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
The scaffolding now completely goes over the pyramid roof of Hotel du Canada.
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.
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 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.
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 Shop. Club Cool also moved to a new location.
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.