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PHOTOS: Demolition Continues on Innoventions East and West for Upcoming World Celebration Neighborhood at EPCOT

We’ve been watching the central buildings of EPCOT’s Future World being demolished for well over a year. When this area is completed, it will be the World Celebration neighborhood, but for now, it is a giant construction site.

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Next to the temporary Mouse Gear location, we can see inside the old Electric Umbrella building and breezeway.

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It looked like workers were welding, so they had a fire retardant blanket up to catch sparks.

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Mouse Gear’s permanent home closed for refurbishment in January, and we’ve seen several iconic pieces of the store removed since then, including the rotating Mickey Mouse hand and gear wall.

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Several construction workers were checking something on the Mouse Gear roof.

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On the other side of the temporary Mouse Gear is the remains of Innoventions East.

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The interior supports and wall are exposed.

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The roof overhang has seen better days, with one large dent in the yellow section. From here, we can also look straight through the building all the way to Mouse Gear construction on the other side.

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As we’ve seen before, portions of the roof overhang have been removed. This was also where the Electric Umbrella canopy once was.

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The inside of the permanent Mouse Gear is dark. Before the remodel began, the building was surrounded in walls with very few windows. The new concept has many more windows that will open up the space.

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Across Future World, the Innoventions West facade continues to be destroyed.

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There’s plenty of exposed pipes and ducts.

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A large portion of the roof overhang has been removed.

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There are several holes in the walls and we can see right through to the other side.

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This side of Innoventions West remains covered in black tarp.

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Green wall remains around some supports, but it looks like it is broken at the top of the far right support.

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From next to the lagoon, we can get another look at Innoventions East and the missing roof portion.

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Mouse Gear’s roof is the one that has remained the most intact.

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Both the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind show building and the future Play! Pavilion are visible over the roof.

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White tents block some of the view inside Electric Umbrella, but some construction equipment is visible.

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Innoventions East and Electric Umbrella will become the site of Starbucks (which currently has a temporary location) and a new quick-service restaurant.

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Keep checking WDWNT for updates on demolition and construction in EPCOT.

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Mike
Mike
9 months ago

Is anyone aware of the asbestos hazard on the metal beams during the demolition?