Coming to Walt Disney World Resort’s EPCOT later this year is the new CommuniCore Hall. It has been described by Disney as being a new space for Guests that will bring the many festivals of EPCOT to the “center of Walt Disney World.”
The New Hub
Located near the front of the Disney park, the building will serve as a hub for special events and EPCOT’s many festivals. It is reported to feature a demonstration kitchen, mixology bar, gallery space, and a meet-and-greet space for Mickey Mouse and other characters.
Recently, during a special Cast Member event, Walt Disney World Resort revealed a mural that will be inside the space when it opens later this year. Available only for Cast Members to view, images show glimpses of the Disney and EPCOT-themed mural. It appears to feature various characters and callbacks to former EPCOT theme park attractions.
Walt Disney World Cast Members were given a first look at the new mural artwork coming to the exterior of CommuniCore Hall at EPCOT. pic.twitter.com/tRlUhcmrnS
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The mural features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at its center, wearing space suits. To the right of Mickey, Guests will be able to see the Land pavilion, Wonder of Life, the robot butler from Horizons. To the left of Minnie, viewers can spot a dinosaur from Universe of Energy munching on leaves, the Imagination pavilion (with Figment holding a wand), and the old World of Motion façade.
Other elements featured on the mural include a monorail, Spaceship Earth patterns, the Dreamfinder’s Dream Mobile airship, and The Nova Corps Star Blaster from Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. There are also images of Goofy in a spaceship, Donald Duck swimming with fish, Mission: SPACE, and a Body Wars ship.
Although it is not expected to open in time for Disney100 celebrations at the EPCOT theme park, an official date of the new CommuniCore Hall (and CommuniCore Plaza) has not been announced.