New pathways are popping up all over EPCOT. One we’ve kept a close eye on is the brand-new Innoventions East pathway (located behind the original MouseGear). On New Year’s Eve, we published a peek of the walkway. Today, we saw a portion of it is now open to guests. Let’s see where we can go!
The temporary hedges we reported on are now removed, and we now have a clearer view of what’s in the distance. This kind cast member in yellow and white was there to let guests know the path is not quite complete.
A row of new lights lines the walkway, which will create a futuristic glow to the path at night.
EPCOT’s Future World is transforming into World Discovery right before our eyes. We’re glad to see Disney Imagineers taking this opportunity to improve the park’s traffic flow — especially with all the new guests expected to visit in the coming years.
On the path, we can see the Green Landing Playground in the distance to the left.
Darn! We’ve hit a dead-end; the path stops at the playground today.
While we’re here, let’s go explore the playground to see if we can get any other views of the upcoming path.
The new walkway is just behind the green scrims; the two photos just above and below show angles of the path facing out from the playground.
You can see the vertical lights mentioned earlier peeking out.
While we’re here, we’ll take a moment to take in the silence…
Ok, time to go back to reality. Here’s a look at the path going back toward Innoventions East.
You can see the ruins of the Innoventions/CommuniCore West structure in the mid-left of this photo.
And here we are back at Innoventions East!
You may remember us telling you there is an entrance to pathway at the original MouseGear, but it’s closed today along with the rest of the path.
This new pathway already offers beautiful views of the park, and we hope to see it effectively direct EPCOT traffic flow. Do you think the pathway is a much-needed addition to the new EPCOT?