Epcot Construction Update: the Great Wall of Epcot is Back… with a Hint at the Future?

Last month we reported that the construction walls constricting Epcot’s main entrance were down, allowing guests to flow freely toward that giant, beloved golf ball without fear of walking directly into a Dream Builders sign. Bonus: holiday crowds could get their entrance shots with the planting bed display instead of a wall.

I mean, I know it’s a geodesic sphere called Spaceship Earth. Golf Ball is just a term of endearment.

Unfortunately, it seems like that was just a temporary measure because the walls are back. Boooo.

Thanks to the limited visibility caused by these walls, this is the second time Epcot has removed Horizons from the park.

The new walls feature the same colorful designs we’ve seen around the park and are back to constrict and funnel guests toward Spaceship Earth as they have since the renovation started. This also likely means that the number of available gates will be reduced at the main entrance.

What a bummer… wait, is that Baymax?

Well, that’s interesting. It seems like the designs aren’t entirely the same. A few new characters have been added, like the star of Big Hero 6 seen above. Previous iterations of the walls had the stylized logos for new attractions and lands but no explicit characters. Since the Baymax meet and greet is unavailable (see more about character meet changes here), we’re hoping this means the lovable inflatable robot isn’t gone from the park forever.

REVEAL YOUR SECRETS TO ME, EPCOT.

I suppose we’ll just need to wait and see. Until then, leave a comment and be sure to follow us for more news on Epcot’s ongoing transformation.

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Austin Lang is an Orlando local with a love of Disney, puns, and Disney puns. He's been a contributing writer for AllEars since 2019, and has been sharing his quirky view of Disney life ever since.

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