PHOTOS: New Triangular Paneling Installed on CommuniCore Hall in EPCOT

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Construction continues throughout EPCOT. In World Celebration this Monday, we checked out preparation for the 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival and work on CommuniCore. Flower & Garden Festival Blooms Plants have been removed from the flower bed along the lagoon outside CommuniCore Hall for the Festival Blooms display of the EPCOT International Flower … Read more

PHOTOS: Final Touches Being Added to Hotel du Canada During Refurbishment at EPCOT Canada Pavilion

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While most of the scaffolding has been removed from Hotel du Canada in the Canada Pavilion of EPCOT, work is not yet complete on the refurbishment of the building. Canada Pavilion Construction Since work began last summer, construction walls have blocked access to most of the upper area of the Canada Pavilion. Northwest Mercantile and … Read more

PHOTOS: Temporary EPCOT Directional Sign on Construction Box Installed at World Showcase Bridge

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A new temporary EPCOT directional sign has been installed on the World Showcase bridge, likely ahead of a permanent sign being installed. EPCOT Directional Sign The sign is at the start of the bridge in World Celebration, in front of planters. It’s on the type of box that usually hides pavement construction during the day. … Read more

Scaffolding Removal Begins at U.K. Pavilion in EPCOT

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A month after scaffolding went up in the U.K. Pavilion of EPCOT, some scaffolding has come down, indicating the facade refurbishment is moving quickly. U.K. Pavilion Construction The scaffolding is up in the pavilion’s front garden, which is blocked off during work. Scaffolding was removed from the far left, which is a brick building with … Read more

PHOTOS: Construction Walls Create Bottleneck on World Showcase Bridge in EPCOT

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The reimagining of EPCOT is near its end but not yet complete as construction continues on CommuniCore Hall and the surrounding area. World Showcase Bridge Construction walls now jut across the World Showcase bridge, creating a bottleneck for guests walking from World Celebration onto the bridge. The black construction walls are between the merchandise kiosks … Read more

PHOTOS: Crews Prepare For More Light-Up Pavement Around CommuniCore Hall at EPCOT

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Crews are working on the pavement around CommuniCore Hall and Plaza, as well as on the new building’s walls. CommuniCore Hall is part of the years-long reimagining of EPCOT. CommuniCore Hall & Plaza Construction CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza are located in World Celebration, at the edge of the gardens that opened in December. Some … Read more

PHOTOS: Most Scaffolding Removed From Hotel du Canada Facade in EPCOT

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After crews began to remove scaffolding from the Hotel du Canada façade in the Canada Pavilion of EPCOT last month, the scaffolding and scrim are now completely gone from one side of the building. Hotel du Canada Refurbishment Refurbishment of the building began last summer, with scaffolding completely covering some sides of the building. Crews … Read more

PHOTOS: Shortcut from EPCOT Main Entrance & Spaceship Earth to The Seas Pavilion Now Closed

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On Monday, Disney jumped the gun a bit and announced to Cast Members that the path between the entrance of EPCOT and The Seas Pavilion was now permanently closed. Despite this, the path remained open this week, well, at least up until today… EPCOT Main Entrance and Spaceship Earth The temporary construction bypass opened in … Read more

BREAKING: Path from Spaceship Earth to The Seas Closed Permanently, EPCOT Rose Walk Closed for 5 Weeks

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Two navigational updates have come to EPCOT. Two paths are now closed, one permanently and one temporarily. Path from Spaceship Earth to The Seas Disney has announced that northwest path that led from Spaceship Earth/the main EPCOT entrance to The Seas pavilion is now permanently closed. It originally opened in December 2019 as a construction … Read more

PHOTOS: Scaffolding Goes Up in UK Pavilion at EPCOT, Blocking Off Section of Garden

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In late December 2023, crews erected scaffolding over the façades facing the front garden of the United Kingdom Pavilion in EPCOT. UK Pavilion Scaffolding This garden is blocked off due to the construction, but the gardens in the back of the pavilion are still open. The scaffolding reaches up to the tops of the façades. … Read more

PHOTOS: More Railings Installed in EPCOT Flex Space Near Imagination! Pavilion

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Since our last look at the flex space near Imagination! Pavilion at EPCOT, crews have installed more railings. They were soldering and painting them during our visit on December 29, 2023. EPCOT Flex Space Construction The space has previously housed a playground among other offerings and will likely continue to be a flex space. It’s … Read more

PHOTOS: Plywood and More Spaceship Earth Style Paneling Installed on CommuniCore Hall in EPCOT

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Though the rest of World Celebration at EPCOT is now open, CommuniCore Hall and Plaza remain under construction. Disney has not announced an opening timeframe for CommuniCore other than 2024. CommuniCore Hall CommuniCore Hall is set to include a permanent Mickey & Friends meet and greet space, demo kitchen, gallery (pictured in the above concept … Read more

PHOTOS: Scaffolding Coming Down From Hotel du Canada in EPCOT

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Crews have been working on the Hotel du Canada façade in EPCOT since June of this year. It looks like the refurbishment project is nearing an end as some scaffolding has been removed from the top of the building. Hotel du Canada Refurbishment The walkways around the building have been blocked off due to the … Read more

First Look Inside Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, New Photo Ops Coming to 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, & More: Daily Recap (12/17/23)

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Sunday, December 17, 2023. Walt Disney World Magic … Read more

PHOTOS: New Lampposts, Railings, and Grass Installed at Flex Space Under Construction in EPCOT

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In August, construction work finally began on the flex space next to the Imagination! Pavilion in EPCOT that has previously housed a playground. In addition to new pavement, the space now has lampposts, grass, railings, and more. Flex Space Construction The new lampposts are black with orbs on top. Three surround a central paved space. … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: World Celebration Lighting Now Coordinating Color Effects With Spaceship Earth Spectacle of Light Shows

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EPCOT continues to take steps toward its ever-changing future, as the lighting around World Celebration is now synchronized with the Spaceship Earth light shows. World Celebration Lighting Coordinates With Spaceship Earth In an interview with Gizmodo in May 2022, Riddley mentioned the large-scale project and the hope for EPCOT’s World Celebration to immerse guests into … Read more