Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at Epcot’s preparations for the summer season. Lots of photos, so let’s go!

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Welcome to Epcot!

 

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Innoventions is missing a sign.
Innoventions is missing a sign.
Joy and Sadness from Inside Out have joined Baymax in Innoventions.
Joy and Sadness from Inside Out have joined Baymax in Innoventions.

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Wait time sign currently down for refurbishing.
Wait time sign currently down for refurbishing.

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The temporary sign for The Land is still there.
The temporary sign for The Land is still there.
Hopefully a replacement will come by the time Soarin' reopens in June.
Hopefully a replacement will come by the time Soarin’ reopens in June.

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Circle of Life has returned from refurbishment after rumors of it closing for good. The wall carpet lives!
Circle of Life has returned from refurbishment after rumors of it closing for good. The carpet wall lives!

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Flower and Garden Festival continues until the end of this month.
Flower and Garden Festival continues until the end of this month.

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Quite a bit of progress on the new Frozen meet and greet area in between Mexico and Norway.
Quite a bit of progress on the new Frozen meet and greet area in between Mexico and Norway.

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No visible outdoor movement at Frozen Ever After, also scheduled to open in June.
No visible outdoor movement at Frozen Ever After, also scheduled to open in June.

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The Jungle Book sand sculpture has been removed.
The Jungle Book sand sculpture has been removed.
I still do not know what, other than the Holidays Around the World show that this new stage will be used for.
I still do not know what, other than the Holidays Around the World show, that this new stage will be used for.

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The topiaries are in great shape, even after two months.
The topiaries are in great shape, even after two months.
Is this Trading Post sign new?
Is this Trading Post sign new?

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Time to head to the exit.
Time to head to the exit.
So long from a beautiful day at the park!
So long from a beautiful day at the park!

 

More news from the Disney World:

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios just added a couple more “ Stars” to their already Star Studded Meet & Greet line up. Olaf, our favorite snowman from Frozen, can be visited at Celebrity Spotlight. This venue is located in the Echo Lake area, across from Star Tours. Mickey and Minnie have taken up residence in a special location on Commissary Lane. This indoor meet and greet will feature Minnie in her Tinsel Town Starlet best and Mickey in his famous Sorcerer’s Apprentice robes.
  • Disney Springs Marketplace will be hosting Artist Greg McCullough this weekend at Art of Disney. He will be available for signings from 1pm to 8pm, May 11th thru 15th.
  • This weekend the America Gardens Theater, located at the American Adventure in World Showcase, Epcot will be hosting Darlene Love… This is a new addition to the Garden Rocks Series Schedule!

That does it for this week. Are you excited for Soarin’ to reopen with its new film and for Frozen Ever After, both in June? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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