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Big Lines form for EPCOT’s 40th Anniversary

Big Lines form for EPCOT's 40th Anniversary
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As guests celebrate EPCOT’s 40th Anniversary, huge lines are forming not for ceremonies or attractions. Check out the current lines and find out what everyone is waiting for.

EPCOT’s 40th Anniversary

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On October 1, 1982, Card Walker dedicated the second park in Walt Disney World, saying, “May EPCOT Center entertain, inform, and inspire, and above all may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man’s ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere in the world.” Since then, EPCOT has invited guests to journey around the world, the depths of the sea, and to galaxies beyond belief!

In preparation for this celebration, EPCOT shared new delicious menu items, great new merchandise, and a special D23 Gold Member event that sold out within the hour tickets were available! This is quite the celebration, but the thing that is drawing the most crowds may surprise you.

Long Lines at EPCOT

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Some guests today entered EPCOT and grabbed their commemorative maps and either made their way for special 40th food, a favorite attraction, or for the special ceremony. Other guests made a much different plan. There is a HUGE crowd forming to purchase EPCOT 40th anniversary merch.

The same line markers that are used at attractions to easily show where the queue line actually starts are now in place for guests waiting in line to enter the Creations Shop at EPCOT. The queue to enter the Creations Shop currently begins at the Living Seas.

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This queue extends through World Nature and into World Celebration to eventually allow guests to enter the Creations Shop. At this time, Cast Members are notifying guests joining the queue that this is roughly a 4-hour wait.

At this time, Cast Members are notifying guests joining the queue that this is roughly a 4-hour wait to enter Creations Shop for 40th Anniversary merchandise.

For Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary they offered virtual queues to shop for merchandise. It is puzzling why this was not in place for EPCOT’s 40th Anniversary merchandise today.

Would you be willing to wait in this long line for EPCOT merchandise? Where would be your first stop to celebrate EPCOT’s 40th Anniversary? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.

Donna has always loved Disney even at an early age. When she was younger her family would joke that she lived in "Donna Land". Even now as an adult, she loves to plan and make magical vacations come to life as she and her family travel "Home" to Walt DisneyWorld. Join her as she brings a little faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust to Disney planning.


  1. It is a Disney love for merchandise. Some items are collectibles like the popcorn buckets they are fun to collect and as much as I love Disney I will continue to do so you do NOT have to do it but why are you here?

  2. I will never understand why people will wait in line to purchase merchandise. This merchandise is going to be available for many months, and most of it is not worth buying.

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