What’s New at Walt Disney World’s Epcot: Scrunchies, Guardians of the Galaxy, Menu Updates, and MORE!

We hope you’re enjoying all that’s new at Walt Disney World this week! We’ve already visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs this week, and now we’re journeying to Epcot! So come along as we explore what’s new in food, merchandise, construction, and… vikings?

Welcome to Epcot!

Welcome to Epcot!

New Epcot Menus & Eats

First, let’s begin with a public service announcement: the hazelnut-flavored Rose Gold Cupcake at Sunshine Seasons is still available (and as pretty as ever!).

Rose Gold Cupcake is still available at Sunshine Seasons

Rose Gold Cupcake is still available at Sunshine Seasons

Guests can also dig into a new version of the Carrot Cake Cupcake here which — let’s be honest — does not look like a cupcake at all. Now it’s more of a “loaf.”

Carrot Cake at Sunshine Seasons

Carrot Cake at Sunshine Seasons

The Asian Vegetable Noodle Salad here now comes with Wakame and Spicy Mayonnaise.

Menu Updates at Sunshine Seasons

Menu Updates at Sunshine Seasons

And the Turkey Sandwich now has updated components: Bacon Jam, Avocado Aioli,and  Monterey Jack Cheese! Sounds good to us!

Menu Updates at Sunshine Seasons

Menu Updates at Sunshine Seasons

A Barbeque Pork Sandwich with Maple Mustard Sauce has replaced the Reuben, which we enjoyed recently. Bummer for the Reuben lovers out there, but Maple Mustard BBQ Sauce sounds delicious!

Barbeque Pork Sandwich at Sunshine Seasons

Barbeque Pork Sandwich at Sunshine Seasons

At Fountain View — Epcot’s Starbucks location — the former Mocha Chocolate Brownie is now a simple Brownie.

Brownie at Fountain View

Brownie at Fountain View

And there’s a Millennial Pink Cupcake here for those looking to jump on the bandwagon (and those who just love pink anything!). You can see other Millennial Pink cupcakes in Disney World here!

Millennial Pink Cupcake at Fountain View

Millennial Pink Cupcake at Fountain View

Millennial Pink Cupcake

Millennial Pink Cupcake

And if you’re a Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll fan (or you’re looking to feed a small army!), you can now find this tasty guy here, too! (Also find it at Main Street Bakery and Creature Comforts in Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, respectively.)

Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll at Fountain View

Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll at Fountain View

La Cava del Tequila has a 5 de Mayo drink for the Cinco de Mayo celebration. And the new Pina Loca Margarita has replaced the Minty Pineapple, while The Wild One has replaced Wild Passion Fruit.

Cinco de Mayo Margarita at La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion

Cinco de Mayo Margarita at La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion

Cinco de May Menu at La Cava del Tequila

Cinco de May Menu at La Cava del Tequila

In Germany, both Bier Carts have replaced the Oktoberfest Beer with Beck’s Pilsner.

Germany Bier Cart Menu

Germany Bier Cart Menu

Germany Bier Cart Menu

Germany Bier Cart Menu

At Liberty Inn in the American Adventure PavilionBroccoli Cheddar is now the seasonal soup.

Seasonal Soup at Liberty Inn in the American Adventure

Seasonal Soup at Liberty Inn in the American Adventure

At Rose & Crown‘s outdoor bar, Innis and Gunn has replaced Harp Lager.

Rose and Crown Outdoor Bar

Rose and Crown Outdoor Bar

Meanwhile the restaurant’s menu has seen a few changes. House-Made English Pie, Cold Smoked Salmon, Strip Steak and Fried Fish, and Loaded Yorkshire Pudding have all been removed.

Rose and Crown Menu

Rose and Crown Menu

Canada’s popcorn cart has replaced the Labatt Blue with Blanche de Chambly Draft.

Popcorn Cart Update in the Canada Pavilion

Popcorn Cart Update in the Canada Pavilion

New Epcot Merchandise

Merchandise at Epcot features a ton of new stuff — including Pixar accessories. But we’ll get to those scrunchies (!!!) in a moment. First, some Red, White, and Blue apparel!

Red, White, and Blue Merchandise

Red, White, and Blue Merchandise

Red, White, and Blue Merchandise

Red, White, and Blue Merchandise

Red, White, and Blue Merchandise

Red, White, and Blue Merchandise

Red, White, and Blue Merchandise

Red, White, and Blue Merchandise

And a cute Star Wars magnet.

Star Wars Merchandise

Star Wars Merchandise

Pixar merchandise includes some cute interchangeable bows and headband accessories. Up! is colorfully represented.

So much Pixar merch!

So much Pixar merch!

Dory is vibrant in classic yellow and blue.

Dory Bow

Dory Bow

Mike and Sully are totally awesome, with horns, fur, and one eye!

Monsters Bow

Monsters Bow

And Jessie’s representing for all the cowgirls.

Jessie Bow

Jessie Bow

But, friends, we just don’t know about this next bunch of gear. Because scrunchies. Furry, colorful scrunchies loaded with character but… still scrunchies. I know, I know — they’re back in style apparently? Let us know what you think!

Monsters Scrunchie

Monsters Scrunchie

Monsters Scrunchie

Monsters Scrunchie

Dory Scrunchie

Dory Scrunchie

Nemo Scrunchie

Nemo Scrunchie

Hair clips are a little easier to swallow, with the Toy Story aliens being a particularly fun option. We love the Woody and Jessie hats, too, though!

Aliens Hair Clip

Aliens Hair Clip

Jessie Hair Clip

Jessie Hair Clip

Woody Hair Clip

Woody Hair Clip

Epcot Construction

There’s plenty of construction happening in overt and not-so-overt ways at Epcot. The Via Napoli Pizza Window is getting a little refurb.

Via Napoli Pizza Window

Via Napoli Pizza Window

And Guardians of the Galaxy are rocketing into the old Universe of Energy.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Also visible from some locations is work being conducted at the back of the France Pavilion, where Remy is bringing his Ratatouille-inspired ride.

Epcot Viking Exhibit

Here at the DFB, we have used a lot of headers over the years, but this is the first time for Vikings. Gods of the Vikings recently opened, and we’ve got a look at the displays for ya.

Head over to the Stave Church in the Norway Pavilion for a look at history and present.

Gods of the Vikings at the Norway Pavilion

Gods of the Vikings at the Norway Pavilion

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Gods of the Vikings

Epcot Moment of Zen

And finally, who can’t use an Italy Pavilion moment of zen? We sure can. Here you go, friends.

Italian Moment of Zen

Italian Moment of Zen

Italian Moment of Zen

Italian Moment of Zen

Italian Moment of Zen

Italian Moment of Zen

Ahhhh, we feel better already. ;) Until next time, when we bring even more of What’s New in the World!

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Which of Epcot’s What’s New is most intriguing to you? Let us know in the comments! And don’t forget to chime in on scrunchies like its 1985. 

Comments

  1. EC says

    I can’t believe Rose & Crown got rid of Harp. Is it still offered at the counter service?

  2. DFB Sarah says

    TashaY, between you and me, I personally just can’t get back on the scrunchie bandwagon…

  3. Cindy says

    The “Gods of the Vikings” looks very interesting. I’ve always passed the Stave Church never really stopping to look at it. Is it wheelchair accessible? I use a scooter when in the parks. I’m going in September and would love to stop by and see this.

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