Multiple Future World locations are closed this morning as Disney begins the long work of finally doing something with Future World and a quarter of the Innoventions West building that most recently housed the Character Spot meet and greet area. The front of Epcot, known as Future World, has largely existed as a what many fans have referred to as an underutilized space in recent years compared to what it was when the park first opened in 1982.
At the D23 Expo in August, Disney shared more details about their plan to overhaul Epcot. As part of the plans, the west side of the Innoventions buildings will be demolished to make room for a new Festival Center as well as a walkthrough attraction inspired by Moana called the Journey of Water. To allow for the demolition of the existing structure, many locations had their last day of operation yesterday. We made it out to Epcot this morning to give you a look around!
The Fountain of Nations isn’t behind walls just yet, but it should be tomorrow. As we wrote about two days ago, the Fountain of Nations wasn’t scheduled to be behind walls until the morning of September 9th.
The Fountain View Starbucks is closed.
Club Cool is closed, but should return in a new location as part of the overhaul project.
The Innoventions West corridor that connected the Club Cool area to Character Spot is also closed.
The old Character Spot meet and greet location is closed. A new one will open today in the side of Innoventions West that isn’t closing…just yet.
Innoventions East is now closed, including Colortopia.
Now for some locations that will remain open past their announced closure date!
Electric Umbrella was open and accessible to guests this morning.
Pin Central will close later this year.
The Art of Disney will close later this year.
For the latest on the Epcot overhaul project, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to cover the work in the coming days, months, and years!