PHOTOS: Three World Showcase Shopping Locations Reopen in Italy and France Pavilions at EPCOT
Guests looking to buy unique gifts celebrating World Showcase countries are in luck today! Just one day after we noticed reopening prep work, three EPCOT stores have reopened. At the Italy Pavilion, La Gemma Elegante and Il Bel Cristallo are once again open. Aux Vins de France also reopened today in the France Pavilion. Let’s take a look at the newly reopened shopping destinations.
La Gemma Elegante and Il Bel Cristallo
Decorated Christmas garland is draped from the second floor balcony.
Physical distancing lines have been placed outside the entrance. Some benches are also labeled as unavailable.
Despite two different names and signs, the stores share the same retail space.
The product selection has not changed from when the stores were open before the pandemic closure.
Lighted garland hangs from the rafters for the holiday season.
Health and safety measures are in place at the checkout.
Hand crafted masks are still on display and available to purchase, but remember that these aren’t effective for reducing virus transmission!
Aux Vins de France
Cast Members monitor the entrance to be sure that the store stays below capacity.
Stanchions are also in place for crowd control.
The La Maison du Vin door is now exit only.
Inside, all the customary health and safety measures have been installed.