New beams installed in the former Innoventions East building at EPCOT

23 days ago in "EPCOT"

New beams in former Innoventions East building
Posted: Thursday April 22, 2021 10:41am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

New steel beams have been installed over the past couple of days at the former Innoventions East building in EPCOT.

The new beams over the Innoventions East entrance fills in the gap of the overhanging roof structure.

A large crane has been onsite to assist with the work.

This part of the former Innoventions building is expected to become home to food and beverage operations, which will include a new Starbucks, replacement for Electric Umbrella, and more.

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castlecake2.09 days 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

CastAStone9 days 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.

CastAStone9 days ago

I wonder how much that cost.

Mickeynerd1710 days 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 jimmy10 days ago

I really like how they did Pandora and AK!

MisterPenguin10 days ago

We lost some of the hidden Storm Troops. Some still remain. Here's a full screen version of the online map...

kevlightyear10 days ago

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

kevlightyear10 days 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.

castlecake2.010 days ago

New facade for Rat building CONFIRMED

DreamfinderGuy10 days 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.

co1006410 days 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).

ImperfectPixie10 days ago

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

kevlightyear10 days 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...

Thelazer10 days ago

Looks like, needless updates for 1000 alex