We have been tracking the construction progress on the years-long overhaul of EPCOT at Walt Disney World. During recent visits to the park, we’ve seen a few notable changes to some of the areas we regularly inspect for changes, including CommuniCore Hall, the Canada Pavilion, and more. Let’s take a look!
Construction Progress on CommuniCore Hall
As Communicore Hall creeps closer to completion, we saw the Spaceship Earth-Inspired paneling on the exterior of the building coming together.
Workers initially installed the first panels in October, but this is a significant amount of construction progress from that first check-in.
Though not all the panels have been have been installed, the effect is clearly visible with the parts that have been installed.
Hotel du Canada Repainting Progress
We’ve checked in a few times on the repainting project at Hotel du Canada, the building that sits above the Le Cellier restaurant in the Canada Pavilion.
We’ve seen the hotel’s initial flat white primer get painted a flat grey, and now specific bricks have been painted darker and lighter to create some depth and realism to the faux bricks.
The roof’s patina has received more detailed painting, as well.
The repainting process began this past summer. Some of this area, including this railing and the archway in the lower middle of the image, still has the former paint colors from earlier this year.
A scrim and some temporary walls around the entrance to Le Cellier protect guests entering the restaurant, which is open throughout the repainting project.
New Trees Planted Along Temporary Wall Borders
We’ve been tracking the receding temporary walls at EPCOT, and it appears that part of this process has included planting trees along these temporary boundaries.
The temporary boundaries have been set next to the more permanent foliage locations, so these trees have been installed without moving the walls.
The large, mature trees are interspersed with lights installed in the ground.
On the other side of the temporary walls, these black metal structures have gone vertical.
The tall metal structure is difficult to see through the trees, and we’re not sure what they are.
Former Playground Area Construction Progress
Behind Journey into Imagination with Figment, a playground used to reside in this area; we’ve seen some early construction progress, but more headway has recently changed the landscape.
The ground has been leveled throughout the area, and a large mound of dirt is still present.
A foundation has been bricked in, and concrete has been poured here.
Large pallets of cinder blocks remain staged along the temporary walls.
Are you looking forward to EPCOT’s construction projects inching closer to completion? Let us know in the comments which section you’re most looking forward to enjoying.