Two new stores opened at EPCOT on September 15 that usher in a new neighborhood at EPCOT, World Celebration. Club Cool returns to the theme park, along with Creations Shop, the new flagship shopping location at EPCOT that replaces Mouse Gear. Learn more about the new store below.
Disney Cast Member Jacqueline Logan shares more on Creations Shop below:
Welcome to Creations Shop, the new flagship merchandise destination at EPCOT! Officially debuting today, the grand opening marks another key milestone in the historic transformation journey of EPCOT.
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.
Mickey Mouse, who has inspired creativity for generations around the world, serves as a symbol of Disney’s creativity and can be seen prominently in a number of homages to him throughout the space, including large, dynamic murals and a collection of 10 original sculptures created by Disney Imagineers.
Creations Shop will feature unique merchandise dedicated to EPCOT. Exclusive to Creations Shop is the EPCOT Light & Color Collection, an assortment of futuristic gear inspired by EPCOT’s historic transformation. In the same way that Disney Imagineers implemented color, materials and light throughout the design of Creation Shop, the EPCOT Light & Color Collection explores the story of EPCOT through the whimsical application of light, the playful use of bold color and iconic EPCOT landmarks and characters.
Planning your next trip to EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort? Head towards the park’s newly designed World Celebration neighborhood to express your own creativity at Creations Shop!
RELATED ARTICLE: 7 DO’s and DON’Ts for Shopping at Disney World
by Christy Caby
Shopping at Walt Disney World is one of our absolute favorite things to do! We love adding to our various collections and looking at all of the new merchandise that is released each year. There are definitely some DO’s and DON’Ts to remember that will make shopping at Walt Disney World much better. Here are 7 of my favorites:
7 – DO buy gift cards to use for your trip.
Gift cards are great! You can put set amounts on them so that you can help manage a budget for you and your kiddos when shopping for souvenirs and various Disney merchandise. You can also ask family members and friends to give you Disney gift cards for birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, etc. The gift cards are good for just about everything at Walt Disney World, too. You can also buy them for a discount at Sam’s Club or Target. This will save you about 5% of the cost, and every little bit adds up.
6 – DON’T buy the first thing you see.
It is important to encourage you and your family to make sure that you don’t make impulse purchases and actually buy the items that you really want. When you arrive, there will be so much fantastic merchandise that you will definitely want to buy everything that you see. You will blow the souvenir budget quick if you don’t at least look around a little bit and make sure that you prioritize your spending.
5 – DO hold onto your receipts.
It is a great idea to hold onto your receipts for all merchandise purchases. If you decide you want to return an item, Disney is excellent about honoring returns, especially if you have the receipt. If the item gets damaged while you are on property or goes missing, Disney is also good about replacing the items as long as you have a receipt to show. I usually bring a Ziploc or envelope and stuff all of the shopping receipts in there so that I have them all until we get home.
4 – DON’T forget to ask about discounts.
Almost all of the merchandise locations offer a discount of some sort. It could be DVC, Annual Passholder, AAA, Disney Visa, etc. You will definitely want to ask what discounts are honored so that you can take advantage of the best discount available to you. Every little bit adds up, so you want to save money wherever you can.
3 – DO ask about the promotional or limited items in the store.
Many of the major stores in each theme park or Disney Springs will have promotional or limited items. There may be limited edition items like pins, Magic Bands, bags, etc. You would likely see some sort of promotional display or signage, but you can also ask a cast member if there are currently any offers. There are also promotional deals where if you spend a certain amount of money, you are eligible to purchase an exclusive item like a blanket, towel, duffel, etc. at a discount. We love snagging these items since they are usually pretty useful items.
2 – DON’T skip over park or attraction themed merchandise that you want.
If you are at a specific park or attraction and find merchandise that you want, then you probably should go ahead and grab those items. The generic items are typically found at other stores, parks, and locations. Particular merchandise is limited to certain areas is mostly only located at the attraction area, with a few of the common items found duplicated in other shops.
1 – DON’T carry your bags with you.
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I can’t stress this one enough. There are service options that eliminate the need to carry bags with you all over the parks. You can either have your packages sent to the front of the park you are in, or you can have them sent to your Disney resort if you are staying on property. This is extremely helpful. Not only do you get to avoid carrying your bags all over the place with you, but you also don’t have to worry about your items getting stolen, lost, or broken as you enjoy the parks for the day. These are amazing services, and they are completely free!
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