Greetings World Travelers and Future World Citizens!
That’s right, we’ve got a round up of everything new we spotted in Epcot today. So read on to find out all of our food, construction, and merchandise updates in this edition of What’s New in Epcot!
Epcot Food Update
Coral Reef Restaurant
We’ve seen a couple new updates around Future World and one of those is these pretty new menus at Coral Reef Restaurant. There are no new items on the menu, but a few of the items are being highlighted to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Little Mermaid on November 17. According to servers at the restaurant, chefs have also made a few flavor enhancements to menu items so that they’re a little more special!
Check out the Dinglehopper Shrimp Cocktail for $15 or the Chef Louis’ Lobster Seafood Roll for $40 that have been renamed and enhanced for the anniversary.
We also spotted the King Triton Key Lime Tart for $9. Plus, the menus are yours to keep while supplies last!
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
Over in the Norway Pavilion, Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe has released a bunch of new Frozen 2 treats in preparation for the movie’s release on November 22. Check out this lemony Fall Cheesecake that features our favorite snowman for $5.99.
We also spotted this super pretty (and tasty!) Caramel Mousse for $5.99. With its beautiful mirror blue glaze, this treat almost looks too good to eat!
If you love cupcakes as much as we do, you might be excited to see this set of four Mini Spirit Cupcakes. Each one is themed to one of the four elements and is made with either chocolate or vanilla cake and buttercream icing with a twist based on the theme. Snag all four of these little treats for $7.49.
La Cava del Tequila
Over in the Mexico Pavilion, we saw a small change to the menu at La Cava del Tequila. The Cucumber Margarita is no longer there and has been replaced with the Strawberry Margarita. Get sippin’ on this tasty drink for $15.50.
It used to be that a frozen version of the Strawberry Margarita was featured as a specialty item, but now it’s an official part of the menu!
Epcot Construction Update
Of course, with the Epcot transformation starting to get off the ground we’ve seen more and more construction appear around the park entrance.
There’s a new tram pick up and drop off spot as construction continues in other parts of the Epcot parking lot.
And the security and bag check area is updated to ease traffic.
Space 220 Restaurant
It’s hard to spot any changes to the construction at Space 220, the space-themed restaurant next to Mission Space, because it appears all of the construction is now taking place inside.
With an opening date set for sometime before 2020, it’s no surprise that construction seems to be wrapping up.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
The old Universe of Energy attraction continues to transform as construction moves forward on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be Disney’s first reverse-launch coaster. There’s no opening date announced yet and there still appears to be a good amount of work to do on the building, but it’s likely the coaster will open before Disney World’s 50th Anniversary in 2021.
Epcot Merchandise Update
We found all sorts of new merch at Mouse Gear including these super cute Classic Minnie Ears priced at $29.99!
The VHS Notebooks are always super cute and now there’s a The Nightmare Before Christmas version. This one is a little bigger than the usual VHS notebooks so it’s a lot closer to the actual size of a VHS. Nab it for $19.99.
For those planners out there, we spotted this inspiring “If You Can Dream it, You Can Do it!” Daily Notepad for $12.99.
There’s also a whole bunch of new holiday merch, like TWO new Loungefly backpacks. This Santa Mickey Backpack for $90…
…and this Holiday Snack Backpack for $75!
Disney has loved the retro trend recently and we’ve seen that in a mid-century holiday line. We spotted some kitschy additions like this sparkly wreath for $44.99.
And this totally eye-catching tinsel tree (complete with mini Mickey ornaments) for $29.99. What a way to deck the halls!
If you’re kitchen needs a little Christmas cheer, pick up this festive Holiday Oven Mitt for $12.99.
And if you’re looking for the perfect new tradition for the season, consider buying your very own Stitch-on-the-Shelf at $34.99 for a mischievous way to keep the kiddos entertained.
Pin traders rejoice because there’s a whole collection of Holiday Pins on sale now at Mouse Gear. Grab this set of yummy-looking holiday snack pins for $29.99.
Show your holiday spirit with this pair of Mickey and Minnie candy cane pins for $14.99.
If you’re an animal lover, this Mickey and Reindeer pin might be for you at $9.99.
Some of us just can’t get enough of those holiday treats and now we can show our love with this cute treat pin set for $14.99.
We love this rustic Mickey and Minnie truck pin for $9.99. We can practically smell that Christmas tree!
For a little holiday mischief, you can pick up this hilarious Chip and Dale pin for $12.99.
And speaking of mischief, the king of mischief himself has his own pin with this Santa Stitch design for $12.99.
Mike and Sully share in the Christmas spirit on their own pin for $9.99.
Ralph and Vanellope race through candy canes on their pin for $9.99.
And you can rep the holidays in a classic way with this glittery Peppermint Mickey for $9.99.
Mickey looks super happy to be dressed as Santa in this Holiday Train Pin for $9.99!
If you’re looking for a fun way to deck out your lanyard while you’re in the parks this season, grab this cute lanyard pouch for $8.99.
Then, you can clip it to your new Reversible Holiday Lanyard for $14.99!
This merry new MagicBand for $29.99 is sure to help you get around the parks.
Alex and Ani have been making some super cute new charms for the Christmas season as well. There’s the Snowflake Alex and Ani for $44.99…
…the Mickey and Minnie Candy Canes Alex and Ani for $44.99…
…The Yummiest Time of the Year Alex and Ani for $49.99…
…this Mickey Truck Alex and Ani for $44.99…
…AND this Christmas Sweater Alex and Ani for $44.99, too!
We’ve even spotted some new packaged holiday snacks like these cute Snowman Snack Containers filled with gummi snowmen for $8.99!
Chow down on this Vanilla Snow Cotton Candy for $5.99.
You can even grab a whole pack of flavored chocolate for $14.99 (Psst… this would make a great gift!).
Alternatively, nab this variety pack of hot cocoa for $12.99.
Disney Traders is also pushing the holiday cheer. Light up the night this season with this Light Up Minnie Bow for $14.99.
We’re going crazy for these scented holiday snack pillows! Look at this cute peppermint Mickey plush for $26.99…
…and this Scented Mickey Gingerbread Pillow for $26.99!
You can also see these two iconic snacks represented as coin purses. Here’s the Peppermint Mickey Coin Purse for $19.99.
And the Gingerbread Mickey Coin Purse is $19.99 as well!
You can keep track of the Christmas Countdown with this sweet Disney Advent Calendar for $69.99. It includes 25 small plush!
And match your furry friends with this new Pet Holiday Snack Spirit Jersey for $36.99.
A favorite from last year returns with the “I’m Just Here for the Holiday Snacks” Shirt for $19.99.
Canada Pavilion Outdoor Cart
Over in Canada, we found some new shirts at the Outdoor Cart that you NEED if you love poutine.
Rep your favorite snack with this graphic statement shirt listing all the poutine necessities for $24.99.
Also, $24.99 is this cheesy (see what we did there?) “I Heart Poutine” shirt!
And finally, we can’t forget this silly Oktoberfest Hat Headband in Germany! Snag this accessory at Volkskunst in Germany for $27.99.
There you have it, folks! That’s everything new in Epcot today. There will probably be EVEN MORE holiday merchandise popping up soon so we’ll keep you updated.
Until next time!
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