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PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 6/8/21 (“Rope Drop” Returns To EPCOT, Space Base Playground Reopens, Scuba Mickey Swims In The Seas Pavilion, and More)

Hello World Travelers, and welcome to another hot and sunny day here at EPCOT! We came to check out all the new things here, and we found lots to show you. Let’s get started!

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On our way into the park this morning, we saw two Cast Members setting up the poles and chains for the East Tram Load Zone, potentially hinting at the return of the parking lot Trams sometime soon. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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Once we entered the park, we were surprised to see that guests were being held just past the base of Spaceship Earth, similar to the “rope drop” procedures of pre-COVID times. The crowd was allowed to move forward in increments to allow for more guests to fill in the space, but the barrier was maintained until around 10:30am. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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Additional Points of Light have been installed on the bottom of Spaceship Earth, but the network on the bottom has not connected with the network covering the rest of the globe. There are also individual lights missing in larger filled out sections in this area.

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Construction continues to move swiftly on the future location of Creations Shop and Club Cool in Innoventions East. Metal framing has been added to theses window areas recently.

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On the other side of Project Tomorrow, work continues on the recently-vertical Journey of Water site, with wood and concrete now within the metal structure.

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Looking at the Innoventions East building from another angle, we saw that the breezeway is having it’s facade redone.

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Further down the building, painting has progressed, with this section at least primed.

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The Liquid Layer water play area in between Test Track and MISSION: Space was roped off today. As we passed by we could hear that the water supply was turned on.

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Space Base, the play area for children inside of MISSION: Space has reopened to guests. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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Out on World Showcase Lagoon, both types of fireworks barges have returned and are placed all around the show barges.

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Later in the day, we saw the water fountains being tested on one of the screen barges.

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Moving around World Showcase, we found that the lamps outside of the construction area in the Morocco Pavilion have been replaced with the new, smaller lamps.

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In the China Pavilion, the calligraphy station has been removed from inside the House of Good Fortune.

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Jardin de Fiestas, the Flower & Garden Festival food booth in the Mexico Pavilion, was open today, despite opening later than the other booths. We hope to see it remain open to guests!

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We found a menu change at the Sunshine Griddle booth— the Fruit Loops Shake has changed from blue to yellow! A Cast Member working the food booth told us that they will be working their way through all of the colors of Fruit Loops, so they expect the shake to change colors again. Thankfully, the shake still tastes the same. To check out our review on the shake in it’s original blue form, check out our article here.

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In celebration of World Oceans Day, we found Mickey scuba diving in The Seas Pavilion today. For more pictures and information, including video of this fun distanced meet and greet, check out our article here.

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While at Mouse Gear today, we found a new buy one, get one free sale on original style Disney face masks. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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A new bubble wand has landed at the park. We found this Spider-Man bubble wand at the bubble wand cart just outside of Disney Traders for $28.17.

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

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