PHOTO - Electric Umbrella demolition gets underway at EPCOT

Sep 18, 2020 in "EPCOT"

EPCOT Future World Electric Umbrella demolition - September 18 2020

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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Article Posted: Sep 18, 2020 / 2:53pm ET
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Ldno1 hour ago

Epcot right now is the same way DHS was before Galaxy’s edge, you could do and see everything within half a day. Once everything opens up it will be business as usual I think. But given how recent Galaxy’s Edge was, is how I see Epcot right now under construction. Things do take some time.

aladdin200712 hours ago

The park is a very sad place right now, like the things you stated and also the pavilions not having their respective international cast, no entertainment etc, destruction of the spine,, the whole feel in the park is very much a downer. After being there yesterday I felt its the worst state the park has ever been in, it doesn't even feel like Disney anymore. Managements decisions to destroy that park in terms of terrible choices of change just continue to baffle me. Some of the other things cant be helped right now of course with whats going on but it felt like they have thrown in the towel. I don't know. Had some really interesting conversations with nice cast members, Disney is really hurting. Magic Kingdom is headed in the same direction especially if they don't do something about tomrrowland, another growing wasteland and too many other things closed in the park.

Marlins113 hours ago

Just reserved parks for a January weekend trip and for the first time the one I excluded was my former favorite Epcot. I can handle construction everywhere if it is making progress but Future World just looks like a wasteland now and the delay in France expansion and Harmonius is just sad.

Clamman732 days ago

It’ll buff out.

MisterPenguin2 days ago

The Electric Umbrella is almost at the point of no return.

trainplane32 days ago No more notch in the passthrough ceiling!

trainplane311 days ago

Possible temporary light rig? Maybe for SSE?

Horizons112 days ago

This all day.

lazyboy97o12 days ago

That would have been possible with the CommuniCore buildings.

zengoth12 days ago

Despite all the downsides to the building, it would still be nice to have somewhere to go in Epcot for a 2nd or even 3rd story view (that’s not moving)

DreamfinderGuy12 days ago

I feel obligated to like this post.

nickys12 days ago

Those pictures of the concept art make it look like a really cool structure. For somewhere else.

trainplane312 days ago

While there are many reasons I don't like it, I'd hope it gets put into the Archives. It's still a neat looking building, just wasn't a good fit for the middle of the park.

Horizons112 days ago

I hope it went into the dumpster where it belongs.