New permits filed for Project G in World Celebration at EPCOT

Oct 22, 2021 in "EPCOT"

Posted: Friday October 22, 2021 12:45pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has filed new construction permits for work on the remaining areas of EPCOT's World Celebration.

Part of Project G, the permit covers foundation work on the former Innovations West building in the area of the old Club Cool.

The permit has the description of 'Project G 217 Foundations.' Interestingly, the permit references the location with its old name of Pasta Piazza which closed in 2001. (Thanks to danlb_2000 on the WDWMAGIC Forums for identifying the permit)

The permit is assigned to long-time Disney contractor, The Whiting-Tuner Contracting Company, a partner that typically works on major construction at Walt Disney World.

The general area was to become home to the new elevated festival center "table," which was scrapped during a re-evaluation of the project. It remains unclear what will take-shape in the area, but Disney has said it will be a festival area with details to come.

With Creations Shop and Club Cool now open, all attention is on completing the food & beverage areas, Journey of Water, and reopening the central spine of EPCOT.

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James Alucobond12 hours ago

It's just the space adjacent to what was formerly the Rose Walk. It has previously housed kiosks, playgrounds, and other assorted things.

Chef idea Mickey`=12 hours ago

Enhance is the only area which I don't know why they closed it with walls. Did they remove something there I don't know what it was before or what it's suppose to become.

Ayla14 hours ago

Guest flow at the front of the park has been miserable for almost 5 years.

castlecake2.016 hours ago

I’ve seen them do this, possible on NYE, there’s an entrance between the cave and the sit down they were routing people through. Would be a great way to improve flow.

Bocabear16 hours ago

I wonder if they could expand the Cava De Tequila and add an outside entrance and seating area by reclaiming a little oif the backstage area on the side of the pavilion... and route the entrance along the outside of the pavilion instead of the interior plaza...Could be a win/win especially if the outdoor seating area is covered and nicely themed...

Disstevefan116 hours ago

Great photos. There is A LOT of work to do here. A lot of work for very little actual gain other than updated landscaping it seems. It sure looks like the wall are not coming down in 2023

castlecake2.016 hours ago

I remember when they first switched it over, it was a jewelry store previously, and it was a nice “surprise and delight” sorta thing to come across. Then it just kept getting more and more popular and they didn’t adjust the operation to handle it properly. Might be better if they go to virtual walk up list? It’s third party so that probably complicates things. Outside is just as bad now with the constant F&W booth, new margarita stand, as well as the expanded lakefront restaurant taking up more space on the promenade. If it were me I’d make tequila cave go to VQ, remove two of the merch stalls, reopen the merch hut outside, move the band to the area where Donald greets and either remove Donald or put him where the band currently plays. I’d also move kidcot up to the lobby area or put it in the reopened outside merch kiosk.

aladdin200717 hours ago

That never should have been crammed in there like that,,,,they really don't think first anymore.

James Alucobond1 day ago

They've already confirmed the rings in the pavement will light up.

Cmdr_Crimson1 day ago

So, Epcot will have a "Eye catching" look..It looks too much like Sauron.. Now, if the centerpiece is all fiberoptics in the ground and lights up at night that would be impressive..But it really should use the center as a water feature..

castlecake2.01 day ago

Thoughts from day at Epcot today: This construction cannot be finished soon enough, the guest flow in the front of the park is miserable. World Showcase has been getting lots of paint, is looking good and fresh. Mexico guest flow is the worst area of the park. The tequila cave is too popular for its own good and something needs to be done to fix the crowding inside. It was dangerous levels today

networkpro1 day ago

Living with the beige is the next pavilion over, it has way too much of it.

James Alucobond1 day ago

Alternate thought: Restore the old colors to the mural, but leave the Nemo characters at the front entrance. Move the original sun on the horizon down to where Coral Reef Restaurant is to bring more attention to it.

Animaniac93-981 day ago

Looks so much better than the blue.