Rain or shine, it’s always fun to take a walk around EPCOT and see what’s new!
From new items available at the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival to a whole line of Fish & Chips MERCH in the United Kingdom pavilion(!!), come with us on a trip around the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow to see what new things we spotted!
EPCOT Food Updates
The Donut Box — 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
In particular, we’ve been keeping a close eye on The Donut Box. This booth is already constructed in EPCOT’s Future World, but, during our last visit, it was still not open to guests. We did notice, however, that the booth now has stanchions in place, establishing a clear queue for us to stand in to grab ALL the sweet treats once this spot is open.
There were also some registers already in place next to the booth.
C’mon delicious donuts, we’re ready for ‘ya!
Cool Wash — 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
We’ve also been keeping an eye out for any updates around Cool Wash, which is located just across from The Donut Box. We noticed that Cool Wash is now fully equipped with stanchions that go fairly far down into the walkway to create a queue for guests to wait in once this spot opens.
We also spotted some registers next to this spot, so it seems we’re one step closer to getting some refreshing and fun treats from here.
But, what treats will they be? Previously, this spot still had some menus up from the 2020 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival.
But, when we stopped by recently, all of those menus had been removed.
We’ll definitely be stopping by this location during our future trips to see if/when new menus are put up. Will we see significantly different options this year? We’re not sure, but we’ll definitely let you know as soon as we spot any kind of update!
Recently, we spotted Halloween cups over in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and during our most recently trip to EPCOT we also found some of those same cups available at some snack carts.
So, if you’re on the hunt for all things spooky, be sure to check with the Cast Members if the location you’re ordering a drink from has the Halloween cups available!
Sunshine Seasons — The Land Pavilion, Future World
Three layers of Texas Toast, pulled pork, melted cheddar cheese, and sweet barbecue sauce make up this incredibly large and delicious item. Just look at this thing! It’s a carb lover’s dream come true!
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts and Barbecue — America Pavilion
After all that savory food, we were in the mood for something sweet, so we made our way over to Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts and Barbecue in the America pavilion. There, we found the BRAND NEW Apple Tart!
This dessert consists of a vanilla tart, filled with sweet cream cheese and cinnamon apples complete with a streusel topping! YUM!
Also at Regal Eagle, we noticed that house-make pickles have returned to the menu! They were available for us to order via Mobile Order when we stopped by recently.
We had these pickles, which have a surprising bit of heat to them, when the restaurant first opened, so we were excited to see them again!
Weinkeller — Germany Pavilion
Over at the Germany pavilion, we saw that Weinkeller is now selling glasses of wine and beer again!
So, you KNOW we had to try something!
As we made our way around the World, we stopped by Refreshment Outpost and found that the Amarula Cream Liqueur had returned!
So, you know what that means…you can now get the LEGENDARY Frozen Brown Elephant drink for the first time since EPCOT reopened! The Frozen Brown Elephant features Frozen Coca-Cola mixed with the Amarula Cream Liqueur. YUM.
You can grab this drink for $15. It’s not officially on the menu yet, or at least it wasn’t when we visited, so you’ve got to be “in the know” to get one! Be sure to ask the Cast Members there if they can create this fan-favorite mix for you!
Canada Booth — 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
In the final piece of food news from EPCOT, we found a whole bunch of updates over at the Canada booth for the Food & Wine Festival. Quite a few of the alcoholic beverage options at this festival booth have changed since it first opened. Here’s our photo of the menu from before:
And here’s a photo of what it looks like now:
First of all, we noticed the Collective Arts Brewing Blackberry Fruit Beer is gone, as is the Chateau des Charmes Merlot. In place of the Merlot, there is now a Seasonal Red Wine, which turned out to be Meiomi Pinot Noir.
Of course, we had to get a sip of this new wine, strictly for research purposes, of course!
We also noticed that there was another new drink on the menu — the 81Bay Brewing Co. Apricot with Maple Syrup beer. When we went to order that drink, however, we were told that it had already run out of it and it had instead been swapped out to a Strawberry Lime beer — specifically, Twisted Strawberry Fest Fruit Ale.
According to a Cast Member we spoke to, when one beer runs out, they rotate with what they have. The Cast Member even said they had an apple drink at one point. We’ll definitely keep checking this booth to see if other new flavors get added in the future. But, for the time being, we grabbed some of the Strawberry Lime beer to give that a taste.
It was a refreshing treat after a LONG day in the Florida sun!
EPCOT Construction and Ride Updates
Not too long ago, we spotted some new signs by EPCOT’s main entrance. Today, we saw some more over by the Tram drop off location indicating where guests can go for the entrance to the park, Guest Relations, buses, and more.
We also spotted some signs indicating that this was the West Tram Boarding Area for the Journey, Amaze, Discover, and Create parking lots.
These all have a really nice, sleek look to them.
Over at Spaceship Earth, we saw that that the big globe and other screens in the exit area of the attraction, known as Project Tomorrow, were back up and running! You can even spot your photo on the screens (assuming the ride didn’t simply replace your photo with a generic cartoon person — we’ve all been there).
For a while, these screens had simply been black as you exited the ride (a little spooky if you ask us!), so we were happy to see these screens adding some light and fun back into this space.
EPCOT Merchandise Updates
It feels like Halloween has taken over our lives lately (in a great way!) so it’s no surprise that more Halloween merchandise has started to appear all over Disney World! During our most recent trip to Mouse Gear, we found that our favorite Mickey Mouse Halloween Jack-o’-Lantern Ears have made their way to EPCOT!
If you’re getting ready for Season 2 of The Mandalorian and you’re headed to EPCOT soon, then you’ll be happy to know that the adorable Baby Yoda Shoulder Plushes have made their way over to Mouse Gear!
What could be better than grabbing one of these little friends to take with you as you eat and drink around the world? Think of all of the funny photo possibilities!
United Kingdom Pavilion
If you haven’t already heard, there are FISH & CHIPS MINNIE EARS now available in the United Kingdom pavilion in EPCOT! Ummm…are these the best Minnie ears EVER? We vote yes!
But, if you REALLY love fish & chips, then even a set of Minnie ears isn’t enough. No worries, the United Kingdom pavilion has you covered. There’s a WHOLE fish & chips collection for you to bring to your home!
We’re talking coasters, glasses, shirts, and SO MUCH MORE! Now, if only we could also just buy an unlimited supply of actual fish & chips to go along with it.
Well, that’s it from EPCOT for now! We’re constantly making our way around Disney World to see what’s new, so be sure to come back for more updates!
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