Fountain View, Club Cool, Character Spot and More Now Closed at Epcot
Yesterday, September 7, Club Cool, Fountain View Starbucks, and the Mickey & Friends Character Spot closed for Walt Disney World to begin construction on the new Festival Center that is part of the Epcot transformation. Guests who arrived at the park this morning were met with construction walls and closing signage at each location.
Mickey & Friends Character Spot
According to the Walt Disney World website the Epcot Character Spot will only be temporarily closed:
"During the exciting transformation of Epcot, Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot will temporarily close—beginning on September 8, 2019. Enjoy meeting some of your favorite Disney Characters at other locations throughout Epcot!"
We're happy to report that Mickey & Friends are now meeting across the way where Baymax and Joy and Sadness were located.
As we previously reported, the characters have been relocated to the following locations:
Minnie Mouse will move into the World Showcase Gazebo
Daisy Duck will move to The American Adventure
Mickey Mouse & Goofy will temporarily move to Innoventions West while a new permanent locations are established
Joy - TBD
Baymax - TBD
Fountain View - Starbucks
Although Fountain View, the home of Starbucks, is currently closed, it will be returning to a temporary location in the late fall according to the Walt Disney World website. In the meantime, you can visit any of the Joffrey's kiosks around the park.
Unfortunately, Walt Disney World has not issued a statement on Club Cool and if it will be returning to Epcot. Where will we find sticky floors? The signs that are posted indicate a "reimagining" of the future of Club Cool so there is still hope!
Everyone's favorite quiet and air-conditioned spot has been closed permanently.
Fountain of Nations
The Fountain of Nations is also scheduled to close today, September 8, for the construction of the new entry.