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PHOTOS: Innoventions Demolition Fully Exposed at EPCOT with Even More Walls and Tarps Removed

When we last checked in on demolition at EPCOT, it was clear the old Innoventions West building was almost completely gutted. Meanwhile, refurbishment continues inside the Innoventions East and Electric Umbrella building, which is the future location of Starbucks and a new restaurant.

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The interior of Innoventions East has been stripped down to the bare supports.

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We can see straight through the Mouse Gear building, which is currently also being refurbished to give the store more windows for an open-air feel.

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A contractor on a lift was working on the interior ceiling of the building.

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Portions of the roof overhang will need to be fixed before construction is complete.

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The walls have been removed from this section of Innoventions West.

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We can now see all the way through the gutted building.

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This temporary, T-shaped metal structure has been outfitted with lights, to shine on the adjacent Spaceship Earth now that the lights on the Innoventions building are out of commission.

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Portions of the roof overhang have also been removed.

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Several black tarps, which previously blocked demolition from view, have been removed from this end of Innoventions West.

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From this angle, it’s clear just how many walls have been removed from the building, leaving only support pillars.

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Refurbishment of Mouse Gear is largely blocked from view by the construction workers’ break room tents.

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Eventually, this section of the park will be the World Celebration neighborhood. A Festival Center may no longer be in the works, but EPCOT promises a new “festival area.” 

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, in which the Innoventions West building has been completely removed and replaced with a garden area and the Journey of Water “Moana” walkthrough attraction.

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