New Bathrooms at the America Pavilion, Epcot

We got a lot of response when I tweeted a picture of the entrance to the new bathrooms in the American Pavilion (well, a lot of response for us!)… So, on our walk Saturday, we stopped and took some photos.

Photo Essay

The entrance isn't very flashy. It fits in very well with the area.

The entrance isn’t very flashy. It fits in very well with the area.

There is a small "garden" area in front of the new restrooms. This area has been planted/gardened for quite a while.

There is a small “garden” area in front of the new restrooms. This area has been planted/gardened for quite a while. There are a lot of low walls that work great for sitting and waiting.

Exterior attention to detail. I'm sure that the lights will be handy after Eat to the Beat concerts and Candlelight Processionals.

Exterior attention to detail. I’m sure that the lights will be handy after Eat to the Beat concerts and Candlelight Processionals.

Close-up of lamp detailing. It's always pleasing when the designers and imagineers get the details fully right.

Close-up of lamp detailing. It’s always pleasing when the designers and imagineers get the details fully right.

Epcot America Pavilion new restrooms September 2013 - 06

Entranceway into the Men’s Room. The floors look like wood, they’re actually tile. The walls are fully tiled too. It’s a very neat, clean appearance with some warming touches from the colors and the lighting.

Detail of the floor in the men's room... (nick takes better pictures than nora does).

Detail of the floor in the men’s room… (nick takes better pictures than nora does). This actually looks like an old fashioned painted canvas floor covering. We learned on a tour in Savannah that painted canvas floor coverings were very popular for warm months, easier to clean and sweep than carpeting.

The entrance to the ladies room has different coloring... Purple and cream instead of dark blue and teal.

The entrance to the ladies room has different coloring… Purple and cream instead of dark blue and teal. (Sorry that the photo is so blurry)

A bank of mirror in the men's room

A bank of mirror in the men’s room… the mirror surrounds are wood (we think)… The mirrors are clustered together near the entrance/exit so that you can check your appearance away from the sinks.

Another blurry photo from nora... These are the mirrors in the ladies room that mirror the mirrors in the men's room.

Another blurry photo from nora… These are the mirrors in the ladies room that mirror the mirrors in the men’s room.

Sink area. The ladies room was all soft creams while this shows that the mens room is done in more masculine colors.

Sink area. The ladies sinks were soft cream colors while this shows that the mens sinks are done in more masculine colors. The light fixtures and the wall paper are the same.

In the ladies room, there were 37 regular stalls, 5 slightly larger handicapped stalls (I think of these as handicapped light, rails for getting on and off the toilet, slightly more space than the other stalls for moving around), and 2 really large handicapped stalls. During our visit, the restrooms on the other side of the pavilion (the old restrooms) were still open for business.

Nick took a photo of one of the two new water fountains. They really reminded us of something we'd see in a southern city.

Nick took a photo of one of the two new water fountains. They really reminded us of something we’d see in a southern city.

All in all, I’m impressed with how pretty it all is AND how large it is. That space is surely needed after events at the American Gardens Theater!

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