Crews Prepare to Repaint Hotel du Canada Façade in EPCOT

Shannen Ace

Crews Prepare to Repaint Hotel du Canada Façade in EPCOT

Last month, scaffolding went up around the Hotel du Canada façade in the Canada Pavilion of EPCOT for a refurbishment. Since our last construction update, more scaffolding has been erected around the roof of the building as crews prepare to repaint the façade.

Canada Pavilion Refurbishment

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The scaffolding now completely goes over the pyramid roof of Hotel du Canada.

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Scrim is wrapped around the lower section of the scaffolding. Upon closer inspection, we can see blue painters tape around the edges of the windows, indicating the faux stone exterior will be refreshed.

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The hotel is above Le Cellier Steakhouse and construction walls are up at the restaurant’s entrance, though it remains open.

Disney describes Hotel du Canada as follows:

Your journey “north” to the Canada pavilion includes a spectacular tribute to the nation’s natural wonders, such as the majestic Rocky Mountains, a 30-foot waterfall, and beautifully landscaped grounds that are inspired by Victoria’s Butchart Gardens. But you simply can’t miss one of the more striking man-made landmarks in the pavilion: the Hotel du Canada, inspired by the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. The hotel was commissioned by railroad magnate Charles Melville Hays, who was extending his Grand Trunk Pacific Railway west, and envisioned several deluxe hotels along the route. The hotel was impeccably furnished within and boasted a façade that featured Italian marble, Indiana limestone, and a copper roof. One hundred and five years after its grand opening, the Chateau Laurier is still welcoming guests to this day.

EPCOT Construction

EPCOT has gained a reputation as a large construction zone in the past few years as the entire park is revamped. Future World was split into three neighborhoods: World Nature, World Celebration, and World Discovery. World Showcase is the fourth neighborhood.

A new vanilla milkshake is available at Connections Eatery in EPCOT.

The center of the park, World Celebration, is where most construction has been concentrated. Electric Umbrella was closed and gutted to become Connections Eatery and Café (Starbucks). MouseGear, the park’s major gift shop, was completely reimagined to become Creations ShopClub Cool also moved to a new location.

Nearly everything behind Spaceship Earth, including Innoventions, was torn down to create a new garden space, CommuniCore Hall, CommuniCore Plaza, and Dreamers Point.

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In World Nature (but taking up some of the World Celebration space), Journey of Water Inspired by “Moana” is under construction. The new walkthrough attraction is near complete and Walt Disney Imagineering has been conducting tests with Cast Members.

Have you been noticing these construction projects around EPCOT? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Shannen Michaelsen

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shannen@wdwnt.com.