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

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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.

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

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There are some mystery walls up near Guest Relations.

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

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

Food and Wine Booths

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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Final prep in the Canada booth.

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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.

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

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Belgium has its registers ready to go.

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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”.

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

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

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

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

Brazil?

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Make your own backyard train set.

Et Cetera

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

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

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Here’s the previous version for comparison.

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

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Olaf and Sven ($9.99)
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Portrait Pin ($12.99)
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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!

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

  1. You should find that guy from the Germany photo and give/sell him the cute pic you took of him swinging his Elsa kid around. I’ll miss the train village. Thanks for taking some pics of that.

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