A look at the concrete work progress beneath Spaceship Earth at EPCOT

May 14, 2021 in "Pin Traders and Camera Center"

Concrete work in-front of Pin Traders and Camera Center - May 14 2021
Posted: Friday May 14, 2021 11:32am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The new concrete design at the EPCOT main entrance is now nearing completion beneath Spaceship Earth.

Pin Traders and Camera Center has now reopened with the work complete in-front of the store. The new design replaces the original pink colored concrete.

A construction wall remains in place in the area with the high reach lift for the Spaceship Earth 'Points of Light' installation still in position.

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Rich Brownn7 days ago

Which is weird because when I worked monorails (1975-1976) the monorails would close during thunderstorms. Train even got hit once approaching TTC and blew the beacon off the roof.

Goofyernmost7 days ago

For just a few million handed over to Disney on a yearly basis might just make your dream come true. The ball is you court now.

James Alucobond8 days ago

Permanent World Showplace in the middle with two lead-up islands for Oceania and the Caribbean is my dream scenario. World Showplace would become the centerpiece for the firework display and space on the two islands could be sold as premium viewing, eliminating the need for the table. Current World Showplace would be blown up for a Greece pavilion.

castlecake2.08 days ago

I was thinking something like this too, if they really wanted to they could get creative with landscaping to block most of these things, like some landscaped islands, or built up berms behind the countries, sorta like how they’re blocking the view of the new Star Wars hotel. But backside of france has shown us they don’t really care, until enough guests complaints make them care.

SpectroMickey858 days ago

Sorry to go off topic from what you all were discussing haha. Might Epcot be getting a new Toll Booth? Oh, and transportation wise I vote for something that connects to Animal Kingdom. Coronado Springs needs a connection to something to haha.

sedati8 days ago

Actually, all they need to do is add some more islands or even little island nations that we could visit. Positioned correctly they could block out sightlines of distant monstrosities such as the hotels or Guardians. This was more in line with the original layout plan, and would also offer more than a single pathway 'round the lagoon.

Admiral018 days ago

All we need to do is have WDI do a bunch of rock work over the two hotel buildings to make them look like mountains, leave a little of the top of the Dolphin exposed, repaint that as a Swiss ski chalet, and bam - problem solved. Two big hotel mountains in the background instead of Michael Graves’ monstrosities.

marni19718 days ago

It was always a post Skyliner project.

HauntedPirate8 days ago

You, vague? That's so unusual... 😂 :hilarious: Any idea if they are at least entertaining an east/west connector at this point, or did that die with the final price tag of the Skyliner and/or Covid?

marni19718 days ago

The thingy. Definitely not a cable car. They don’t snake.

G00fyDad8 days ago

Rickshaws.

MisterPenguin8 days ago

Skyliner or the thing on its own right-of-way?

marni19718 days ago

East west across property from Springs to DHS via Epcot and later DAK.

castlecake2.08 days ago

I’ll have to dig when I have time. What was this connector going to be though? Also to keep this on topic I’m anxiously waiting for The Zach to post something about brining palm trees back to replace the ugly mismatched trees, but my hopes are fading.