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PHOTOS: Latest Progress on MouseGear, New Restaurants, and Moana – Journey of Water at EPCOT

We said goodbye to Innoventions West this week as the final remnants of the building were demolished. While Innoventions West was removed, work continued on Innoventions East and the site of the new MouseGear store. These large construction projects are part of a newly reimagined EPCOT and will make up the World Celebration neighborhood.


Excavation is taking place on the site of the former Innoventions West.


The area feels so empty, but we are excited for the new Journey of Water attraction to debut sometime in the future.


Over at the former Electric Umbrella, more work continues inside the building that will become the site of a new Starbucks location and quick-service restaurant.


The lighting “tubes” are taking shape. You can see what these will look like when completed in the art below


New walls and windows are added slowly but surely. The area now has a significant amount of framework inside.


Construction workers can be seen working on pieces of new metal framing and support structures towards the ceiling. The inside seems to have more walls going up as well, as we can no longer see all the way through to the back of the building like we could in January.


Glass walls are installed on the outside of the building which will allow ample natural light once the project is complete.


On the MouseGear side, work is progressing nicely.


Another look at the remnants of Innoventions West.


Construction workers are also working on the roof of the former Electric Umbrella restaurant and MouseGear store, while others continue on the glass installation down below.


Once complete, this entire area will be part of the new World Celebration neighborhood at EPCOT.

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Keep checking back here at WDWNT as we post more updates on the transformation of EPCOT.

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3 months ago

If that concept art is for Mouse Gears, I’m very disappointed. Looks like they removed any and all forms of whimsy – such as the actual gears from the displays. It’s as if somebody declared that they must get rid of any form of kinetic artwork. If it moves, then it might stop moving at some time. Thus requiring maintenance. So it has to go.

Last edited 3 months ago by Bill