NOW OPEN: Creations Shop at EPCOT
What a morning Disney friends!
First things first, welcome to the Creations Shop!
The shop is part of Disney’s massive renovation plans!
And MickeyBlog is among the first to go inside!
As you can see from the Halloween Section above, the layout of the shop is very similar to MouseGear.
It has a lot of the same merchandise that you’d find at other big Disney gift shops like the Emporium and is HUGE!
This is an awesome place to pop in for those looking for Food & Wine Festival merchandise! Just look at that display.
As you can see the layout is bright and spacious with lots of natural light!
Sections are well marked and color-blocked. It’s pretty stylish.
Though the crowds were sparse when we entered, it was pandemonium from there with the shop gradually filling up.
Above, you can see an awesome image of the Mickey Mouse mural that we shared with you earlier this month. It’s located above the check-out area!
On the whole, the shop was pretty futuristic. Just check out these mannequins!
Adorning Creations Shop were 10 “Mouse as Mouse” Mickey Statues.
There’s actually a pretty awesome backstory behind these.
Each of the statues was created by a Walt Disney imagineer.
It’s their own interpretation of what the magic of Disney means to them.
The Mickey Mural is lit in such a way that it really gives off a whimsical glow. Its fantastic to see in person!
Here are a few more “Mouse as Muse” statues. We love these!
We love the vintage weathered look of the one below.
Here’s a psychedelic version!
And the one below was designed to by an Imagineer to pay tribute to her mom and the curios that she collected.
This new flagship merchandise destination at EPCOT takes the place of MouseGear which as we reported yesterday is permanently closing!
The longer we were there the more mobbed it started to get.
There were actually visitors hovering near the door to the stockroom to pluck up new merchandise as cast members were bringing it through.
There was a whole host of new EPCOT merch which we’ll share with you in a separate post!
The Spaceship Earth backpacks seemed to be the must-have item.
The crowds definitely show no sign of slowing.
If you’re planning on going to creations today, definitely set aside some time to be waiting in line!
Also, be patient with the cast members. The are working hard to accommodate all of the visitors popping in today!
Thankfully the shop is quite spacious to manage these crowds.
As Disney Parks Blog told us in a post this morning, the shop was designed to celebrate Disney’s legacy of creativity as well as the nostalgia of EPCOT past and the exciting promises of tomorrow.
Imagineers incorporated one-of-a-kind art installations, meaningful souvenirs and a contemporary architectural design to bring this shop to life!
Each detail within the shop was chose to represent story elements and to ensure a memorable shopping experience!
If you’ll be at EPCOT in the days ahead, be sure to head toward the park’s newly designed World Celebration neighborhood to visit the Creations Shop!
Readers are also encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog where we’ll be coming to you LIVE! from EPCOT all day!
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