Here there DFB friends! We’re back again with more of what’s new in EPCOT!
If you’re like us, you love hearing about anything and everything new around Disney World, and EPCOT was no exception this week! From a new Lightyear merchandise collection to several new MagicBands, it’s a good time to go shopping in EPCOT.
EPCOT Food News
At La Cava del Tequila, the Horchata Margarita has been removed from the menu. This is not the first time we’ve seen this drink disappear from the menu, but we have also seen it reappear, so there’s hope!
The Horchata Margarita was made with Casa Noble Tequila Blanco, Abasolo Whisky, agua de horchata, Chila ‘Orchata rum, and “a hint of cinnamon-infused” Mezcal Ojo de Tigre, and we’ll be watching closely to see if it returns to the menu!
And at Sunshine Seasons, we stopped by to try the plant-based Mediterranean Vegetable Sandwich for $9.99. It’s made with roasted red peppers, red onions, tomatoes, arugula, hummus, and balsamic vinaigrette, served on herbed focaccia bread, and it also comes with a side of potato chips.
This sandwich is FULL of flavor! The peppers, onion, and arugula had a great flavor from the balsamic vinaigrette, plus a nice, refreshing crunch, and we loved the pairing of the creamy hummus with the crunch. It reminded us of the Lighthouse Sandwich that was once at Columbia Harbour House, so if you miss that sandwich you might want to give this one a try!
EPCOT Construction News
In the Mexico Pavilion, the line dividers in the Gran Fiesta Tour queue have been removed!
We also noticed that a few areas in front of the World Showcase were blocked off, most likely in preparation for the livestream of Harmonious!
Harmonious is EPCOT’s newest nighttime spectacular, and it features fireworks, lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, music, and more — all from floating barges in the World Showcase Lagoon. Harmonious Live! will be streamed on Disney+ to subscribers in the United States or Canada, so don’t forget to tune in!
EPCOT Merchandise News
At Creations Shop, we spotted three new MagicBands, including one with a Main Street Popcorn Mickey design and one with a Donald design for $29.99 each.
The third new MagicBand had a Disney Princess design, with tiny Princess icons on a pink background for $34.99.
In honor of Disney and Pixar’s latest film, Lightyear, several new merchandise items were released! The Lightyear Minnie Ears are now available for $29.99.
These ears glow in the dark and one ear features Buzz Lightyear’s robot cat, Sox!
We also spotted a Kids’ Lightyear T-Shirt for $19.99…
…an adult Property of Star Command T-Shirt for $36.99…
…and another adult Lightyear T-Shirt for $24.99.
You can finish off your outfit with a pair of Lightyear Socks!
And finally, grab this Lightyear Zyclops Toy for $19.99.
…a Wallet for $168…
…a Satchel Bag for $298…
…and a Crossbody Bag for $248.
Visit Creations Shop if you want to pick up any of these new bags!
The Fjording in the Norway Pavilion had a Plush Polar Bear…
…and a Plush Reindeer.
They cost $14.95 each.
House of Good Fortune
At House of Good Fortune in the China Pavilion, we found two shoulder plushes, including a Shoulderkins Unicorn…
…and a Shoulderkins Cat. They cost $15.95 each.
There were also two hats, including this Brown Hat…
…and this Blue Hat.
Grab them for $25.95 each.
At the Queen’s Table in the UK Pavilion, the Corgi Baseball Cap was restocked for $45.
We can’t get enough of the corgi collection!
…and this 20th Anniversary Figment MagicBand is also $34.99.
There was also a Bo Peep MagicBand for $29.99…
…and a Dante MagicBand for $29.99.
As we wait for more news about the upcoming release of the MagicBand+, why not collect some new MagicBands?
Miscellaneous EPCOT Update
And in other news, EPCOT was CROWDED this week! We saw LONG lines around the park, such as at Frozen Ever After…
…and in the Land Pavilion. Even Living With The Land had an unusually long wait, especially for a Monday in the middle of the day!
You never know just how busy it might be in Disney World, so remember to pack your patience pants!
Stay tuned to DFB for more of what’s new around Disney World, including each Disney Park!
Have you visited EPCOT recently? Tell us in the comments!
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