A look at the concrete work underway beneath Spaceship Earth alongside 'Pin Traders and Camera Center'

Apr 30, 2021 in "Pin Traders and Camera Center"

Posted: Friday April 30, 2021 10:44am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The area around 'Pin Traders and Camera Center' beneath EPCOT'S Spaceship Earth is currently closed off for replacement of the old pink-colored concrete.

The closure of the area, including the Pin Traders and Camera Center store began Monday April 19 2021, and is planned to continue into early May.

Walls have been up in the center area as work continues on continuing the new concrete design from the main entrance area into the area beneath Spaceship Earth. The eastern side has already been completed.

During the work, Pin Trading merchandise is moving to Gateway Gifts directly opposite, and PhotoPass will move to the Stroller rental area near to Gateway Gifts.

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mnelson33 days ago

Might this “soft open” with Harmonious on the 29th?

SoFloMagic5 days ago

Yeah, with a theme song 🤮

mnelson35 days ago

Will there be some type of lighting ceremony each night?

MisterPenguin5 days ago

I'm sure there will indeed be some subtle twinkling. But I'm also sure there will be very bright and animated shows popping up at regular intervals.

britain5 days ago

And this is sort of giving me these vibes...

britain5 days ago

I mean, I guess this matches, but I thought that concept art was showing 2 bright lights and lots of dimmer lights across the flood-lit sphere. Oh well, it's probably fine. There are far worse things at WDW.

brb10065 days ago

Or it could be the video quality, Twitter's video quality is odd at times. Maybe it will look better on Youtube.

Disney Analyst5 days ago

Let me find your glasses for you… cause we must be seeing two very different things. This looks spectacular 😍

britain5 days ago

I was hoping for more subtle twinkling. This stuff is going to age pretty quickly. It already feels like a low resolution Jumbotron.

FigmentFan826 days ago

Engage lava lamp mode!! Lol. The testing they're doing def shows some really cool capabilities of these lights. Can't wait to see some of the

trainplane36 days ago

They were always static white up until this year. With the rest of the entrance, they were upgraded to do all sorts of nice color stuff. Even the lighting at the restrooms were upgraded. Everything is now full RGB. Default seems to be green on the right (World Nature), red on the left (World Discovery) but it'll also rest at blue with a nice "swooping" effect going on. Crap quality but you can see the transition happening on the right:

CntrlFlPete6 days ago

have the red/green/blue/white lights been always been running around the entrance area? was walking out of Epcot the other day and was just surprised at how they were flashing, changing color often, changing the speed in which they moved around the park--I thought when they were going to do something like this at the people mover they ended up just leaving it set on one color.

MisterPenguin6 days ago

And more testing..

DCBaker6 days ago