Epcot is Saying “Goodbye” To Club Cool, the Fountain of Nations, Innoventions East and More

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(Photo credit: Lauren Beal)

Today is the last day of operation for several Epcot sections including: The Fountain View, Club Cool, the Fountain of Nations, Innoventions East, and Art of Disney.

Officially they close tomorrow, September 8, but today is the last day of operation for these areas.

PNP’s Lance and Lauren took a tour of the places closing today if you would like to see them one last time!  Thank you both!

The Character Spot is also closing but the characters will still be temporarily relocated to  another areas.

Mickey Mouse is moving into a location in the Imagination Pavilion soon, but until then he and Goofy will be in Innoventions West. Minnie Mouse will move to the World Showcase Gazebo. Winnie the Pooh will be at the United Kingdom pavilion and Daisy Duck will go to the American Adventure.

Fountain View

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It will close and Disney indicated that there will be a temporary location for it this fall. I hope so. It’s one of my kids favorite places to stop.

Club Cool

It will also be given a new location in a merchanise area at a later date. So don’t worry the sticky floors and, hopefully, Beverly will be back!

Art of Disney

I liked stopping in here from time to time. Don’t worry art fans it will come back later at Heritage Manor in The America Pavilion.

Innoventions East

Wow! I feel like it’s the end of an era.

I started going to Epcot within a year of it’s opening. I remember when it was CommuniCore and then it became Innoventions. For years it was busy, but over time it became less and less of a draw for people.  Currently there were only two attractions left in Innoventions East: Colortopia and Nanooze Break.  I stopped in at Colortopia when I was there a couple of months ago and hardly anyone was there. It’s definitely time for it to go away, it’s just hard.

Fountain of Nations

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Another heart breaker for me. The Fountain of Nations is closing after being there since the park opened. 29 nations participated in the opening ceremony by bringing water from their countries and pouring it into the fountain. I just can’t imagine Epcot without it or the iconic spine. I am excited to see how it all turns out and understand why it desperately needs updating. Epcot getting attention was something I really wanted, but it’s still really sad to me. Should have grabbed some tissues before writing this article.

The construction walls will be going up tomorrow evening.  Good-bye to the old Epcot of 1982 and hello to the new that is coming. I hope it’s amazing, but right now I feel a bit sad, and old, but mostly sad.

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Featured Image by Lauren Beal

 

Disney has been a big part of my life for years--from family trips to WDW, at a very young age, to growing up on Disney classics, TV, and movies. I've been successfully running social media and websites since 2010. I'm a co-host the YouTube channel Clownfish TV as well as the podcast/ Youtube Pirates and Princesses (PNP) channel. I'm also a former contributor and acting social media manager (built it from the ground up with my husband) at The Kingdom Insider. Certified art teacher and mom! Opinions are all mine.