Personally I wouldn't classify the lower number of food kiosks as a downside. I think it's the most substantive of all the epcot festivals. Add in the nicer weather that time of year and it's easily number one for me.
It's definitely not a refurb.. the entire building is being demolished.
Personally, I hope they have much better (and less corporate) ideas than Club Cool to put into the new Epcot. That concept should stay in Disney Springs.
Well, they play in a glorified concrete warehouse, and the series starts on Friday - meaning the opposing team will already be in town. So there's a chance they get all three games in - or perhaps they move Sunday's game up by playing a double-header on Saturday.
Yes, that's the goal.. I'd stay away if I were you. Those little deviants will run right up to you and crack your knees open with their lightsabers, pointing at you and chiding you for being too poor to afford one.