Time FrameClosure September 14, 2016 Innoventions Updates/Additions: Unknown
The Sum of All Thrills and Storm Struck in Innoventions East will have their last day of operation on September 14, 2016. This has been confirmed.
Disney has not confirmed the closures nor has a replacement for either attraction been named. Larger scale changes to Innoventions are also expected. At this point the larger scale Innoventions rumors should be classified as Blue Sky.
November 19, 2016: At the D23 "Destination D" event Bob Chapek, the Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts said that major changes are coming to Epcot. A tweet from @DisneyParks cites Bob Chapek telling Imagineers to, "Dream Big" when it comes to Epcot changes. As part of this discussion, Bob Chapek also referenced an increased presence for the Society for Explorers and Adventurers which has been part of the backstory of several Disney attractions and areas throughout the world.
Chapek also emphasized that the changes would maintain the original vision of the park.
November 10, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 summarized additional possibilties for the Innoventions area:
- New name for Innoventions with a remodel.
- New store replacing Mouse Gear
- Possible expansions to the North East and North West
- Possible expansion to Starbucks
- Electric Umbrella space to be consolidated but remain a restaurant.
August 29, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 summarized all of the various proposals for Epcot's Future World. These included:
- Guardians of the Galaxy inspired ride coming to Universe of Energy
- More eating options in Futureworld Innoventions mostly gutted and repurposed.
- New interior layouts. Possible expansion here and there.
- New landscaping, place making and "feel" to Futureworld central spine - the area from the entrance, around Spaceship Earth, through the fountain area and out towards showcase.
- Proposals for The Land and Imagination, with nothing confirmed nor budgeted for as of yet. Proposals for additions and updates at various places around Showcase.
- Proposed new night time lagoon show in 2-3 years time.
August 24, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that one proposal for Innoventions would see changes to the interior and exterior with only the footprint remaining similar.
August 12, 2016: WDWMagic.com is reporting that both Sum of All Thrills and Storm Struck will have their last day of operation on September 14, 2016.
June 29, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that additional changes are expected to Innoventions.
June 24, 2016: WDWMagic.com user bugsbunny is reporting that The Sum of All Thrills is no longer listed on any internal Ratheon websites.
June 17, 2016: On the newest Epcot park map, The Sum of All Thrills continued to appear in Innoventions East.
May 18, 2016: WDWMagic.com user thecompman posted an image from The Sum of All Thrills website that indicates replaying the attraction online is only available through June 30, 2016.