PHOTOS - Work slowly resumes on the demolition of the EPCOT central core

Aug 27, 2020 in "EPCOT"

EPCOT Future World core demolition - August 27 2020
Posted: Thursday August 27, 2020 11:58am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Demolition work appears to be back underway on the central core at EPCOT, although at a vastly reduced pace.

From spending some time around the area, most of the site appears to be inactive, but a handful of workers are present. Sounds can be heard inside some of the buildings, but it is difficult to isolate specific locations. Visually, workers can be seen using metal cutting torches on the upper areas of Mouse Gear.

The plans for the area remain uncertain, as Disney grapples with reopening the parks amid COVID-19 and balancing expenditure. Our most recent information suggests that the plans for the eastern side, which includes the former Mouse Gear, Electric Umbrella and Innoventions remain unchanged and will go ahead with new merchandise and food & beverage lcoations. However, the western side seems much more uncertain, with Disney already suggesting that the multi level festival building has been abandoned. The fate of the still standing Communicore building remains unclear.

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AdventureHasAName21 minutes ago

Downvote across the board. They are all worse than their predecessors.

Sirwalterraleigh1 hour ago

Cosmic rewind it good… It would be great if it was in studios ontop of launch bay Or better yet…on top of galactic abandoned line dancing warehouse

Sirwalterraleigh1 hour ago

Other than “journey to broken plumbing”?

TrainsOfDisney2 hours ago

The original had the day of the dead carousel in that location. I do think that is a good foundation of blending IP with the theme and spirit of Epcot - I wish that Remy was giving us a tour of France for example.

Centauri Space Station2 hours ago

GFT with real AAs, Frozen with less disjointed story and less random mish mash of mannequins, Test track, SSE and LWTL still pretty good, and Guardians

Centauri Space Station2 hours ago

It seems like they used logos for rides part of pavilions with multiple experiences, TT, SSE, MS are their own

HMF2 hours ago

I wish they didn't make that exhibit so out of the way and hard to find. Would have saved me a lot of grief during my senior trip in 2008.

TrainsOfDisney2 hours ago

Exactly. And the sunrise effect - oh man it was perfect. I wish I could have seen the original with the wave machine working! That scene was imagineering perfection. Nothing in cosmic rewind is as impressive as that scene. Not to mention you entered that scene by your theatre moving and separating!!! Trackless vehicles in the 80’s and yet we are supposed be impressed with rise and runaway

AdventureHasAName2 hours ago

Well, you're entitled to your opinion. But in my opinion, nothing compared to that original entry into the primeval world with all of the animatronics and the smells and the humidity - as a seven year old in 1983, it was incredible. And it enhanced the themeing of Future World because it was on-topic and not just an IP placement.

TrainsOfDisney2 hours ago

Yes and no. Both versions of Universe of Energy were very impressive attractions when they opened, were 100% on theme, and were pretty much the definition of Epcot. Cosmic Rewind is fun, but it’s not on theme and is somewhat lacking outside of the physical thrills, which are fun.

lazyboy97o3 hours ago

Disney’s track has been make it as expensive as possible.

MisterPenguin3 hours ago

My opinion is that Cosmic Rewind is vastly superior to what it replaced, and the version before that.

AdventureHasAName3 hours ago

There isn't an attraction in Epcot right now that is better than the the original attraction it replaced. None. The only one that is arguable is Soarin (if you consider it a replacement for Food Rocks - which it really isn't). Every other ride/attraction has gotten worse with each subsequent renovation.

TrainsOfDisney4 hours ago

one of the artists from the art festival could be there right now! And does anyone disagree that one of the performance artists like Trevor Carlton would be better than the encanto show?