It’s officially springtime in Disney World and that means Spring Break crowds!
Not only that, but we’re still in the midst of the 2022 Flower & Garden Festival, which tends to draw crowds due to the mouth-watering food options and the absolutely gorgeous floral topiary displays. We braved the crowds and took a stroll throughout EPCOT recently to check out everything new there was to see and do — let’s check it out!
EPCOT Food Updates
Over in the Germany Pavilion, we stopped by this quick-service spot to try their new Pretzel Bread Pudding. It’s made with pretzels and topped with a caramel-butterscotch and white cream sauce.
We enjoyed this dessert, but we do wish there was an option to add more of the sauce, because this bad boy was DENSE. At $4.79, this was a fun new treat that didn’t break the bank.
Over in the Land Pavilion, we visited Sunshine Seasons to try the new Pluto Petit Cake. It’s a mango panna cotta layered with vanilla cake and lime & honey jelly.
We cannot say enough good things about this dessert! It was $6.29, and we thought it was the perfect portion size too. The tartness from the lime and sweet honey made such a nice pairing; this was a truly refreshing dessert. Note that this was likely a left over treat from an event. So you may not see it when you visit.
EPCOT Merchandise Updates
If you’ve got a little Toy Story fan in your life, we spotted this very polite Youth Rex Fear Me Shirt for $19.99.
For all the Princess and the Frog fans out there, the BaubleBar Tiana Minnie Ears have been spotted in the Creations Shop too! These gorgeous green ears feature a tiara fit for a princess. You can get them for $49.99.
In other Disney collab news, we spotted TWO new Alex and Ani bracelets here. First up is the So This Is Love Cinderella Bracelet for $54.99…
…and the End the Day with Fireworks Bracelet for $49.99!
The Peter Pan Dooney and Bourke Collection has landed here as well! There’s the tote bag for $298…
…the handbag, which is also $298…
…and the crossbody bag, which you can snag for $248!
If you like to stay organized, the Pink Mickey Just Chill Padfolio could help you do just that!
It comes with everything you need to take notes and keep them in order — get it for $34.99.
There’s also the Monster’s University Padfolio for $34.99 as well!
It comes with the same bells and whistles and would be perfect to whip out at your next board meeting.
We’ll keep an eye out for more cute stationery items like these!
Over in the Italy Pavilion, we stopped by La Bottega Italiana to check out the new CARB COLLECTION. Okay, it’s not really called that, but it’s a series of aprons and other home goods devoted to various gastro greats — like the Il Pesto Apron for $34.99…
…or the I Love Pizza Apron, also $34.99.
There’s also a series of similar placemats, like the Caffe Italiano Placemat for $12.99.
And, if you’re the type of person that just REALLY loves letting people know what you’re about, the I Love Pasta Tote Bag is probably right up your alley at $34.99!
This is a merch collection we can definitely dig into!
Video game lovers, we found two new items over in the Japan Pavilion that might interest ya! First up is the Reusable Nintendo Water Bottle for $27.99…
…and there’s also this adorable Animal Crossing Travel Mug for $14.95!
Take your drinks on the go while easily helping the environment!
EPCOT Construction Updates
We got a good look at the progress on the entrance to this ride during a ride on the EPCOT monorail this week!
Crews have been working on adding weathering details to the Nova Corps Starblaster and getting the queue markers all ready to go!
We can’t wait to ride this attraction — it’s scheduled to open during summer 2022.
The monorail did us a solid yet again and granted us a prime view of the construction taking place for this new attraction.
Crews have been busy laying the groundwork (literally) for this new attraction, and we can’t wait to see more as construction progresses.
That’s it for everything new in EPCOT recently! We’re always looking out for new merchandise, food, and other updates in Disney World, so be sure to stay tuned to DFB for more.