New Epcot Map Shows the Removal of Fountain of Nations, Club Cool, Character Spot, and More

As Disney prepares to wall off a significant portion of Future World, we’re getting our first look at what the new digital map will look like when the changes go live over the weekend.

The map below shows the removal of the Fountain of Nations, Club Cool, the Fountain View Starbucks, and Character Spot. It aligns with the section of the park that will be behind walls that we posted about earlier today.

As a reminder, here’s what is closing this weekend as part of the Epcot overhaul project.

Fountain of Nations – Closing September 8th

The now-iconic Fountain of Nations will be closed on September 8th, with the last day of planned operation being September 7th. This is listed as a permanent closure as a part of Epcot’s reimagining.

Club Cool – Closing September 8th

Club Cool, the unique Coca Cola sampling location, will be closed on September 8th, with the last day of planned operation being September 7th. Club Cool will reopen in a new capacity at a future merchandise location.

Art of Disney – Closing September 8th

Art of Disney, an art lovers paradise, will be closed on September 8th, with the last day of planned operation being September 7th. Heritage Manor in The American Adventure will become the new home of Art of Disney at a later date.

Innoventions East – Closing September 8th

The entire Innoventions East pavilion will be closed on September 8th, with the last day of planned operation being September 7th. This includes the two remaining exhibits – Colortopia and Nanooze Break.

Fountain View Starbucks – Closing September 8th

The Starbucks location in Epcot, Fountain View, will be closed on September 8th, with the last day of planned operation being September 7th. Disney has announced that Starbucks would move to a temporary location in late Fall.

Character Spot – Temporary Closure September 8th

Character Spot, the popular character meet and greet location, is set to close permanently on September 8th, with the last day of planned operation being September 7th. The characters that currently meet in Character Spot will be relocated, temporarily, as work in the central spine of Epcot takes place.

Here’s a look at where the characters will be found after Character Spot closes.

  • While new locations are being developed for Mickey Mouse and Goofy, they will temporarily appear in Innoventions West.
    • In the near future, Mickey Mouse will move to an all-new location in the Imagination! Pavilion. 
    • Goofy will venture out into the park—and soon will find a new home. Minnie Mouse will move into the World Showcase Gazebo.
  • Daisy Duck will move to The American Adventure.
  • Joy will move soon too—to a joyous new home.
  • Winnie the Pooh will greet Guests at Christopher Robin’s bedroom in the United Kingdom pavilion
Mike
Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hey this doesn’t show the removal of Innoventions West, it’s clearly that building at the top of the photo. Worked there for years.

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