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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TikibirdLand1 day ago

Hey! they're not just pushing dirt around. As I pointed out in an earlier post, that's the new attraction: Moana: Journey of Dirt. If that's successful, they'll be selling tickets to the new Land of Moana. They'll be caterpillars, graders, dump trucks and even cement trucks to drive. And, if you get lucky, you might get to help smooth out some newly poured cement. Meet-and-Greet will be with Bob The Builder.

Sir_Cliff1 day ago

I guess there is some analogy in there about Disney spending huge amounts of time and money to knock down the Communicore building on the promise they would build a new, modern Epcot, only to leave the centre of the park a disaster zone for years on end where they just push around the dirt before finally conceding that in the best case scenario they can leave behind a lawn that is at least preferable to the current mess.

SteveAZee1 day ago

Lysdexia.

MisterPenguin1 day ago

Just hope that no one accidentally says your activation code aloud.

TikibirdLand1 day ago

I don't know why I keep reading that as Taliban.

SteveAZee1 day ago

Tabilion™️

mightynine1 day ago

I'd imagine the lead time on a product like that means the table was still, um, on the table when it was sent to be manufactured. I wouldn't read that much into it.

MisterPenguin1 day ago

It may be resurrected. Which is why WDW switched from a less ambitious Festival Center to a "festival area." That would allow Tabilion to still get built.

James Alucobond1 day ago

I do find it interesting that, if the table is totally, uh, off the table, they haven’t scrubbed all references to it. Isn’t the pavilion logo supposed to be a stylized version of the table leg? It’s still showing up on merchandise like the puzzle at Creations.

Poseidon Quest1 day ago

If I had to guess? Probably more pathways and lawn space for food booths.

Cmdr_Crimson1 day ago

I'm not sure this has been asked..But, are they going to be bringing back the old logo on the pavement that was in the plaza? I didn't notice that it was ripped out until recently..

Disstevefan110 days ago

Pathways, planters and astroturf….

ChrisFL10 days ago

As we all know, the repaving and updating of the old Communicore West building and main fountain area seems to be taking a long time, even by pandemic standards. Since it seems we're no longer getting the elevated table/egg whatever you want to call it, I wonder what their plans for that part of the area are.

sedati13 days ago

Is the entrance great? Or is it the unique view the entrance (and only the entrance) offers.