PHOTOS: Electric Umbrella Interior Demolition Progressing Rapidly at EPCOT in Preparation for New Starbucks and Counter Service Restaurant

We’ve been watching the Electric Umbrella get demolished this month, starting with the removal of the restaurant’s canopy. Demolition has also been visible inside of the old building.


The exterior wall of the second floor of Electric Umbrella is now gone and we can see the interior railings.


Tables attached to the ground are also still visible.


On the other side of the building, there’s plenty of construction happening, with a giant pile of dirt sitting in the center of what will be the World Celebration neighborhood.


From this side, we can see a stretch of exposed wood inside the building.


Some umbrellas and the restaurant’s name are still visible on the back wall.


Construction vehicles are present to the right, where walls have been knocked down.


This area will eventually be home to EPCOT’s new Starbucks location and a different quick-service restaurant. This will use the whole building, so the temporary MouseGear location will need to close at some point to facilitate this.

The demolition of Electric Umbrella is part of a major overhaul of EPCOT, which will split the park into four neighborhoods. However, there are rumors that the World Celebration Festival Center has been canceled.

How do you feel about the transformation of EPCOT? Let us know in the comments.

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1 year ago

EPCOT has become a disaster. Tearing down so many buildings with plans of rebuilding something new, but Covid wiped out all revenue, so now nothing is being built. I don’t put all the blame on Disney because no one could have seen what 2020 was to bring, but they could have saved the Electric Umbrella, at least. Tearing it down for a Starbucks and a quick service? SMH.

Last edited 1 year ago by Wesley