PHOTOS: Ocean Water Feature Closed at Journey of Water Inspired by ‘Moana’

People stand and walk under a large, decorative canopy at an outdoor setting with lush greenery and wooden terrain features. A sign board is posted in the center near the rocks.

An interactive water feature in the ocean section of Journey of Water Inspired by “Moana” at EPCOT is currently closed and blocked off. Journey of Water Inspired by “Moana” Rolling planters run in front of the interactive water feature, which is where guests jump up and down to send the water back up to the … Read more

PHOTOS: Most CommuniCore Hall Lights Illuminated at Night in EPCOT

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The lights of CommuniCore Hall were illuminated during the evening of Monday, May 13 at EPCOT. Disney has been testing lights on and off for the past few months, including dancing lights that will sync with Spaceship Earth shows, but this is the most fully lit we’ve seen the building. CommuniCore Hall Lights The lights … Read more

New Shingles Placed on Stave Church Gallery During Refurbishment in EPCOT

Stave Church Gallery, a quaint, Norse-style building with a sign that reads "Gods of Vikings" under a clear blue sky, surrounded by vibrant flowers and visitors.

Since the Stave Church Gallery refurbishment began in March, about half of the removed shingles have been replaced on the EPCOT building. Stave Church Gallery Refurbishment When we last shared an update, the first-floor roof on this side of the building was almost completely lacking shingles. There was just one new row on the right … Read more

Speakers Added to CommuniCore Stage, More Paths Outlined at Flex Space in EPCOT

Outdoor area with people walking, green trees, and a tall black barrier; modern building with angular structures in the background.

We’re a month away from the opening of CommuniCore Hall and Plaza in EPCOT. Construction of the venue is near completion, with the exterior looking done. CommuniCore Hall & Plaza We spotted two speakers above the CommuniCore Plaza stage. A limited-time “Encanto” sing-along show — “¡Celebración Encanto!” — will be performed on this stage when CommuniCore opens. … Read more

Water Fountain Installed at Communicore Hall, Construction Walls Down From New Walkway

Rolling planters at World Nature walkway

The exterior of CommuniCore Hall at EPCOT is almost done and construction walls have come down from a new pathway near Spaceship Earth. CommuniCore Hall & Plaza Construction As we noted in our last construction update, it appears that paneling is complete on the exterior of the Hall and the overhangs around CommuniCore Plaza. The … Read more

Disney Files Permit for Imagination Pavilion Construction at EPCOT

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Disney filed a permit for construction at the Imagination! Pavilion in EPCOT, sparking rumors that they will be reimagining the ride for a third time. Imagination! Pavilion Construction The address on the permit is Imagination’s 1990 Avenue of the Stars. The permit is for “general construction” and contracts Poli Construction Inc. The company recently worked … Read more

Refurbishment Underway on Mission SPACE Mars Sculpture

Black and red paneling on top of Mars, Mission: SPACE

The exterior of Mission: SPACE at EPCOT has been under refurbishment for nearly a year but, with work underway on the giant Mars sculpture, work seems near completion. Mars Refurbishment at Mission SPACE The panels on the top of Mars are a distinctly different color, either because they’ve been restored or replaced. The panels on … Read more

Wall Behind Dreamers Point Revealed Over 4 Months After Opening in EPCOT

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A tarp has been removed from the wall behind Dreamers Point in World Celebration Gardens at EPCOT, revealing its design. Dreamers Point Wall World Celebration Gardens opened for Walt’s birthday in December. A new Walt Disney statue, Walt the Dreamer, is located at Dreamers Point directly behind Spaceship Earth. Although the statue and EPCOT-inspired stone … Read more

Second CommuniCore Hall Sign Installed in EPCOT

CommuniCore Hall sign

Another CommuniCore Hall sign has been installed on the opposite side of the new EPCOT building currently under construction. CommuniCore Hall On Monday, we spotted the first CommuniCore Hall sign and a restrooms sign on the side of the building facing CommuniCore Plaza. Speaking of the Plaza, crews have installed new pieces around the bases … Read more

CommuniCore Hall Sign Installed at EPCOT

CommuniCore Hall sign on Spaceship Earth wall

A “CommuniCore Hall” sign has been installed above one of the new EPCOT building’s entrances. CommuniCore Hall The sign is above sliding glass doors and windows facing CommuniCore Plaza. The letters are white and rounded, in the same style as the Connections and Creations Shop signage. “CommuniCore” is larger than “Hall” beneath it. The Mickey … Read more

EPCOT Walkway Near Imagination Pavilion Reopens Following Construction

Flowerbed with concrete benches in EPCOT

A walkway connecting World Nature and World Celebration near the Imagination! Pavilion of EPCOT has reopened following a month of construction. EPCOT Walkway Reopens The walkway is circled in the above map of the area. It’s a short path connected to the EPCOT rosewalk. Construction walls previously blocked the walkway but these have been removed. … Read more

Construction Walls Moved During Morocco Pavilion Work in EPCOT

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Construction walls have shifted slightly during the courtyard construction at the Morocco Pavilion in EPCOT. Morocco Pavilion Construction We reported a week ago on the new construction walls taking up much of the pavilion’s front courtyard. Scaffolding and scrim cover the archway entrances into the rest of the pavilion. But construction walls have been pulled … Read more

Construction Continues on EPCOT Flex Space After Partial Opening

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Part of the flex space next to the Imagination Pavilion in EPCOT reopened with the Florida Fresh booth for the 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. But the rest of the flex space remains behind walls and under construction. EPCOT Flex Space Construction The construction walls and rolling planters were moved for the start … Read more

World Nature Pathway Temporarily Closed Due to EPCOT Construction

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A pathway connecting World Nature to the rosewalk is temporarily closed during construction of CommuniCore Hall at EPCOT. World Nature Pathway Closed For reference, the closed pathway is circled on the map above. It’s near Journey Into Imagination. While closed, guests must go through World Celebration to reach World Nature or the rosewalk (the pathway … Read more

New Futuristic Light Poles Installed on World Showcase Bridge in EPCOT

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Sleek new light poles have been installed on one side of the World Showcase bridge in EPCOT. The old lampposts remain on the other side of the bridge for now. New World Showcase Bridge Lights The new light poles are on the side of the bridge facing the Imagination! Pavilion. The old lampposts remain on … Read more

Lights Illuminated at CommuniCore Plaza in EPCOT

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Crews are testing lights on the awning around CommuniCore Plaza in EPCOT. We saw the new lights illuminated on both Thursday and Friday. CommuniCore Plaza Lights The long awning juts out from CommuniCore Hall in an L shape around the Plaza. The new lights are long thin strips. There are several them placed periodically on … Read more