What’s New at EPCOT: Construction Continues at ‘Moana’ Attraction

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A lot is going on at EPCOT, lately! The 2022 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival is finally in full swing as the remaining food booths opened recently, and construction is chugging along on the park-wide EPCOT transformation, too. Today, we’re heading to EPCOT to bring you all the latest updates from this park!

EPCOT Construction Updates

Rose & Crown

Rose & Crown is a restaurant in the UK Pavilion in World Showcase. When we were in the park recently, we noticed that it had a new menu sign!

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A new sign!

The sign used to be a dark green color, and now it’s bright blue.

Mitsukoshi

Mitsukoshi is the store located in the Japan pavilion in World Showcase. This store has been undergoing some construction recently, so we stopped by to get an update.

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Mitsukoshi construction

We spoke to a Cast Member who told us that the construction is just some new floors and that the store is doing a little bit of remodeling. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any more construction that may take place here.

Journey of Water — Inspired by ‘Moana’

We also checked up on construction progress for Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana.

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‘Moana’ construction progress

We’ve been seeing rock work cropping up for some time now, and it looks like progress is continuing with that, with scaffolding covering much of the rocks. To the left, you can also see some blue pylons on the ground, as well. As a reminder, Disney still has not shared an opening date for this walkthrough attraction.

Click here to see our most recent construction update for Journey of Water!

General EPCOT Updates

When we were at EPCOT recently, we noticed that Soarin’ Around the World was once again testing a single rider line.

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Soarin’ Single Rider Entrance

The single rider line is something that is being tested at this ride during slower periods but has not become an official offering yet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any developments.

We also spotted a unique character at EPCOT recently! Daisy Duck was out meeting and greeting guests in her chef’s outfit.

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Hi, Daisy!

We’ve seen Chef Daisy in EPCOT before, but this is definitely a more rare character sighting, and just goes to show ya that you should keep your eyes peeled at the parks because you never know who you might spot!

Click here to see all the character meet and greets that have returned to normal in Disney World!

EPCOT Merchandise Updates

Mitsukoshi

When we stopped by Mitsukoshi to check out the construction, we noticed that there was a new beverage cooler in the store, as well.

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Cold Drinks!

This fridge is filled with cold drinks, perfect if you’re looking for something to quench your thirst after being out in the Florida heat.

Italy Pavilion

At the Italy pavilion, we spotted this Limoncello shot glass.

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Limoncello shot glass

It has some lemons on it and says “Adoro il Limoncello Italy.” It is $9.99.

Creations Shop

At the Creations Shop, we spotted some Halloween merch! First up, we saw some Halloween phone cases for $34.99 each. There was this case with an all-over Halloween print…

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Halloween allover print

…and this one that had Mickey dressed as a pumpkin standing in front of a spooky Halloween castle. 

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Halloween Castle

We also saw some Halloween Apple Watch bands. There were $36.99 each. We saw this band that has the same allover and Castle prints as the phone cases…

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Halloween watch band

…and this band that shows Mickey dressed up for Halloween with some pumpkins, ghosts, a tree, and some candy! Both the phone cases and the watch bands have also been seen in Magic Kingdom.

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Another Halloween watch band

We also saw this Buzz Lightyear Apple Watch band for $36.99.

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Buzz Lightyear Apple Watch Band

On the hunt for new pins to add to your collection? We saw a couple new ones at Creations! First up is this Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter and March Hare Pin for $12.99. The pin shows the Mad Hatter and March Hare enjoying a tea party.

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Mad Hatter Pin

We also saw this Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Pin, too. On the pin, the White Rabbit is rushing out the door, so he must be late for a very important date. The pin is $12.99.

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White Rabbit

And the final new piece of merchandise we saw was this Ratatouille Annual Passholder Magnet!

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Annual Passholder Magnet

This magnet shows Remy wearing his chef’s hat and reading a cookbook with the word “Passholder” spelled out with various ingredients. This magnet can only be purchased by Annual Passholders and is $14.99.

Click here to see ALL of the 2022 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival merchandise!

And that’s what’s new at EPCOT! If you’re heading to Disney World soon, there’s a lot going on! Halloween is in full swing at the parks, with orange decorations all over Main Street, U.S.A. (yes, Mickey pumpkins have finally made their return!), and of course, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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Mickey pumpkins are back!

Aside from Halloween festivities, there’s almost always something new happening! For example, a shop that’s been closed for some time due to supply chain issues has finally reopened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and three behind-the-scenes tours are returning to EPCOT! We’re always on the hunt for Disney World news, so make sure to stay tuned to DFB for the latest!

Click here for 18 Disney World secrets even locals don’t know!

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What’s your favorite thing to do at EPCOT? Let us know in the comments!

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