gone, and the front of the building has been removed, leaving the inside wide open. The umbrellas inside the restaurant can be clearly seen through the opening.

It is thought that although plans are likely to change for the western side of the central spine, the eastern side plans will allegedly go ahead as originally planned, comprised of retail and food & beverage.

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HauntedPirate10 hours ago

I knew it! The 'good4uinsider' account is your Olivia Rodrigo stan account. ;)

UNCgolf12 hours ago

Personally I wish they'd remove Nemo and change the whole pavilion back to the original concept, when it was one of the best overall experiences at WDW. Since they're not going to do that, though, they should at least reopen all the aquarium windows and use Nemo as an educational tool (as you mention) instead of the quite bad ride that exists now.

Bocabear12 hours ago

"Coming soon! A newly-reimagined The Living Seas, inspired by Olivia Rodrigo"

HauntedPirate12 hours ago

"Coming soon! A newly-reimagined The Living Seas, inspired by Moana"

Earlie the Pearlie12 hours ago

I A new sign in the classic white font would be cool too. Just wishful thinking though

Haymarket200814 hours ago

They’ve already been updating the interior over the last year or so and reverting to original 1986 color schemes in some areas.

Horizonsfan14 hours ago

While they’re painting around there, I sure wouldn’t be mad if Sea Base Alpha went back to a brighter color scheme. Obviously not holding my breath for that.

James Alucobond14 hours ago

I would love to see the sun back from the original mural even if most of the fish stay too. But I'm assuming it's just more of a return to the original color scheme rather than a rollback of anything else. Gotta say that I love these little updates, like the color change here, unique lightpoles for The Land and The Seas, etc. Here's hoping an interior refresh of The Land and Coral Reef are coming soon.

Bocabear15 hours ago

I like that too...if they mapped the existing mural and added water motion to it, it would be very cool and add a little kinetics to the rather simple facade...

gianguy16 hours ago

I think some kind of nighttime projection could be nice here, so long as it's done tastefully and plays upon the design of the actual mural instead of just random nemo animations

castlecake2.016 hours ago

Actually if they did a lighting package to make it look like water reflecting on the building that could be cool

HauntedPirate17 hours ago

Long shot guess - They're going to put projections on the wall to make it "Reimagined!" and "MAGICAL!!!". (I threw up in my mouth a bit when typing that...🤮)

HauntedPirate17 hours ago

"I only hope we never lose sight of one thing - They're only out to make money." - Dreamer's Point Walt (Not the real Walt)

Mickeynerd1717 hours ago

Nah, I expect the interior to remain unchanged. Only exterior work. If they fully go through with this, we'll have an interesting hybrid of both versions of the pavilion exterior because I seriously doubt the mural will change.