EPCOT construction walls moved opening this area again for foot traffic

EPCOT'S Spaceship Earth glows blue under a full moon. Image courtesy Brian Miller
EPCOT'S Spaceship Earth glows blue under a full moon. Image courtesy Brian Miller /

If you have been to Disney World's EPCOT center you may have noticed that previously open walkthroughs have been closed, one has now been opened.

If you pass the Living Lands area and headed towards Imagination Pavilion with the hopes of turning toward World Showcase, you were greeted with a closed off barrier since last February. Now, the walls have been moved back and the walkway has been reopened.

There was no signage as you entered the Imagination area and no cast-members to direct guests back toward the Living Land Pavilion to make their crossover to enter the pathway to World Showcases' Port of Entry. Guests found out the hard way that the walkway was closed and they would need to turn around and head back the way they came.

According to guests, the walls that diverted traffic toward the Canadian pavilion to the right of Port of Entry have been moved back giving a much larger area to walk through.

The walls are still up but each passing week brings new updates as EPCOT inches closer to a full completion of the Communicore Hall pavilion which has been under constructure since before COVID shut everything down and extended the closures and construction timeframe.

Communicore Hall is expected to open to the public this spring and could coincide with a big announcment regarding this year's Food and Wine Festival that has yet to establish opening dates and times. The Flower and Garden Festival will end earlier than normal this year leaving many guests wondering if a month long non-festival EPCOT will be in store for them.

It would make sense for EPCOT to have a gap this year considering crowd levels could be high once Communicore Hall opens and having a festival on top of that opening could bring far more guests than they want or need.