This week, Disney World was granted a construction permit for work on the EPCOT World Showcase Refreshment Port, which is located in the Canada Pavilion.
The permit, which lists 1982 Avenue of the Stars as the address of the building, is to “provide labor, material and/or electrical for construction.”
This is a fairly general description and Disney has not yet confirmed if the work that is being done on the Refreshment port is extensive — it could be anything from minor repairs to an entire re-design as part of EPCOT’s extensive reimagining.
The Refreshment Port features this official description on the Disney website:
Take a break from traveling the globe to enjoy a variety of treats—savory and sweet! Sink your teeth into one of the specialty poutines or indulge in a tasty soft-serve ice cream. Refreshing beverages are also available.
The Refreshment Port is sometimes home to the Canada Pavilion’s famous Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, but it is not currently on the menu. Guests who visit the Refreshment Port right now can indulge in a Dole Whip, however!
Know Before You Go
Before you visit any restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort right now, remember that limitations are still in place as part of the theme park property’s phased reopening process.
All Disney Dining Plan options are currently suspended and mobile ordering is encouraged whenever possible.
Disney’s website features the following details about health and safety:
• We have taken enhanced health and safety measures. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. View important details.
• Certain parks, hotels, restaurants and other offerings may be modified or unavailable, limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, and park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. View important details.
• To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for Guests ages 3 and up. Learn more.
Are you excited about potential changes to the World Showcase Refreshment Port?