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Disney Cast Members Get Inside Scoop on New EPCOT Mural

EPCOT
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Disney World is adding art to EPCOT and giving Cast Members a first look. Disney World’s EPCOT is currently running one of its festivals, International Food & Wine Festival. The festival began on July 27, 2023, and runs through November 18, 2023. Disney invites Guests to “embark on a culinary exploration across six continents.” Along with the eleven pavilions, EPCOT offers global marketplaces, including cuisines from India, Germany, Greece, Brazil, Canada, Hawaii, The Alps, and Spain.

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival continues; Cast Members are getting a special inside look at a new addition to the Park. As if the limited-time statues of various characters throughout the Park, who talk when your magic band is waived near it, isn’t enough, EPCOT is adding more sights to see.

EPCOT International food & wine festival

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A new mural artwork is coming to CommuniCore Hall in EPCOT on the exterior of the building. Cast Members got a first look, as seen in the tweet below.

Cast Members are the unsung heroes of Disney World and deserve all the one-of-a-kind viewings. For all the Guest issues they have to deal with, while still holding a smile and assisting Guests the best they can, a private showing is just one way to show how special they really are.

CommuniCore Hall

The CommuniCore Hall and Communicore Plaza are a multiuse space. “CommuniCore Hall will be a flexible exhibition and gallery space, offering a wide variety of experiences that highlight art, live music, food – complete with a demonstration kitchen – and more,” Disney shares. The event space is primarily used for festivals like International Food & Wine Festival. Adding to the hall is the all-new mural on the exterior, giving some color and vibrancy to the area. The mural features Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse, as well as Figment, a popular character for EPCOT.

Disney Guests

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Interestingly, the “CommuniCore name reaches back to the origins of EPCOT while also emphasizing the Park’s central idea of community,” Disney details. More history of the Park includes, “It opened on October 1, 1982, with the rest of the Park and closed in stages from 1993 to 1994. The pavilion reopened in 1994 as Innoventions, with almost all of the previous exhibits having been replaced. With a long history of EPCOT overall, the hall area’s mural only adds to the Parks idea of being ever-changing.

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About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.