PHOTOS - A look at the continuing demolition work on EPCOT's central spine

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EPCOT Future World Electric Umbrella demolition - September 23 2020

Work is continuing on demolition at the former Electric Umbrella in EPCOT's Future World along with parts of the Mouse Gear store.

The front of the Electric Umbrella is completely gone, leaving a clear view of the back wall still complete with the sign over the top of the registers.

At Mouse Gear, a handful of workers are slowly removing parts of the structure with metal cutting torches. Although work is continuing, it is moving at a much slower pace than before the shutdown in March.

The remaining half of Innoventions West remains largely as it was, although there are sounds of work inside and the site of the demolished half.

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Article Posted: Sep 28, 2020 / 9:49am ET
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trainplane32 days ago

Possible temporary light rig? Maybe for SSE?

Horizons13 days ago

This all day.

lazyboy97o3 days ago

That would have been possible with the CommuniCore buildings.

zengoth3 days ago

Despite all the downsides to the building, it would still be nice to have somewhere to go in Epcot for a 2nd or even 3rd story view (that’s not moving)

DreamfinderGuy3 days ago

I feel obligated to like this post.

nickys3 days ago

Those pictures of the concept art make it look like a really cool structure. For somewhere else.

trainplane33 days ago

While there are many reasons I don't like it, I'd hope it gets put into the Archives. It's still a neat looking building, just wasn't a good fit for the middle of the park.

Horizons13 days ago

I hope it went into the dumpster where it belongs.

IMDREW3 days ago

Very good look at the canceled Egg.

DreamfinderGuy7 days ago

Well, with Innoventions West they don't quite have to worry about that.

lazyboy97o8 days ago

Aside from protecting the tunnels below, you have to be more careful the more you want to recycle.

trainplane38 days ago

Not construction smart but there's tunnels directly underneath. They probably can't risk knocking down sections and damaging those areas underneath.

kurtk8 days ago

Is there anyone in the construction industry that knows why they seem to be doing such a careful demolition? I would have thought they could have taken down Innoventions West much faster but they seemed to do it very slowly.

trainplane38 days ago

Eeeehh it's more like they put the poop jokes in there to appease that one crowd. Season 2 had a hefty reduction in those jokes luckily. Still more positive then the depressing, screwed up, sad "future" of Disco and Picard. Not going to derail this thread anymore.