PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 9/12/16 (Hatbox Ghost, Innoventions Closures, New Merchandise, ETC.)

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Our latest photo report brings us to Epcot, just days before the Food and Wine Festival takes over for its longest run in park history. Crowds are light now, but things are just starting to heat up…

Immediate Boarding

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Soarin’ Around the World was posted at a 5 minute wait, so I decided to time it…

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We edned up walking straight into the pre-show, a total wait of 3 minutes and 45 seconds. Crowds were light most of the weekend, but should pick-up very soon.

ImageWorks

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If you haven’t heard about the floor in Imageworks, check out my post from over the weekend.

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A new open edition Princess mystery pin collection is available.

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Around the World

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Is it art?

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Loving this bottle opener available at the Germany pavilion.

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A fairly new Germany t-shirt.

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Looks like America has a new booth for the Food and Wine Festival.

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Morocco does as well, noticeably nicer than the predecessor,

A Chip Off The Old Mug

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With the success of the ceramic Chip mug, there is now a plastic version for children.

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A new series of bags featuring Mickey and Minnie can be found around the resort.

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Monsters University Hat

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Over the last year, I have noticed a lot of guests wearing the MU hat from Monsters University. I guess Disney noticed this too, because it is now available just about everywhere…

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La Cantina Says Adios to Breakfast

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La Cantina de San Angel has discontinued the recently introduced breakfast service as the Mexico pavilion no longer opens at 9am along with Norway. Lunch service here now begins at 10am.

Obsolete Innoventions

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The Sum of All Thrills inside Innoventions will close on Tuesday.

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Stormstruck in Innoventions is also closing on Tuesday. Colortopia will be the only existing exhibit as of next week (and that weird Nanooze thing I guess).

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This and That

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A new Frozen shirt available at the exit of Frozen Ever After.

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Alberta Bound is back playing the Mills Stage in Canada for a limited time.

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Some Cutter spray could be found alongside the bug repellent lotion at some kiosks around the park.

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Some new Disney Boutique shirts available inside MouseGear.

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Hatbox Ghost Jim Shore Statue

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On October 1st, Jim Shore will release a Hatbox Ghost statue at Disney Parks. Guests can pre-order this now online.

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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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