Epcot may have a new nighttime show and a new attraction, but its transformation is still a long way from being complete.
Past Spaceship Earth, Disney World’s second theme park remains a sea of construction walls. With the center of the former Future World still an active work zone, you’ll be directed to either the Test Track and Mission: Space area or the section with the Land and The Seas pavilion, without an easy way of cutting across the park.
The many construction walls of Epcot (Theme Park Tribune)
Epcot = Experimental Prototype Construction walls of Tomorrow? (Theme Park Tribune)
Choose your path (Theme Park Tribune)
The west side of the park, called World Discovery, has some new additions with the Space 220 restaurant, the reopened Club Cool and the new Creations Shop, replacing Mouse Gear as Epcot’s premiere merchandise location.
A Mickey mural shows how Disney characters are at the center of Epcot’s revamp (Theme Park Tribune)
Inside Creations Shop (Theme Park Tribune)
But World Discovery is also home to ongoing construction at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Now scheduled to open in summer 2022, the ride’s queue and load building, the former Universe of Energy pavilion, still has plenty of work left.
You’ll walk right past the building if you veer left after passing Spaceship Earth (Theme Park Tribune)
A wider view of the construction area (Theme Park Tribune)
Cosmic Rewind construction (Theme Park Tribune)
Across World Showcase Lagoon, the enormous building containing Cosmic Rewind’s coaster is hard to miss.
No paint job can hide that building (Theme Park Tribune)
The former Wonders of Life pavilion, however, doesn’t have any obvious work happening. Officially, it’s still supposed to be transformed into the new interactive Play pavilion.
The Play pavilion is still being advertised (Theme Park Tribune)
No sign of life at Wonders of Life (Theme Park Tribune)
Looking inside the former Innoventions East building (Theme Park Tribune)
World Showcase offers an escape from construction walls, now that the expansion to the France pavilion has opened.
The entrance to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (Theme Park Tribune)
Building facades in the new section of the France pavilion (Theme Park Tribune)
Entering the France pavilion expansion (Theme Park Tribune)