PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 12/25/19 (Heavy Holiday Crowds, New EPCOT Pavilion Logo Pins, Merchandise Price Increases, and More)

Good morning from a very busy EPCOT park! The day started off stormy, but cleared up quickly. I guess that’s just good old Disney magic for ya! Let’s see what all is going on in the park today.

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First, here’s a shot of those crowds. Today they held everyone outside of the MagicBand touchpoints until exactly 9:00am.

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While strolling through MouseGear we found a few fun new items. This clip magnet is adorable and functional. Perfect for holding your best PhotoPass snap on the fridge! The magnet is $9.99.

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We went to check the price for this “Red” tagged item, we consulted one of the handy color coded charts and saw a price change… in the form of a new price taped over the old price. This price change brought “Mint” labeled magnets and keychains to $9.99.

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But on the next stand over the pricing was unchanged. Hmm… We’re not sure what to make of this, but will let you know if we see any further changes.

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Then we spotted this cute magnetic list with the Park Life print!

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Mickey and Minnie are so cute in their little teacup together. The notepad is $14.99.

Next we saw this hilarious pin with the seagulls from Finding Nemo shouting “MINE” in various languages. The pin is $9.99.

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Over at The Seas pavilion, we noticed that the down escalator is finally working again!

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We also spotted some divers cleaning off the Disney-made coral.

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Test Track had a 90 minute wait early in the day that skyrocketed to 145 minutes later!

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Over in the France pavilion expansion, all looks pretty quiet. No big updates or progress on the area for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and La Crêperie de Paris.

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At the soon-to-open Regal Eagle Smokehouse restaurant location, we spotted new glass window panes for the pick-up and ordering windows. We can’t wait till this place opens!

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On the way out to the monorail, we spotted this crumbling brick with ropes around it.

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At the new Pin Traders and Camera Center, we found this beautiful set of EPCOT pavilion logo pins. Each pin is $17.99, except for the black and white pins which are $15.99 each. They are all Limited Edition of 1,200, so if you are dying over these pins, hurry to go snatch them up!

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On our monorail ride, we saw that much of the concrete by the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind coaster has been filled in.

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That’s all for today’s spin around the world at EPCOT! Check back with WDW News Today for daily updates and goings on in all your favorite Disney parks!

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8 months ago

It would have been nice if we could have seen the front of the Mickey clip. And you found a broken piece of sidewalk. So what?