More Changes Coming to Epcot at Walt Disney World

We previously announced a few closures and changes coming to Epcot.  These changes are in order to accommodate the development and work that is taking place.  There will also be new attractions, a new fireworks show, transformations to the entrance and Future World area and more.   The closures and changes in the Future World area are part of the upcoming transformation as construction and other development begins.  We announced a few of the changes and have since learned about more.  Check out the additional confirmed changes below.


Here are the latest confirmed changes for Epcot:

  • Closure of Art of Disney and Pin Central:  These locations are set to close on September 8th, 2019.
  • Closure of Innoventions East, Colortopia, and Nanooze Break:  These are scheduled to close permanently at some point this fall.
  • Closure of Mouse Gear (Temporary):  The current Mouse Gear location is set to close temporarily for refurbishments.  The store will have a temporary location in the meantime.
  • Closure of The Camera Center and Heritage Manor (Temporary):  The locations will close early next year and are expected to re-open at some point early in 2020.  These locations will also offer products from the original Art of Disney and Pin Central locations.
  • Closure of Club Cool (Temporary):  The current Club Cool location is expected to close and will be re-opened in a new location.
  • Closure of Fountain of Nations: The fountains located within the Future World area are set to permanently close on September 8th, 2019.

Here is a reminder of the changes that we previously announced for Epcot:

  • Closure of Electric Umbrella:  The quick service dining location in the Future World area has been confirmed to close this winter with the last listed date of operating hours as Saturday, November 23rd, 2019.
  • Closure of Fountain View Location:  The current Fountain View location is expected to close on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019.
  • Closure of Character Spot (Temporarily):  The popular character meet and greet area in Future World is set to temporarily close with new character exeperience locations announced starting September 8th, 2019.

More changes and details will be announced at D23.  Of course we will keep you posted as we learn more.

What do you all think of these changes so far?  Which change are you the most sad about?


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!