PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 10/12/17 (Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction, Goodbye Energy, Siemens, Epcot 35, Etc.)

PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 10/12/17 (Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Construction, Goodbye Energy, Siemens, Epcot 35, Etc.)

Our latest photo report brings us to Epcot in the days after it’s 35th anniversary, as the early phases of the overhaul of the park get into motion…

Welcome to Epcot

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The Siemens sponsorship of Spaceship Earth has ended, but the signage remains, as does Project Tomorrow, which is pretty much a giant advertisement for the company.

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Some new, very bright, white lights are pointed at the Fountain of Nations, illuminating the taller water features. A strange addition considering this will all be bulldozed in the park’s overhaul.

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Feel the Flow, There It Goes…

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Signage was removed pointing guests towards the Universe of Energy. It now points towards what’s left of Innoventions, which is just Colortopia at this point.

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A closed Universe of Energy pavilion behind walls.

This and That

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Signage was already taken down for the Test Track SIMporium so they could paint the wall behind it. This is where you can now make your own Sim Car Card to take home.

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Some new phone cases for sale inside of MouseGear.

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A little late, but a Limited Release World Showcase pin has been released at Pin Central to commemorate the 35th anniversary. It retails for $14.99.

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A large line of classic Mickey and Minnie Mouse merchandise has hit all of the parks. I’m usually not a fan of such generic stuff, but the line looks pretty nice.

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There’s also a new line that evokes colors of the late 80’s/early 90’s that I’m pretty crazy about.

OOGA CHAKA

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Outside of the park, work has commenced on the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster ride.

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A series of barricades make sit hard to get too close, and security is patrolling the area to combat “corporate espionage”. Since this is a first-of-its-kind ride system, Disney will be very strict about letting guests see the construction.

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  1. There is so much generic merchandise right now, even a lot of the kids new shirts that have great slogans or imagery would be so much better if they added a WDW logo…

    People like to show off they got it at WDW or DLR… I doubt it would be that hard to have the image screen printed in two runs, one for each park…….

  2. Bulldoze? Are they really getting rid of the Fountain of Nations? Or just moving it? The new plans show fountains.

  3. “Goodby siemens” is what my mom’s customers say a lot whenever they go into her “office”. I’m not allowed in there, except to clean up after.

          1. We’re not stupid! We made it possible for you to write that comment!! You’re welcome!!

  4. They are filming wheel of Fortune which backdrops SE and the fountains which I believe is litup for the taping.

    1. As a man with prominent man boobs, those t-shirts would undoubtedly draw even MORE attention to them.

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