Greetings from EPCOT!!!
We’re back at the park that’s currently featuring the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival to check out all of the other goings-on, from current construction to the park’s pumpkin spice and Halloween offerings, to merchandise and more… so join us on our trip around Future World AND World Showcase as we check out What’s NEW!
EPCOT Food Updates
Weinkeller in the Germany Pavilion
We couldn’t resist stopping by the Weinkeller in the Germany pavilion, as it is the home to one of our favorite fall indulgences: Mozart Chocolate Cream Pumpkin Spice Liqueur.
Or, at least… it was. It was sold out on our most recent visit!
That said, this popular item does tend to come and go, so if you’re interested in picking up your own beautiful bottle, it’s always worth a stop to check!
L’Artisan des Glaces — France Pavilion
Well, we learned from a cast member that it has proved so popular that they ran out of it temporarily over the weekend! So, our advice? “If you like pina colada,” 😉 , then you should grab it if you see it.
That’s exactly what we did!
We also noticed that they’ve added more social distancing markers outside around the pavilion.
While we don’t know when the Table Service restaurants in the France pavilion will reopen, we noticed these outside of Monsieur Paul Restaurant.
Halloween Popcorn Buckets
I mentioned Halloween a bit earlier, didn’t I? Well, it’s true… while they’re in full swing at the three other parks, MOST of EPCOT’s seasonal snacks for Halloween won’t be available until Halloween itself — for one day only, on October 31st. (You can see the full list here). BUT…
You CAN find select Halloween novelty items in the parks for the season now!
You can also find the GREEN version of the Happy Halloween Cauldron Popcorn Bucket in Future World at the Popcorn Cart near Mission: SPACE and also inside the EPCOT Experience, where they’re serving up some eats in addition to the awesome presentation you can see about the transformation of EPCOT.
Check out the Green Cauldron here — and the Orange and Purple Cauldrons, while you’re at it!
Block & Hans
One more friendly reminder that Block & Hans is now reopen in The American Adventure pavilion… albeit intermittently.
While we’ve seen this craft beer kiosk open on weekends, primarily, we did notice it open on our most recent weekday trip.
That said, we also noticed that the Beer Flight was not on the posted menu for this ’round.
And, hey, while we’re in Future World…
EPCOT Construction Update
Guardians of the Galaxy Construction
In light of all of the construction taking place for the multi-year transformation of EPCOT, we always like to stop by the construction site of what will ultimately become the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind coaster!
Work is currently taking place, and we hope you enjoy seeing these glimpses of the progress along the way along with us!
Whaddya say…. are you as excited about this new attraction as we are?
EPCOT Merchandise Updates
Let’s stop by Mouse Gear next to check out the latest in merchandise.
And MOUSE and GEAR are definitely the operative words with the new Minnie Mouse OtterBox phone case ($69.99)!
Minnie herself smiles at you from the integrated PopSocket.
Ok, we’ve seen a LOT of Baby Yoda merchandise lately, but this Little Bounty children’s t-shirt, featuring — of course — THE CHILD himself, is pretty darn cute!
It’s $14.99. And don’t forget, you’ll find lots of merchandise for the 2020 Taste of EPCOT Food and Wine Festival here, too!
A visit to Pin Traders revealed this new Limited Edition Figment Pin for $17.99.
We also noticed these adorable Limited Edition Disney Vacation Club pins, also for $17.99, where the Goofy pin was new-to-us!
The Fjording — Norway Pavilion
Back in World Showcase with a stop in the Norway Pavilion’s Fjording merchandise location, we spotted two new World Showcase Norway ornaments.
Spaceship Earth and Norway’s flag are featured in the artwork for this World Showcase ornament ($16.99). And look who’s on the back… pom pom cap and all!
Mickey’s classic icon shape provides the base for the other new Norway World Showcase ornament.
This one is also $16.99.
House of Good Fortune — China Pavilion
And in the China Pavilion, the reopened House of Good Fortune merchandise location still has the bottled and canned drinks available. (This isn’t news, but just wanted to note it for you as a lil’ FYI!)
Did you know that canned Bubble Milk Tea drinks are up for grabs here?
You can also find Lucky Beer and Tsingtao for $6.50, among other offerings.
And, of course, you can pick up some fun and unique snacks to munch along with it!
And that’s the latest from EPCOT! And if you’re curious about What’s New in the other Disney World theme parks this week…
We can’t wait to bring you back to EPCOT soon, and in the meantime, you can check out all of the fall and Halloween treats we’re scaring up at all the other parks here!
What’s your favorite thing to do in EPCOT? Please let us know with a comment!