Crews have started demolishing the Electric Umbrella quick service restaurant in Epcot as the transformation of Future World continues. The exterior seating area and portions of the awning have already been removed and work on the interior is set to begin.
The aerial photo below shows the visible changes to the restaurant’s exterior.
Aerial view where the exterior seating was recently removed at former Electric Umbrella quick service restaurant in EPCOT. pic.twitter.com/glNyob2i38— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) September 20, 2020
We can see the progression of the area when taking a look back to June 2020. The aerial below depicts the outdoor seating area that was in place up until the Electric Umbrella’s final days of operation.
Aerial view of the redo of the main EPCOT gift shop (Mouse Gear). All exterior walls were removed before the pandemic closure. Nearby Electric Umbrella quick service restaurant was in redo too, its outdoor seating is seen. pic.twitter.com/kui7B0Mrdv— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) June 13, 2020
Details on what will occupy the former home of the Electric Umbrella haven’t been officially released by Disney. It’s believed a new quick service restaurant will take over the space and a permanent Starbucks location will move in. Currently, Starbucks is operating at a temporary kiosk after the old location was demolished when the first half of Innoventions West was flattened.