Creations Shop and Club Cool Rumor Tracker

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    Creations Shop is the new flagship retail location at EPCOT and it is expected to debut in summer 2021. Adjacent to the new shop will be an updated Club Cool location as well.

    Imagineer Zach Riddley describes the new Creations Shop as follows:

    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.

    As you can see in this new artist concept rendering*, there’s a large mural of Mickey Mouse along one of the shop’s walls. We were inspired by Mickey as our subject for creativity – but this is Mickey like you’ve never seen him before. You’ll discover original homages to him throughout the space, including large, dynamic murals and new artist expressions that showcase the global, contemporary icon that Mickey has become for generations around the world. We are excited to feature this art program – completely original works that will live on in this space – as a testament to the park’s ability to inspire the dreamer in all of us.

    Our goal is for Creations Shop to be more than a place to pick up a memento of your time at EPCOT – we want your every moment with us to be an experience worthy of the park’s vision and tradition. The products you’ll find here will extend Disney storytelling and allow you to bring that experience home with you, all while encouraging you to explore your own expressiveness and creativity.

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    May 20, 2021: Imagineer Zach Riddley shared a video of the floor design going into Club Cool on TikTok. The floor is made up of recycled Coca-Cola bottles from around the world.

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    May 8, 2021: Imagineer Zach Riddley shared additional design details on the floors coming to the new Club Cool location.

     

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    April 9, 2021: Imagineer Zach Riddley announced on the Disney Parks Blog that the new flagship shop at EPCOT will open this summer and be called Creations Shop. Adjacent to the re-designed shop will be an updated Club Cool Hosted by Coca-Cola.

    Riddley describes the new Creations Shop as follows:

    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.

    As you can see in this new artist concept rendering*, there’s a large mural of Mickey Mouse along one of the shop’s walls. We were inspired by Mickey as our subject for creativity – but this is Mickey like you’ve never seen him before. You’ll discover original homages to him throughout the space, including large, dynamic murals and new artist expressions that showcase the global, contemporary icon that Mickey has become for generations around the world. We are excited to feature this art program – completely original works that will live on in this space – as a testament to the park’s ability to inspire the dreamer in all of us.

    Our goal is for Creations Shop to be more than a place to pick up a memento of your time at EPCOT – we want your every moment with us to be an experience worthy of the park’s vision and tradition. The products you’ll find here will extend Disney storytelling and allow you to bring that experience home with you, all while encouraging you to explore your own expressiveness and creativity.

    Adjacent to Creations Shop will be a newly designed Club Cool location, and both locations will be a part of World Celebration when the new neighborhoods debut.

    February 2, 2021: WDWMagic.com user Magic Feather is reporting that the updated retail location in EPCOT should open this summer and may retain the Mouse Gear name.

    January 5, 2020: The original Mouse Gear location had its last day of operation on January 4th before closing for refurbishment. The merchandise was relocated to the other Innoventions East building behind Electric Umbrella. The temporary location is expected to remain open throughout the refurbishment, and the refurbishment is expected to take most of the year.

    It is unknown if the Mouse Gear name will remain when the original location reopens. It is expected that the refurbished store will be smaller than the original. A new version of Club Cool is also expected to be added in this area.

    The new entrance is across from the Mission: SPACE pavilion.

    BlogMickey.com shared a video of the new temporary area:

    December 27, 2019: WDWMagic.com user DisneyDreamerxyz is reporting that Mouse Gear will have its last day of operation on January 4, 2019 before moving into the former Innoventions space near Colortopia. The change is expected to take place overnight and an updated retail space is expected to replace Mouse Gear.

    September 9, 2019: Construction Walls were put up overnight around Future World and BlogMickey.com posted photos of the walls.

    September 7, 2019: Innoventions East and West, including Colortopia, Take a Nanooze Break, Jewelry Cart, Fountain View and Club Cool had their last day of operation. The Epcot Character Spot entrance relocated to a new entrance on The Land Pavilion side of Innoventions West.

    July 2, 2019: Disney has announced several locations around Epcot that will close later this year in anticipation of the park’s transformation.

    • Mouse Gear – To will be relocated to a temporary location while the current location is reimagined.
    • Club Cool – Closing and expected to be incorporated into a new area in the future
    • Fountain View (Starbucks) – Closing and expected to be incorporated into a new area in the future
    • Art of Disney and Pin Central – Expected to close September 8, 2019 (Last day of Operation September 7, 2019)
    • Camera Center – To close and reopen in early 2020 with products from Pin Central
    • Heritage Manor – To close and reopen in early 2020 with products from the Art of Disney
    • Innoventions EastTaka a Nanooze Break, Colortopia and all of Innoventions East will close on September 8, 2019 (Last day of Operation September 7, 2019)

    April 8, 2019: WDWNT.com is reporting details on several of the expected changes coming to Epcot’s Future World as part of Project Gamma. Details include the following:

    • The center area of Future World (formerly Pin Central, beyond Spaceship Earth) will become a garden
    • The Fountain of Nations (the fountain in front of the walkway to World Showcase) will become a permanent Beer Garden)
    • Innoventions West will be replaced with several items including the “Journey of Water” trail/maze the “Festival Canopy” and “Character Meet and Greets”
    • Club Cool and Fountain View / Starbucks will be replaced with a new Festival Center

    The expectation is that these will be announced at or before the 2019 D23 Expo and completion is expected to be by 2022.

    WDWMagic.com user marni1971 reported that while placement of specific items on the map created by WDWNT may be slightly off, the general points are correct.

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