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  • On Feb 6, 2023
    Aric from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do we know if Pick A Pearl, Is going to return to Epcot?

    Hi there, Aric!

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for stopping by with your question about the Pick-a-Pearl experience at EPCOT. The first time I picked a pearl, my husband and I had wandered into the Mitsukoshi Department Store in the Japan pavilion to avoid a sudden downpour of rain. We were so captivated and entertained by the process that the Pick-a-Pearl experience became a mainstay in our annual Walt Disney World Resort vacations!

    Aric, unfortunately, at this time, no information has been released on the Pick-a-Pearl experience returning to the Japan pavilion at EPCOT. However, did you know that a similar experience is offered at Disney Springs? Located in the Marketplace at Disney Springs, the Pearl Factory kiosk allows Guests to pick an oyster and harvest a beautiful surprise pearl! Similarly to the Japan pavilion Pick-a-Pearl experience, Guests will count to three and tap the oyster (for luck!) before the pearl is revealed. Rumor has it that the ugliest oysters reveal the most valuable pearls! While the Mitsukoshi Department Store Pick-a-Pearl experience has been halted, I've enjoyed choosing an oyster from the Pearl Factory location during my visits to The Most Magical Place on Earth. So far, I've brought home several gorgeous pearls varying in size and color! Guests have the option to set their pearls in a variety of jewelry options or to simply take the loose pearl home.

    If you do decide to visit the Pearl Factory kiosk, I encourage you to stick around and explore all that Disney Springs has to offer, as it's home to some of my favorite dining locations in all of Walt Disney World Resort! Perhaps you could enjoy a fabulous dinner at The BOATHOUSE while watching vintage Amphicars cruise on Lake Buena Vista. Otherwise, if you're craving some delicious comfort food, you could head to Chef Art Smith's Homecomin’ for a taste of home. If you’re looking for something a little quicker, check out Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy! for the best chicken tenders you’ve ever had (just trust me!). Lastly, top off your incredible time at Disney Springs with a sundae from the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain to satisfy your sweet tooth!

    Aric, I hope you find this information useful and I wish you luck in finding the perfect pearl! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to stop back by planDisney or reach out to me directly anytime – we’re all ears!

    See ya real soon,


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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