Traveler’s Café at EPCOT, which housed Starbucks before Connections Café opened, has been repainted. Construction walls went up next to the small building in early June.
The building has sat unused near the front of World Showcase for over a year.
The façade is now mainly green, with yellow-gold trim around the windows, a white counter, and brown wood overhang.
Stanchions are up in front of the counter, creating a queue, although the location is not open.
The sign is covered in black scrim. It could be a new sign, or it could just be the old Starbucks sign.
With the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival coming up, it’s possible Disney will utilize the Traveler’s Café as an extra food and beverage location.
The green construction walls remain around the planter and tree between Traveler’s Café and Refreshment Port.
Below is what the Starbucks looked like before, when it was the temporary EPCOT location.
It had a black-and-white color scheme.
EPCOT has gained a reputation as a large construction zone in the past few years as the entire park is revamped. Future World was split into three neighborhoods: World Nature, World Celebration, and World Discovery. World Showcase is the fourth neighborhood.
The center of the park, World Celebration, is where most construction has been concentrated recently. Electric Umbrella was closed and gutted to become Connections Eatery and Café (Starbucks). MouseGear, the park’s major gift shop, was completely reimagined to become Creations Shop. Club Cool also moved to a new location.
In World Nature (but taking up some of the World Celebration space), Journey of Water Inspired by “Moana” is under construction. The new walkthrough attraction is near complete and Walt Disney Imagineering has been conducting tests with Cast Members.
There have been recent refurbishment projects in Morocco Pavilion, Canada Pavilion, and U.K. Pavilion. In the lagoon, work is underway to prepare for a new nighttime spectacular.
What are you most interested in trying at the upcoming festival? Is there any particular construction project you’re most excited to see completed? Let us know in the comments.