Hello from EPCOT!
We took a walk around the park to see if we could spot anything new, so here are the latest EPCOT updates!
EPCOT Food Updates
Holiday Hearth is one of the food booths set up inside World Showplace for the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays. And we discovered a yummy cookie there in November: the Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie. But that cookie got a makeover and now looks…well…what 2020 would look like if it were a cookie.
We’re not sure why it has socks, and what’s going on here, but at least it tasted the same! We guess, in the end, that’s all that matters.
La Cava del Tequila
We love a nice, classic cocktail, and when we saw that La Cava del Tequila was serving up its own version of an Old Fashioned, we jumped on it. It’s made with Casa Noble reposado tequila, Santa Teresa rum, Glenmorangie Scotch, Knob Creek bourbon, and Nixta elote liqueur served with Cardamom bitters, a big ice cube, and a Luxardo maraschino cherry.
This drink is full of surprises, but most importantly, it was strong, but very smooth — the perfect twist on an old classic.
Spice Road Table
It’s all Mediterranean small plates now, but we liked almost everything we tried there recently.
EPCOT Merchandise Updates
The Germany Christmas Shop now has the same holiday merchandise we previously spotted at World Showplace, including this Minnie Mouse Frohes Fest T-Shirt for $29.99. It has Minnie on it in traditional German garb holding a pretzel!
There’s a Mickey Frohes Fest T-Shirt, too, featuring Mickey in a traditional German outfit with a nutcracker. This t-shirt is $24.99. Did you know that “Frohes Fest” means “Happy Holidays?”
This beautiful Germany Holiday Plate features Mickey and Minnie together! It’s $14.99. And “Frohliche Weihnachten” means “Merry Christmas!”
There are also some charming little Germany Holiday Snow Globes with the German phrase for “Merry Christmas” on them! These snow globes are $49.99 each.
Check out this Germany Christmas Stocking that also says “Merry Christmas” in German.
You can grab the stocking for $29.99.
In case you haven’t sent all your Christmas cards out yet, the Japan Pavilion has some really sweet Sanrio cards, like this Hello Kitty Christmas Tree Card that pops up, sort of like the Lovepop cards we think are so cool! This card is $19.95.
There’s also a Hello Kitty Christmas Card that pops up for $4.20.
And Hello Kitty’s buddy also has a card — it’s the Pochacco Christmas Card! This card is also $4.20.
Check out this Hello Kitty Christmas Melody Card with Hello Kitty looking like a Snowman. This one plays “We Wish You A Merry Christmas!”
Musical cards are so much fun! This card is $17.60.
This is the way…to please any Mandalorian fan this holiday season. The Mandalorian Talking Action Figure is $29.99. He’s got several character phrases that he says!
We also found the Alex and Ani Disney Cats Bangle with charms of Marie and the Cheshire Cat, plus a charm that says “I love my Disney Cat.” TOO CUTE.
But there’s a bracelet for dog lovers, too! The Alex and Ani Disney Dogs Bangle features Pluto, Pongo, and a charm that says “I love my Disney dog.” Both bangles are $49.99.
We’ve also spotted these bracelets over at Magic Kingdom!
Before we looked at pins, we discovered some new PopWallets at Pin Traders, including this Mickey Mouse PopWallet.
But Experiment 626 is the star of the Stitch PopWallet. Both Pop Wallets are $29.99.
But this is a pin store, so we found LOADS of new pins, including a new All-Stars Swimming Pin. There’s Scrooge McDuck swimming in all his gold!
We also found the new Her Universe Star Wars Pins, including the Yoda Best Pin.
There was also an Ahsoka Lives Pin. Yes, she does! And she’s getting her own TV show on Disney+!
Then there’s this colorful Star Wars Logo Pin. It’s got lightsaber hilts on it.
The Star Wars Love Pin is tongue-in-cheek with the Empire symbol on it, which we pretty much think doesn’t have much to do with love! But check out the “V” which is made from lightsabers.
The Star Wars Hope Pin has the Rebel Alliance logo, which is all about hope!
The Cereal Pin collection is a lot of fun, and here’s the latest entry — the Kronk’s Nature Mix Cereal Pin. These pins open up and have little puzzles inside them!
We also found the Anna and Olaf Winter 2020 Pin that is part of a set with all the seasons.
Celebrate Christmas Day with the 2020 Mickey Christmas Day Pin — it’s got Mickey on it with Duffy and drum.
Or kiss 2020 goodbye and celebrate the New Year with this Mickey and Minnie 2021 Pin! Happy New Year!
All pins are $17.99 each.
EPCOT Construction Updates
The first Harmonious barge has come out onto World Showcase Lagoon, and it’s so exciting! We’re one step closer to EPCOT’s new nighttime spectacular show!
We’re really looking forward to seeing the other barges, too, as well as learning more about the Harmonious show!
As always, walking around EPCOT was a BLAST, and we can’t wait to do it again soon. And when we do, we’ll be sure to fill you in on all the updates!
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