Artist David Doss was in person at the Art of Disney shop just underneath Spaceship Earth. I always love it when the artists come out in person and meet with guests. That’s the reason I love (and can’t wait for the return of) the International Festival of the Arts so much!
Over near Test Track, the splash pad has been walled up. It’s probably just for refurbishment, but I find it odd that they waited until late June to work on it. Now is probably the most important time of year for a splash pad to be operational.
The walkway between Imagination and World Showcase is just a big mess right now. I’m looking forward to seeing how they reimagine this space.
A whole line of merchandise came out recently to wish “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” a fond farewell. You can find the items all over the park, but especially at shops along World Showcase.
They have quite a few of the magic bands left at Mouse Gear, if you want one.
While I was in Mouse Gear, I found this interesting baseball-style jersey. It seems well made and the fabric seems very breathable, which is important.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: visit The Seas with Nemo and Friends. I’ll give you three beautiful, simple reasons why:
Scrims are up in the Canada pavilion. This work is the first part of a project that will ultimately give us a new film in January 2020 to replace the current CircleVision (starring Martin Short).
We mentioned the other day that this door in the China pavilion was missing its handle. It’s definitely not good show to be unable to use a door. Today, I came across this “solution” of theirs to just prop the door open. “There, we fixed it!”
More scrims were spotted in the France pavilion today, too. This whole area was blocked off for work. Hopefully it’s just a refresh.
I noticed a couple of other minor changes in the back of the pavilion.
It looks like they’re in process of changing some window displays.
They also rearranged the shop near the Boulangerie Patisserie, letting it breathe and making it much more manageable.