This has been an exciting week for construction projects in Disney World!
We got a look at the brand-new, just revealed EPCOT fountain AND we FINALLY got our hands on those mega-delicious (and mega LARGE) cookies from the just-opened Gideon’s Bakehouse in Disney Springs! Those weren’t the only changes we noticed this week and we’re here to tell you about ALL of them!
Rivers of America
Refurbishments are still continuing over on Tom Sawyer Island and the Liberty Square Riverboat.
It seems that even a dried-up riverbed can look pretty with a Disney sunset in the background, don’t ya think?
Main Street Train Station
The journey of the Main Street scrim continues! What first started as some very noticeable and very basic, brown scrim has now gradually transitioned into a full-blown facade of the train station!
It’s not doing the greatest job of blending in, but we definitely prefer this over the brown scrim!
It’s unclear how long this scrim will remain in place, as the Train Station has now remained closed for over two years due to the construction of TRON Lightcycle Run.
Transportation and Ticket Center Parking Lot
We recently got a glimpse at an aerial view of the Magic Kingdom Parking Lot and Transportation and Ticket Center. The shot showed all the changes that have happened to the parking lot over the year and it looks like Disney has been working to improve traffic flow throughout the lot.
This is what the project looks like from the ground!
When park capacity is eventually increased, this will minimize bottlenecking and other traffic issues that happen in the crowded lots.
We’ll continue to keep an eye on this parking lot construction.
Even a few days later we’re still trying to wrap our heads around the BEAUTY that is the new EPCOT fountain.
Even after checking out the previews shared by Disney Imagineers, we were still blown away by the finished project!
Even at night, she’s still a beaut.
We’re thrilled to see the first completed project of many coming to EPCOT as part of its transformation!
Harmonious Nighttime Spectacular
We’re going to keep checking on these barges to see any progress! Plus, how could we not? They’re kind of huge!
Construction continues in Future World at both Innoventions East and West. At Innoventions West, walls have entirely been removed leaving the bare bones of the building and roofing.
The spot that was once home to the Art of Disney is now stripped down to steel beams.
This area will eventually be part of the new World Celebration neighborhood as part of EPCOT’s transformation!
As we got closer to World Showcase, we noticed significantly low water levels near the Mexico Pavilion. This area specifically was nearly barren.
We’ll continue to keep an eye on the demolitions and progress going on in Future World.
We’ve continued to notice progress on the exterior of this upcoming Marvel coaster!
It appears that there is more wood paneling in place on the roof in comparison to last week!
Brown and gray scrims have been added to the front of the building!
Each week, we have noticed a little bit of progress on the exterior of this upcoming attraction. We’ll be sure to share any updates!
Another EXCITING project is completed and this one is pretty sweet! It feels like we’ve been trying to figure out when we’d be able to get our hands on the HUGE cookies and cake slices from Gideon’s Bakehouse for the longest time. And now, we can!!!
Here’s a quick peek inside Disney’s Springs’s newest location!
Not much is looking different at the M&M’s Store this week. Maybe all the work is being done on the interior right now?
Slowly but surely, we’re making our way to that 2021 opening date.
After getting a peek inside this upcoming donut shop a few weeks ago, we’re growing more and more excited for Everglazed to open!
There’s a cute little spot outside for sipping on your cold brew and getting a bite of those over-the-top donuts!
Finally getting a taste of the cookies from Gideon’s Bakehouse will hold us over for now…but we’re still really looking forward to the opening of Everglazed Donuts!
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Refurbishments continue over at the Polynesian Resort. But we think those cross beams are looking pretty good right now! We sure missed seeing them over the Great Ceremonial House for a short while!
We’ll keep the construction updates coming from this tropical resort!
Although we haven’t been able to take a close look at all that’s going on to create the Galactic Starcruiser hotel, we’ve got an aerial view thanks to @bioreconstruct! This view shows us how Disney plans to shield the hotel from other Disney World guests.
Aerial look at Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser (hotel). Most of the recently added berms are ready for the forest that will hide the buildings from guests. pic.twitter.com/YkpxKSfgSm
— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) December 23, 2020
Aerial look at the Porte Cochère of Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser (hotel). One of the recent changes is the walkway at arrow. None of the show building will be visible to guests. An instant forest and the high walls will be in the sightline. pic.twitter.com/acRhxVvJts
— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) October 11, 2020
And that’s the progress we’ve noticed this week on Disney’s ongoing construction projects! We’re SUPER stoked to see things getting completed and can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2021!
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Which of these construction projects do you find the most exciting? Let us know below!