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

Jan 31, 2020 in "EPCOT"

Epcot Future World East Construction Walls - January 2020

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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Article Posted: Jan 31, 2020 / 11:09am ET
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rmwebs4 days 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 Dan5 days ago

*cough*zAcK*COUGH*

IMDREW5 days 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?

lazyboy97o5 days ago

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

mandstaft5 days 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.

marni19715 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.

marni19715 days ago

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

hpyhnt 10005 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.

Horizons15 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 Friend6 days ago

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

SplashZander6 days ago

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

MisterPenguin6 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 10006 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.

aladdin20076 days ago

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