Welcome back to EPCOT, where nothing is really going on these days (we’re joking; there are TONS going on lately at this park!). With Space 220’s long-awaited opening just a few weeks away, we’re buzzing with excitement every time we visit EPCOT these days.
EPCOT Food Updates
Over at The Donut Box, we tried their new Boston Cream Pie Donut! We’ve been frequenting this location during the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, which has been going strong since mid-July.
Available for $5, this donut is a classic Boston Cream Pie donut topped with chocolate frosting and chocolate shavings and filled with custard. Overall, this was one of the better donuts we’ve tried this year at The Donut Box, and the toppings and filling were both really tasty!
We also noticed that their Cookies and Cream donut has returned to the menu. The Donut Box features a rotating menu of specialty donuts, so your options may be different on your next visit!
EPCOT General Updates
Over in the Norway Pavilion, a temporary Florida Blue lounge opened as part of the new sponsorship with Disney, open now through the end of the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival. The lounge is only available for Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield members and employees.
Information on how to enter is on Florida Blue’s website. Once in the lounge, which is located inside Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, complimentary snacks and beverages are offered. Masks must be worn upon entering, but may be removed once you are seated at your table. From there, the refreshments are brought to you via a snack cart.
We also spotted the sign above the entrance of the newly reimagined Club Cool, now visible over in Future World!
Imagineer Zach Riddley already gave us a sneak peek at the entrance on Instagram, but it was exciting to see the sign in person this week! We can’t wait to get back inside (and sip on a sample of Beverly once more!) soon! We’ll keep an eye out for any announcements on when we can expect EPCOT’s new Club Cool to open.
We also wanted to give you an exciting update on the latest progress happening over in the France Pavilion as we get ready for the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure! The ride is currently offering PREVIEWS ahead of its official opening on October 1st, but guests are still able to walk around the courtyard area outside of the ride!
We were able to experience the attraction ourselves earlier this week, but we also love the courtyard! This is such a pretty area of the park! Unfortunately, we can’t show you inside of the attraction quite yet.
Stay tuned for more information as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure gets closer and closer to its opening date and previews continue throughout the month of September!
EPCOT Merchandise Updates
If you collect Disney Wishables, you’ll definitely want to check out the newest collection featuring Disney Villains! The mystery bag includes one of the following villains: Hades, Cruella, Scar, or Maleficent. Or, you can pick up The Headless Horseman as a separate Wishable that’s part of the collection.
The mystery bags and the Headless Horseman Wishables each retail at Mouse Gear for $12.99. We also spotted a new Tervis Food and Wine Festival tumbler! One side features Remy…
…and the other side has Spaceship Earth!
This tumbler was also spotted in World Traveler and Port of Entry! You can pick one up for $34.99.
Over at Pin Traders, we found the new Orange Bird pin! The pin is part of the Magical Comics series, and it opens up to reveal our friend Orange Bird relaxing in paradise!
Add this pin to your collection for $19.99!
At Disney Traders, we spotted a glittery Mickey and Minnie ornament! Fall may be right around the corner, but you can still find some cute Americana merchandise in the parks!
If you need a new ornament to add to your Christmas tree this year, you can find this ornament in EPCOT for $24.99.
Finally, we spotted a few Animal Crossing pillows at Mitsukoshi in the Japan Pavilion! We found pillows featuring Timmy and Tommy…
…and of course Tom Nook!
Each of these pillows are available at Mitsukoshi for $39.95!
That’ll do it for our latest updates from EPCOT! Be sure to follow along as we continue to cover the grand opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, along with La Crêperie de Paris! Oh, and don’t forget — Space 220 will officially open on September 20th! There’s a lot of exciting things happening at EPCOT, so don’t miss out on the latest news and updates!
What is your favorite restaurant in EPCOT? Let us know in the comments!