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PHOTOS: Demolition Continues on Innoventions West at EPCOT

Soon, EPCOT’s central hub will be known as the World Celebration neighborhood, but for now it is a large construction site. We’re checking in on Innoventions East’s ongoing refurbishment and Innoventions West’s demolition to see what progress has been made.

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Work continues on the old Innoventions East building and Mouse Gear. Construction workers were working on the front of the Mouse Gear, which is being refurbished.

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While support structures are in place inside Innoventions East, there are not many major updates to the building yet.

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There is a green structure visible in the center.

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Workers in a high reach have been present during our last couple visits, apparently doing something on the ceiling.

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Though only part of the roof overhang has been removed, more will come down eventually. It is already looking pretty worn from the nearby work.

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As we noted a week ago, the former Art of Disney building at Innoventions West has been completely gutted.

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One window remains in place to the left.

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Portions of the roof have been removed.

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We’ve seen quick work on this portion of Innoventions West, with the removal of walls and the roof overhang.

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A remnant of the wall paneling remains around one support pillar.

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This metal structure is for lighting Spaceship Earth, as the former lighting unit at the top of Innoventions West is no longer in use.

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We can also see through this building to where some wall paneling remains on the other side.

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Once Innoventions West is completely demolished, construction on the Journey of Water Moana attraction will begin.

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More roofing has been removed from edge of this section.

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From this angle, we can see how most of the building is now just bare bones.

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EPCOT World Celebration concept art

Though it’s hard to know how plans have changed due to COVID-19, above is the original concept art for World Celebration, with Journey of Water on the right and the refurbished Innoventions East building on the left.

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