Hey everybody! It’s time for another roundup of What’s New in Epcot!
With the Epcot transformation currently underway, along with the recent price increases, and new Star Wars merch that’s been flooding into Disney World lately, there’s much to discuss, so let’s get started!
Over in Future World, construction continues on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind!
Meanwhile, Space 220 Restaurant construction continues and not much has changed since last week. Will this intergalactic restaurant be open by wintertime as originally projected? We sure hope so!
And new to us were these Milk Chocolate Peppermint Brownie squares! They got our tastebuds pumped and primed for the holiday season! Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays is just around the corner, my people!
At Sunshine Seasons there’s now an actual menu board for the Frozen Arendella Aqua Lemonade. Previously a piece of tape from a label maker had alerted us to the spiked Frozen-themed drink’s presence, but it looks like it’s been made official with the actual sign.
At first, we thought they’d misspelled Arendelle, but then remembered Disney serves Odwalla Lemonade — clever, Disney. Very clever.
Also, Sunshine Seasons now has its Oreo Chocolate Mousse labeled as plant-based, which makes it the perfect dairy-free delight!
Not even Electric Umbrella could shield us from the downpour of price increases these last couple of weeks at Disney World. We noticed several drinks had gone up in price (hittin’ us where it hurts.)
Heineken’s gone up to $8.75 from $8.50, Bud Light went up to $8 from $7.75, Strawberry Margarita up to $13 from $11.50, and Pina Colada up to $12 from $10.50.
Time to see what’s crackalackin down by the ol’ World Showcase! For the first order of business, we saw some scaffolding and construction occurring at the Canada pavilion while their theater undergoes some renovations.
At Canada’s Le Cellier there’s a slew of new fall-flavored entrees and sides! We spotted a new Lobster Poutine, Maple Sweet Potato Casserole, Pumpkin Ale Steamed Mussels, Flavors of Fall Salad, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Cocoa and Coffee Crusted Venison, Duck and Dumplings, and Wyoming Bison Strip Loin! Holy moly!
Meanwhile, they’ve removed their Summer Tomato and Watermelon Salad, BBQ Smoked Half Chicken, Seared George’s Banks Scallops, and Chateaubriand for Two.
Also, we noticed the Steak and Frites is now a USDA Prime New York Strip Steak with Cheesy French Fry Potato Gratin. The previous Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese has been given another cheese and is now, drum roll, please…. Five-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese!
But that’s not all our friends from the north have cooked up for us this week! The Canada Popcorn Kiosk has added a Frozen Coke for $5 and Frozen Coke with Crown Royal Whisky for $11! Way to go, Canada!
While passing through England, we saw Yorkshire County Fish Shop was slangin’ something other than fish and chips! They had the Skyliner Cookie for $4.99, despite the Skyliner not currently working. =(
The America pavilion’s Fife and Drum Tavern’s menu reflected the same Popcorn and Pretzel price increases we’d seen throughout the rest of the parks.
Also, Bud Light had up to $8 from $7.75, Yuengling up to $8.50 from $8.25, Sam Adams up to $9.75 from $9.50, and Frozen Stag Lemonade up to $14 from $12.75.
At the Germany Bier Cart: we said “hallo” again to Mezzo Mix, now being served as a frozen slushy spiked with bourbon or without.
We also noticed our lederhosen weren’t the only things getting hiked up as Schofferhofer, Beck’s, and Warsteiner Dunkel also saw price increases. The standard-sized Schofferhofer, Beck’s, and Warsteinger Dunkel prices increased from $9.75 to $10. And the souvenir cup price increased from $15.00 to $15.25.
König Ludwig Weissbier’s standard-size price increased from $10.50 to $10.75 and it’s souviner cup price increased from $15.25 to $16.00.
Over at MouseGear, we spotted the new Frozen Magic Band with Olaf and Sven. Sadly the new band with Elsa wasn’t in stock when we visited.
We also spied a ton of new Star Wars merch! You can join the Galatic Empire with this graphic Stormtrooper Shirt for $24.99…
…and check out this retro-style Star Wars Tank for $24.99. Can’t wait to work out our triceps in this gym top!
And after pumping some iron, we can reward ourselves with this tasty Star Wars Krispy Treat for $4.99.
We also saw these adorable Donald Duck and Pluto Sweatshirts for$49.99. Each of the sweatshirts features a design on its front and back.
We love how Pluto is facing backward on the back! We definitely had some shirts like this in the 90s — and you know how Disney is bringing it hard right now with all the retro-style merch like the Mousercise line we told you about yesterday and the Retro Mickey Mouse Club gear we’ve been spotting at the parks lately!
Here’s the Donald Duck version!
We’re not sure which one is cuter! They’re both pretty rad in our opinion!
To get geared up for the new Mary Poppins attraction that will soon be coming to the World Showcase, you can snag this Mary Poppins Phone Case for $29.99.
Or if you’re more into tropical sweets, treat yo’ self with this Mickey Dole Whip Phone Case for $29.99.
We also spotted the Frozen Alex and Ani Bracelets at MouseGear! They had the new Double-sided Elsa and Anna bracelet for $49.99.
Love not having to choose between our favorite gals — you get both sisters with its double-sided charm!
MouseGear also had the Olaf bracelet for $44.99! Just look at that little cutie!
How fabulous is this new Dog Person Zero Shirt for $24.99? We’re a big fan of sportin’ our Nightmare Before Christmas clothes year-round — not just for Halloween!
We’ve spotted the new Fluffy Spirit Jersey for kids at a few places throughout Disney World, but today we laid eyes on this new Fluffy Backpack for $44.99!
While the Force has been strong with the fluffy merch lately, it’s been overwhelming dominate with all the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker merch which is coming to theaters on December 20th. They had the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Spirit Jersey for $64.99…
… and this sweet Be a Hero Tank for $34.99…
Check out this angry-looking Red Stormtrooper Loungefly crossbody for $60!
We also like the simple, understated look of this Star Wars: The Rise Skywalker Shirt for $34.99.
And these amazing Star Wars Leggings for $39.99!
Check out Rei and Kylo Ren duking it out on the brim of this Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Baseball Cap for $27.99.
While this May the Force be with You Shirt for $34.99 is giving off some good vibes!
For the littles, there’s tons of new Star Wars merch too including this trendy Youth True Jedi Shirt for $24.99…
And this Youth Rise of Skywalker Shirt for $24.99! Love the cartoony lettering!
At the Toy Soldier in United Kingdom Pavilion, we saw this precious Mr. Toad and The Headless Horseman Anniversary Plush Set for $59.99.
While at Toy Solider, we also happened upon this Mary Poppins Anniversary Christmas Ornament for $21.99.
And lastly, we observed Heritage Manor Gifts (the gift shop right next to The American Adventure) has closed. It should be reopening soon as a new Art of Disney location.
Well folks, that’s all for this roundup of What’s New in Epcot — until next time! We’ll be back as soon as we have more construction, food, and merchandise updates for you!
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