Disney has just announced that MouseGear will not be returning and instead a brand new shop is coming to EPCOT this summer! Creations Shop will feature a “bold, sleek design” and will showcase a “rich variety of items”.
Recently we reported how MouseGear, a well-known store in EPCOT, is undergoing construction and refurbishment. Many Guests were wondering when they would be able to shop in MouseGear again, but it looks like they never will.
Today, Disney Parks Blog announced that MouseGear will be a thing of the past and a new store called Creations Shop will take its place. Disney has decided to showcase a “neighborhood at the entrance and center of the park”. This new shopping experience will feature “huge glass walls that allow sunlight to pour in and make you feel like you’re in touch with nature even while indoors.”
Disney’s goal for this store is to create more than just a place to shop but a storytelling experience, and according to Disney Parks Blog, Guests can start shopping at Creations Shop this summer!
Related: Club Cool Is Returning to EPCOT!
Disney Parks Blog shared the following when discussing Creations Shop:
EPCOT is a park about people – about our hopes, our dreams and the magic in imagining the impossible and making that a reality. That idea is at the heart of creativity and our inspiration for everything we are doing as the park undergoes a historic transformation. This summer will mark another big step when we unveil the new flagship merchandise location, called Creations Shop.
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.
Additionally, Disney announced Club Cool would be making a return! You can read more about that here.
Inside the Magic will update you as we get more information surrounding EPCOT, Creation Shop, and its overhaul.
Are you excited about this new shop? Let us know in the comments below how you feel about MouseGear leaving EPCOT.