Hello, world travelers!
Us? We’ve been traveling around EPCOT to see all of the new merchandise, construction updates, and of course, to check in on some of our favorite dining spots!
So, let’s take a stroll around the world (and the future)!
EPCOT Construction Updates
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Of ALL the new things planned for EPCOT, the new Guardians of the Galaxy-themed roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, which is going in the Universe of Energy pavilion, where Ellen’s Energy Adventure previously stood. While walking around, we noticed that they were doing some construction on the roof.
Previously, the roof was tiled with solar panels, and while we can’t see exactly what we’re doing, we do see a similar look as before.
The Mexico Pavilion is all inside, and on days when EPCOT gets really busy, social distancing procedures have to be put in place. To help aid in that, we noticed new social distancing markers on the ground outside of Mexico.
So, when EPCOT is swarming, you’ll have to stand on these blue lines in order to get margs from La Cava del Tequila or to take a ride down the river on The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros.
Like Mexico, we also noticed new social distancing signs on the ground over at the China Pavilion.
These arrows are to help the flow of traffic before entering the shops.
Pin Traders has OFFICIALLY moved under Spaceship Earth. The move seems to be permanent, as EPCOT has installed new Pin Traders signage.
The Camera Center hasn’t moved though — it’s just sharing a space with Pin Traders. New signs for the Camera Center have also been installed.
But that’s not ALL we saw at this spot!
EPCOT Merchandise Updates
EPCOT Forever and other nighttime shows may be on pause right now due to the global health crisis, but you can still get some EPCOT Forever merchandise, like this new limited edition EPCOT Forever MagicBand.
This modern black band features some throwback imagery of our friend Figment and the EPCOT Forever logo.
It’s selling out FAST, so act quickly if you want to buy this MagicBand for $34.99.
There are NEW prizes available for the Remy’s Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt! The four new water bottles have arrived at MouseGear!
To get one of these water bottles, you must complete the Ratatouille-themed scavenger hunt, which costs $7.99 to participate in! And after looking for Remy and all of his ingredients around World Showcase, you’ll get one of these kid-sized water bottles. Just LOOK at this super sweet Minnie Mouse water bottle!
SPEAKING of Minnie Mouse, fans of this gal will be delighted by this new Minnie Mouse dots collection we spotted. Like this big bow backpack, which also features a red and white polka dotted pocket. This backpack is $39.99.
If you like a more cartoony style, this white Minnie Mouse backpack with polka dots and a bow that looks like it’s right from a comic strip might just be for you! Like the other backpack, this one is $39.99.
If you’re not walking around the parks and need a full backpack, maybe consider this little Minnie Mouse crossbody bag, featuring her beautiful bow! This little purse costs $24.99.
If you have a LOT to carry, this clear Minnie bow tote is for you!
This $44.99 bag is actually TWO bags in one!!
And you can rock your own bow with this red and white polka dot Minnie Mouse bow headband for $13.99.
The bow will pair WONDERFULLY with this new gray Minnie Mouse style icon tee, which costs $36.99.
If you can’t travel with your friends right now, and those friends just HAPPEN to love Elsa from Frozen, well, The Fjording (a.k.a., the store in the Norway Pavilion) has ya covered.
We spotted these Elsa postcard earrings on sale! Postcard earrings were $10 each when you buy two! One for you AND one for your bud!
Further along in World Showcase, we spotted new Biergarten merch! We’ve spotted a TON of beer-themed shirts in Germany lately, and there’s no sign of this stuff slowing down. Rock this yellow Prost shirt and cheers with your liter of beer!
In case you weren’t positive where this shirt was from, this $44.99 long-sleeved shirt also features the German flag on the sleeve.
And what’s a long-sleeve top without a matching hat? This Prost! hat matches perfectly.
It reps Biergarten on one side…
…and Germany on the other. This hat is $19.99.
EPCOT Restaurant Updates
Between the Taste of EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, quick service spots, and one of the few character dining experiences open now at Disney World, there are TONS of dining options at EPCOT. However, Tangerine Cafe is not one of them. This quick service spot in the Morocco pavilion has been CLOSED since early this month. And it’s still unavailable.
And there you have it! That’s all the new stuff at EPCOT this week!
What’s your favorite thing about EPCOT? Let us know in the comments!