Cool Station?


#1

What is everyone’s thoughts about the refurbishment of the Cool Station at Epcot? Our entire family was disappointed. It looks like a normal store now, instead of an “adventure” to get inside.


#2

I thought it was really nice but you raised a great point that I didn’t think about. Before it was like you were entering an attraction, now it seems like another gift shop.


#3

It was easier to miss before, and made it much more neat. It’s too commercial-y now…if that makes any sense.


#4

I’d never even been to the one before, and I was disappointed! :sad:

But, it’s still cool.


#5

I am intrigued as to what they have done to it!:huh: I really liked the cool station as it was. A real mini adventure. Does it look totally different now?


#6

i agree - they took away the “FUN” aspect of it…


#7

What is it like now?


#8

I really liked it. I always felt the approach before was overdone for what it was.


#9

Anyone have a photo of what it looks like now? I read somewhere that the ice and snow are gone. Is this true?


#10

We didn’t take a photo, but the entrance is totally gone. It just has glass doors, as if you are entering into a store. It would be great if someone has a before and an after picture.


#11

A little while before they announced the refurbishment, DH and I went and there was no ice and snow and the CM at the entrance said that a chunk of the entrance ice fell off on the head of a CM.
I know that I am going to be disappointed this year because it was like an adventure.


#12

I think the biggest issue is that it is always out of the beverages. The last couple of times we went it had only 3 choices. I remember it used to have 7 or 8 choices.


#13

I’m sorry we missed it before they did it over.


#14

I liked it better before the refurb. I agree that it is more like another gift shop now where you can try out the different drinks.


#15

But at least they still have BEVERLY!!!


#16

I loved it before, and I love it now… but maybe I loved it a little more the way it used to be, OK, so sue me… LOL.
But let’s get real here! The REAL problem with the refurb is…

No more Lychee Mello!!!:crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying:


#17

We are disappointed with the change. It was quite refreshing going through the front and getting cooled off as you entered. Now it is just another store.


#18

ERIN! was that a pun?


#19

Yeah, I noticed the beverage thing too! And the weird thing is, although there’s a sticker on them for other beverages, the spout isn’t a ‘working model’ (If I remember correctly, there’s no button) It’s an illusion…and I don’t like it!


#20

MMMMMMMMMMM, Beverly :blow: :blow: :blow: :blow: :blow: