Character Spot at Epcot set to close in September

Jul 02, 2019 in "Character Spot"

Posted: Tuesday July 2, 2019 12:24pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

UPDATED 2:00pm - Disney has now confirmed the Character Spot closure for September 8, see a list of new meet and greet locations.


It appears as though Epcot's main character meet and greet area may be closing after the busy summer season.

According to those familiar with the situation, Character Spot is expected to close on September 8 2019. The Future World character location currently hosts Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Baymax and Joy & Sadness.

The building is expected to be largely removed as part of the all new Epcot central spine redevelopment, although Disney is yet to announce details of the project or confirm any related closures. Disney has previously said that we will learn more about the new Epcot at the upcoming D23 Expo in Anaheim August 23-25 2019.

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raymusiccityNov 04, 2019

I can live without the fountain, but, when will I ever see Club Cool again 😳

brb1006Oct 03, 2019

R.I.P Fountain of Nations

RSoxNo1Sep 18, 2019

So this moved to a new location, but how long before this new location is demolished?

Snow Queen 83Sep 18, 2019

I never really cared for Innoventions, so I'm alright with it going. It's a shell of its original self as well.

MainahmanSep 11, 2019

Was there yesterday and walls were already up. Epcot was where we spent the morning yesterday to say goodbye to a few things, and noticed walls already up....

MisterPenguinSep 11, 2019


DreamfinderGuySep 11, 2019

WDWMagic has a dark mode??

MisterPenguinSep 11, 2019

Where you're really wrong is for not using Dark Mode!!!

ElfinkoSep 10, 2019

I've seen bigger fountains in our local malls. Hope it's more than this.

trainplane3Sep 10, 2019

Tiny, baby, rainbow, fountain. With ball.

brb1006Sep 10, 2019

Here's video of the new temporary character spot from yesterday. Footage from MouseSteps.

ElfinkoSep 10, 2019

So, I just learned today that this fountain is closed. I've only visited WDW 3 times, but I made it a point to visit this fountain each trip after seeing it the first time. It's very beautiful. They haven't mentioned what is replacing it? Another fountain? We're going on our next trip in April 2020. Hoping whatever it is they're working on is done by then.

aladdin2007Aug 18, 2019

This kinda saddens me as it was not overgrown foliage it was such a nice tree populated area with densely rich green beautiful plants/foliage, one of my favorite quiet spots to relax by. (by the coral reef) another favorite spot now gone. Such is progress rip it all down.

DreamfinderGuyAug 18, 2019

Yep, I was in the wrong thread. Sorry about that.