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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Sirwalterraleigh9 hours ago

Almost like a couple of nitwits had not clue what they were doing and started throwing “ideas” at it like noodles against the wall? The greatest/most unique park ever created and now retired to history

zarpman9 hours ago

All this talk about the naming conventions, yet no one batted an eye when New Orleans Square broke that mold at Disneyland in the 60s. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

vikescaper9 hours ago

At least there is some demarcation between World Celebration and World Discovery with the former CommuniCore/Innoventions East/Creations Shop/whatever we are calling that building now.

lazyboy97o9 hours ago

It’s not just when you’re in the lands. In the best designed parks if you were to look at an unlabeled map you could figure out general sense where one land starts and another ends. There was a spatial organization to the lands and parks that contributed to the sense of place and immersion.

Clamman7310 hours ago

Don’t forget the bathrooms are also color coded in case you’re lost. Lol

chriswacy10 hours ago

It just feels weird to split it into three areas without some demarcation noting which of those areas you're in (other than the trash can colors). In most other parks it's apparent which "Land" you're in, I'm not sure people are going to have the same reaction going between these three new ones as they would going between Future World/World Showcase where it's apparent you're entering a different area.

jpinkc12 hours ago

Yes thats the Disney Cancelation plan didnt you read the fine print. Until they get more money from a new Magical Source its on hold indefinitely

Sirwalterraleigh13 hours ago

Sorry… “Dragging their feet deliberately during construction and then letting things sit once finished”

jpinkc13 hours ago

I thought in the Current Disney translation guide "delay or holding off" was Bean speak for canceled

Sirwalterraleigh13 hours ago

Sorry…I thought that was a joke… boy…nothing worse than a trillion dollar penny pinching conglomerate

Clamman7313 hours ago

“a newly reimagined festival area that will be home to ever-changing events in a unique new environment.”

Sirwalterraleigh13 hours ago

Cancelled doesn’t bother me…delays and holding off really $&!:es me off I might have missed this…did they cancel the jetson’s lounge?

Sirwalterraleigh13 hours ago

The zenith

Animaniac93-9813 hours ago

They can call it whatever they want, it will always be EPCOT '94.