What’s New in EPCOT: Another Festival Collection and a $350 Teddy Bear?

Hello again from the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, or EPCOT as we like to call it.

O EPCOT, we love you!

There’s so much change happening all the time in this park (have you checked out our guide to the EPCOT transformation?) that it can be hard to keep up. Luckily, we’re in the parks every single day checking out everything new there is to see and do, so let’s take a look!

EPCOT Construction Updates

Moana: Journey of Water

Over in the World Nature neighborhood of the park, a crane has moved in to move some larger structural pieces into place — we’re finally getting to see some buildings take shape!

We’ll have to wait and see just what this attraction will look like.

We can’t tell exactly what structure is being built here, but you can be sure we’ll be checking back for updates!

Click here to learn more about this upcoming attraction.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

We already got one huge update about this new attraction — it’s opening on May 27th, 2022! We also spotted something exciting down on the ground in front of the Wonders of Xandar Pavilion: new galactic and futuristic themed designs!

You can see some cool designs down there!

Will you be one of the first to ride EPCOT’s newest attraction?!

Click here to see the NEW commercial for this ride!

Connections Cafe

While we know Connections Café will be opening sometime this spring, the exact opening date remains a secret. For now, we’re counting down the days until we can finally get our Starbucks fix at this quick-service location.

We’ll meet soon, friend.

Be sure to stay tuned to DFB for the latest updates on when we can finally dine at Connections Café and Eatery!

Check out the MENU for Connections Café and Eatery here.

EPCOT merchandise updates

Creation’s shop

The 50th Anniversary Celebrations are still going strong over in the Creations Shop, as the new 50th Anniversary Golden EARidescent Loungefly Backpack has arrived!

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It features Minnie’s classic bow and ears all covered in EARidescent gold sequins, with royal blue accents. You can get it for $110!

ooooOOooo SHINY!

Speaking of golden EARidescent sequins, there’s a matching pair of ears as well. Pick up the matching ears for $34.99.

The new ears at Hollywood Studios!

Calling all Orange Bird fans! This adorable little statue is just beginning to be placed on your desk, as a daily reminder for you to “think orange.”

Orange you glad you spotted this guy today?

You can take it home for $25.

Art of Disney

Who says the EPCOT Festival of the Arts is over? Celebrate all year long with these adorable prints we spotted at Art of Disney. First up is the Mickey and Figure Print…

We love Disney art!

… and we also found an Orange Bird Print!

We’ll take all the Orange Bird things, thanks.

Each print is available for $40.

Port of Entry

There’s a new Flower and Garden merchandise collection over at Port of Entry! It features blue floral accents, like on the Blue Mickey and Minnie Cardigan for $59.99…

Blue Mickey and Minnie Cardigan

… the Floral button down shirt for $59.99…

Perfect for a summer park day.

… this great fun floral skirt for $79.99…

It’s fancy and fun.

… and there’s also a new one straw has for $29.99…

Perfect for a day in the garden.

… and others blue floppy sun hat for $29.99!

BRB, taking this hat to the beach to test it out.

We also spotted a new mug featuring the 2022 Flower and Garden logowith Mickey and Minnie too!

How cute are they?!

It’s available for $22.99.

Germany Pavilion

There’s a fancy 50th Anniversary Bear on display in the Germany Pavilion, that appears to be on sale for $350 if you’re interested.

50th Anniversary Bear

We probably wouldn’t recommend letting this become your kiddos next favorite bedtime stuffed animal, though.

Festival Marketplace

Some new Flower and Garden merchandise has arrived at the Festival Market booth near the Mexico Pavilion! There’s the Figment Beet shirt for $29.99…

Let’s turn the beet.

… a Figure Outdoor Blanket for $49.99…

Cozy up with this Figment blanket.

… a new Figure Mug for $19.99…

Hey Figment!

… and this refreshingly adorable Figure Tumbler for $19.99!

Figure tumbler

We certainly aren’t mad about all the Figment merch around here.

Click here to see all the 2022 Flower and Garden merchandise you can get online!

Those are all the EPCOT updates we have for you this round! Be sure to stay tuned to DFB for more Disney parks news and beyond.

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