Every visit to Epcot is filled with construction updates, new food, and fun merchandise — and this visit to Epcot is jam-packed with new food (including gluten-free snacks, chocolate covered pretzels,and more), the cutest and sweetest smelling merchandise, and progress on new rides, restaurants, and the Skyliner.
After spending some time with our new BFF Pinocchio, we walked the park — here’s what we found!
What’s New in Epcot’s Future World
(Starbucks) has a new Banana Cream Pie Cupcake complete with a Nilla Wafer on it! This replaces the Boston Cream Pie Cupcake, but the Mickey Cupcake is still available here!
Check this out — people are working on the sides of the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride building!
The new ride opens in 2021. Learn all about the new Guardians of the Galaxy coaster ride here!
What’s New in Epcot’s World Showcase
There’s a lot going on in Germany! The Bier Cart outside the shop is now offering Possman Pure Black Currant Hard Cider.
We found the return of a favorite sweet and savory treat in Karamell Kuche! The Caramel Chocolate Peanut Pretzels are back!
…and LOADED with yumminess!
In Germany’s Kristall Shop there’s a special offer right now through Valentine’s Day. When you purchase $175 or more of Swarvoski products, you’ll receive a free Smartphone Lens Set.
The lens is in a clip that you just attach to your phone, and voila! AND IT HAS A LITTLE HEART ON IT!
Italy’s recently re-opened Pizza al Taglio window is closed for the season. We’ll be sure to let you know when we see it re-open again!
While it’s closed you can pop over to Via Napoli for pizza.
Japan’s new signature table service location is coming along — we’re seeing some walls being built now after a lot of foundation work.
We’ll keep you posted on construction progress and an opening date! Learn more about this new Epcot Japan Restaurant here!
The International Gateway entrance area is busy with views of the construction in the France pavilion as well as Epcot’s Skyliner Station. In France, the ride building for Ratatouille is taking shape!
This new ride will open in 2021 — learn more about this new ride here!
There’s also work being done to add a Beauty and Beast Sing-Along to the France pavilion that will open “soon”. Learn more about the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along here!
The Skyliner station for Epcot is really beginning to match up to the concept art.
The framework for the covered walkways leading to the exit/entrance of the station is being worked on now. You can see them in the concept art below on either side of where the gondolas will come into and leave from.
What’s New in Epcot’s Shops and Stores — New Merchandise!
We’ll start off with that cute knitted version of Pinocchio that opened this post! We found this doll in Il Bel Cristallo in the Italy Pavilion.
This brand-new Pinocchio plush is a limited release by Disney Classic Cozy Knits.
Will you be looking for this cozy plush on your next park visit? Let us know in the comments below!
In the Germany pavilion we found some fun Seven Dwarfs t-shirts.
Which shirt is perfect for you or your family members?
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and Disney is here to help you if you need something for your sweetheart!
We spotted the special boxes of Disney truffles with solid chocolate greeting cards in them again as well as the fun Mickey Be Mine plushes
“Hello” from the friendliest mug ever! There’s a new Small World mug in Epcot!
This mug joins the growing line of Small World Merchandise — see everything we’ve found here!
We’re celebrating Mickey’s 90th all year long, and now there’s a new snow globe to remember the celebration and the World’s Biggest Mouse Party!
The base of this globe features the castles from Disney parks around the world!
We found some of that new Disney Snacks jewelry in Epcot as well!
Speaking of snacks, those scented plushes are popping up all over! We found the scented Dole Whip plush in Magic Kingdom this week, and now we found the donut and Ice Cream Cone ones in Epcot!
See the full line of these scented pillow/plushes here! Which one will you take home?
Which are you more excited about from this week’s updates? The cute Pinnochio Plush, the Small World Mug, the Skyliner Progress, or the Cider in Germany? Let us know in the comments below!
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