Greetings from EPCOT!
We’re here to tell you all about everything NEW in EPCOT, from food, construction, merchandise, and more! Let’s get started!
EPCOT Food Updates
La Cava del Tequila
We found three NEW drinks inside Mexico’s famous tequila cave! The first was the Spicy Mentirosa which is a non-alcoholic option made with Lyre’s Italian Orange, Non-alcoholic Lyre’s Dry London, lime juice, cucumber and jalapeno juice, agave nectar, and a hibiscus salt rim for $13. It was pretty spicy but also had a light citrus taste!
But THEN, we found out there’s an *alcoholic* version of this drink, there’s a Pina Colada on the secret menu! It’s made with the same island oasis mix but is blended with a mixture of rum and pox (which is a Mexican liquor). The booze bumps this drink up a little to $15.45.
Chefs de France
While in EPCOT, we saw some new menu pics up in the France pavilion because there have been price increases at a few of the restaurants! At Chefs de France, we saw several items go up slightly in price.
For example: As far as appetizers go, the Escargot is now $14.95 instead of $14, the French Onion Soup is $10.75 instead of $10.50, and the Baked Goat Cheese is $14.25 instead of $13.99.
L’Artisan des Glaces
There were also price increases over at L’Artisan des Glaces. Their entire menu got more expensive! A single scoop of ice cream or sorbet is now $5.75 instead of $4.69 and our favorite Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches are now $7 instead of $4.69. Yikes!
We don’t love to see our favorite snacks get pricier!
EPCOT Construction Updates
Food and Wine Booths
And this booth, which looks just like Spain!
Then there were two we didn’t recognize, like this one, which used to be the Africa booth. But since the Africa booth is not returning this year, it’s probably one of the new booths coming to the festival!
We also found this booth, which is a mystery to us, too! It’s located near Disney Traders in the World Showcase Plaza.
It’s pretty weird that some of these booths are already up, considering 8 festival booths aren’t opening until October 1st!
We saw people on a crane working on the center Harmonious barge in the World Showcase Lagoon! They seemed to be doing a LED light test, we saw some lights turn on around the ring and on the arms, and then they changed colors!
We can’t wait to see Harmonious once it opens!
There was a lot of construction going on around the new Creations Shop, which will take over as EPCOT’s main merchandise location now that Mouse Gear is gone.
We saw a few workers up on the roof!
We noticed construction going on near the old exit of Spaceship Earth by The Seas.
This could possibly be the new Moana attraction — Journey of Water, but we can’t be quite sure!
EPCOT Merchandise Updates
We saw the new MagicBand holder key chains in Gateway Gifts in a variety of different styles!
That Stitch one is SO cute!
EPCOT Additional Updates
The Splash Zone is open again in EPCOT.
And so is the playground.
We also found a new Cruella Magic Shot in the UK pavilion!
It’s located in the back across from the gazebo and you stand on the steps of the building to take the shot!
And if you’re looking to explore the Morocco pavilion, you may think it is closed. But alas, it is not. The main part of the pavilion is almost completely blocked by bushes, but you can still get back there!
Morocco has been undergoing a lot of construction, so the bushes are most likely covering up whatever is being worked on!
This is a great spot to go if you want to be away from people, cause there was almost NO ONE back there!
We noticed that the social distancing stickers are GONE in the line you wait in to get inside the pyramid in Mexico.
And there are no markers when you walk inside the pyramid either.
That’s everything new from EPCOT this week! We’re always in the parks to see what’s new, so stay tuned to DFB for updates!
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