by Recent News on October 12, 2008
Refurbishment work to overhaul the look and function of the buildings once known as Communicore at Epcot is underway. The most noticeable change is the reopening of the walkway from Innoventions East into the park by the Universe of Energy.
Nearby, the Electric Umbrella exterior seating has been given a new look with a powder-blue paint job (akin to the 1980’s Communicore color scheme) replacing a more garish and outdated 1990’s metallic mauve. Notice how it doesn’t quite match the chairs in the seating area – yet.
The rest of the area is stripping down the badly faded pink and purple “techno” window covers and replacing them with new blue and green patterned covers. While we’d prefer they simply go back to having open windows with vistas of the park visible, the color change is an improvement.