Creations Shop exterior paintwork continues showing more of how the finished product will look

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Creations Shop and Club Cool painting - June 8 2021
Posted: Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:57am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

New exterior paint colors are currently being applied to the exterior of the former Mouse Gear building as the new Creations Shop continues to take shape at EPCOT.

The exterior paint has so far been applied to the corner nearest World Showcase, and is a simple beige color - quite a departure from the previous bold striped colors.

Imagineer Zach Riddley recently showed the color palette that WDI has chosen for the new building and commented, "We were searching for something neutral and warm to perfectly capture the light and architectural details of these renovated buildings while complementing the adjacent Spaceship Earth façade."

Serving as the flagship retail location at EPCOT and replacing Mouse Gear, Creations Shop will open this summer.

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aladdin20073 days ago


jt044 days ago

Mostly they are focusing available funding to those projects they are able to complete by Oct 1st. At Epcot that means the new store, SSE lighting and very expensive new fireworks show. Epcot will pick up next fiscal year for its 40th anniversary. Guardians, Journey of H2O and spine project. IMO.

Father Robinson4 days ago

I remember being there in 2014 and the hub was all torn up. My trip in 2016 everything was beautiful and done. I understand the whole pandemic delay, but man, this is a brutal wait.

jt044 days ago

Like the castle hub project there are a lot of layers. Plus recent revisions.

Father Robinson4 days ago

God, the slowness of the spine progress is unimaginable.

James Alucobond4 days ago

I assume much will remain blocked until the restaurant is complete, but I'd expect them to want to push the construction walls back by that point at the latest. From the concept art, it looks like much of the plaza immediately outside of building will be planters and pathways, so they should be able to assemble those quickly, pushing the walls back to at least Dreamer's Point and the smaller central fountain assuming that's still in the plans. Once those are done, they can push back the walls to just surround Journey of Water and the event lawn, the latter of which may be able to happen in tandem since it also won't require major construction at this point.

jt044 days ago

Yes, but the scope of the new restaurant/s is unclear in the concept art. We do know the current gift shop in the area will close soon.

G00fyDad4 days ago

What is this all about? They are replacing/redesigning this place?

jt045 days ago

My guess is they will install scrims. But views of the activity with information placards and concept art would be more interesting.

Father Robinson5 days ago

Serious question, since CS and CC are supposedly set to open this summer, what are we thinking the view outside the front windows will be? Construction City or... Seems like they're going gangbusters with the building itself but outside seems to be getting worse. Do we think whenit opens it'll be a situation where for a while the entrance will be in the rear and they'll block the front (open concept/natural light/ floor-to-ceiling windows..) with construction walls?

jt045 days ago

When the landscaping is in that will be perfect!

jt045 days ago

I believe at least some of it will be for the Electric Umbrella replacement eatery concept.

jt045 days ago

Decades of efforts failed. Maybe failure was intrinsic to the design. Most people just treated the Communicore buildings as obstacles to their intended destinations. Restaurants and shopping were the only concepts that worked well in these structures with few exceptions. Very few.

TikibirdLand5 days ago

Sadly, he can't do that to Communicore...