This week we’re taking a tour through Epcot, photographing the park and checking out the latest news and happenings there. Let the march of nations begin. . .

Welcome to Epcot!

This is a few weeks old, but the Camera Center has a new sign, which many fans of old EPCOT were sad to see.

The Gateway Gifts sign is still the old one, for now.

The new Innoventions paint scheme has spread basically all the way to Spaceship Earth.

Walls up at this ODV cart.

Moat near Imagination drained.

With Captain EO closing at several Disney properties, is the Epcot version next?

Fountain at Imagination dry.

The area where the butterfly house was for Flower and Garden is walled off, along with the pathways around it. It’s hard to tell in the photos, but they have dug down quite a bit in there, and I’m not entirely sure what it is for.

Some Flower and Garden stuff remains.

World Cup score keeping in the UK gift shop.

Props for the French entertainment.

Spice Road Table is always empty whenever I visit. But it sure has a beautiful view. Do you MiceChatters have any thoughts on why this spot isn’t clicking with guests and what should be done about it?

Japan is full of entertainment.

The Sounds Like Summer concert series is well underway.

USA World Cup jerseys are for sale.

Right next to Germany, there is a little soccer field set up with World Cup brackets and all.

Beautiful World Showcase.

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I love taking the long, almost hidden walkway here in China.

Beautiful tree in bloom.

Over at Maelstrom, the waterfalls have been painted a new darker color.

With the recent rumors of this attraction possibly getting a re-skin with Frozen characters, we made sure to ride Maelstrom and take some pictures in the queue.

I really hope those rumors aren’t true. Maelstrom has a fun and quirky charm, and I think Frozen, being the smash hit that it is, deserves a large and grand dark ride of its own, not just a quick re-theme of an existing attraction.

Meanwhile, over in Mexico, everything looks lush and beautiful.

The Odyssey is the place to be in Epcot for World Cup viewing.

New paint scheme on the other side of Innoventions.

Time to head home.

Well, that does it for this week. What do you guys think about what is happening in the park? Let us know in the comments!!

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