PHOTOS - Latest construction wall changes in Epcot's Future World

Jan 31, 2020 in "EPCOT"

Epcot Future World East Construction Walls - January 2020
Posted: Friday January 31, 2020 11:09am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

As January comes to an end, here is quick rundown of the latest changes to the construction wall maze in Epcot's Future World.

The central core of Future World is now effectively an island and walled off from all sides. 

It is no longer possible to walk straight through the center of the park alongside Mouse Gear.

Approaching from World Showcase, the construction wall has been moved forward to seal off the area.

Over at Future World East, the walkway to Guardians of the Galaxy has reopened.

Guests can now get a good look at the new paint scheme on the former Energy pavilion building that will now serve as much of the queue and boarding area for the new coaster.

More walls block off access to the former Wonders building, which is now being converted into the new Play pavilion.

At the other side of Future World East, the walkway across from the breezeway exit, past the playground and to the center of the park has reopened.

The restrooms along the walkway remain closed however.

The next phase of changes should see the walkway open by Gateway Gifts and Guest Relations leading to Future World East.

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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.

lazyboy97o10 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.