PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 1/19/16 (Innoventions Closures, New Merchandise, Off-Season Crowds, ETC.)

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I took a quick trip to Epcot one evening last week and I took a few newsworthy photos to share, so let’s see what’s new and exciting at WDW’s second gate:


I like the colder weather, so the 60 degree nights in Orlando lately have been wonderful



It looked like they were finally doing some work inside the former VISION House at Innoventions. Habit Heroes quietly closed 3 days after this photo was taken, completely unannounced.


With Innoventions West gone and now two exhibits closed in Innoventions East, we really need to wonder if this is the end of the exhibit space.


Innoventions West is slowly being converted to more and more meet and greet space, I can’t iamgine what they will do with Innoventions East at this rate.


The holiday decorations are slowly vanishing around the parks


Managed to get a ride in on Test Track…


Here’s my car…


Scaffolding up in the China pavilion amidst a lightsaber battle


I had dinner at KAtsura Grill in Japan, really one of the better counter service restaurants at Epcot.


The off season has begun, as you can tell by this picture was taken at 7:30PM


If you are looking for the old celebration buttons, they are still around at various merchandise locations, but you might want to hurry up before they are gone


New Women’s Princess t-shirts on sale in MouseGear





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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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  • Great photos & thanks for the updates! When did they implement new celebration buttons? Do you have photos of what the new ones look like?

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