CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration (and it may be too much)

By: Greg Gately

CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration
CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration

CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration (and it may be too much). Mother’s Day at Walt Disney World is an experience we hope every Mother gets to experience at least one time. The atmosphere, the beauty, the special magic shots, and the characters. It is all very surreal. What sets Epcot apart though is the new World Celebration area.

Epcot makes the perfect backdrop for any celebration. So, that is what we did. Our Mother’s Day evening at Epcot was a perfect evening out. When we walked into the park, the first thing we got to experience was Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse meeting and greeting together. Not an odd thing to see at Disney World, except this was at 7:00 PM, and they were together. On a daily basis, you will only see Minnie Mouse meeting and greeting guests under Spaceship Earth.

CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration

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What stood out was the new lights on CommuniCore Hall & Plaza in World Celebration. The new building, outdoor concert space, and festival area were lit up beautifully last night. What stood out though was the colors. It wasn’t what we were expecting. We figured it would be mostly primary colors of the rainbow, and what we got was a very pastel looking lighting package. Which made it stand out way more, and look better than we expected.

This may also be a small issue. While the light package looks beautiful, it is also very distracting while standing in the middle of the World Celebration gardens. Your eyes are drawn to the building. We stood back by the Figment topiary last night, and even with Spaceship Earth fully aglow, and brightly lit in front of us, our eyes were drawn and distracted by how bright the new building was.

Again, this does not mean it isn’t beautiful and well done, just is distracting. This is our opinion, and you should definitely go see if for yourself. Let us know what you think.

CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration (and it may be too much)
CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration (and it may be too much)

EPCOTians everywhere know that the park has been undergoing the largest transformation in its history, and each new element that we’ve unveiled has brought us closer and closer to a fully reimagined EPCOT. Remember that gorgeous new fountain and welcoming front entrance? Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure? Creations Shop? The lights on Spaceship Earth? Space 220 Restaurant? Connections Café & Eatery? Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind? Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana? Walt the Dreamer? AND MORE?! Yes, EPCOT has seen a lot of cool changes … and starting June 10, we’re ready to debut the finishing touches of this grand transformation with extra summer fun.

Mickey & Friends at CommuniCore Hall

A group of Guests walking into Mickey and Friends at CommuniCore Hall

Meet beloved Disney Characters at CommuniCore Hall—a delightful new location at EPCOT.

CommuniCore Hall is scheduled to open June 10, 2024. Here, you can relax and recharge during an exciting theme park day. And you can make magical memories with Mickey Mouse and some of his pals.

CommuniCore Plaza

The transformation of EPCOT continues with the opening of this new outdoor gathering place.

CommuniCore Plaza is scheduled to open June 10, 2024. This flexible outdoor space is sure to delight the senses with flavor and fun. Here, you can:

  • Enjoy live entertainment—including ¡Celebración Encanto! and other performances taking place throughout the year
  • Savor tasty refreshments available for purchase
  • Relax amid picturesque gardens that surround the plaza
CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration (and it may be too much)
CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration (and it may be too much)
Here for a limited time

Everyone will be talking about Bruno from June 10-Sept. 6 because a new summer sing-along featuring the beloved songs and story of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” is in development now. This new limited-time show, “¡Celebración Encanto!” runs several times throughout the day and will not only invite you and your family to sing along with some of your favorite songs, but you’ll also spot Mirabel and Bruno on the newly opened CommuniCore Plaza stage.

CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration (and it may be too much)
CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration (and it may be too much)

While CommuniCore Hall will be home to the iconic EPCOT festivals and other celebrations (and we’ll definitely share more on that later!), it’ll also be a perfect cool indoor space year-round for you and your family to recharge. And speaking of cool, CommuniCore Hall will be surrounded by serene views and exciting experiences. The coolest mouse around will be ready to give you a hug once new character greeting location Mickey & Friends debuts! With its beautiful mural of all things EPCOT past and present, a geometric exterior design inspired by Spaceship Earth, and of course, Mickey Mouse and his pals, you’re sure to have a smile on your face.

CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration (and it may be too much)
CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration (and it may be too much)

CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Lights Up World Celebration (and it may be too much)

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