Disney is always updating their offerings, and sometimes that comes to the chagrin of their fans. When Epcot’s popular Club Cool (a shop featuring different flavors of Coca Cola from around the world) was closed during the construction of Future World, Walt Disney World Guests were pleased to learn that the establishment would actually be getting an upgrade in the future instead of closing permanently. Now, that upgrade is almost here! Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley shared a preview of the space on his Instagram, stating the following:
“Club Cool is nearly BACK at EPCOT, and in that process of becoming, I’m proud to share a sneak peek at the new façade and marquee from the park this morning! This new portal features some fun touches that tie to EPCOT and Coca-Cola’s design legacy. The Club Cool marquee uses our EPCOT World Bold font and looks amazing in bright Coke red! The façade was inspired by classic green-hued glass Coca-Cola bottles and features the iconic Coca-Cola logo fully integrated into this dynamic design. When complete, this will be a can’t-miss destination.
Coca-Cola has been a part of the Disney Parks story since 1955 when ice cold Coca-Cola was served at Disneyland! In 1998 the first iteration of Club Cool, Ice Station Cool, opened its doors here at EPCOT. Since then, we’ve continued to reimagine this location and it has truly become a part of the EPCOT experience. Club Cool tells the uniquely EPCOT story about flavors of the world connecting people globally – where Guests can taste test popular Coca-Cola flavors from different countries including the beloved Beverly, which we can confirm WILL have a spot on the soda fountain upon reopening! ?
The team is busy putting final touches on this special space with some brand-new magic as part of the historic EPCOT transformation! We’re keeping details under wraps for just a bit longer as we approach the opening of Club Cool and our Creations Shop very soon.”
For comparison, here is a photo of the original façade. We knew from a previous posting that the floors would be custom Terrazzo, with pieces of green-glass classic Coke bottles actually layered into the floor designs. With unique details like that and the chic appearance of the marquee, it is clear from the newest photos that Club Cool will have a sleeker, more modern look to it. We can’t wait to see what that means for the offerings that will be inside! What do you think of the new Club Cool and its look?