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September 7

September 7, 1984 – The Brass Bazaar Opens in Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion

On September 7, 1984, the Brass Bazaar opened in the Morocco Pavilion, located in Epcot’s World Showcase. The shop features a variety of cookware and glassware from Morocco, mostly made of brass and ceramic. The shop also features delicacies from Morocco, including wine, coffee, spices, and candies.

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August 31

August 31, 2009 – The Tequila Bar La Cava del Tequila Opens in Epcot

“Explore the heritage and tradition of tequila-making with tasty tequilas and mouthwatering margaritas at La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot.”

On August 31, 2009, the tequila bar La Cava del Tequila opened in the Mexico Pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. The bar hosts over 200 types of tequila, along with several types of Mexican beer and wine. Guests can also indulge in some light snacks while sampling a particular tequila of interest, or trying a tequila flight.

August 23

August 23, 2001 – The Power of Blast! Show Closes in Epcot

On August 23, 2001, the special show The Power of Blast! played its final performance at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot. Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Blast!, the abbreviated version of the show originally premiered on June 16, 2001. The show was a brass and percussion routine, playing a variety of genres and using surprise visual implements, such as flags and sabers. Guests could also purchase dinner packages where they could book dinner at a restaurant and have preferred seating for the show. The show was eventually moved to Disney California Adventure’s Hyperion Theater and ran from November 22, 2001, September 2, 2002.

June 17

June 17, 2016 – The Merchandise Stop The Wandering Reindeer Opens in Epcot

“…Wandering Reindeer is a shopper’s delight that adds to the flurry of Frozen fun – and continues the theme of wintery good times with style!”

On June 17, 2016, the specialty merchandise stop The Wandering Reindeer opened in Epcot’s World Showcase in the Norway Pavilion. Coinciding with the addition of elements from the animated feature film Frozen, the store sells a variety of merchandise featuring the characters, including apparel and plush toys.

June 1

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June 1, 2002 – The Attraction Journey into Imagination with Figment Reopens

“A little imagination goes a long way.”

On June 1, 2002, the Future World attraction Journey into Imagination reopened in Epcot. It was the first change to the attraction since its total revision in October of 1999. The original attraction opened in 1983, and went through many changes throughout its run, including a replacement of lead character Dreamfinder to Dr. Nigel Channing. The attraction still features the character of Figment, a small purple dragon that helps lead guests through the wild world of imagination. While originally sponsored by Kodak, the sponsorship ended in 2010.

May 29

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May 29, 1986 – New Narration is Added to the Spaceship Earth Attraction

On May 29, 1986, a new script for the Spaceship Earth attraction was added, with narration performed by broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite. Cronkite’s narration would last until the attraction’s major rebuild in 1994. The attraction, at the time, took guests through a journey through how communication evolved, making Cronkite the perfect narrator for the subject matter. Jeremy Irons would supersede Cronkite in 1994, with Dame Just Dench following after another revamp in the attraction in 2007.

May 5

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May 5, 2005 – The Attraction Soarin’ Opens in Epcot

“An exhilarating international adventure”

On May 5, 2005, the film attraction Soarin’ opened in Epcot’s The Land pavilion. Similar to the original Soarin’ Over California attraction that opened in Disneyland in 2001, the attraction seats guests in a contraption that gives the illusion that they are “soaring” over majestic views of California that they view on an 80-foot IMAX projection screen. The attraction was changed in 2016 to show guests views of the world rather than just California, including views of the Pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, or the Great Wall of China.