Epcot Update: Saying Goodbye to Maelstrom (PART 2)

Welcome to PART 2 of our newest Epcot photo-report, Orlando Theme Park News Readers! PART 1 of this update can be found here.
In the previous part, we took a look at the entrance of the park, we examined the new paint scheme of the building housing Spaceship Earth's post-show, and we visited very briefly Future World East. Now, it is time to check out Future World West, where utility work continues near the old Communicore building:

The Seas with Nemo & Friends was the first location to test the new "low-light sequence" now used in most merge points around the Walt Disney World Resort (CLICK HERE to learn more):

Some filming was going on around The Land pavilion on Thursday. No photos, unfortunately. That said, quite a lot is being done around the pavilion itself. Make sure to check out our latest update:

New flowers were recently planted in the area near The Land stroller parking:

Nothing new from the Imagination! pavilion (other than the fact that the water effects in the Captain EO theater should be fixed very soon):

Who knows what the future holds for this area of the park:

Utility work continues in the former Rose Garden, located across the pond:

Cleaning the water:

Beautiful flowers:

Before entering World Showcase, let us check out the Craft Beer location, situated inside the former Odyssey pavilion. While it is nothing spectacular, it is nice to see this area used for something:

The entrance:

A look inside:

The soft lights really create a relaxed atmosphere:

Moving on to World Showcase:

Let's start from Mexico:


  1. Wow...the inside of The Seas is still themed after the "underwater laboratory" of the original theming?
    Geez, that's a whole new level of laziness from Disney.

  2. What else could it be themed to, short of demolishing the entire aquarium structure?

  3. THe q line for the seas was really dark last week. There was a story to it, you could see you were getting deeper under water as you headed for the ride. Even to the point of being able to see the bottom of the finding nemo boat on the ceiling. You could tell it was still there, but it was too dark to see it.


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