PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 2/14/20 (Goodbye Pin Central, New Germany Merchandise, Regal Eagle Nearly Complete, and More)
Hallo from EPCOT! In today’s photo report, we’re finding new merchandise in World Showcase, tracking more construction projects than we know what to do with, and counting down the days to the opening of new and returning restaurants. Let’s check out all the activity!
In the soon-to-be World Discovery (you know it now as Future World East), we’re anxiously awaiting the return of solar panels to the former Ellen’s Energy Adventure building. The new tenant, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, is expected to open in 2021.
Test Track Presented by Chevrolet, which is currently under refurbishment through February 26, seems to be in the later stages of the process. Cars could be heard running on the track today, so we’re hopeful everything is on schedule.
We were also treated to a live band in Germany. We didn’t understand a word they were singing, but they sounded great!
At the American Adventure, Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts and Barbecue is achingly close to completion. We could swear that we smelled barbecue emanating from the restaurant today.
Within the Japan pavilion, we were able to enjoy this performance of Taiko drums.
Outside of the France pavilion, guests were painting some of the different pavilions around the showcase.
Inside the France pavilion, intensive work continues on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. The attraction is scheduled to open this summer, leaving precious little time to complete the extensive theming required for the area.
Our last photo of the day encapsulates the current state of EPCOT. The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is in full swing (remember, that mural was blank earlier in the day!), construction is everywhere, Pin Central is in its final hours and Spaceship Earth looms in the background — soon to undergo its own lengthy refurbishment.
Thank you for joining us on our journey around EPCOT (and the world)! Are there any attractions you’re especially excited for, or park staples you’re sad to be losing? Let us know in the comments!