We already know that Epcot is undergoing a MASSIVE transformation.
To prepare for all of this, we’ve learned that Disney is relocating, closing, and reimagining a number of locations.
These locations include Mouse Gear, Electric Umbrella, Pin Central, the Character Spot, and more. So, let’s dive in and check them out together!
Electric Umbrella which serves a multitude of dining options like salads, burgers, and more, is set to close this winter.
On its official website, Disney World states, “as part of the exciting transformation of Epcot, Electric Umbrella is scheduled to close this winter. New dining options will be available in the future.”
When viewing times on the website, we are not seeing details beyond November 24. Though Disney has not specified a date, it seems that November 23 may be Electric Umbrella’s last day of operation.
Mouse Gear is Epcot’s largest merchandise location. This space is FILLED with Disney souvenirs and other merch like t-shirts, ornaments, mugs, and more.
According to the Disney World website, “as part of the ongoing transformation of Epcot, Mouse Gear will move to a temporary home this winter while its current location is reimagined.”
Character Spot is a character meet and greet location inside of Epcot. On one side you can meet Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy. On the other, you can meet Joy, Sadness, and Baymax. This location “will temporarily close — beginning on September 8, 2019.”
But, the good news is that you will still be able to meet most of these characters throughout the park during this transformation! You can view the locations in the screenshot below.
Sounds like Pooh in particular will be getting his very own meet-and-greet location! It gives us a rumbly in our tumbly!
Pin Central will also be relocating during Epcot’s overhaul. It will “operate temporarily from a new location while refurbishment is underway.” The Camera Center will actually close becoming the new home for Pin Central.
Fountain View, which happens to be the home of Epcot’s Starbucks location is also relocating. It will move to its temporary spot in late fall.
No word yet, though, on where that “temporary location” will be.
This one sort of breaks our heart because we think this may mean the end of free soda as we know it.
According to Disney, “the current location of Club Cool will close on September 8, 2019. Club Cool will reopen in a new capacity in a future merchandise location.”
We really wonder what “new capacity” can mean in this case!
What do you think about all of the changes coming to Epcot? Chat with us about them in the comments below!
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