PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 8/27/19 (More Work in Future World, Food and Wine Preparations, and a Characterpalooza!)


PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 8/27/19 (More Work in Future World, Food and Wine Preparations, and a Characterpalooza!)

Let’s take a lap around Epcot, shall we? It’s only a couple of miles…

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Future World

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These mysterious construction walls are up just behind Spaceship Earth.

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It’s probably just concrete or utility work. We’ll see what happens.

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When one is at Epcot, one must go to Club Cool. This is a steadfast rule I’ve lived by for many, many years.

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Enjoy it while it’s still here, we’re not sure how long until the replacement shows up.

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With this entire building being decommissioned soon, I’m curious if they’re going to bother fixing things when they break. This automatic door was out of order today.

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Will it stay like that until Innoventions West closes? We’ll see!

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I found this in Mouse Gear. Apparently they’re worried about people stealing 20-year-old CD releases.

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I’ve noticed that ImageWorks has been having trouble with its “Make Your Own Figment” PCs recently.

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I run into one that’s out of order almost every time I’m here. This one has… a disturbing number of shortcuts to the recycle bin.

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They drained the pond out front of Imagination! again, presumably for the ongoing pathway work.

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The pathway appears to be right on track. I think the majority of it will be open in time for the Food and Wine Festival at the end of the month.

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The Flavors from Fire got some decorative flags to go with its hanging lights.

World Showcase

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Remember when Epcot had a parade? This is about as close as we’ll get to that again: 30 something Cast Members being trained in Festival procedure.

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The Cast Members in Italy were also getting the rundown on their booth today.

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More of these Merchandise booths are popping up. This second one near Germany showed up today.

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There’s also one in The American Adventure now, adjacent to that pretty new brickwork.

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Liberty Inn will be closed for some time as it becomes The Regal Eagle Smokehouse.

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The old sign is still up, though. I miss it already!


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O’ Canada is closed, and they’re deep into some facade refurbishment at the moment.

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Just as I feared, they’re filling in the planters that used to house live trees.

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The park needs more trees, not fewer!

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Also, this lamp has been missing for months now.

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I guess they just assume no one will notice. Well, I noticed.

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A little bit of refurbishment is happening at the back of the UK pavilion as well.

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They’re doing some minor work to these fence pillars.

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Mitsukoshi Department Store

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Now for your semi-regular Mitsukoshi Dept Store update. Do you like fat cats?

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Well, here you have several to choose from.

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Are dogs more your preference?

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This is Kuroyanagi San. She loves nap time.

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Don’t like cats or dogs? How about eggs?

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Set sail on a course for adventure with Captain Gudetama and his Polynesian friend.


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One of my favorite surprises to find in Epcot is a “Characterpalooza”, aka training day for characters and attendants. You never know who you’ll meet, but you need to be fast––it ends just as suddenly as it begins.

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I hadn’t seen Mr. Penguin (from Mary Poppins) in a very long time.

That’s everything from Epcot for today! Thanks for reading. Stick with us and we’ll keep you in the loop on all things Epcot!


3 thoughts on “PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 8/27/19 (More Work in Future World, Food and Wine Preparations, and a Characterpalooza!)”

  1. Club Cool is always an *absolute must-go-to place* for my wife and me. Free pop! What a great way to hydrate, which is essential when you’re hiking all over Epcot. After they shut down Club Cool, the sooner it returns, the better.

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