Construction has been underway at Epcot’s International Gateway for some time now, as part of a larger project across property to improve all the park entrances. Along with the Epcot Disney Skyliner station right next door, this area feels like it’s been behind walls forever. Luckily, it looks like they’re making good progress since our last update.
The old ticket booths and entrance awnings were removed back at the beginning of the summer. Since then, this area has been behind walls, but it finally appears construction is progressing, with steel beams erected on top of the square concrete foundation bases that had been laid earlier this week.
You can see that some new concrete has been put down in the area. We’re expecting new security checkpoints and turnstiles between here and the park. If you look closely, these structures make up two rows, presumably one for each security screening and for turnstiles.
This project is being worked on side-by-side with the Epcot Skyliner Station project, with the Skyliner set to open in September. This new International Gateway entrance project doesn’t have an official opening date, but we suspect it will open either simultaneously with the Skyliner or shortly after.