Construction has restarted at WDW. Here's what we know has been restarted. Feel free to contribute knowledge as we learn more and I'll update this post. Let me know what projects I missed too.
Last updated 7/15
Projects Underway at Closing Work Status Cinderella's Castle Repainting Resumed Tron Coaster Resumed MK Entry Work Resumed TTC work Resumed Grand Floridian Walkway Bridge Resumed Ratatouille Resumed Play! Pavillion Still on Space 220 Unknown Epcot Transportation Hub work Still on Epcot Entrance Walkway Resumed Epcot Main Giftshop Unknown Fmr. Electric Umbrella Unknown Guardians Coaster Still on Harmonious Unknown Animal Kingdom entrance Resumed AoA Refurb Unknown All Star Music Refurb Unknown Saratoga Springs Refurb Resumed Reflections CANCELLED Star Wars Hotel Resumed
Evolving Epcot Projects Status at closing Current Status Innoventions Northwest teardown Started Not restarted Pin Traders removal and central area work Started Not restarted Journey of Water Pending Innoventions removal Not Started Festival Center Not Started Not Started Fountain Not Started Not Started Dreamers Point Pending Pin Traders removal Not Started Wishing Tree Not Started Not Started Party Area Not Started Not Started Spaceship Earth Not Started Delayed Mary Poppins Not Started CANCELLED
Technically, by Disney's own announcements:
- The Festival Center is now going to "take a different approach," in other words, on pause while being redesigned.
- Also, Poppins is "paused," not postponed.
They've confirmed Poppins would require review before being green lit again. That's Disney speak for "on ice". The original plans are unlikely to ever see the light of day.
Well, if something is paused or suspended or delayed, then when the time comes to undo the pause and start it, it's just common sense that there would be a process of reevaluating the project as something they want to go ahead with as planned or not. While 'unlikely,' there's still the chance that they'll just use the plans on hand.
Will you be updating items when the work is complete? Not sure but the castle repainting might be done??Updated to reflect resumption of work on Star Wars Hotel https://blogmickey.com/2020/07/work...at-disney-world-first-look-at-exterior-paint/
I plan to, but I haven’t actually seen any pictures where there weren’t still cranes lingering in a dried up moat. That project isn’t done IMO until the vehicles are gone and the moat is watered.Will you be updating items when the work is complete? Not sure but the castle repainting might be done??
I think Guardians will be much sooner than that. They’ll want to have Guardians and Tron ready for whenever people are willing to travel again.
I have no knowledge either. Just seemed like they were getting close and maybe a little wishful thinking on my part.I plan to, but I haven’t actually seen any pictures where there weren’t still cranes lingering in a dried up moat. That project isn’t done IMO until the vehicles are gone and the moat is watered.
Have I missed something? If I have please let me know!
It would surprise me, but wouldn’t, if they used GotG for Epcot’s 40th. Totally wrong of course but it’d be poignant.I honestly wouldn't mind a delay into 2022, because it gives people a reason to return. Opening 3 new attractions in 2021, with not much coming after due to Covid budget cuts(outside of a Splash overlay), doesn't make much sense.
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