PHOTOS: Refurbishment Complete on World Discovery Popcorn Stand, Now Open to Guests at EPCOT

The EPCOT popcorn stand near MISSION: Space has been refurbished to match World Discovery, and is open for guests to enjoy. The stand serves popcorn, Mickey Pretzels, cotton candy, churros, and assorted fountain drinks. A Minute Maid Smoothie and Blue Moon ale also available.

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Refurbishment Complete on Popcorn Stand

The popcorn stand in World Discovery is now open to guests, no longer surrounded by construction walls and privacy planters. The stand is located in directly across from the MISSION: Space attraction. The refurbishment took about two months to complete.

When we first reported the construction back at the beginning of March 2023, the metal bars below the curved red and silver structure were colored blue. Now, we can see that they have been painted silver to match the roof of the stand.

A new popcorn stand is open in EPCOT.

The stand’s base has also been painted with a geometric pattern reminiscent of Spaceship Earth. Mickey pretzels and popcorn can be seen on display on either side of the stand. Cotton candy is arranged in bags atop the soda fountain machine in the back.

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The “Guardians of the Galaxy” Skyliner popcorn bucket is still available for purchase at this popcorn stand. The stand also refills popcorn buckets for a slight discount; a standard popcorn purchase is $6.50, and a refill is $2.25. The souvenir bucket with popcorn is $13.00.

Other Construction at EPCOT

Plenty of construction is underway at EPCOT with the ComminiCore Hall ConstructionJourney of Water Inspired by Moana construction, and the start of the removal of the Harmonious barges.

Harmonious Barge Removal

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Source: bioreconstruct on Twitter

Aerial photographer @bioreconstruct shared photos of Harmonious barges being demolished backstage at EPCOT. Two of the taco-shaped barges, plus the circular “stargate” barge, have now been removed from World Showcase Lagoon. The final performance of Harmonious was on April 2, and the first barge was gone as of April 10.

Communicore Hall Construction

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The new CommuniCore Hall and Plaza will serve as a multi-functional space that will be used during the park’s various festivals. The hall will be home to a Mickey & Friends meet and greet, a demo kitchen, a mixology bar, a gallery space, and more. Disney has stated this space will be used for a variety of festival offerings at EPCOT throughout the year.

Journey of Water Inspired by Moana Construction

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According to CEO Bob Iger, Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” is the last step in the years-long EPCOT reimagining. It’s expected to open later this year, along with Dreamer’s Point, CommuniCore Hall, and CommuniCore Plaza.

For more construction updates on EPCOT, check out some of our related coverage:

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  • Lisa Stump

    Lisa loves theme parks, black coffee, and her two Sphynx cats, Jareth and Figment. She believes the best day includes a trip around World Showcase during the EPCOT International Food & Wine festival! Her favorite attractions are Rise of the Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and "it's a small world." She can be reached at lisa.stum[email protected].