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PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 2/8/21 (Butterfly Garden Supports Up, New Instrument Added To “Soul of Jazz” Exhibit, New Bridal Ear Headband, and More)

Hello from an overcast but generally nice day here at EPCOT! Despite the gray skies, it stayed dry all day, leaving plenty of time to check out all the new things here at the park. Let’s get started!

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As usual, we checked in on all the construction projects first thing in the morning. We’ve been waiting to see if solar panels would be installed next after the entire roof of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind was covered in this blue weatherproofing material, but so far we’ve seen no change here. The facade of the building has also seen little change, with the majority of the shaping already done.

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The roof was removed from the Innoventions West building over the weekend, and we got a good look at what little is left today. Pieces of torn metal and roofing debris cling to the steel girders visible behind Spaceship Earth.

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Two hanging sign frames have been added on the walk from The Imagination Pavilion to Travelers Cafe. One is along the fence for the play area that was recently disassembled, and one is near the former Waffles booth.

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Supports for the screened Butterfly Garden which has historically been an attraction at the International Flower & Garden Festival have gone up in the closed off area in between The Land Pavilion and The Imagination Pavilion. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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Nearby, The Land Cart was closed when we passed by it today due to a “maintenance issue”. They did not have an estimated reopening time.

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Work continues in the Innoventions East building, with vertical metal pieces being added to the ceiling recently.

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The stairs in the Canada Pavilion have been covered in a scrim box, forcing guests to use the nearby ramp to move further into the Pavilion. It is unknown how long this refurbishment will last.

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There was only a 5 minute wait today for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France Pavilion expansion. Of course, we were unable to take advantage of this appealing wait time as this part of the expansion is still closed, as is the attraction. We hope we get to ride it soon!

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A new significant musical instrument has been added to “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” exhibit in The American Adventure. Charlie “Bird” Parker’s plastic saxophone is now on display inside the rotunda for guests to see, along with the rest of the exhibit.

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We found some fun, new pieces of merchandise to share with you today, starting with these mugs. Featuring Mickey and Minnie, and including a coordinating ceramic spoon which slots into the handle, these mugs are available at Mouse Gear for $22.99 each.

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Next, we found this coordinating handbag and clutch set, featuring polka dots and Minnie bows, also at Mouse Gear. The handbag retails for $39.99 and the clutch, which also converts into a crossbody, retails for $29.99.

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Our favorite find of the day was this new bridal ear headband featuring a satin and pearl bow, complete with a veil. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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