Welcome to this week’s What’s New in Epcot! We’re checking out construction updates, the return of Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live! and of course, so much new merchandise!
We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get started!
In case you missed it, the final showing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will take place on September 30th before Epcot Forever makes its October 1st debut. And in celebration of Epcot’s iconic fireworks extravaganza, Farewell IllumiNations merchandise will soon be arriving in the park.
Though we previously brought you a peek at the limited-time merchandise, we wanted to remind you that the collection will officially launch at select merchandise locations in Epcot on June 17!
Epcot’s beloved nighttime spectacular, IllumiNations, is blasting off for the last time on September 30, 2019, and Disney Passholder publication the Mickey Monitor has released a peek at merchandise that commemorates the snuffing of the show’s final torch.
Merchandise includes this Raglan-style 3/4-length sleeve tee with a jubilant Figment, a stylized Reflections of Earth Globe, and text bidding “Farewell.” [Read more…]
Happy weekend! Here’s all the Disney food news this week!
The 2019 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival kicked off March 1 and we have the FULL MENUS here! Oh, and we’ve also got SECRET menu info and reviews for you!
AND – the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge were announced for BOTH Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Last night we shared with you that the final showing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Walt Disney World’s Epcot will be September 30, 2019, and that the show’s temporary replacement, Epcot Forever, will debut on October 1.
Epcot Forever will revolve around a soundtrack of music that guests have loved at Epcot for years. [Read more…]
You may already be familiar with Happily Ever After in Magic Kingdom and Rivers of Light in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
But are you familiar with Epcot Forever or the Wonderful World of Animation?
If not, that’s because these are upcoming shows that are yet to debut. But Blooloop has posted an article that reveals some more details on these and other previously announced shows and spectaculars coming to enhance our evenings in Walt Disney World! Let’s take a look at what Blooloop learned from Disney and shared in their article. [Read more…]
As Epcot’s Festival of the Arts prepares to close on February 25 signs the Flower and Garden Festival opening on March 6 are popping up! Our latest visit to Epcot saw some Flower and Garden food booths and topiaries being set up. But, that isn’t all, we also saw some construction progress, new merchandise, and some awesome chalk art!
We’ll start out with some Festival of the Arts chalk art — and deals!
There’s a lot going on in Epcot! World Showcase is getting ready for a new nighttime show after IllumiNations ends, Japan is welcoming a new table-service restaurant, France is adding a Ratatouille Ride and Beauty and the Beast attraction, and a Guardians of the Galaxy ride is coming to Future World. That means lots of construction, construction walls, scrims, and more around the park. We checked on the progress of all of these projects on our latest visit to the park.
With one of the more colorful construction walls in the park — the Guardians of the Galaxy ride is coming along with the conversion of the former Universe of Energy building into the queue building for the new ride.
It’s time to change out that 2018 calendar for a 2019, and we hope you’ve all got big Disney Parks (and Disney dining!!) plans for the coming year! Us? We’re resolving to eat more cupcakes (why not?!), drink more funky milkshakes, and bring you every tasty bit of news we can from the Disney Parks! But if you’re struggling with your New Year’s resolutions, may we suggest Disney resolutions?
With the current construction of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille attractions in Epcot (not to mention the Disney Skyliner), it’s obvious that BIG CHANGES are taking place in Disney World’s Epcot.
And this morning at the D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event, we learned more information about some things that we knew were coming during the park’s multi-year transformation, as well as some brand new experiences on the way!
Let’s begin with the park’s nighttime spectacular…
Earlier this year, it was revealed that IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth would be ending its run as Epcot’s nighttime spectacular in 2019. But how will this iconic show be replaced? [Read more…]