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PHOTOS: Electric Umbrella Roof Demolition Begins to Strip the Building Down to the Framework at EPCOT

Demolition of the Electric Umbrella is moving at a steady pace in EPCOT as the building prepares to become a new Starbucks location and new restaurant. Gone are the second floor and neon décor, and the roof and ceiling demolition has begun to strip the structure down to the framework.

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Right now, the majority of roof demolition seems to be focused on a patch closest to the pathway to Future World East, soon to be known as World Discovery.

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The framework is now completely exposed. The blue tarp that hung over the section has been removed, revealing the metal underneath.

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On the northern end of the building, construction equipment focuses on interior demolition.

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Most of the things we saw dangling from the ceiling last time have been removed, suggesting that most of the work now will concentrate on structural elements.

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On the right, we can see exposed beams from the refurbishment of Mouse Gear, which has temporarily relocated while work on the building continues.

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Sadly, the days of people-watching through the large windows have ended for now.

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While some construction has been delayed due to be not being designated as “priority projects,” it seems the destruction will continue for the foreseeable future.

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peter Mitros
peter Mitros
10 months ago

Can’t wait for our next trip in November, mask and all, if necessary, even though we think it is ALL BS, TOTALLY!