As many of you may know, Epcot is undergoing a pretty HUGE transformation, and as part of that transformation, a lot of familiar locations will be getting an overhaul. And beginning September 8, the popular Character Spot will close temporarily.
Character Spot is actually home to two character meet-and-greet areas, which are located across from one another in Epcot. At one spot, guests can meet Baymax, Joy, and Sadness. At the other, guests can meet Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy.
Thankfully the characters aren’t going away; they’ll still be meeting… just in different locations.
Character Meet and Greet Locations After September 8
You’ll find Minnie Mouse at the World Showcase Gazebo where Daisy typically meets her fans, so the lovely Daisy Duck is heading to the American Adventure Pavilion.
Mickey and Goofy are set to move to Innoventions West for a bit before Mickey moves to a location in the Imagination! pavilion, and Goofy “venture[s] out into the park — and soon will find a new home.”
Joy is set to make new memories elsewhere, but Disney hasn’t released information about a new location for Sadness or Baymax.
In even MORE exciting news… Disney has announced that Pooh Bear will return to Christopher Robin’s bedroom in the United Kingdom Pavilion in September! The inner child in me is CANNOT HANDLE this wonderful news.
We’re SO thankful we’ll still get to meet all of our favorite characters (including Pooh!) during Character Spot’s temporary closure!
What do you think about these MAJOR meet-and-greet changes coming to Epcot? Let us know in the comments below!