We made it out to Epcot recently to check out the expanded Leave a Legacy demolition, the work taking place around Future World, the new Space Restaurant, some refurbishment, and more. Today, we have a look at the work taking place on the new Epcot parking lot tram loop drop off area.
Just like every other Walt Disney World park, Epcot is redoing their “arrival experience”, leading to quite a bit of construction around the park entrance and parking lot right now. For a look at the impact that this work is having on the parking lot, and what you can expect your walk up to the park entrance to look like, check out our post from on the ground. This post will largely stick to an elevated vantage point where we can get a much better look at the work going on.
We’ll go through this post in the sequential order that we took the photos. To get the best view, we decided to ride the monorail that connects Epcot to the Transportation and Ticket Center at Magic Kingdom.
First, here’s a look at the area that use to be a walkway from some of the parking lots (right) to bag check (left). It’s been dirt since nearly the inception of the project and there’s not much to see here. Event the old signage has survived so far as seen on the left side of the photo below.
This is probably the best vantage point for the new construction. A wide look at the new tram drop off loop shows its central positioning between the monorail tracks, a stone’s throw away from the old (but closer) drop off areas.
Since our last look at the area, the concrete has been poured as seen above, and some safety barriers have been installed as seen below.
From on board the monorail, we can see the parking lot tram u-turn area as it relates to the monorail station.
The following few photos were taken as we were traveling away from the Epcot monorail station and out over the parking lot.
The next photo is a reverse angle of the work, as we return into Epcot before returning to the monorail station. You can also see the walkway that we can use as a vantage point to look over the construction.
Finally, the next few photos will take a look at what use to be the old tram drop off area. With the new tram u-turn area under construction, this area will be available for a reimagining.
For continuing coverage of the Epcot entrance overhaul project, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com.