This Saturday we visited Epcot to check out what’s going on as they prepare for the 20th Annual Food and Wine Festival and work on upcoming projects.
Nifty sign directing you to your times guide for showtimes for the new-ish American Music Machine A Capella group preforming in the America Gardens Theater.
Here’s what you would find should you forgo the map and make your way back to the America Pavilion.
Moving on, we find that FastPass kiosks have given way to a tip board near the Electric Umbrella pin trading location. Also, a nice little sign promoting the Seas pavilion.
Making our way past Club Cool we find work being done on the new ‘Next Eats‘ area inspired by The Chew for the Food and Wine Festival.
Nearby we also find a section of work being done in the area inhabited by the Puerto Rico booth in years past. Guests are directed around the construction.
A panorama of the construction areas.
Rumors suggest that Duffy the Disney Bear is on his way out of Epcot on October 4th.
Walking around World Showcase was quite pleasant as most people were either at Test Track or Soarin and school is back in around the country which translates to lower crowds. That will change come Food and Wine time though.
Here’s a look at the construction done so far for the Frozen Ever After area. This plot of land sits between Norway and Mexico.
Here’s the concept art and overview of the expansion area.
A quick peek at Maelstrom shows no changes.
Olaf and a troll. Friends forever.
Let’s take a look at the different Food and Wine Festival booths from around the World. Not all of them are up quite yet.
The miniature train set in Germany is currently behind shrubs.
A picture of a picture of the Eiffel Tower in the France Pavilion.
As we know, a third theater for the popular Soarin attraction is well underway. Disney recently announced that a new film is incoming as well called Soarin Around the World. Here’s a behind the scenes video of the making of the new film.
And pictures of the new theater.
Let’s take a look at the state of Innoventions West. This area used to house Think, presented by IBM, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, presented by T. Rowe Price, and Where’s the Fire?, presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance.
A couple of guests could be found playing some of the Disney themed video games.
That’s all for Epcot!
Next stop on our Saturday was Animal Kingdom. Check out the photo update for Rivers of Light and Pandora.