Good morning, Epcot! What do you have in store for us today? Let’s take a look.
The other half of the Leave-a-Legacy monuments are finally coming down! Don’t expect it to be a quick job, though, these walls will probably be up for a while as they work on redesigning the front of the park.
The latest in the “I Heart Gaming” pin line is Talespin.
Let’s hop over to Mouse Gear. I love the details and character in this store. I hope we don’t lose all of it when it gets redesigned next year.
It’s August, and you know what that means; Halloween! In addition to several returning Nightmare Before Christmas items, we also found a couple of new ones.
We originally spotted these ears in Disneyland, and now they’ve made it to the East Coast.
They also redesigned the hidden Mickey house and kitchenware line. You can see all of it in our article here.
Ralph and Vanellope were popular today! You can still meet them daily at ImageWorks in the Imagination pavilion.
Over in The Seas, the carpet replacement on the second floor is almost finished.
The only holdout is the room above Turtle Talk. I’d imagine it’ll be replaced soon.
The first floor hasn’t been touched yet.
Speaking of updates, over in The Land, the classic attraction “Living With the Land” got a surprise upgrade.
They replaced the old film projectors (right before the greenhouse) with new digital projectors, as well as brand-new footage and narration. It looks wonderful!
Poor Canada. Unless you want to overpay for steak, there’s nothing going on here at the moment. With O’ Canada closed, it’s a quiet little pavilion.
The theater is going to be used as space for the 2019 International Food and Wine Festival. All the old “O’ Canada” signs have been replaced with ads for the festival.
This is as far into the pavilion as you can go at the moment. They stationed a friendly Cast Member here to remind people that the show is closed.
There’s a lot of work happening on the facade in the meantime.
“Marc Angers and Friends” are no more. Please welcome to the Mill Stage the “Blueberry Grass Band”! I haven’t stuck around to watch them yet, but I’ll make a note of it.
Over in the UK, in addition to the cute Winnie the Pooh stuff they’ve had for some time now, I also found…
…this adorable mug!
Across the street in the Tea Shop, I found this interesting new concoction.
It’s supposed to be tea you can brew cold. Interesting! I’m curious how the traditional English feel about this.
Over in France, there’s a lot of construction noise on the other side of this wall.
They’re hard at work getting the path to the new Ratatouille attraction ready. It should open next spring.
I covered some of the recent apparel additions to the Germany pavilion recently. They added another hat!
This area will be crawling with beer fans once the Food and Wine Festival starts at the end of the month.
Here’s something inconsequential that, nevertheless, has been bugging me for ages. This wall hanging in China was the backdrop for Mulan back when she met inside. Back then, it said “Disney’s Mulan” at the top.
When she moved back outside, they took the “Mulan” down and it just said “Disney’s” for like, probably a year. They finally fixed it.
Guess who’s back–back again? Larry Dotson is showing off his artwork in the Norway pavilion.
They moved him to a different corner this time, however.
Where he used to meet is now the candy/foodstuff wall.
I also found in Norway an addition to the recent line of Norway merchandise: this fun throw blanket.
That’s all from Epcot for today. Who knows what we’ll see next time? Only one way to find out: keep reading!