We rode the monorail through EPCOT yesterday and have construction photos from above and also from the ground looking toward World Celebration as it finally feels like it is nearing completion. We don’t have an exact date for World Celebration opening, but Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana recently opened and the “Luminous: The Symphony of Us” nighttime spectacular is scheduled to debut December 5th.
Here are photos from yesterday!
CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza will be two main locations in World Celebration.
CommuniCore Hall will be a “flexible exhibition and gallery space, offering a wide variety of experiences that highlight art, live music, food – complete with a demonstration kitchen – and more.” Also there will be a Mickey & Friends meet and greet location.
Disney says that CommuniCore Plaza “will have the flexibility to host intimate musical performances that extend out into the nearby gardens as well as large-scale concerts.”
A box with what is likely the Walt Disney “Walt the Dreamer” statue for Dreamer’s Point arrived a couple of weeks ago but has not been opened yet.
The central planter here is based on the five-ring EPCOT logo and it looks like dirt is inside for plants.
This is concept art that includes the planter.
Here is a wider look at that area.
Concept art shows World Celebration from above, including the planter. There are a lot of trees in the concept art and now in real life, which has made it harder to photograph the area in recent months.
Here are more photos from the monorail, and then from the ground.
These photos are taken on the walk to Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana.
The facade of CommuniCore Hall looks a lot like the concept art (which is also below).
Here is the concept art for CommuniCore Hall.
And a look closer up on the building.
And here are a couple of last photos.
This was the first time I photographed the EPCOT construction and felt like it’s really nearing completion. It has been a number of years now since work began and I look forward to having it finished and open (it was announced for this year, so hopefully that is still the case).