PHOTOS: New Security Screening Structure and Entrance Walkway Nearing Completion at EPCOT

At this point, it seems like EPCOT is just one big construction site. Major ongoing projects include bypass walkways and new attractions, such as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France pavilion expansion and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

But guests don’t even have to be in the park to get their first glimpse of the distinct green construction walls. Work is underway at EPCOT’s front entrance to enhance the guest arrival experience, so let’s take a look!

The new security structure’s frame is almost complete, with only a few pieces missing in the roofline.

Short retaining walls have been built around the structure.

The missing steel pieces from the roofline lay on the ground beside the structure, ready to be put in place by the equipment onsite.

At the end of the structure is a wooden framed-out area with some pipework.

In front of the security structure, the area has small retaining walls marking the outline where concrete will be poured.

Behind the structure, sections of existing concrete has been removed.

Toward the parking lot, there’s an array of building supplies being stored.

After lots of excavation, it seems this area has been filled back in with dirt after being leveled.

We hope that this new security screening area will expedite guests’ arrival at EPCOT. Anything to get us into the park and to all of the food faster!

All four Walt Disney World parks are currently receiving arrival enhancements in preparation for the resort’s 50th anniversary. Check WDW News Today for construction updates on all of the projects happening around the parks.