It’s a new day in Epcot and that means more progress towards the park’s transformation.
We checked out everything new in Epcot today with construction, menus, and merch and we’re bringing you a roundup of what we found! Read on to find out what’s new in Epcot!
Epcot Food Update
We spotted a few new packaged snacks around the World Showcase like this cute and new-to-us Chocolate Truffles Bottle! This could make an awesome gift and can be found at La Bottega Italia in the Italy Pavilion for $18.99.
We also found this hearty-looking German Pork Salami Snack at Weinkeller for $3.99. This might be a good option if you need a quick and inexpensive pick-me-up during your day in the park. AND it’s gluten-free!
As for menu changes, we’ve seen a new menu board at Karamell-Küche in the Germany Pavilion. You might notice some changes to the Caramel Popcorn pricing. It used to be that there were two sizes, a small for $3.99 or a large for $5.99.
Now, that Caramel Popcorn comes in one large size for $6.99 or a Disney Dining Plan Snack Credit.
Epcot Construction Update
As always, we’re checking in on construction over at Space 220, the upcoming space-themed restaurant that’s set to open this winter. Construction is still pretty well hidden at the main building for the restaurant, so we haven’t seen any exterior changes. Most of the work is likely on the interior.
However, we did spot this mysterious little construction barrier over on the side of the Mission: SPACE attraction entrance! Could it be the entrance to the much anticipate Space 220?
Aaaand we stopped by the old Universe of Energy pavilion to see what’s new with the in-progress Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind coaster. We noticed that there’s a new construction barrier around the base of the monorail tracks and more of the pathway has been blocked off near the coaster.
Plus, there was a crane while we were there so it seems as if they’re doing some heavy lifting. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is set to open before Disney World’s 50th Anniversary in 2021.
We also saw a few updates at The Seas with Nemo and Friends. There were some updates to the aquarium frames.
And some new carpeting throughout the pavilion!
Lastly, we saw some construction workers over at Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Crafts & Barbecue in the American Adventure Pavilion. Regal Eagle should be opening this winter and we’ve seen a first look at the menu as well!
Epcot Merchandise Update
Moving on to NEW MERCH!! You might have seen our article about these cute little live-action Lady and the Tramp plush. Lady is $29.99 and Tramp is $34.99.
We also spotted this new-to-us Stormtrooper Otter Box, what a stellar way to keep your phone safe! It works with iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus for $54.99.
Also at Mouse Gear, there’s this awesome Mandalorian MagicBand. It’s limited edition to commemorate the release of The Mandalorian series on Disney+! This is the fun new MagicBand option for Star Wars lovers for $34.99.
The Arendelle Aqua trend has been out for months now, so we’ve been keeping an eye on when it’s going to start disappearing. But, there were still PLENTY of Ears in Mouse Gear!
Just in time for Christmas, there’s a gorgeous new Swarovski Disney Parks Collection. This pretty Blue Snowflake Necklace for $29.99 makes us think of Frozen!
The Snowflake design also comes in a Gold Necklace for $29.99…
…a Bracelet for $29.99…
…a pretty ring for $19.99…
…AND these super cute earrings for $19.99!
You can also pick up a Mickey Mouse birthstone necklace for $19.99.
Or these classic Initial Necklaces for $19.99.
If you’re looking for a subtle way to celebrate the season, these Christmas Hair Elastics are $9.99.
We spotted this new Frozen 2 ornament that features a singing Elsa for $24.99.
We love little Disney trinkets like this fun “it’s a small world!” Spinning Pen for $9.99.
And grab a gift for a member of your Ohana with this $24.99 Lilo and Stitch VHS wallet!
We also spotted some fun and unique merchandise around the World Showcase. Check out this unbelievable hand-painted parasol. Yes, those are Disney Princess heads on the bodies of animals from their movies. We’re not sure we get it either. See how we unpack it here. You can find this parasol and others near the bridge in the France Pavilion.
We didn’t spot any new merch in the UK, but we did see some Christmas decorations in the windows of the shops. They’ve thrown up some pretty trees and garland to get into the holiday spirit!
In Germany, there’s a whole collection of Frohes Fest merchandise! Frohes Fest is German for “Merry Celebration” and is a reference to the Christmas season! This whole collection can be found at Der Teddybar. There’s this Red Mickey T-Shirt for $24.99.
We found a few different ornaments like this pretty hand-finished bauble ornament for $21.99…
…and this delicate Reutter Belle Ornament for $21.99.
There’s this classic and postcard-esque Long Sleeve Shirt for $44.99.
If you’ve got a chef in your family, you may wanna consider gifting them the Mickey and Minnie Apron for $34.99.
Or this cheeky Christmas Suspenders Apron for $29.99!
For $39.99, you can take home this intricate mini tea set featuring Mickey and Minnie.
Grab this beautiful decorative plate for $16.99 (good for Santa’s cookies!)!
And there’s this delightful porcelain spoon for $12.99.
We also found this adorable Frohes Fest Tumbler for $19.99!
Or this pretty mug featuring the Frohes Fest designs for $16.99.
If you’re a fan of Christmas treats, there’s this treat pattern shirt for $34.99.
And more ornaments! Grab this wooden ornament for $14.99.
Or get this gorgeous Ears globe ornament for $27.99!
For $19.99, you can pick up some Frohes Fest tea towels.
And, to carry home all your new Frohes Fest merch, you can grab the Tote Bag for $34.99!
So, there you have it! That’s everything new in Epcot today. We’ll keep an eye out for other updates and keep you in the loop when we find them! As they say in Germany, Frohliche Weihnachten (that’s Merry Christmas)!
What Epcot changes are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments!