Closures and Construction in Epcot’s Future World at Walt Disney World

If you’re as excited/anxious as we are about the changes coming to Epcot in the approaching years (click here to read about ’em!), we’ve got some exciting/anxiety producing news for you: things in Future World, they are a-changin’.

Fountain of Nations Closed

Today on a walk through the Park, we discovered that construction walls, fencing, and planters have been erected around strategic locations in Future World where World Celebration will eventually be built. There are walls around Fountain View and the Fountain of Nations — although you can still take a peek at the (drained and dry) Fountain as of this afternoon.

Fountain of Nations Closed

In addition to the Fountain of Nations and Fountain View, the Character Spot has been shuttered as well. At present, Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy are located together in Innoventions West — but there’s no FastPass available for this meet-and-greet location at this time, so that’s a bit of a bummer. Sadness, Joy, and Baymax are still meeting in their area at present.

Character Spot Closed

And finally, fans of free international Coke products take note: Club Cool has closed. Disney has intimated that a Club Cool replacement will eventually be part of Epcot in the future, but details have yet to be released about this.

Club Cool Closed

In the meantime, you’ll have to daydream about the “future of Club Cool” and Epcot in general. Learn more about the changes coming to Future World in our D23 Expo coverage here.

Which Future World spot are you most upset to lose? Are you excited about the transformation of Epcot? Let us hear you in the comments! 

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Sarah is a former high school English teacher, mom of three, and a (nearly) life-long writer. She's worked with since 2018 and loves sharing the Disney magic with readers.

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2 Replies to “Closures and Construction in Epcot’s Future World at Walt Disney World”

  1. I sure hope they don’t do away with club cool forever! That was one of my favorite parts of Epcot and it was nice for Disney to offer something that was actually free.

  2. Smoking sections at World Showcase…Somehow food/drink and a smoke for me is enjoyable and relaxing.Guess I can exit through the Yacht/Beach Club entrance instead of heading up front.