PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 8/31/16 (Haunted Mansion, Mosquito Prevention, New Stairs, ETC.)

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Today, we take a short trip to a rainy Epcot to see what’s new and exciting in our latest photo report (and no, Haunted Mansion in the title is not a mistake):

Steps Toward Security

Emergency monorail stairs at Epcot
Emergency monorail stairs at Epcot

Work was finally completed on the new emergency stairs at the Epcot Monorail station. New safety protocols have required these additions at many of the monorail stations around Walt Disney World property.

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My attempt at being artsy. This is as far as I can go.

New Merchandise

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Some new Haunted Mansion art found in the Art of Disney, including these tiny stretching room portraits.

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All four of the stretching room statues are now available.

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Select items from the PIXAR Party are still lingering, available at Epcot’s Pin Central.

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In France, a selection of Disney Princess shirts exclusive to the parks are available.

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Tower of Terror as a park icon isn’t going anywhere anytime soon apparently…

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Disney Parks Toy Story Merchandise
Disney Parks Toy Story Merchandise

This light up Little Green Men lanyard is fairly new, available in quite a few places.

Disney Parks Toy Story Merchandise
Disney Parks Toy Story Merchandise

More new Toy Story-themed park apparel has been released recently.

Disney Parks Toy Story Merchandise
Disney Parks Toy Story Merchandise

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Some new children’s clothing featuring the Fab 5 is available at MouseGear.

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ZIKA/Mosquito Prevention

Mosquito prevention kiosk with complimentary repellent
Mosquito prevention kiosk with complimentary repellent

I found two of the complimentary bug repellent locations during my rainy night visit to Epcot. This first one is on the bridge from China to the Refreshment Outpost.

Mosquito prevention kiosk with complimentary repellent
Mosquito prevention kiosk with complimentary repellent

Another was spotted near the Agent P sign-up kiosk between Future World and World Showcase.

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About the author

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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