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 Whiskey, agua de horchata, Chila ‘Orchata rum, and “a hint of cinnamon-infused” Mezcal Ojo de Tigreand we’ll be watching closely to see if it returns to the menu!
Read more about the Horchata Margarita here!
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 vinaigretteplus a nice, refreshing crunchand we loved the pairing of the creamy hummus with the crunch. It reminded us of the Lighthouse Sandwich that was once at Columbia Harbor House, so if you miss that sandwich you might want to give this one a try!
Read our review of the Mediterranean Vegetable Sandwich here!
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!
If you’re a Disney + subscriber, you can catch Harmonious Live! on June 21st at 6PM PT / 9PM ET! It will be hosted by Idina Menzel, aka the voice of Elsa from Frozen (and MANY other noteworthy works).
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 Canadaso don’t forget to tune in!
Read more about Harmonious Live! here!
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 designwith 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!
See more photos of the new Lightyear Minnie Ears here!
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.
The new Lady & The Tramp Dooney & Bourke Collection was released, with this Tote Bag for $ 328…
… 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!
Check out more photos of the Lady & The Tramp Dooney & Bourke Collection here!
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…
This 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 in Pin Traders, there were four new MagicBands! This Figment Annual Passholder Magicband is $ 34.99…
This 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?
Check out all the new MagicBands here!
Miscellaneous EPCOT Update
And in other news, EPCOT was CROWDED this week! We saw LONG lines around the parksuch 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!
Be prepared for MASSIVE Disney World crowds!
Stay tuned to DFB for more of what’s new around Disney World, including each Disney Park!
Check out what limited-time fireworks show is returning to EPCOT!
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