PHOTOS: Construction Continues on New MouseGear, Club Cool, and More at EPCOT

Shannen Ace

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PHOTOS: Construction Continues on New MouseGear, Club Cool, and More at EPCOT

Shannen Ace

mouse-gear-01-31-62

PHOTOS: Construction Continues on New MouseGear, Club Cool, and More at EPCOT

We’ve come a long way and still have a long way to go with the refurbishment and construction of EPCOT’s new World Celebration neighborhood. Once complete, the neighborhood will house Starbucks, Club Cool, a new quick-service restaurant, and the refurbished Mouse Gear.

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Windows and additional structural supports are being installed around Mouse Gear’s building.

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The supports jut out at an angle from the building’s overhang.

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There are chunks of the overhang missing and broken, so it will need to receive a remodel before construction is complete.

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The gap in the windows will be one of the entrances to MouseGear.

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Inside MouseGear, we’ve seen several of these round structures in the ceiling take shape.

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Some of them have been completely enclosed to create tubes (reminiscent of the old Communicore skylights).

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Mouse Gear is being refurbished to have a more streamlined, open appearance and it’s not clear what these tubes will look like when the refurbishment is complete.

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Firewall has been installed on the exterior wall of the adjacent Club Cool location.

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Club Cool was previously across the courtyard from Mouse Gear, but it will now occupy an area that previously housed FastPass+ kiosks.

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More steel supports surround the Electric Umbrella and Innoventions East building.

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For now, this building remains almost entirely open, with no windows or walls yet installed.

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Below is the original concept art of World Celebration.

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We don’t know exactly how much plans have changed due to COVID-19 delays, but the area will still look approximately like the concept art, with Mouse Gear to the left and Journey of Water to the right.

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