Welcome back, DFB friends! We’re here with another What’s New at EPCOT and the EPCOT Resorts!
And, we’ve got plenty of updates to share with you! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive right on in!
EPCOT Food Update
If you’re scoping out a spot to sit down and eat during EPCOT’s lunch rush, look no further! You might spot some twisting lines out front of the Lotus Blossom restaurant…
…but the seating inside the quick-service location is limited to a few tables.
The dining room is open with distanced tables so guests can comfortably sit with their party to eat and drink…
…or take a quick snack break away from the hustle and bustle of the park!
It’s important to note that the entrance to the Nine Dragons is still closed off at this time to guests, so you will need to go through the Lotus Blossom Cafe to access the seating indoors.
It was SUPER empty on our visit, so this is a great place to escape EPCOT crowds!
EPCOT Merchandise Update
After that surprising early release of all that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure merchandise, it wasn’t too much of a shocker that the items disappeared off the shelves just as quickly as they appeared. A whole lot of the merchandise has sold out (it’s a good thing we picked up our own plush Remy), and the only items remaining are the adult striped tees and a few kids’ hoodies.
On the shelves that were previously filled with Ratatouille merchandise, other French items and Beauty and the Beast toys and costumes have been placed there instead!
We’ll let you know if they restock the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure merchandise!
We’ve previously seen the green Oktoberfest Shirt, but the Germany Pavilion is switching things up once again with the new blue version of the ladies tee! The top has puffed sleeves and mimics the ruffles and corset of an Oktoberfest dress on the front…
…and a vine pattern, Mickey heads, and Germany logo on the back for $36.99.
It was a bit random spotting this in January, but hey, we’ll celebrate Oktoberfest year round!
The Partners Statue might be in the Magic Kingdom, but you can find the Castle Silhouette Tee over in EPCOT’s Mouse Gear! The blue shirt features Mickey and Walt with a simple Cinderella Castle behind them and the Walt Disney World logo for $24.99.
Meanwhile, the store is also celebrating graduates with the 2021 Mickey Graduation Ears…
…that show off the “Class of 2021” logo etched onto the side.
These ears are $29.99.
EPCOT Construction Update
As EPCOT continues construction on all of its upcoming projects, the Harmonious barges have continued to see updates as the progress on the nighttime spectacular moves forward.
Now that the screens have been installed, it appears as if Disney is testing them to make sure they work with numbered squares appearing on them (although they will display moments from fan-favorite films during the debut of Harmonious).
Guardians of the Galaxy
We can hardly wait for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind to welcome guests on a trip with their favorite superheroes. Outside of the attraction, the crew has quickly began installing solar panels on the roof and plywood paneling out front.
They’re moving along at a VERY speedy pace, which has us crossing our fingers we’ll be able to ride the attraction soon!
EPCOT Crowd Update
Since we were in EPCOT during a weekend, the crowds were busier than we had seen them earlier in the week as families and friends returned to the park.
Many of the Festival of the Arts kiosks and booths had longer lines due to this…
…while the restaurants, like the Regal Eagle Smokehouse, were also hopping with plenty of visitors.
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Merchandise Update
Screen Door General Store
As we make our way around the parks, we can’t help but need a big cup of coffee and maybe a donut or two to bring with us during our adventures. And, you can take the new BoardWalk Resort Tervis Tumbler around with you filled with your favorite coffee brew for $26.99. The front features the Fab Five on a joy ride aboard a bicycle…
…with the blue and black stripes and color schemes that can be found through the BoardWalk on the back!
The Screen Door General Store also was featuring a 30% off sale on Lily Pulitzer, Tommy Bahama, Vineyard Vines, and Kahala brands…
…that includes dresses, button downs, jackets, and more!
We’ve seen this sale in other shops that offer these items, too!
Disney’s Beach Club Merchandise Update
Beach Club Marketplace
Over at the Beach Club Marketplace, there were a few accessories you could pair with your new clothes like the Donut Minnie Ears…
…and another way to drink your coffee with the yellow Retro Walt Disney World Mug for $14.99.
We’ve seen the Donut Ears and Mug in other locations in Disney World, but it’s nice to know you can grab these at Disney’s Beach Club Resort as well!
Well, that’s all for this What’s New at EPCOT and the EPCOT Resorts! We’ll catch you next time for more updates. And, if you have any questions about how your Disney vacation might look different, let us know so we can help you find the answers!
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