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PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 12/29/20 (New “The Emperor’s New Groove” Anniversary Pins, Holiday Merchandise Now 70% Off, Guardians of the Galaxy Facade Work, and More)

Greetings, World Travelers, from a lovely day here at EPCOT! We stopped by for a quick day at the park to see what might be new in Future World. Let’s get started!

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It wouldn’t be a normal day at EPCOT without a new Limited Edition pin or two. Today, we found four new Limited Edition pins celebrating the 20th Anniversary of “The Emperor’s New Groove”. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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Moving on to Mouse Gear, we found a new Disney Parks Signature Puzzle celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Disney California Adventure. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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We also noticed that the holiday merchandise sale, which now includes face masks, has been dramatically increased to 70% off. That means that after stacking an Annual Passholder discount, these holiday ear headbands are just $7.20 each! Holiday merchandise has been selling fast around the parks, but this sale increase will surely help the last remaining pieces to go quickly.

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Near Mouse Gear, we found work being done on the facade of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. We can’t wait to see a big visible change on this building, but for now, work is being done in more subtle ways.

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We suppose we shouldn’t complain about lack of visible progress, as no movement has been seen at the Play! Pavilion for over a week now.

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Speaking of a lack of progress, no changes have been made on the window closed for maintenance in the salt water tank viewing area of The Seas Pavilion.

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There was a diver cleaning the manatee tank today, which meant that the manatees were not out for guests to see.

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In The Land Pavilion, Living with the Land was down for technical difficulties. While we don’t know the nature of the difficulties, the attraction did come back up later in the day.

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On our way out to World Showcase, we found the end of the line for Test Track on the bridge. It wasn’t there for long, but we were surprised to find it so backed up!

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Out on World Showcase Lagoon, we were disappointed to see that nothing had changed. We keep hoping that we’ll find another piece of Harmonious equipment, but so far we’ve been disappointed.

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In the France Pavilion expansion, work was being done to the gate leading to the backstage area. This seems to be the most noticeably unfinished thing left in the expansion area.

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The closer we inch to 2021, the sooner we’ll be strolling through the streets of Paris on our way to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure!

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We had a great day at EPCOT, and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!

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