Tree Planting Progressing For EPCOT’s World Celebration


Many years after the initial announcements Disney made at D23 2017, we are now seeing tree planting progressing for EPCOT’s World Celebration area, formerly the spine area of the park.

One of the issues theme parks in Florida have is a lack of shade. EPCOT can get very hot as it is primarily concrete. The new tree-filled area and the water-focused ‘Journey of Water’ section should help guests find some relief from the sun.

@bioreconstruct on Twitter posted some aerial images of trees being added to the center area, now called “World Celebration.”  Please give them a like and / or follow!




Here are some updated concept art images showing what the finished area should look like. These were released last year.

The trees are going in for placement to bring the concept art to life.

If it comes anywhere close to the art, this addition is going to be beautiful!

Along with shots of the World Celebration area, @bioreconstruct also got aerial images of the new Moana-inspired ‘Journey of Water’ section that will be opening this summer.

Here you can see the placement of each area.

When I saw the original announcement in 2017, I was not on board with the central spine changes, but now that I’m seeing the trees going in, my mind has been changed. Still not entirely sold on the IP-pushing with “Journey of Water” yet, but I think I could be won over.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: @bioreconstruct

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