According to a recently filed permit, Walt Disney Imagineering has contracted work for “exterior facade modifications” for an address that matches the Tomorrowland Light & Power gift shop – also known as the Space Mountain gift shop.
The permit lists The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. as the contractor. Whiting-Turner has been a go-to contractor for large Disney World projects such as the EPCOT Overhaul project, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and the TRON Lightcycle Run roller coaster.
The permit does not go into further detail about the expected changes but has an expiration date of December 20, 2023. Typically, construction permits have an expiration date of one year from the filing date, unless they are large-scale projects. It’s possible that we could see significant changes to the facade.
In concept art released by Disney, it looks like the shape of the gift shop will remain the same, but that it could be updated to present a sleeker look than the gear-based style we see today.
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