Hello, DFB Friends!
We spent a rainy day at EPCOT, checking on construction progress, looking out for new merch and snacks, and seeing what lines and crowds were like! And we have some updates, so are you ready? Here we go!
EPCOT Food Updates
We’re still eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new Gelato Kiosk set to arrive at the Italy Pavilion at some point! In the meantime, we did check out the construction on it!
We are SO ready for some gelato!
We saw long lines for both the booth and kiosk at Germany for beer and pretzels.
We get it — beer and pretzels on a rainy day is the ultimate comfort food and drink!
The EPCOT Festival of the Arts is still going on strong, but we’ve noticed that the Pop Eats! Food Studio occasionally runs out of its soup can containers for tomato soup. Instead, guests were just getting their soup in paper cups.
It’s not as much fun, but still tasty!
EPCOT Merchandise Updates
The Kiosk Shop over at the Canada Pavilion had the Moose Travel Bottle and Moose Mug we previously spotted at Wilderness Lodge. However, Canada also had a Bear Travel Bottle!
These bottles are $27.99 each.
We found the perfect accessory to make bath time more fun: British Rubber Duckies! They come in a variety of designs, too, including a U.K. Flag Rubber Ducky.
There’s also a Queen Rubber Ducky…
…and a Guard Rubber Ducky representing the guards at Buckingham Palace (you know, where the Queen lives)!
These rubber duckies are $7.99 each.
EPCOT Character Updates
Queen Anna was greeting guests in Norway!
She took a moment to talk to everyone and pose for photos. We’ve seen her here for months, but we can’t miss an opportunity to say hi!
EPCOT Construction Updates
We’re so excited now that we’ve finally had a chance to see more of the France expansion. We saw what we believe will be the digital wait time sign for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure!
And we LOVE the Remy details on the benches!
Little details like this is one reason why we keep coming back to Disney World!
One of the pillars in Italy seems to be getting a small makeover. There was a “Wet Paint” sign near it.
The area around the pillar was also blocked off.
EPCOT Crowds and Lines
The ticket booths at the EPCOT entrance had surprisingly long lines when we arrived!
The park felt a little less crowded once it started raining, but then the crowds picked up again in the evening.
But wait times for rides were reasonable. Spaceship Earth was at 30 minutes.
Frozen Ever After was at 25 minutes.
All in all, it wasn’t TOO busy of a day and wait times were relatively low.
Despite the rain, we enjoyed our day at EPCOT and will be back to do it all over again. Stay tuned to DFB for more updates!
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