PHOTOS - Fountain of Nations, Starbucks, Club Cool and the original Character Spot now behind construction walls

Sep 09, 2019 in "EPCOT"

Fountain of Nations, Character Spot, Starbucks closures
Posted: Monday September 9, 2019 9:50am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The first round of closures are now in effect at Epcot, the first phase that will see a complete redevelopment of Future World.

Fountain of Nations is now drained and behind construction walls.

It isn't clear yet if the fountain will remain, although the new area will feature plenty of water features.

Club Cool is now closed behind the walls, but will ultimately be relocated on the other side in what is currently Innoventions East.

Character Spot is closed, with a new location setup in another part of Innoventions West.

Inside the new Character Spot, guests can continue to meet Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Mickey Mouse in-front of Epcot themed backgrounds.

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90s6 hours ago

At any park? Buena vista street and Mystic manor.

RSoxNo17 hours ago

Let's review the new rides they've added without an IP since Everest...

egg8 hours ago

Pretty sure they’re referring to the picture.

MisterPenguin14 hours ago

As part of the EPCOT 'upgrade,' the things that were meant to be and not part of an existing movie IP: New films in Land, Canada, China New restaurants: one in Japan, 220, and the EU replacement New shop: Creations New show fountain Dreamers point Most of the upgrade of Spaceship Earth New entrance package New lights on SSE Festival tower building area So far, Disney's takeover of Morocco is no added IP.

MisterPenguin14 hours ago

Given what happened with Mulan, I would imagine there are scenic areas of China that would be too neuralgic to show in any new film. I'm guessing it will be a long time before Wondrous China premieres.

CastAStone18 hours ago

They can’t finish the China movie until China peels back more pandemic restrictions.

TikibirdLand18 hours ago

Film is sitting in a container on a ship just off Oakland.... Don't worry, you'll get it. Maybe. ;)

tcool12319 hours ago

I mean technically there was also Mission Space Green albeit I believe that was the same year as Soarin’ Over the World. If we’re including smaller changes then 2020 saw Canada Far and Wide and Awesome Planet added to the parks. There was also the announcement for the new film in the China pavilion but it seemingly has vanished?

HauntedPirate20 hours ago

Soarin’ was the last change that did not feature a movie property. Since then: Seas, Norway, Rat, Harm, and now GotG.

Disone23 hours ago

Okay.... Where is the IP then?

jpinkc1 day ago

Its NEW Disney, no imagination left just IP!!!!

castlecake2.03 days ago

Looks like a quick service restaurant. SAD. Where’s the imagination? /sarcasm/

DCBaker3 days ago

danlb_2000Dec 10, 2021

Permits probably for the new restaurant.. 1400 AVENUE OF THE STARS(INNOVENTIONS EAST) - Installation of lighting hardware 1400 AVENUE OF THE STARS(INNOVENTIONS EAST) - Fabricate and install show set items