Walt Disney World’s official statement reads:
During the exciting transformation of Epcot, Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot will temporarily close — beginning on September 8, 2019. Enjoy meeting some of your favorite Disney Characters at other locations throughout Epcot!
New Locations for Character Experiences – Coming Soon
- Minnie Mouse will move into the World Showcase Gazebo.
- Daisy Duck will move to The American Adventure.
- While new locations are being developed for Mickey Mouse and Goofy, they will temporarily appear in Innoventions West.
- In the near future, Mickey Mouse will move to an all-new location in the Imagination! Pavilion.
- Goofy will venture out into the park — and soon will find a new home.
- Joy will move soon too — to a joyous new home.
- The United Kingdom pavilion will welcome back Winnie the Pooh, who will greet guests at Christopher Robin’s bedroom beginning in September 2019.