New bypass walkway now open in Epcot's Future World

Dec 31, 2019 in "EPCOT"

Epcot has opened a new walkway in Future World to help guests bypass the construction work taking place in the center of the park.

The walkway begins on the western side the main entrance (camera center side), travels behind the restrooms, and exits alongside the Coral Reef restaurant following the monorail beam.

This new path will be the preferred route to get to The Seas, The Land, and Imagination pavilions.

A similar bypass will also be used on the eastern side of the park.

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Article Posted: Dec 31, 2019 / 1:03pm ET
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rmwebs1 day ago

I really hope they’ve fixed the sewage issues in there before they consider a restaurant. The place used to smell something terrible by mid day!

Skipper Dan1 day ago

*cough*zAcK*COUGH*

IMDREW1 day ago

So the new mousegear and perhaps the new electric umbrella are still slated to open this year. What would that look like? Would they finish part of world celebration around it? Or are we really looking at only the buildings so they can reopen with construction walls all around them?

lazyboy97o1 day ago

It’s interesting until you get to that massive rectangular core that completely contradicts everything else.

mandstaft1 day ago

For what it is, I like the festival center. It's at least different and better than several more food booths in its place.

marni19712 days ago

By far. The “three level festival centre“ tag is a load of old tosh too. An empty ground level. A small middle floor. And an “exclusive“ bar on the roof. Idiots. This and the lagoon are two of the biggest mistakes in theme park planning since the wannabes graduated.

marni19712 days ago

The original plan was to have a matching, revitalised west building until someone got an agenda going.

hpyhnt 10002 days ago

Eh, even if the festival building had happened as planned, there was still going to be a lot of empty walkway and grass where there once was indoor guest space and exhibits. Plus, hasn’t it been said the proposed building would have less useable floor space than the buildings it replaced? And the Moana area isn’t worth demolishing a perfectly good building in my opinion; should’ve stuck that between The Seas and The Land where it made more sense. Still, pandemic or no pandemic, point is the makeover of East is on track to be done this year(?), open for guests and generating revenue at a fraction of the cost compared to West, which is still years away from completion to maybe get us a less practical building at a much higher cost.

Horizons12 days ago

What makes it so hard to believe? Look at how they’ve dismantled what was one of the most unique theme parks in the world, just to make it more bland. I’m sorry, I meant more “Disney”.

Figments Friend2 days ago

That would be......fitting. Still can't beleive they are trashing it. Idiots..... -

SplashZander2 days ago

For my own curiosity, http://www.strawpoll.me/42454798

MisterPenguin2 days ago

Well, yeah. The original plan was for them to turn around and see a futuristic three-tiered festival building, not an open plain of booths. But, you know, a worldwide pandemic happened. Incidentally, an insider has said that the 3-tier festbuilding is back in the mix as a possibility. Thus the open field of booths rather than a plain building done on the cheap to leave their options open.

hpyhnt 10002 days ago

I suspect a lot of folks, after seeing the Communicore East buildings (finally) cleaned up and modernized, are going to turn around and look at the still empty field that was the western half and maybe (finally) realize demolishing that side wasn't such a great idea after all.

aladdin20072 days ago

maybe? but I worry its going to be no different than town center at disney springs.