Just like Hollywood Studios, there are lots of exciting things coming to Epcot in the near future! Between two new attractions, the Skyliner, Epcot International Festival of the Holidays, and two new table service restaurants, we have more than a few updates for you this week.
Want to know more about what we found in Future World and around the World (Showcase)? Let’s go!
What’s New Around the Epcot Entrance
When we arrived, the first thing we noticed was some new construction walls near the bag check area at the park entrance.
What’s New at Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company
Joffrey’s says it’s “rich & smooth, forever a classic.”
What’s New in Future World
From snacks to coaster construction, there was plenty to discover in Future World this week!
Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster
See that construction progress on the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster?
Panels started going up on the building this week.
Check out this view of the Guardians of the Galaxy ride building from across the World Showcase!
It’s a chocolate chip cookie with caramel and white chocolate drizzle, plus crispy pearls. Ooooh!
There’s a new character meet and greet in town: Ralph and Vanellope from Wreck-it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet!
The Land Pavilion
Since it’s the holiday season, let’s start with dessert. Sunshine Seasons in The Land has a beautiful new holiday cupcake!
This apple spice cupcake with apple buttercream is $5.49 or one Disney Dining Plan Snack Credit. It looks EXACTLY like the one we reviewed several years ago here!
The new seasonal Cheddar Bacon Soup is perfect for those chilly days.
And, with the Chef’s Special Sticky Sesame Pork Ribs, there’s no way we were leaving hungry.
Outside at the nearby snack stand, Cuties have arrived!
These juicy little mandarin oranges are $4.50 or one Disney Dining Plan Snack Credit for a 3-pack.
We also spotted some new tumblers. Is that Mickey as Dreamfinder!? Read more about the tumblers here.
The Starbucks Collection ornaments have arrived, too.
Mission Space Restaurant
Over near Test Track, we noticed even more new construction!
Could it be the site for the anticipated Mission Space restaurant – “Space 220“? We think so!
We’re looking forward to seeing how this new restaurant shapes up!
What’s New in the World Showcase
While the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is in full swing, we found a few surprises in the World Showcase.
La Cantina de San Angel has three new margaritas on the rocks: La Cantina Classica, Blood Orange, and Patron Loco.
We tried the Patron Loco and Blood Orange. Are they not the perfect holiday colors!? Stay tuned for the full review.
Meanwhile, across the way at Choza de Margarita, there were also some menu updates. Their Signature Margaritas have new names!
The Smokey Jalapeño is now the Fuego Verde, Lime Cucumber is now Piñata, Acan Grapefruit will be known as the Mayan Mule, and the Passion Mango Frozen Margarita has become Mango Loco. A new drink called La Choza Classica has been added, and the Guava Pink Peppercorn Margarita has been removed.
At the Kringla Bakeri og Kafe, the Pumpkin Spice Kringla are now beaming with red and white holiday sprinkles!
These Christmas Kringla are, of course, seasonal, and you can get one for $5.99 or one Disney Dining Plan Snack Credit.
The cast member told us they’re still pumpkin spice though — not peppermint or anything.
At the Joy of Tea, we noticed some exciting new menu changes! Food & Wine Festival favorites Kung Fu Punch and Ritzy Lychee have been added. The Milk Cap Lychee Tea, a specialty item that has been available for a few months, also now appears on the permanent menu!
The miniature train village in Germany is all decked out for holidays, too. See the candy cane train?
If you look closely, you’ll also notice that the village appears to be celebrating Festival of the Holidays, too!
Not quite ready to let go of pumpkin spice season? We get it. Weinkeller has you covered. Their current specialty spirit is Mozart Chocolate Cream Pumpkin Spice, and you can buy a bottle or experience a 2 oz shot.
Unique snacks are back at Heritage Manor Gifts!
Find all sorts of treats like chips, peanuts, and animal crackers.
And, if you fall in love with the Heritage Hot Cocoa from The American Holiday Table Holiday Kitchen, you can make your own at home with the help of this mix.
It was a beautiful day in the Japan Pavilion!
The pavilion’s new, Signature Dining table service restaurant has broken ground and construction is underway.
The worksite is right next to the Mitsukoshi Department Store.
A timeframe for the opening date hasn’t yet been announced, but you can count on Disney Food Blog to keep you posted (join our free newsletter here!). In the meantime, check out that view of Spaceship Earth across the World Showcase Lagoon!
Construction walls are up near France’s garden and the gazebo.
Check out these cheerful Holiday Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches we spotted at L’Artisan des Glaces!
The Pecan Maple Bark has finally arrived at Canada’s popcorn cart! This treat is on the Festival of the Holidays menu, but it wasn’t yet available when the festival first began. Get yours now for $8.50.
And that’s everything we spotted that’s new at Epcot this week!