When it was confirmed that fan-favorite EPCOT shopping destination MouseGear would be permanently closing, many Disney World Guests were unhappy with the news. Today, however, Guests are getting their first chance to experience MouseGear’s replacement — Creations Shop — which has been highly touted by Imagineer Zach Riddley
The official Walt Disney World Resort website describes this innovative new shopping location as:
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’s an open, bright and welcoming environment with huge glass walls that allow sunlight to pour in—connecting you with the natural beauty outside. In its design, Disney Imagineers used color, materials and light in new ways, with some unique EPCOT touches that connect back to the park’s storied past while looking to the future.
As a character, Mickey is the symbol of creativity for the Walt Disney Company and stands as an ambassador of that idea within Creations Shop. You’ll discover 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.
The new “flagship store” is currently open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, but these hours are subject to change depending on EPCOT’s Park hours at various points during the year.
Previously, Disney Parks Blog shared the following information about Creations Shop, which is available just in time for Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration, which begins October 1, 2021:
Creations Shop celebrates Disney’s legacy of creativity by honoring the nostalgia of EPCOT’s past and the exciting promises of EPCOT’s future. Disney Imagineers used one-of-a-kind art installations, meaningful souvenirs and a contemporary architectural design to bring the story of EPCOT and Disney creativity to life. Each thoughtful detail within Creations Shop was purposefully chosen to represent story elements and foster a memorable shopping experience for guests.
A video tour of Creations Shop can be viewed below:
Welcome to Creations Shop, the new flagship merchandise destination at EPCOT, officially debuting today! Creations Shop celebrates Disney’s legacy of creativity by honoring the nostalgia of EPCOT’s past and the exciting promises of EPCOT’s future. Read more on the Disney Parks Blog now: https://bit.ly/2VJ9tTf
Posted by Disney Parks on Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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