Though we’ve known about it for almost two years, it looks like, in addition to the 14 new additions coming to Epcot over the next 3 years, Disney is also redesigning the central hub of Future World to resemble something like this concept art, which was shared several years ago:
And though we noted that the image above has some notable structures missing, Disney had yet to confirm that they were moving forward with this redesign in recent months. However, news broke this week that the following locations will be closing at the end of the summer on September 8, 2019:
Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto meet and greet
Joy and Sadness character meet and greet
Baymax character meet and greet
UPDATE: Fountain of Nations
UPDATE:Art of Disney
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The future of Club Cool｜Club Cool的未來
Club Cool is a guest favorite area at Epcot, with many enjoying the free beverage stations with flavors from around the world. And though no specifics have been released, Disney has confirmed via social media that Club Cool will return in some form, but not in the immediate future. However, there are some changes coming very soon as a result of these closures that guests wanting to visit Epcot this fall should know about:
Club Cool是Epcot的客人最喜歡的地區，許多人都可以享受來自世界各地的免費飲料站。 雖然沒有公佈具體細節，但迪士尼已經通過社交媒體證實，Club Cool將以某種形式返回，但不會在不久的將來返回。 然而，由於這些關閉，很快就會有一些變化，希望今年秋天訪問Epcot的客人應該知道：
Shuffling Characters around 洗牌周圍的人物
In the wake of all these closures, Disney is making a few adjustments to its character lineup, including the following:
Minnie Mouse will move to the World Showcase Gazebo
Daisy Duck will move to the American Adventure
Mickey and Goofy will meet temporarily in Innoventions West, but will have a permanent location in the Imagination Pavilion
Winnie the Pooh is returning to the UK Pavilion
Sadly, even though a lot of characters are moving to new areas, it looks like September 8th may be the end of the line for Joy, Sadness and Baymax, who have not been relocated yet.
Mickey和Goofy將在Innoventions West暫時會面，但將在Imagination Pavilion擁有一個永久性的位置
Temporary Starbucks location coming to the Epcot Experience Center 臨時星巴克的位置來到Epcot體驗中心
Construction has already begun inside the former Odyssey building which is turning into the Epcot Experience Center, opening this fall. And it looks like Disney will be using the quick service counter space inside this location as a pop-up Starbucks for guests who are looking to get their premium coffee fix while Epcot is undergoing its transformation.
The Future of MouseGear ｜MouseGear的未來
Though in the original concept art the MouseGear building is missing, it looks like Disney is doing something a little different with this structure, closing it for an extensive refurbishment later this year. While this store is closed a pop-up shop at Epcot will be available for guests wanting to shop in this part of Future World. There is no current timeframe for the refurbishment, but it is expected to last quite a while and include an extensive overhaul of the inside of the shop.
Though there are definitely a lot of closures happening right now at Epcot, there are a lot of new things opening at the same time as well, with Disney really ramping up their plans for this park’s reinvention as we move closer to the 2021 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World.
儘管在最初的概念藝術中，MouseGear建築物缺失了，但看起來迪士尼正在採用與這種結構略有不同的東西，將其關閉以便在今年晚些時候進行大規模整修。 雖然這家商店已關閉，但Epcot的一家彈出式商店將為想要在未來世界的這一部分購物的客人提供服務。 目前沒有翻新的時間表，但預計會持續一段時間，包括對店內進行大規模的大修。