Progress is continuing on EPCOT’s transformation. Are you excited to see this when it is all complete?
The newly reimagined EPCOT will soon be completed in 2023. Check out this timeline HERE. We have seen several of those projects completed like the addition of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Space 220, the reimagining of Mouse Gears (into Creations Shop) and Club Cool, and the overhaul of the park’s entrance.
Connections Cafe & Eatery is now officially open in EPCOT and guests can finally “Save the Galaxy, Again” on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. But this is still not the end for EPCOT. There is still more to come.
Today, Disney Imagineer, Zach Riddley has shared an update for EPCOT’s World Celebration on his Instagram Page
He shares the following:
Progress continues across the expanse of World Celebration – future home to amazing gardens and spaces that will come alive throughout the seasons with our international festival program at EPCOT. Seeing details go in – and the hard work of the team behind all this – is truly one of those cool moments that stick with you.
We’ve started installation of our custom metalwork that will form a gracefully curved pathway from Dreamers Point to the center of World Celebration. You may have seen early examples of our thematic metalwork elements with the new EPCOT utility covers – eagle eyed fans can likely spot more than one of these throughout our new park neighborhoods.
These walkway elements will include metal panels of weathered steel, aka corten steel, which will cure to form a rich orange-hued patina – providing a distinctive color and a protective corrosion barrier to the solid cast metal panels. These panels will also serve as protective grating for a large allée of trees that will follow the architectural curvature of the Connections Café and Eatery and Creations shop facades. I just love seeing these materials and textures coming together – but honestly you had me at “custom foundry.”
We are looking forward to seeing what more is in store for EPCOT and seeing what the final product will look like!
What do you think of EPCOT’s transformation so far? Are you looking forward to seeing some of the new additions? Tell us about it in the comments below or on our Facebook page.