As we continue to monitor the progress at Epcot, the removal of the shade structures in Future World isn’t the only recent work of interest. We gave you a sneak peek at MouseGear gutted earlier this month, but we have much more to share today.
We took a lap around the EPCOT monorail loop today to find that the former MouseGear location has been completely torn open, giving us an easy look inside the structure as Disney continues to gut the location. As a refresher, we don’t expect the entire structure to be demolished, but it sure is down to just the steel supports in some places. Disney is giving themselves a clean slate to work with here at the location is completely reimagined into a new merchandise location. It’s unclear if it will keep the MouseGear name at this point. Of course, as you’ll see below there isn’t much of anything left of the old location anyway.
Let’s take a look at the latest work!
We’ll start with a wide shot of the location, with windows removed and facades coming down.
A little closer view.
We can see inside the structure and the large wand that use to spin above guests in one section of the store. Here’s a look at it from before the work began.
And here’s a look at it from this morning.
Other areas of the building are visible too, including the remains of some gear theming.
Looking at the Innoventions East breezeway, we can see that some of the signage has been removed, while some remains intact. The signs that were removed used to direct guests to World Showcase and The Seas.
Looking past the signs, we can see into the gutted MouseGear a bit better.
Finally, here’s a look at the breezeway.
As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com for continuing coverage of the Epcot Overhaul Project and much more from around the Disney Parks!