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Breaking: Emergency Situation at Epcot right now

Breaking: Emergency Situation at Epcot right now

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Fire department officials are on the scene and multiple locations in the park are closed including attractions, transportation, and more.

Emergency Situation at Epcot

Credit: Monica

Despite it being a busy holiday weekend at Disney World, emergencies do happen. Currently, several locations at Epcot are being evacuated due to smoke. Here is what we know.

A friend of the blog shares that at approximately 3:45 pm today, May 29, smoke was seen rising from the pin shop near the park entrance of Epcot. We are unsure what the smoke is coming from. It may be a fire inside the building or somewhere around the building.

Credit: Friend of KtP Blog

The pin shop is located after you enter the park and past the pylons. On one side of Spaceship Earth sits Pin Traders and on the other side sits Gateway Gifts.

What is closed?

Credit: Friend of KtP Blog

At approximately 3:45 pm Cast Members evacuated Guests from the pin shop. Then, just a few minutes later Spaceship Earth also was evacuated. It is important for any Guests in the area to listen to Cast Member instructions and remain calm.

Currently, people in the area can smell the smoke and a chemical, although we are unsure what the cause of the issue is.

Since the monorail runs through the park, it is also closed to Guests as well. Those who wish to leave the park must get on a bus at the front entrance or head to the International Gateway to get on the Skyliner. Disney would either get those Guests off as quickly as possible or hold the monorail back while the emergency is handled.

At this time, nothing else appears to be closed.

Emergency personnel is on scene

Credit: Friend of KtP Blog

We are told that fire department officials and crew have arrived, but at this time there are no trucks in the park. Our friend also shares that there are no injuries that they are aware of at this time.

If we learn any additional details, we will be sure to share that information. Stay tuned for any updates.

Are you at Epcot today? Did you witness the emergency situation? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.

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Kristel Beal

Tuesday 31st of May 2022

Glad you are safe


Monday 30th of May 2022

We were there and leaving when it started. You could smell the fire and hear the panic in the cast members evacuating and directing guests. They had that park exit also briefly blocked but we were able to leave as the monorail was being evacuated

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