Former Imagineer Jim Shull has shared an overview site plan for the World Celebration neighborhood at EPCOT prior to COVID-era budget cuts. In the site plan, we can see the oval-shaped World Celebration Festival Center that has been reimagined into a single-story festival area called CommuniCore Hall.
First, here’s a look back at concept art for World Celebration and the Festival Center that would align with the site overview photo shared by Shull.
The World Celebration Festival Center would’ve had a rooftop view of Harmonious, which is scheduled to conclude at EPCOT next year.
There was even a physical model of the World Celebration Festival Center on display at the old EPCOT Experience.
Before we take a look at the shared image from Shull, here’s a look at the officially shared site plan with the World Celebration Festival Center removed and replaced by CommuniCore Hall.
And now here’s a look at the site plan shared by Shull.
The image above documents the expected layout of the now-canceled World Celebration Festival Center. We can also see a different central area, which will now function as a Festival Gardens area. Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana appears to be unchanged or at least not significantly different than what is currently planned.
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