What’s New in EPCOT: Moana Attraction Construction and a Popular Activity Returns

These days, EPCOT is where it’s AT, y’all!


What do we mean? Well, with the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival happening right now, as well as some big grand openings scheduled for the next few months, there’s so much exciting news coming from this park. And this week was no exception — here’s everything that’s new in EPCOT!

EPCOT Food Updates

La Isla Fresca

over at La Isla Fresca in the World Showcase (which is a booth that’s here for the Flower & Garden Festival!), there’s a brand-new breakfast menu. We covered the other items on the menu earlier this week, but there’s a new addition — the Dulce de Leche Cocoa Coffee.

New coffee!

This drink is $5 and is made of coffee with cocoa and dulce de leche with a cinnamon stick. If you want to hear our thoughts on the drink and all the other breakfast items, check out our full review!

Click Here for Our Breakfast Review at La Isla Fresca!

club cool

Over in World Celebration, Club Cool went through a small soda saga this week! a few days ago, we noticed that the Viva beverage from Moldova was unavailable on all the machines.

They’re all back now!

but when we checked back again yesterday, it was back in stock. We’ve seen this happen a few times with different sodas since Club Cool has reopened, so just keep that in mind for your visit.

EPCOT Construction Updates

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

We continue to keep an eye on the construction over at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Not much has changed out in front of the building where the Nova Corps Starblaster Ship stands, and the entrance still generally looks the same.

Not much has changed, but we’re still watching!

Disney has yet to announce an opening date for the ride, but we know that the timeline is set for this summer. We can’t wait to finally step inside and take a spin!

Click Here to Check Out a Video from Inside the Queue!

Connections Cafe and Eatery

Opening before Guardians will be the new restaurant in World Celebration, Connections Cafe and Eatery. This week we got the full menu for this new spot, but we also spotted some construction updates!

We’re ready for some coffee!

We learned recently that Connections will be home to the Starbucks location in the park, and this week, the Starbucks logo was installed on some of the signs. We also got more details about what the inside of the restaurant looks like — we’re so excited to see it for ourselves!

Click Here to See the Connections Cafe and Eatery Menu!

Former Guest Relations Building

Right around the corner from Connections Cafe and Eatery is the former home of Guest Relations in EPCOT. This building was covered up not too long ago for some construction, and we’ve been watching the progress. This week, new scaffolding and scrim went up outside.

There’s a HUGE wall of scrim.

The large structure is visible above the construction wall, and guests walk past it on their way to Creations Shop and Club Cool. We’ll keep watching to see if we get any hints about what’s going on here.

Moana—Journey of Water

And finally, we have to mention the progress that’s happening in the middle of World Celebration. This area is set to be the future home of Moana — Journey of Water, a new walk-through attraction coming to the park.

Moana—Journey of Water

Things are constantly changing over here, with new equipment being dropped off and workers moving around all day. Not much has been taken shape yet, but we’ll keep watching.

Want to Learn More About the EPCOT Transformation? Click Here!

EPCOT Attractions Updates


Each spring around Easter, EPCOT hosts a special egg-themed scavenger hunt where large eggs with Disney characters on them are hidden around the World Showcase. this week, the eggs arrived in their locations around the park, and some of them are VERY cute!

They’re popping up all over!

The offering kicks off in the park today, March 31st. You can purchase a map for the hunt at various gift shops in EPCOT for $9.99. (And your discount apply!)

The Seas With Nemo and Friends

We spotted a little while back that inside the SeaBase, the nursery was under construction. Those refurbishments have continued, and in the meantime, the species that were in the nursery have moved tanks.

The little sea creatures have been moved.

If you’re looking for a specific sea creature from the nursery, you can now check inside the Ocean tanks or over at Turtle Talk with Crush. Who knows what you might see!

EPCOT merchandise updates

Gateway Gifts

Are you obsessed with a quirky blue alien named Stitch? Well, if so, you need to check out the new earrings that landed in Gateway Gifts at EPCOT. Aren’t they fun?!

How cute are these?!

You can grab a pair for $20 in the park right now. (Along with a plethora of other Stitch merchandise at Disney World!)

Creation’s shop

And if you’re looking for all the hottest Disney merchandise, your best bet in EPCOT is to head over to Creations Shop. Here we found a bunch of new items! First up, there’s the Pretzel Loungefly Backpack that’s part of the larger Mickey pretzel collection. You can get it for $85.

Mickey Pretzel Loungefly backpacks!

And speaking of backpacks, Frozen fans are sure to love this new Olaf design! It’s $75 and has a print of snowflakes, Olaf, and the adorable little fire spirit, Bruni. This one is perfect to parade around the Norway pavilion.

Who doesn’t want an Olaf bag?!

Need some rockin’ new outfits for the summer? Well, EPCOT has you covered! First up, there’s a matching Mickey Mouse tank top and shorts set with a fun cartoon print. You can get each item for $36.99.

New Mickey Mouse ‘fit!

Or if Mickey’s not your speed, then try the Donald Duck version. These pieces are also $36.99 each and they’ll keep you cool in that hot Florida weather!

They have Donald too!

And finally, there’s a new one Starwars youth shirt for $19.99. It says “Adventure Awaits” and has cartoon versions of C-3PO and R2-D2 on the front.

Not the park we expected to find this one in!

That’s everything new we spotted in EPCOT in the past few days! Stay tuned to DFB for the latest Disney World news and updates — there are some exciting things coming soon!

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