Disney Park and Resort Photo Updates

EPCOT Construction Update from July 15th, 2023

Hi everyone!

We took the monorail around EPCOT yesterday for a look at construction that includes CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza. The weather was turning just as we boarded the monorail and we were fortunate to be able to photograph before the rain hit just minutes after we exited (but it also meant we didn’t go into EPCOT on this day).

Here is a look at photos of the EPCOT construction from yesterday!

The rideshare loop is still being worked on in the EPCOT parking lot.

The Hei Hei parking lot pavement is also being worked on. This area of the parking lot has been closed for days.

The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival ended on July 5th, but the flower quilts were still in place. CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza are being built beyond the construction wall.

CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza, a multi-use facility and outdoor event space, will bring the international festivals to the center of EPCOT.

Here is a look at concept art that looks down on World Celebration.

World Celebration will include a central planter based on the five-ring EPCOT logo.

Here is concept art.

And you can see that it is really taking shape, along with Dreamer’s Point in the background.

Lights can be seen flanking the planter.

CommuniCore Plaza “will have the flexibility to host intimate musical performances that extend out into the nearby gardens, as well as large-scale concerts.”

Here is a look at concept art.

CommuniCore Hall will be a flexible exhibition and gallery space, including a demonstration kitchen. Adjacent to CommuniCore Hall will be a new Mickey & Friends location.

Here are more photos of the construction.

Cast previews start soon at Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. I’ve shown pretty much everything I could previously, including signage.

Construction is scheduled to be complete by later this year (although it looks like there is quite a lot to do still).

We will post another update in the next couple of weeks!