With the arrival of the EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays, there’s LOTS to see and do at EPCOT right now.
But joyfully eating your way around the world isn’t ALL that’s new at this theme park. Oh, what more could there be? Well, we’re glad you asked!
EPCOT Food Updates
L’Artisan des Glaces
Last week, we tried the Christmas Macaron Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich at L’artisan des Glaces in the France Pavilion, and found the simple mint flavor refreshing for the holiday season. We also tried the seasonal gingerbread ice cream the best way we know how: in a martini! 😉 Now, both these seasonal treats are official with spots on this sweet shop’s sign!
While not technically a part of the Festival of the Holidays, these seasonal snacks are oh-so-festive!
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
For those who don’t read French, this chocolate log contains THREE chocolate creams and a chocolate biscuit. YEAH, that’s a lot of cocoa! This festive snack costs $6.75.
We’ve seen a LOT of unique snacks at EPCOT lately (hello, fried crab chips?!). And because we’re always up for an imported treat, we HAD to try some of the Ocean Salt Kit Kats we found at Mitsukoshi in the Japan Pavilion!
A bag of individually-wrapped candies is $9.49. And while these may sound different, these white chocolate Kit Kats had just a hint of salt, playing into that whole sweet-and-salty thing!
And if salty Kit Kats are your thing, you’ll be happy to know we also spotted bags of Salt Lychee Kit Kats at Mitsukoshi.
House of Good Fortune
The House of Good Fortune gift shop at the China Pavilion has had a LOT of unique chips lately, from honey butter to chicken tomato. And this week, we spotted two more: Cucumber flavored chips and Spicy Crayfish flavored chips!
The Spicy Crayfish Flavored chips were a little hot, a little salty, and a little seafood-y, while the Cucumber chips were strangely…refreshing? Like, somehow a salty snack was REFRESHING! These bags of chips cost $5.25 each.
Fife and Drum
What would the holiday season be without hot cocoa?! Now, Fife and Drum has it available, both non-alcoholic and with Jim Bean Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon added.
This warming drink is $3.50 plain and $12 with bourbon.
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
Sven sippers are perfect for winter, don’t ya think? And they’re available at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in EPCOT’s Norway Pavilion with the purchase of a soda for $15.99!
And if you’re still just wild about Frozen 2 a year later, well, you’re in luck.
Kringla Bakeri also has sippers featuring that film for $10.69, and it comes with a soda!
EPCOT Merchandise Updates
La Bottega Italiana
We spotted MORE new Italy Pavilion merch at La Bottega Italiana. Pair your PIZZA Mickey ears with this sweet Amore Shirt starring date night Mickey and Minnie. This tee costs $29.99.
Not your style? This Italia Shirt features Mickey in a gondola, also for $29.99!
Singing Mickey appears again in this Italia T-Shirt, which costs $36.99.
The gondola and Italian flag are the stars of this Kids Buon Giorno tee, which costs $19.99.
Match with the little ones in your life and dress them in this La Vita E Bella Onesie for $19.99!
Beyond tees, there are new coasters for $19.99…
Single coasters for $9.99…
…And “toothpick holders” for $9.99 each!
If you LOVE eating at Via Napoli, this just may be the merch for you!
Pin Trading Headquarters
Disney pin trading is turning 20 this year, and there are new, limited-edition pins to celebrate, which we spotted at — where else? — Pin Trading Headquarters. Because 20 is the emerald anniversary, there’s this Donald Duck pin trading pin encased in an emerald for $17.99. How meta!
The emerald theme continues with this Pin Trading Emerald Anniversary pin, which is also $17.99.
And what would pin trading be without friendship? This 20th anniversary pin, also $17.99, features Mickey, Goofy, and Donald holding hands inside a golden “20.”
Passholders can show off their holiday spirit with a new pin set. One pin features Daisy Duck as an elf with a little carousel toy. The other features various icons of Disney World and the phrase “The Happiest Holidays on Earth.”
This limited edition pin set only has 1,000 available, and costs $44.99!
House of Good Fortune
Disney World SURE does love rats these days. And if you’re all in on the rat train, then these cute(???) pillows we spotted at House of Good Fortune are for you!
2020 is technically the year of the rat (and we’ll hold our “how fitting” jokes), and these pillows celebrate just that! While not quite Remy or Mickey, we must admit these little guys are cute.
Love the rats? Want to remember 2020 in a weird way? Then, these pillows can be YOURS for $10.95!
Hoping to get your hands on the Sorcerer Mickey ears to celebrate Fantasia‘s 80th birthday?!
While we previously spotted these fantastic ears at EPCOT’s Mouse Gear, they were SOLD OUT when we checked back on Monday. 🙁 But keep your eyes peeled, there ARE ways to find new and popular merch at Disney World!
The Tea Caddy
Trying to get your Hot Toddy on in the UK Pavilion?! Well, check INSIDE The Tea Caddy shop. This alcoholic beverage has moved indoors.
The Hot Toddy is $3.99 with just honey and $9.39 with Drambuie added!
EPCOT Holidays Update
Joy Meet and Greet
We’ve already seen Winnie the Pooh in his Santa hat, and now Joy from Inside Out is doing socially-distanced meet-and-greets in her festive best — a GARLAND SCARF!
Her garland and hula hoop bring US joy!
Frozen Ever After
While not quite a holiday overlay like we’ve seen over at Living with the Land, Frozen Ever After has gotten a little dose of the seasonal spirit. And we mean LITTLE. There’s a singular strand of garland in the queue!
But, hey, people have been going CRAZY over Figment’s Christmas sweater this year, so maybe it’s the small things, after all.
Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition
Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition is a NEW holiday scavenger hunt at EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays this year, and it’s oodles of fun! But, if you’re looking for this lovable snowman in the Germany Pavilion, well, you’ll have to look HARDER! He’s moved! Of course, we won’t tell you EXACTLY where (what’s the fun in that?!), so keep your eyes peeled!
And there you have it! That’s EVERYTHING new in EPCOT! Until next time, happy holidays!
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What’s your favorite thing to do at EPCOT during the holidays? Let us know in the comments!