Welcome to our latest roundup of What’s New in Epcot!
We have a LOT to cover today, including tons of merchandise and new Food and Wine Festival booths!
Let’s get started.
Epcot Food Update
The Gourmet Popcorn Cart near the Imagination Pavilion has added a new flavor to its lineup — RAINBOW Popcorn. This has taken the place of the Sour Cream and Chive Popcorn for the time being, but we’re not sure how long it’ll be around.
We did not enjoy this popcorn as much as the other flavors, but it certainly is photogenic!
In the Germany Pavilion, the Bier Cart has added Possman Hard Cider to the menu for $9.50.
Epcot Construction Update
In the area around Epcot’s entrance, we noticed that the left-hand side is now under construction. The rental station is still open but you have to walk around the walls towards Spaceship Earth to get to it.
We aren’t sure how long this construction will last, but stay tuned to Disney Food Blog for more updates!
While we were in Future World, we noticed that walls are up across from Test Track, near the play area.
Cool Wash, which is located near Test Track, was not open during our visit. It’s not completely unusual for it to close unexpectedly, but it has been open during several of our previous visits.
Construction continues to progress along the walkway to World Showcase.
We could sort of see the Hawai’i Food and Wine Festival booth beginning to take shape.
We are so ready for the Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster to open, though we have to wait until 2021. We still couldn’t see very much from the outside, but we’re sure the coaster is making progress inside its building!
Also in Future World, we noticed some new construction walls outside the entrance to the old Wonders of Life Pavilion. This building used to house Wonders of Life and then the Festival Center. We’re not exactly sure what these construction walls are for, but we’ll keep you updated if we learn more!
Over in World Showcase, construction is still underway in the France Pavilion. We are MORE than ready for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and the full-service crêperie to open! These experiences are set to open in time for Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebrations in 2021.
In the American Adventure Pavilion, the walls that were up around the area next to Block and Hans are now gone and it looked like all the brickwork was new. The Hops & Barley booth was up during our visit, but we’ll tell you more about that in a bit!
Epcot Merchandise Update
We found SO MUCH MERCH during our visit to Epcot, so buckle up and get ready!
In Mouse Gear, we found a ton of new merch including Dia de los Muertos items! We spotted an Ear Hat…
…a pair of Minnie Ears…
…and several shirts!
We also found all this merchandise in the Mexico Pavilion as well.
Also in Mouse Gear, we found a Mickey Kitchen Line! If you want to embrace your inner chef, we found an apron for $34.99.
If you’re a coffee or tea lover, you might like the mug we found for $19.99.
We found some super cute potholders for $19.99…
…and a set of three dish towels for $24.99.
We couldn’t get over the cuteness of this set of three plates ($34.99)!
If you’d rather be lounging on the couch than cooking or eating in the kitchen, we spotted a reversible throw for $59.99.
We’re already thinking of ways to use this Mickey Canister we found for $39.99.
If you’ve been looking for a set of fancy mixing bowls, look no further! This set of three bowls for $34.99 caught our eye.
What would make eating a nice bowl of cereal even better? How about eating it from one of these adorable bowls ($12.99)?
Want to elevate your kitchen tablescape to the next level? We found a trivet ($21.99)…
…charger plates ($29.99)…
and some dinner plates ($14.99)!
We were way too tempted to grab these ADORABLE Mickey salt and pepper shakers ($19.95) when we saw them!
If you love to entertain, you may like this pitcher ($24.99)…
and this set of four coasters ($24.99)!
We weren’t joking when we said we had a lot of merch to tell you about. And guess what? We still have MORE!
While we were still in Mouse Gear, we found a lenticular Happily Ever After postcard we hadn’t seen before.
No price was listed, but a Cast Member told us they cost $5.95.
Also in Mouse Gear, we found a ton of Halloween merch, including a Misfit Crew Jacket…
…and an Evil Queen MagicBand!
Over in the Italy Pavilion, we spotted Donald and Goofy lines in La Bottega Italia! We hadn’t seen any of this merchandise before so we’re glad we stumbled upon it.
Let’s kick things off with the Donald-themed merchandise!
We found Donald tea towels ($19.99)…
…a Donald apron ($29.99)…
…and some super cute Donald tumblers ($22.99)!
If you love coffee like the Italians do, you couldn’t go wrong with the Donald glass mug ($19.99)…
…Donald white mug ($19.99)…
…or a Donald espresso mug ($12.99)!
We also found a variety of coasters, including a Donald coaster set for $19.99…
…a Donald and Goofy coaster set for $19.99…
…and a Goofy coaster for $14.99.
Speaking of Goofy, we found a lot of merch inspired by him! We spotted an Italia apron ($29.99)…
…a Goofy glass plate ($14.99)…
…and a Goofy oil bottle ($16.99)!
If you reallly want to embrace your inner chef, you may want to check out this Goofy chef’s shirt ($49.99) and matching chef’s hat ($24.99)!
WOW, that was a lot of merchandise!
While this isn’t actual merchandise, we do want to note that the Morocco Pavilion had little activity handouts for kiddos to learn more about Eid al Adha.
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Update
The Epcot Food and Wine Festival’s opening date of August 29th is quickly approaching, so we wanted to give you an update of the festival booths that have popped up since our last visit.
The Alps booth is now up in the Norway Pavilion across from the Viking Exhibit.
The Alps booth is new to the Festival this year, and you can check out the menu items here!
We loved seeing the flower boxes on the outside of the booth — they really add a charming touch.
Though we’ve spotted the Germany booth in past visits, we were glad to see its signage on display.
When we were in the Canada Pavilion, we noticed signage for the new Appleseed Orchard.
Also in the Canada Pavilion, the Canada booth now has its signage up as well.
Also, the returning Australia and Hops & Barley booths are now up too!
China Pavilion Update
The Shanghai Disneyland exhibit in the China Pavilion is currently showcasing a display of its Toy Story Land.
The display showcases a variety of images and items from the land, including the Al’s Toy Barn Cast Member costume…
…a Rex Maquette…
…and a Woody Maquette!
Be sure to check out the Shanghai Disneyland exhibit the next time you’re in the China Pavilion to see the Toy Story Land display and several others!
Thanks for joining us on our journey around Epcot’s Future World and World Showcase! Stay tuned to Disney Food Blog for more news from the Disney parks and resorts.
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