We made it out to Epcot recently to check in on a few projects, including the entrance overhaul and rose walk pathway expansion. Another project that is coming along really well is the Space Restaurant located between Mission: SPACE and Test Track. The restaurant will be themed to outer space and feature a massive wraparound screen that will show the vast expansion of space.
We’ve been keeping an eye on this project since its beginning back in early July 2018. From the first ground clearing up to our latest update, we’ve seen everything from the blueprints hanging on the wall to the massive screen taking shape.
Up until this point, we’ve mainly seen work taking place on the expansion to the existing structure, but today, we have a look at work that’s taking place on the existing structure too. The existing structure being the blue building in the image below. This was originally intended to be a sponsor lounge, but went unused.
First, here’s an overview of the Space Restaurant, set to open later this year at Epcot.
A closer look shows that crews have removed the large windows from the blue building, and are working on cutting away some of the metal studs.
Here’s a look back at what that building looked like with the windows installed, and before the expansion was constructed.
A closer look at the metal studs being cut apart. This stud caught on fire for a little while before they could continue cutting.
We can also see inside the structure a bit and see that they haven’t done a lot of work to the space in the past few months. The staircase seen in the photo above can also be seen in older construction photo below.
Disney has stated that the yet-to-be-named Space Restaurant will open later this year at Epcot.
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