PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 8/22/20 (Remy’s Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt Prizes Added, New Apparel, Pavilion Construction Progress, and More)
Bonjour from EPCOT! It’s a a breezy and overcast Saturday here at construction central, which didn’t make for the most picturesque of days, but an overall more comfortable one on a busy weekend. Weather aside, we have a handful of interesting updates from the park, so let’s check out what we found.
Speaking of Figment, we noticed that ImageWorks got a bit of an overhaul of the displays to better facilitate guest traffic. The change was positive in our opinion, making the store a little easier to navigate.
The Innoventions buildings continue to be dismantled piece by agonizing piece, but we’re always hopeful for brighter days ahead — well, for Innoventions East at least, as the West building likely won’t be standing.
At some point, Space 220 will be a nice addition to EPCOT, and the continued work on the landscaping outside of the restaurant gives hope that the restaurant may only be a year delayed.
Next door, guests lined up for an expected 60-minute wait to ride Test Track. Temporary queue markings were added in anticipation of some serious crowds today, though it doesn’t seem they were needed during the day.
Part of the reason for that was that the ride experienced downtime throughout the day — perhaps due to the threat of rain.
Despite it being a relatively more pleasant day to be outside, as we mentioned earlier, World Showplace spent a good portion of the day close to capacity. The Nitro Cake Pop line was especially populated, and for good reason.
Back at The American Adventure Pavilion, a new visor was added to the collection of older merchandise which was added to Art of Disney yesterday. The visor sells for $19.99 alongside a spirit jersey and tank top, amongst other items.
As we headed towards the exit at the end of our day, we noticed one of the Odyssey Pavilion logos is still missing a small piece of its design.
Despite that, maintenance is clearly continuing in other areas, as we see the cleaning of the monorail beam has been completed almost to the halfway point of the park. Few things in life are more comforting than a freshly-cleaned monorail beam.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our character and construction-filled adventure around EPCOT today. For all of the latest updates from Disney parks around the world, click here and follow @WDWNT on Twitter!