For lovers of the original Epcot, you know World of Motion, Horizons and Communicore, Disney…
EPCOT’s popular shop Mouse Gear closed down back in 2019 for a complete refurbishment. Disney has been quiet about updates until as its replacement Creations Shop has just been announced.
That’s right, once the construction work is complete, the shop will be called Creations Shop, dropping the name Mouse Gear altogether.
Today Disney gave us some insight into what Creations Shop is going to be like, including some new concept art for the project. Once the huge EPCOT expansion is complete, it will be the main spot for merchandise in the front half of the park.
Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley said: “Creations Shop features a bold, sleek design that creates a perfect showcase for the rich variety of items you’ll find as part of your EPCOT experience.
It will be an open, bright, welcoming environment with huge glass walls that allow sunlight to pour in and make you feel like you’re in touch with nature even while indoors. We are using color, materials and light in new ways with some unique EPCOT touches that connect back to this park’s storied past while looking to the future.”
Since EPCOT is all about people and their hopes and dreams, the re-imaging of Creations Shop will inspire to make that a reality. This store is at the heart of the park’s creativity and what the transformation is about.
One detail you can pick out from the concept art is the large mural of Mickey Mouse on one of the shop’s walls. We are always happy to see more Mickey in the parks and the Creations Shop will feature original homages to him throughout the store.
Construction is well underway on the Creations Shop project, which is right at the heart of EPCOT’s 3 new neighborhoods in what was previously Future World. No opening date has been given for Creations Shop at this time.
We would imagine Disney wants to get the project completed in time for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, but there has been no confirmation it will be done in time.
Disney also announced that the immensely popular Club Cool is coming back to EPCOT after closing down and will be located right next to Creations Shop!
Stay tuned for more updates soon as we get word of everything that’s coming.
I want to know what you think about the new Creations Shop coming to EPCOT…
- Are you looking forward to this new store?
- What additions to the space would you like to see?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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