Epcot's Gateway Gifts closing for short refurbishment next week

Jan 08, 2020 in "Gateway Gifts"

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Posted: Wednesday January 8, 2020 2:44pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Epcot's Gateway Gifts will be closing for a brief refurbishment next week.

The gift shop located underneath Spaceship Earth on the eastern side will close from January 13 through to January 18, reopening to guests on January 19 2020.

This will complete the remodel of the stores by Spaceship earth, with the Camera Center on the western side already back in operation after its refurbishment.

In other gift shop news, the Gift Stop store, located outside of the main entrance near to the bus stops will have its final day of operation on January 18 2020.

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etc982 days ago

Right, like at least pick a photo of an Apple Store that has a wood ceiling

Fear2 days ago

I'd be surprised if they removed it; they can use it for another festival kitchen. At the bare minimum, whatever it becomes will cause far less congestion than the only Starbuck in a park.

BubbaisSleep2 days ago

Since Disney is building outside the berm now we can find some technicalities lol. Starbucks can be like “are we in Disneyland, because I think we’re actually on Pandora/Black Spire Outpost?”

FettFan2 days ago

Yeah but nobody’s shelling out $600+ apiece to see the same modern architecture that we can get at a local shopping center. It’s the same issue that’s going on with the bland Polynesian DVC/Holiday Inn tower.

Vinnie Mac2 days ago

Is this supposed to be problematic...? It's literally just modern architecture

FettFan2 days ago

Starbucks must be the Vader of this setup, given how they treat their beans.

MisterPenguin2 days ago

The Sith Rule of Two: One Starbucks, one Joffreys.

castlecake2.02 days ago

I think the contract says they’re only allowed one per park

CastAStone2 days ago

That would also be a good place for a second Starbucks I am just saying.

MisterPenguin3 days ago

Christmas keeps coming earlier and earlier each year.

castlecake2.03 days ago

Could this be for its removal?

DCBaker3 days ago

There was this recently in the permit thread from @danlb_2000 on the empty building.

egg3 days ago

They also look pretty different.

castlecake2.03 days ago

Curious about that as well. While they’re at it can we please get rid of the empty old Starbucks building? Also they need to move the food kiosk at the end of that path opposite Refreshment Port. That intersection is always a choke point.