More than a year after they closed for refurbishment, the restrooms in World Nature behind the site of CommuniCore Hall are seemingly preparing to reopen as most of the walls are down around the area.
World Nature Restrooms at EPCOT
While planters still surround the restrooms’ entrance area, the more permanent construction walls surrounding the site were down on our last visit to EPCOT. These restrooms closed in April 2022 to accommodate the construction of the central area of EPCOT including CommuniCore Hall and the Journey of Water inspired by “Moana.” Given that we saw the spaces had essentially been gutted around May of last year, we expect the restrooms to have received a full refurbishment.
Walls surrounding the rest of the site remain up as construction progresses on CommuniCore Hall, which is set to open later this year.
The restrooms are right behind the construction site for CommuniCore Hall in World Celebration, and are near The Land and the Imagination pavilions. For about a year, guests have been directed to Spaceship Earth and the Imagination pavilions for nearby restrooms.
While it’s still unknown when Disney will reopen these restrooms, we expect it won’t be too long before guests in World Nature can stop by when nature calls.
Let us know if you’ll be glad to see these restrooms open again in the comments below.
CommuniCore Hall Construction
Previously, yellow sheathing was seen added to the exterior of the complex, and now almost completely ensconces the entire perimeter.
This area behind Spaceship Earth (previously utilized for CommuniCore and Innoventions) is the last large park space still closed off, and it is also intended to be the primary themed walking grounds for World Celebration. Workers can be seen traversing the scaffolding and finalizing the foundational elements of the structure.
When World Celebration is complete, it will serve as primary hub for the entire park, with new nighttime lights, exhibition spaces, music venues and room for food kiosks intended to expand festival opportunities at EPCOT and promote an ethos of community. This will all be split between CommuniCore Hall, a flexible indoor space, and CommuniCore Plaza — an outdoor event space. A new Mickey & Friends character meet-and-greet is also set to debut.
This corner of the building is the last to show the metal framework underneath.
Wall insulation is also being installed; this entire face is fully covered.
The official Disney Parks Blog offers an overview of this entire area’s atmosphere once finished:
World Celebration will offer a beautiful hub divided into several different gardens, with a central planter based on the five-ring EPCOT logo. Filled with ample seating and shade, you’ll be invited to connect with one another and the nature around you in this lush new area. Each of these gardens will have their own identities, and they’ll change along with the festivals throughout the year.
A new statue will also be installed in an area known as Dreamers Point, with Walt Disney resting upon some steps and gazing upon the final idea he conceived and began developing before his passing.