PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 5/31/16 (Soarin’ Returns, Frozen Facade Revealed, DVC Lounge Nears Completion, ETC.)

There was so much happening at Epcot over the weekend that I just had to make a visit, so let’s see what’s new and exciting around the park in our latest photo report:

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The original Soarin’ is now back until June 16th

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There was quite the rush to get in line for Soarin’ the first day back

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The new men’s restrooms downstairs by the attraction also opened

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A new elevator was also added to the left of the attraction entrance

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Some minor changes were made to the Soarin’ queue

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Screens installed

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New wallpaper and lighting

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We will return shortly…

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Work continues on the new Disney Vacation Club lounge at Imagination

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The sign was being installed while I was there

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There it is…

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Now back to Soarin’

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New carpet

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The queue games appear to be gone in favor of screens, at least for now…

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The new theater, Concourse C, is now open and functioning

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Instead of remastering the Florida-only pre-show, they are simply running the HD version of the pre-show from California

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Will Patrick return? We hope so…

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The new theater reminded me of all the reasons I love Soarin’ when it’s new: the smells work and the projections looked fantastic

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The new digital projections are amazing, crystal clear

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The third theater does leave a lengthy exit process back to The Land

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Select SHAG Star Wars merchandise is now available at the Art of Disney at Epcot

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This new limited edition MagicBand debuted over the weekend

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Work continues on the Royal Sommerhus meet and greet, the Margarita stand will close permanently tomorrow to make room

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The facade of Frozen Ever After has been revealed

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Quite different from Maelstrom

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The old waterfall was sealed up as well

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While stopping in the U.K. pavilion, I couldn’t help but notice that the Rose and Crown has more merchandise than most Walt Disney World attractions…

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Over at Turtle Talk with Crush, characters from Finding Dory have been added to the show

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There are entirely new segments based around new characters, even though the movie isn’t out yet…

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I always found it strange that Squirt did not appear, but that has been fixed now

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