PHOTOS: MouseGear & Centorium Expansion Building Completely Demolished as Massive Remodeling Project Continues at EPCOT

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MouseGear, EPCOT’s premier retail store, closed back in early January. Since then, demolition on its interior has moved quickly, clearing the entire space for its intensive remodeling. Now, it seems demolition has moved on to the building’s exterior, as the circular building that made up one of the store’s entrances was being torn down (starting yesterday). Today, the extension of the old MouseGear building is completely gone.

The entire circular building addition (it was added during the 1986 expansion of the former Centorium store) was dismantled and demolished in order to restore the original CommuniCore/Innoventions East building to its former state in some ways. While MouseGear is set to reopen in this same space, no official opening date has been given.

We’ve seen concept art for the new MouseGear location, so we expect some big changes to take place in this area. Be sure to keep following for more updates on this and even more construction around EPCOT and the rest of Walt Disney World.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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