Will EPCOT’s Construction Ever End? Too Much Dirt to Tell

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Overview of Epcot

Credit: Bioreconstruct

Walt Disney World Resort seems to always have something under renovation. As Walt Disney once said that Disneyland would never be complete, the same rule applies to Disney World, which is always being reimagined with the latest technology, stories, ideas, and IP — and leaves Guests always wanting more.

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The last Park we saw get a major overhaul was Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as both Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land were added in. Now, EPCOT is undergoing a major transformation. The major section of EPCOT that is being updated lies in the front half of the Park with Future World. At the moment, Guests entering the Park are met with a multitude of construction walls at every turn.

aerial view epcot
Credit: @bioreconstruct

In a few days, the Creation Shop and Club Cool will be back in business; however, Future World still has a long way to go. If you have not been to EPCOT in a moment and want to see what the progress looks like, Bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) has posted photos giving us all of the updates from aerial views so we can see exactly what is going on behind those walls. Spoiler: there is still a lot of dirt involved.

Current work at North half of former Innoventions East.

Aerial look at an excavation in EPCOT. Adjacent a curve of concrete that is ceiling of a service basement.

Monorail view of the construction fence through the breezeway next to the redone main gift shop. Shop opens soon.

A look at current work next to Spaceship Earth. Side note: this area is above a tunnel connecting the service basements of both sides of the former Innoventions. Notice next time in park how there’s a hill here — over the tunnel.

Current work next to Spaceship Earth. Construction fence recently moved outward to envelope this area.

As you can see from the above photos, the work in Future World still has a very long way to go and will likely not be completed in the near future. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a new attraction that Guests will expect to see in EPCOT; however, it seems that progress on the show building is not yet at the finish line.

The building’s facade is still undergoing major construction, and roofing is not yet complete.

Current work at Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind.

Albeit slow, there has definitely been progress with the EPCOT construction. Hopefully, we will be able to see a completed Future World at some point during the 18-month long 50th anniversary!

What do you think of the ongoing EPCOT construction? When do you think it will be complete? 

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