PHOTOS: Former Merchandise Kiosks Near World Showcase Plaza Refurbished for Possible Reopening

Justin Giglio

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PHOTOS: Former Merchandise Kiosks Near World Showcase Plaza Refurbished for Possible Reopening

The merchandise kiosks lining the walkway between World Celebration and World Showcase at EPCOT have been refurbished and look like they are being prepped to reopen.

EPCOT Merchandise Kiosks

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This bridge connects World Celebration (formerly part of Future World) to the World Showcase at EPCOT. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the walkway had merchandise kiosks on either side of the planter that now holds the Disney100 decoration.

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Though Walt Disney World reopened later in 2020, these kiosks have remained closed. As of today, the merchandise kiosks have had the oversized canopies removed and have been repainted by hand.

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It would appear that these kiosks are being prepared to be reopened in the future.

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The kiosks are likely being repainted to better match the new color schemes of EPCOT, which utilizes more grays and white, with accent colors corresponding to each neighborhood.

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The World Celebration accent color is blue.

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Are you excited to see these merchandise kiosks reopen? Let us know in the comments.

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EPCOT Construction

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EPCOT has been full of construction projects for the last several years, as part of a reimagining of the park. Future World was renamed and split into three neighborhoods: World Discovery, World Celebration, and World Nature. World Showcase remains the same.

World Celebration is where most construction has been ongoing, with the center of EPCOT almost completely demolished. MouseGear became Creations Shop, and Club Cool moved next to the store. Electric Umbrella and Pin Central closed. The Electric Umbrella space became home to Connections Eatery and Connections Café, the new Starbucks location for the park. The Camera Center became Pin Traders.

CommuniCore Hall concept art

But much of World Celebration is still surrounded by construction walls as CommuniCore Hall and Plaza are under construction. The building replaces the originally planned festival center and is named for the opening-day EPCOT attraction that later became Innoventions. A Mickey & Friends character meet and greet will be inside CommuniCore Hall, which will otherwise act as a flex space for various events.

World Celebration will also be home to Dreamers Point featuring a new Walt Disney statue, as well as several gardens.


In World Nature, Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” is nearing completion. The new walkthrough attraction and CommuniCore Hall are expected to open this fall.

In World Discovery, Cool Wash has become Refreshment Station and the Disney Vacation Club kiosk was updated.

The previously announced Play! Pavilion and Mary Poppins attraction have been canceled or indefinitely delayed.

Check out our most recent EPCOT construction update.

Which recent EPCOT addition have you been most excited about? Let us know in the comments.

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