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PHOTOS: Epcot Future World Construction Updates – February 2020

This is a Epcot Future World Construction Update for February 2020 which is currently underway in, what will soon become World Celebration.  Today we’re going to see some of the progress around the area, including the many construction walls that are up and a look at what’s being demolished.

Epcot World Celebration concept art

UPDATE 2/17/20: This week we are going to take a look at the current state of the Future World construction, including the Center of Future World being completely walled off from guests, with the breezeways both closed of.

We also have new updates for the demolition of MouseGear, Electric Umbrella, and the Shade Structure, as well as the new rope drop procedure bringing guests on one of the 2 new side walkways around Future World.

If you aren’t familiar with all the construction projects happening around Epcot at the moment, there are a ton of them! We learned many new things at the last D23 Expo where a total overhaul of Epcot’s Future World is underway.

Since then we’ve seen many closures in Future World and the demolition underway of structures that have been here since the beginning. Club Cool, Innoventions, Starbucks, the Character Spot, the Fountain of Nations and more have all closed down and construction is moving along at a fast rate.

We even found out that Future World will not be called Future World anymore, but Epcot will be divided into 4 neighborhoods: World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature and World Showcase.

In this post, we are going to give you continuous updates on all the construction updates in Future World/World Celebration as they happen and explain to you what it all means.

You can also get the latest from around Disney World at more construction projects currently going on in our Walt Disney World Construction Updates page.

Big thanks as usual to @Bioreconstruct who takes by far the best Disney World construction photos, especially the ones from up high, which keep us up-to-date with every project around property. It lets us see these new attractions from start to finish which is amazing!

I’m constantly updating this post so you can scroll down for the latest Future World/World Celebration Construction pictures:

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(NEW PHOTOS 2/17/20)

We all new this day was coming, and now the center of Epcot’s Future World is completely blocked off from guests with new construction walls up to keep them out. We’re going to take a look at these new walls, plus the new walkways that will bring you around each side.

Do you like this view? I hope you aren’t too attached because very shortly it won’t exist anymore. this whole area now in Future World is inaccessible to guests.

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 center of future world

Here is an elevated look at the area we’re talking about. Remember that huge shade structure right behind Spaceship Earth? That’s going bye bye too shortly.

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 construction walls in center

Here is a look at the shade structure and the outside of Electric Umbrella, which is getting demolished in the next few days.

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 shade structure

I can’t say I’m super upset about either of them. The shade structure has always been ugly, and Electric Umbrella just isn’t very good. Now that it’s officially closed, let’s hope they put something worthwhile in there.

Both sides of this new fence went up overnight and are now blocking entrance to the center of Future World:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 new wall 2

Here’s a look from the back:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 new wall

It’s the same on the West side of Future World with another wall put up there:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 wall up future world

Remember that circular entrance to MouseGear? You can see it int the photo here:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 outside MouseGear aerial

That has also been totally destroyed:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 outside MouseGear

You can see multiple holes have been cut into the side of the MouseGear building:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 outside MouseGear

and here:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 outside MouseGear 3

and here:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 outside MouseGear 2

Those dumpsters you see outside the building are filled with stuff being pulled from the inside:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 dumpsters

If you look close you can see a bit of the interior which looks completely torn out:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 inside MouseGear

On the outside we can also see signs as the FastPass+ kiosks have been removed from the area:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 FastPass+ Kiosks new MouseGear

Those Spaceship Earth reflections in the glass of the Innoventions building are now a thing of the past with the center of Future World closed:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 Spaceship Earth reflection

Those windows won’t last long as construction is going on into the night inside the building. They are cleaning it completely out before the external demolition begins:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 construction inside innoventions

This also means that the breezeways are also closed:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 breezeway closed

Both the East Side and the West side have been barricaded off from guests:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 breezeway closed east side
Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 breezeway closed west

Since this is a post of lasts, this will be the last time you see the characteristic lights on the breezeway ceiling:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 lights in breezeway

And don’t get me started on the pavement lights in Future World. These will all be getting torn up.

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 ground lights

This was a classic feature of Epcot and I can only hope that Disney will have some even cooler lights in World Celebration when it opens back up.

Now since the middle fo Future World is now closed, what does that mean for you when you enter the park? Remember those two new walkways taking you around the center either on the East or West side? Those are both now open.

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 rope drop sign east on wall

Right at Rope Drop Disney is separating the crowds depending on where in Epcot they want to go. To the left is Mission: Space, World Showcase, MouseGear (temporary version) and the Epcot Experience:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 rope drop sign east

If you go to the right at Rope Drop, you will instead be brought to The Land, Soarin’ Around the World, Journey Into Imagination and The Seas with Nemo and Friends:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 rope drop sign west

Here’s a look at the start of the pathway on the West side where you can see the new walls are up:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 new wall west side

Now let’s go over to the East side which will bring you to the coming Guardians of the Galaxy coaster. There is still more work being done behind the walls on the pathway there:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 new walkway east

Once you follow the pathway, you will see the Guardians building on your left:

This side also brings you to Mission: SPACE and The Epcot Experience:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 new walkway mission space

Stay tuned for more updates to Epcot’s Future World construction as this will most likely continue until sometime in 2022. In the meantime, keep scrolling down to see some of the previous updates…

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(NEW PHOTOS 2/11/20)

It’s time to see the latest construction work in Epcot’s Future World. Let’s start out with an aerial view of the park:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 aerial of the park

The whole area where the south portion of Innoventions West was located is now almost completely flat as construction workers have been leveling the land here over the last few weeks.

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 aerial
Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 from the ground

This is going to be an important space because it’s where the new Festival Center is going:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 remaining part of Innoventions West

The only question is if the underground service tunnel where Club Cool used to be is going to remain or if that will get taken out before the Festival Center starts going up.

Here is a closer look at where that is located:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 Innoventions West currently

Next, we look at the front entrance to MouseGear. The inside is currently being gutted and you can see the black dumpsters on the outside left of the building where the scraps are being brought:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 MouseGear Entrance

Here si a look at the breezeway outside of MouseGear which is also being totally refurbished:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 MouseGear breezeway

With all the construction going on in Epcot’s Future World, the rope drop point has been pushed ahead past Spaceship Earth:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 rope drop position

Lastly, if you look in the middle of this image, over by The Land we can see the progress on the excavation currently happening there:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 excavation outside The Land

No idea yet about what this work is for, but the excavation has been going on for some time, but now it looks like it’s basically done.

Here is a view of the same work from the monorail:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates February 2020 The Land

We’ll have to wait and see what ends up going in here.

Stay tuned for more updates to Epcot’s Future World construction as this will most likely continue until sometime in 2022. In the meantime, keep scrolling down to see some of the previous updates…

(NEW PHOTOS 1/27/20)

Epcot is currently in the middle of the Festival of the Arts, but that doesn’t mean that construction has slowed down in Future World. Quite the opposite, things have ramped up to a new level and navigating it now is similar to running through a maze.

Let’s see what changes have occurred since our last update…

Below you can see the ugly construction walls are being transformed into something beautiful with the Figment artworks that guests get to fill in for the Festival of the Arts:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates January 2020 walkway

Beyond those walls, however, we see that construction is full-steam ahead! This is the former site of the South side of Innoventions West where Club Cool and Starbucks once stood.

Epcot Future World Construction Updates January 2020 old innoventions west

With all the demolition over the last couple of months, there is a lot of concrete to be hauled out of Future World:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates January 2020 demolition

Here is a current look at the South side of Innoventions West. All the columns that once were between the camera and the remaining structure are now gone and the wall goes up to where the breezeway sits.

Epcot Future World Construction Updates January 2020 current state of Innoventions west

Here’s a wonderful view of the Imagination! pavilion that you can see now that the Innoventions building is gone from that area:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates January 2020 view of Imagination! pavilion

Don’t get used to it however, this area is going to be the future home of the new Festival Center which will rise up at least 3 stories:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates January 2020 demolition

Here is a look at what that building is going to look like once finished:

Epcot Experience Odyssey Epcot Models and Display Festival Center Display

Also in the center of Future World, you can see more construction going on near MouseGear (which is currently under refurbishment).

Epcot Future World Construction Updates January 2020 MouseGear

Also scheduled to close soon is the Electric Umbrella quick service location. This is going to have a refurbishment soon so stay tuned for that.

Epcot Future World Construction Updates January 2020 Electric Umbrella

No timetable has been given for how long it will be closed, but we’ll update you once we know more.

Though the construction walls are out in full force in Future World, there is still a pathway that connects breezeway to breezeway, allowing you to still cut across from one side to the other:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates January 2020 breezeway to breezeway

This is the South half circle of the former Innoventions where the pathway starts:

Epcot Future World Construction Updates January 2020 breezeway to breezeway

Over on the West side of Future World, it looks like some greenery of sorts is going to be put in this area near the walkway leading to The Seas: