PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 4/21/16 (DVC Lounge, Finding Dory, Ample Hills Creamery, ETC.)

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I took a quick stroll through Epcot, the Boardwalk and the Yacht and Beach Club earlier this week and have some newsworthy photos to share, so let’s take a look at what’s new and exciting:

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The Circle of Life is still closed until April 22nd

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Not sure that it actually counts as anyhting new for the event, but there are Flower and Garden Festival signs in Living with the Land

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I don’t know what adding these signs does for the sake of the Festival…

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The men’s restroom near Soarin’ is now behind walls

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The Seas is carrying a lot of the new Finding Nemo related merchandise

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New Epcot popcorn bucket features Mission:SPACE

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We rode Journey Into Imagination (for some reason) and the train stopped between screens in the first room…. this ride is falling apart again.

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Meanwhile, tarps are finally up for work on the new DVC member lounge which will be located upstairs

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Haunted Mansion Tsum Tsum are available at ImageWorks

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A new Stormtrooper shirt in MouseGear

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Also, a new kid’s hoodie

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There is now an entire line of compact mirror key-chains available

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I think they have finally just given up on Ellen and the giant Dinosaur attacking her at the Universe of Energy as they have been gone for over a year now

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Work continues on the Royal Sommerhus, which will officially open in June, but should actually soft-open sometime in May

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Frozen Ever After is also set for a June opening, but we expect it to open in May as well

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Over at the Boardwalk, work is well underway on the Ample Hills Creamery

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As well as the massive remodel of Flying Fish

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The Yacht Club has a lot of great new resort-specific merchandise

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Going back to the Boardwalk, they have a lot of great, unique pieces as well

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If you’re missing your sweet treats on the Boardwalk, they are now available inside the Screen Door shop

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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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