PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 8/25/19 (Construction Walls Go Up, Food and Wine Walls Come Down, ETC.)

Walls go up, walls come down. Such is the new circle of life for Epcot. With a whole host of changes on the horizon for the park, it’s something we’re going to have to get used to. Let’s see what’s happening today.

They’re doing some concrete work right behind Spaceship Earth. Probably just minor utility work at the moment.

There are some mystery walls up near Guest Relations.

I’m not sure of their purpose. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if they ultimately remove the blue concrete nook over here.

It’s been nothing but an extended queue since they decommissioned the old WorldKey Information kiosks years ago.

Food and Wine Booths

Walls are down around the Flavors from Fire booth for the 2019 Food and Wine Festival.

The booth is all about grilled foods, has an ESPN theme this year, and it was built by Home Depot. Doesn’t get any manlier than that.

They’re pushing as hard as they can to finish these expanded pathways ahead of Food and Wine.

Considering there are a half dozen booths along these paths, they better hurry.

This building at the end of the Rose Walk pathway, almost to World Showcase absolutely won’t be done in a week. They’ve made great progress so far, though.

I’d imagine the path will be finished, even if the building isn’t.

Final prep in the Canada booth.

I confirmed with a Cast Member today that once the Appleseed Orchard opens (in the old O’ Canada theater), the only entrance will be the old theater exit.

The area around back where the waterfall normally is will continue to be closed through the festival.

Belgium has its registers ready to go.

A cute thing I’ve noticed: if you’re the last one to meet Belle in France, and she’s got a few extra minutes, she might just give you a tour of “the village”.

She spent several minutes with this guest just chit-chatting. It was very sweet!

More new $1 pressed pennies, this time in Japan.

The line-up for the Eat to the Beat concert series is posted in the park, now.

They’re still setting up the stage for the new shows.


With the announcement of the new Brazil pavilion almost imminent, I thought I’d point out where it’s supposed to go. Right here, in between Italy and Germany.

I know what you’re thinking, “But the train set!”, and I’m right there with you.

We’ll most likely have to say “Auf Wiedersehen” to this tiny German village.

No trains at all today! I hope they haven’t decommissioned them already.

Luckily, even if the trains ultimately go away, they sell model trains in Der Teddybar!

Make your own backyard train set.

Et Cetera

The new Frozen pin trading starter set has hit the shops in the park.

The new pin releases, I’ve noticed, are no longer wrapped in plastic.

Here’s the previous version for comparison.

In addition to the new starter lanyard, they have a few new open edition pins for sale as well.

Olaf and Sven ($9.99)
Portrait Pin ($12.99)
Two Pin Set ($14.99)

That’s it for Epcot today! Keep reading, we’ll be covering all of the new announcements for Epcot at the D23 convention!

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