Greetings from Epcot!! We took a stroll around the park and found some awesome new merchandise, adorable new jelly candies, and of course, construction updates!
Take a lap around Epcot with us while we show you what’s new!
What’s New in Epcot’s Future World
We are so excited about the Guardians of the Galaxy ride opening in 2021, so we snagged a few new pictures of the construction.
The attraction will live in a newly constructed building, with the queue in the now-extinct Ellen’s Energy Adventure building.
The attraction will feature state of the art ride vehicles and is projected to open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Also coming to Future World is a new space-themed restaurant between Test Track and Mission Space.
The Space Restaurant promises to be like nothing we’ve ever seen before! You can read more details here.
We spotted the construction crane behind Mission Space on our last walk! The Space Restaurant is scheduled to blast-off in 2020.
Further along in Future World, we noticed something unusual at the Garden Grill Restaurant.
They’ve put a bunch of potted plants outside the entrance! Don’t worry — dining and characters will continue as normal. 🙂 We believe these are just up to cover some routine maintenance and “facelifts.”
What’s New in Epcot’s World Showcase
First up, in the shops of Norway we found the cutest jelly candies!
They are shaped in the traditional Swedish Dala Horses! Too cute, right?!
As we ventured into China, we noticed Lotus Blossom Cafe has already removed the Foo Beer Cocktail from the main menu, but you can see it on signage near the register.
Previously, the drink was listed with tequila, but now you can choose between tequila, peach schnapps, dark rum, triple sec, or amaretto. Which would you choose?
Nearby at Pizza al Taglio in Italy, they’ve added registers outside where you order, and then pick up at the window.
This is a pretty popular spot (as it should be — the pizza is delightful) so this makes sense to help with the crowds.
In the American Adventure Pavilion, there are still construction walls up.
Looks like they are continuing on some new brick work, with some stones being laid since we were last here.
We headed to Japan to check on the construction there as well. A new Signature Restaurant is opening, but as of now, we don’t have any opening dates yet. But you know we will share them as soon as we get more details!
In France, we spotted our second adorable bag of gummy snacks — these gummy kicks!
We also found this touching tribute drawn on the chalkboard in Les Vins de France. <3
In the United Kingdom, we noticed a name change on the Chicken and Mushroom Pie.
International Gateway has changed as well! The main entrance is now blocked off, and Guests are being directed towards a temporary entrance.
Security checks take place under the overhang by the ticketing windows.
And temporary touchpoints have been set up for park entry.
What’s New in Epcot’s Shops and Stores — New Merchandise!
“Hippity hoppity Easter’s on its way!” And you can celebrate with these adorable flags spotted at a Flower and Garden Kiosk in Germany.
Gear up for another very important holiday around the corner with this adorable “Mom” Alex & Ani Bracelet! We spotted it at MouseGear.
And speaking of jewelry, a Rebecca Hook Jewelry Trunk Show will be happening at MouseGear, April 19-20.
Rebecca and her team will be there to help you pick out the perfect piece! The event lasts from 9am to 10pm both days.
We also found these new-to-us wicked patches featuring our favorite villains!
Well, that’s all folks! What changes are you most excited about in the parks? Let us know in the comments below.