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PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 8/2/21 (More Plots for ‘Fab 50’ Statues, Tall Palm Trees Return at Spaceship Earth, NEW Donuts, & More)

Greetings from Spaceship Earth! It’s another hot and sunny day at EPCOT, so let’s get started!

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We hopped on the Monorail line to see the aerial progression at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Creations Shop in World Celebration, and Journey of Water. Check out our most recent construction update here.

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The Creations Shop look does harken back to 1980’s EPCOT for sure, although it’s probably not the first thing we would’ve asked to return from that time period.

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Heading inside the park, new palm trees have been symmetrically planted on either side of Spaceship Earth, recreating the past image of what the area used to look like 15 years ago.

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After a time at Guardians of The Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind where there was no more progress on the roof after the first two rows had been installed, work on the third row of paneling began today.

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Plenty of workers were busy on the pathway in front of the attraction where new cement was laid as well as at the side exit.

A new Annual Passholder exclusive hoodie with our favorite purple dragon Figment arrived at MouseGear.

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Gardeners were busy in front of the future Creations Shop, adding some new horticulture to the area.

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The floral Mickey head flower beds from Flower and Garden Festival have been completely removed and replaced with fresh sod.

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The Mexico pavilion is once again implementing split entrance and exit pathways, where previously, one entrance had been for the attraction and the other for dining and shopping.

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The bridge in front of Italy hasn’t seen much progress aside from some new caulking to the banisters.

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At the Morocco pavilion, Restaurant Marrakesh remains a seating area, but cast members now stand outside with Food and Wine Festival passports greeting guests. This is mostly to tell guests they need a mask on to enter.

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Although we got caught in an afternoon shower before our time in Morocco was complete, you can see the progress of the solvent used to give the ground a constant wet and shiny finish.

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Our last update on Northwest Mercantile at the Canada pavilion had the exterior’s props removed, and work has since moved onto the boards covering the shop, where you can see some brown scrim overlays the missing planks.

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Heading back into the promenade, two new plots have been dug for the location of two more Disney Fab 50 statues coming to the parks on October 1st.

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Two new chef’s specialty donuts arrived at The Donut Box in front of Test Track! Read our review of each here.

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Making one last stop in MouseGear again before we left, this youth knit sweater had been spotted as a Disneyland version last year but has made its way to Florida with a Walt Disney World version for $39.99.

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We found a “This is my happy face!” youth t-shirt featuring the angry duck himself, Donald, for $19.99.

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Thanks for following along today on a beautiful day in EPCOT!

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Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago

Man, i have a hard time getting excited about our trip in October due to the masks. Really thinking about cancelling but will wait a few more weeks.