PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 7/29/19 (Guardians of the Galaxy Construction, Canada Gets Some Love, and Beverly’s Still Gone)
Another day, another brief moment sailing through the universe as passengers on Spaceship Earth. We’re at Epcot today for a park walk, and another WDWNT photo report!
Epcot felt especially empty this morning. Usually at park open, Guests are still flooding into this area, but it seemed quiet and peaceful today.
Checking in on the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster construction, and they still have a long way to go. The courtyard in front of the old Energy show building has been used as a debris field for a while now.
A couple new additions to the new sleeping character Dream Friends plush were out napping today. I think this is the cutest line of plush that has come around since Tsum Tsums (sorry, not sorry Wishables), and I’m excited to see more characters added to this collection. Stitch and Angel were found at Disney Traders, and Pluto was in Mouse Gear. Both are priced at $34.99.
The rock work facade in the Canada Pavilion in the World Showcase is still completely enclosed with scrims. The Canada Pavilion is in the process of getting some TLC, and O Canada!, the Circle-Vision 360 movie will close August 1, 2019. The film will be getting some upgrades, including new footage and a projection-system update. During the closure, the theater will be used to house an indoor festival marketplace.
Work is continuing to progress on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. The facade of the attraction is really coming together, and it will be interesting to see how much the construction on this area progress before the Skyliner opens to Guests, because you’ll be able to get a pretty excellent view of the site from one of those gondolas.
I feel like the American Adventure has been getting work done around its pavement and brick work since before summer even started, and its still an ongoing progress. These strips that are going to be the scored grey bricks in the photo below have been temporarily replaced with red brick-colored plywood strips.
Work is moving along at the Rose Walk Pathway, which is good, since we’re down to about a month until the Food and Wine Festival kicking off, and since this path is the home to several booths (not to mention just somewhere for people to go in what is Epcot’s busiest time of the year) I’m willing to bet their goal is to have it open by then.
That’s it for my walk around Epcot today! I will leave you with one last piece of bittersweet news. The bitter is literally Beverly, which is still missing from every fountain in Club Cool, but don’t worry, the sweet part of the news is that you can still get Fanta Melon Frosty, so everything is going to be okay.