Dateline Disney World: Epcot News and Photos

Written by Cory Disbrow. Posted in Dateline Disney World, Epcot, Walt Disney World

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Published on May 03, 2013 at 2:00 am with 16 Comments

About Cory Disbrow

Cory likes Walt Disney World so much, he recently packed his bags and moved to Orlando. Cory is a photographer and writes MiceChat's Dateline Disney World columns every Friday.

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  1. Congrats on your first year!!! You’ve done a wonderful job giving Walt Disney World a nice weekly highlight on this web site with your fabulous photos and write ups. It was much needed and is much appreciated!

    Lovely photos of EPCOT. Mission Space looks great indeed. Curious about the 2015 rumors. Would it be an update or a new attraction all together?

    • They have been pitching an update to the attraction to some MAJOR US companies. One of which recently fell through after a long period of discussions. But it is clear that they want to do something big in this location soon.

  2. Cory, congratulations on one year here at MiceChat. You are an absolutely amazing photographer, as evidenced by today’s beautiful Epcot photos.

    Looking forward to many more updates!

  3. Updating Universe of Energy would be great, but I wonder, why not just add something new instead? The Wonders of Life Pavillion continues to be under-utilized. I think I’d rather have one new attraction plus one dated attraction, instead of just one new or refurbished one.

  4. Oh lawdy, Hipster Mickey??? Worse than real hipsters. Anyways Cory your column is definitely one of the best on the site. Keep up the good work man.

  5. When you said some ponds were empty I hoped they were finally fixing the waterfall fountain at Imagination. It’s got to be close to a year that it’s had that broken bit.

  6. Last time I worked at Mission:SPACE it still had all those ugly walls up, I can’t wait to come back to a pretty shiny building! I don’t suppose you went in and looked at anything else, did you? Because there were also some walls up inside, specifically by Mission Space Race, and I wanted to know what has become of those too!

    As for Energy, there’s been some rumors floating around from friends who work there about Pixar. But, I have also only heard that from one person, and we’re all a little skeptical about where he got that information… I wouldn’t mind an update, but I also agree that something needs to be done with the Wonders of Life Pavilion. Just looking at it empty most of the time makes me sad!

    Wonderful pictures of one of my favorite Parks! Thank you :)

  7. As an advid listner to ISO5571 I was hoping for a Mater topiary picture!

  8. The shirt in your “hipster Mickey” picture has been around for a while. I bought one at Disneyland in September 2011 or February 2012. I think it’s supposed to be a “nerdy Mickey” — notice the tape on his glasses. (No tape on the glasses on the darker top, though.) That shirt certainly draws attention whenever my girlfriend or I wear it.

    • Maybe it’s a “Big Bang Mickey?” Although no glasses with tape on that show … I still think it’s a cute shirt!

  9. Great update! I also agree that your photos look great despite the rain. Mission Space looks pretty amazing. I have never been to the Boardwalk resort before, but I may need to stop in at that Bakery this August. That place and those chocolate goodies look awesome!

  10. I’d welcome an update to UofE, as long as it’s not a rip out. I’d want them to keep the current diorama and ride vehicles for sure.

  11. Gorgeous pictures. I hope they add rather than replace in attractions Energy pavillon. I like the way Ellen’s Energy Adventure Ride system works and hope it is not affected.

  12. I bought the hipster/nerd Mickey Tee last May 2012. Its been around a while. Love it.

  13. I NEED a hipster Mickey shirt!!!

  14. Cory, Dateline WDW has been one of my compulsory reads every week since it was launched, congratulations on the first year anniversary! Every week is filled with just stunning pictures from all over the WDW resort.
    This week my favourite was the potted plants near (I think) American Adventure, wow, I wish my little courtyard of pots looked that amazing and lush! Also the overcast day really gave a new look and colour to the pics and flowers, truly beautiful.
    I think any update to an Epcot attraction has the potential of being a good thing, especially UoE which from what I’ve heard doesn’t really reflect any recent developments, or optimism of renewable energy potential. From what I’ve read also, the Ellen figure should probably be updated?
    Thanks for another wonderful read, I love these!