Construction will pretty much be a constant in Epcot for the next few years. One of the current projects is preparations for the new nighttime show that will replace Illuminations: Reflections of Earth in World Showcase Lagoon. Here are a few updates on that ongoing construction work since we last told you about it.
This crane has been here for quite a while now. I have yet to see it actually do anything, but I’m sure it’s there for a reason. The island it’s situated next to doesn’t appear to have had much work done to it yet.
It makes quite an impression from China. It’s all I ever notice when I walk by.
The most interesting thing so far is this cinder block structure that went up within the last few weeks. They just painted it “go-away green” the other day, to try and make it blend into the grass.
There’s a lot of work going on around the building as well. Dirt is being moved, poles are being buried in the ground, et cetera.
They also had a barge parked here with very large spools of wire. Electrical work, possibly?
From one angle, you can see inside the structure itself. It’s only about 3/4ths closed off, with one side left wide open. Inside, next to the workers, you can see large electrical boxes. This looks like it will be a big part of the electrical components of the new show.
I also saw these workers way out in the middle of the lagoon on this tiny concrete block.
That’s what’s new so far. We’ll keep you updated as the World Showcase Lagoon continues to evolve.