The construction at the Epcot front gate area, including the tram loading zone and security screening area, has now reopened. Some construction walls remain, but the process there is nearly complete.
Here you can see that parking lot trams can again load/unload directly adjacent to the park, rather than deep into the lot as had happened during the refurbishment.
The new security screening zone is a large structure, much like the new Hollywood Studios screening area. Much of the screening zone is now under the monorail station platform. The main Epcot screening zone serves guests arriving from the trams, as well as from the buses. Guests arriving at Epcot via the monorail are screened at the Transportation and Ticket Center or the hotel where they first boarded the monorail system.
More bag screening tables are now available, so entry should move more quickly than prior to the construction.
One small part of the old screening area remains. We believe that this may primarily serve guests coming from the handicapped or priority parking areas, but stay tuned for more information on that.
Also take a look at the progress on the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster building (where Ellen’s Energy Adventure used to be).
The fountain area inside the front gate is still in the middle of major work.
And additional things are happening on the Test Track side of Future World.
How do you feel about the updates?