Dirk Wallen’s 1/5/16 Epcot & Disney Springs Photo Report (Soarin’, Frozen in Norway, STK Steakhouse, ETC.)
WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited Epcot and Disney Springs yesterday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip:
Starting at Epcot, Soarin’ is now closed to make its digital conversion to Soarin’ Around the World and to finish adding a third theater
Soarin’ being closed changes the outlook of the pavilion quite a bit. Sunshine Seasons will open daily at 11AM and close at 7PM until it returns.
You can see the new third Soarin’ theater behind the Imagination! pavilion
The small park area behind Club Cool is finally being torn down. Pretty sure the butterfly garden will just be erected now as it makes no sense to level this and put the walkways back just for a few weeks.
Work continues on the new Frozen meet and greet pavilion in Norway
As well as on the Frozen Ever After attraction
Moving to Disney Springs, the new bus loop is coming along nicely
Work continues on the Town Center area
Some buildings look to be nearing completion, possibly opening before the end of the Spring
STK Steakhouse will be opening likely within the 6-8 weeks or so
Structural work continues on what will be The Edison, likely delayed until very late in 2016
Planet Hollywood closes tomorrow to begin its makeover, meanwhile the buildings around it are nearing completion as well
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar has a new coaster in stock, The Raven which is Marion’s bar in Raiders of the Lost Ark
2016 pressed pennies are now available around the resort