We all knew that this was going to happen. With all of the announcements about the coming changes and additions, it was only a matter of time before our beloved Epcot (I’m assuming that you love it as much as I do) started sporting even more dark green construction walls than it already had. With the recent relocation of Character Spot, and the closure of Fountain View, Club Cool, and the surrounding section of Innoventions West, the construction walls have arrived in earnest. If you’re coming to Epcot in the near future, maybe this update will help to soften the blow as you enter Future World.
The green construction walls extend from the southern half of Innoventions West across the plaza toward Mouse Gear.
Guests can continue to World Showcase by heading toward Mouse Gear and following the walkway created by the temporary walls. Guests can also access World Showcase via the existing walkways from Future World East and West.
The Fountain of Nations and its stage are behind construction walls, and more picturesque photo opportunities are currently found at the entrance of World Showcase.
The water feature to the side of Innoventions West that leads toward Journey into Imagination with Figment has been drained as well.
The redesigned walkway provides plenty of room for guests traveling in both directions, and doesn’t feel tight when others enter and exit to and from the Global Marketplaces that line the path.
The building that is being constructed at the World Showcase end of the Rosewalk is really taking shape. I look forward to finding out what this structure will be used for. I wonder if it’ll be a new restroom location as the ones nearest Refreshment Port (right around the corner from this new building) are quite small and somewhat difficult to navigate.
Just outside of the park, construction continues on what was the tram arrival and departure area.
The amount of construction at the entrance of the park is massive. Please note that guests who park in the parking lots are being directed to the left (looking at Spaceship Earth) for bag check. Guests arriving at Epcot via monorail or bus are currently being directed to the security bag check to the right of the entrance.
While I am sad to lose some of the iconic original Epcot architecture, I can’t wait to see the finished product. We just have a few years of growing pains to get through before we see the changes realized. In the meantime, I’ll cue up “Tomorrow’s Child” and try my best to keep you updated as the changes occur.