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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castlecake2.014 hours ago

I wish they’d just plant some trees to at least offer a visual distraction. I know they are ok with backstage views from monorails and skyliners, but some foliage would really help. also there’s a GR lobby at international gateway, if enough people pop in there and voice displeasure it could bring some changes

CastAStone15 hours ago

My wife - who follows none of this - out of the blue asked my on the Skyliner on Thursday what they were building in the France pavilion that had that blank in themed blue back wall. It’s such poor show that She assumed it was still under construction.

CastAStone15 hours ago

I wonder how much that cost.

Mickeynerd171 day ago

I just saw that with imagination. Found it odd because I could've sworn it showed the whole building. Didn't realize Soarin was gone too.

uncle jimmy1 day ago

I really like how they did Pandora and AK!

MisterPenguin1 day ago

We lost some of the hidden Storm Troops. Some still remain. Here's a full screen version of the online map... https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/maps/overview-details/

kevlightyear1 day ago

Good point, they had been out of sync for a while.

kevlightyear1 day ago

They're very inconsistent with updates. For instance, the new Tomorrowland arch was on the map before the old one started to come down but it took them a long time to update the Liberty Square Market with the new layout.

castlecake2.01 day ago

New facade for Rat building CONFIRMED

DreamfinderGuy1 day ago

Amazing how this map has been updated multiple times since Universe of Energy closed yet they're still keeping the pavilion looking the way it did in 2017. Even going as far as to update and enhance it's look on the map, yet still keeping the mirrored tiles and fountain and OG colors.

co100641 day ago

These updates feel more in-line with the new versions of the printed in-park maps (specifically, the maps for Epcot and DHS that feature a different orientation than the north/south locked orientation of the app map).

ImperfectPixie1 day ago

Yeah, but that actually looks good. Nothing looks like the perspective is wrong.

kevlightyear1 day ago

They completely redesigned just about every building at Hollywood Studios as well with a similar aesthetic. They were all given much more dimensional height and bolder colors. Please forgive this some what off-topic aside...

Thelazer1 day ago

Looks like, needless updates for 1000 alex