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PHOTOS: More Paneling Removed From Innoventions East Roof as Construction Continues in EPCOT

The center of EPCOT is being revamped into a new World Celebration neighborhood, where guests will be able to shop and dine at what was once Mouse Gear and Innoventions East. We’ve been checking in on construction every week to see what progress is being made.

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More paneling has been removed from this section of the roof overhang directly behind Spaceship Earth.

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Inside the future site of a new quick-service restaurant, fixtures that mimic the old CommuniCore skylight tubes are taking shape.

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We can see what the tubes will look like in their final form in this concept art.

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Overhang paneling is also being removed from the exterior of Creations Shop.

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Metal bars can be seen in some areas, including the site of Club Cool, where a lower ceiling is being installed.

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In addition to a quick service restaurant, Starbucks will also be relocated to this building.

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Scaffolding covers much of the building’s exterior.

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Since pavement was completed at the new popcorn stand, groundwork has continued.

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There are two wood box structures now in place, and poles throughout.

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Where Innoventions West once stood, we haven’t been seeing activity. This is where Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, will eventually live, but it is currently just pavement and dirt.

Keep checking WDWNT for more updates from EPCOT.

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