What’s New in EPCOT: ‘Lightyear’ Minnie Ears and 7 (!!) New MagicBands

Here there DFB friends! We’re back again with more of what’s new in EPCOT!

Spaceship Earth

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!

Horchata Margarita

The Horchata Margarita was made with Casa Noble Tequila Blanco, Abasolo Whisky, 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, on herbed focaccia bread, and it also comes with a side of potato chips.

Mediterranean vegetable sandwich

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!

No more line dividers!

We also noticed that a few areas in front of the World Showcase were blocked off, most likely in preparation for the live stream of Harmonious!

Blocked by greens

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

Creation’s shop

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.

Main Street Popcorn and Donald Magic Bands

The third new MagicBand had a Disney Princess designwith tiny princess icons on a pink background for $34.99.

Disney Princess Magic Band

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.

Lightyear Minnie Ears

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

Kids Lightyear T-Shirt

…to adults Property of Star Command T-Shirt for $36.99

Lightyear t shirt

…and another adult Lightyear t shirt for $24.99.

Lightyear t shirt

You can finish off your outfit with a pair of Lightyear Socks!

Lightyear Socks

And finally, grab this Lightyear Cyclops Toy for $19.99.

Cyclops toy

the new Lady & The Tramp Dooney & Bourke Collection was released, with this tote bag for $328

Lady & The Tramp Tote Bag

…a Wallet for $168

Lady & The Tramp Wallet

…a Satchel bag for $298

Lady & The Tramp Satchel

…and a Cross body bag for $248.

Lady & The Tramp cross body bag

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

The Fjording in the Norway Pavilion had a Plush polar bear

Polar Bear Plush

…and a Plush Reindeer.

Reindeer Plush

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 Unicorns

Unicorn Shoulder Plush

…and a Shoulderkins Cat. They cost $15.95 each.

Cat Shoulder Plush

There were also two hats, including this brown hat


…and this blue hat.


Grab them for $25.95 each.

Queen’s table

At the Queen’s Table in the UK Pavilion, the Corgi baseball cap was restocked for $45.

Corgi Hat Restocked

We can’t get enough of the corgi collection!

Pin Traders

And in Pin Traders, there were four new Magic Bands! This Figment Annual Passholder Magic Band is $34.99

Yellow Figment Magic Band

…and this 20th Anniversary Figment Magic Band so is $34.99.

White Figure Magic Band

There was also a Bo Peep Magic Band for $29.99

Bo Peep Magic Band

…and a Dante Magic Band for $29.99.

Dante Magic Band

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

Look at that line!

…and in the Country Pavilion. Even Living With The Land had an unusually long wait, especially for a Monday in the middle of the day!

The Land Pavilion was PACKED

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!

Have you visited EPCOT recently? Tell us in the comments!


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