What’s New in EPCOT: An Updated Mask Policy and a Missing Sweet Treat

Welcome back to EPCOT!

Hi, Mickey!

We recently noticed a couple changes on our trips around Future World and the World Showcase, so we have a super quick update for you! Let’s get started.

EPCOT Food Updates

Refreshment Outpost

There is no longer banana soft serve on the menu at Refreshment Outpost, which can be found between the China and Germany pavilions!

We miss you, banana

The menu says “seasonal flavors” underneath the soft serve item, so maybe we’ll see a new flavor pop up!

What seasonal flavor will be next?

For now, you can still get chocolate and vanilla soft serve, but that’s just not as exciting.

EPCOT Additional Updates


As of June 15th, masks were no longer required for vaccinated guests in most areas in Disney World. We got to see the new mask rules in action at EPCOT recently.

Italy Pavilion

The biggest difference we saw was many guests no longer wearing masks in stores and on rides. However, the outdated mask signage was still up in some places around the park.

Time to replace the sign!

Even though we did notice some signs to put on your masks indoors, Cast Members were letting guests know that they didn’t have to wear them.

U.K. Pavilion

We did still see a decent amount of guests wearing masks in EPCOT though.

You can read more about these mask changes here.


The Skyliner was down for a period of time due to weather, we saw this sign while leaving the International Gateway.

Too many storms for the Skyliner

That’s all we have for you from EPCOT! We’re in the parks alllll the time, so we’ll keep you updated with anything new we see, stay tuned to DFB!

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