We have a special Friday edition of Dateline Disney World for you today. This week, we’re taking a quick tour Epcot’s Future World. Future indeed, as we see charging stations in the parking lot for the forward thinking park. Next we stroll by Mission Space and Test Track to check on things at those two popular attractions (Spoiler Alert: Single Rider line is the way to go).  Then, on to the Imagination Pavilion to see the latest Figment comics available for purchase.  We close the circle tour gliding over to the Land Pavilion to check up on the ticketing changes made to Soarin’.

Before entering the park, we noted chargers for electric cars! Pretty neat. Of course, I don’t have an electric car, so I can’t test if out for you. If anyone wants to loan me a Tesla, I’d be happy to check things out for you.  😉

Welcome to the park!

This lovely barricade blocks the old FP booth area for Mission: Space.


Long line for Test Track in the morning, but single rider had no wait.

These stations were used for Fastpass originally, but now FP filters into the same design room as the standby queue.

Overall, Test Track was in pretty good shape.


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Over to MouseGear, we see Halloween merchandise has made its way into the park. Is it too early for Halloween or are you happy to see the holiday making its debut before summer is over?

There are also a bunch of new classic EPCOT Center t shirts, including one long sleeved shirt! I’m a sucker for vintage EPCOT. Cool stuff, isn’t it?!

Walls still up at this pathway to the west side of the park.

The walls up also make for this grassy area not having any sod.
The walkway by Imagination is walled off on both sides and there are planters everywhere.

The Figment comics are available at the Imagination pavilion.

For a while, Disney was testing a paper return ticket for the Standby queue of Soarin’ (a head scratcher, I know). When I walked by, they were no longer doing that.

That’s it for this week! Let us know your thoughts in the comments!!

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