What’s New in EPCOT: Pride Has Arrived and Food & Wine Is Gearing Up to Follow!

It seems like things are constantly changing over at EPCOT!

EPCOT

We just saw the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction launch into action, and now we’re seeing more progress on the construction of Journey of Water — Inspired by moana, as well as preparations for the 2022 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival. And with so much going on, we popped into EPCOT to bring you the latest updates!

EPCOT General Updates

Food & Wine Booths

It’s almost time for the 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, and it looks like Disney is already gearing up for the special season (despite the fact that this year’s Flower & Garden Festival isn’t quite over yet!). We saw some new booths arrive, like what we believe to be the India Booth. Here, you’ll be able to get Warm Indian Bread, Korma Chicken, and Madras Red Curry.

Looks like India

We also saw one that we think is for Greece, where you’ll be able to nom on Spanakopita, Griddled Cheese, and Lamb Moussaka.

Probably Greece

We saw quite a few booths pop up, so check out our post here, which lists all the booths we’ve seen so far!

See which Food & Wine booths have already popped up in EPCOT!

New benches

We saw new benches added to the area between Connections Cafe and Eatery and Creations Shop! Since this spot is in the shade (and under cover from the rain), it’s a great place to take a quick break.

New benches

And that wraps up all of our general updates!

Check Out the Full List of 2022 Food & Wine Booths Coming to EPCOT

EPCOT merchandise updates

Creation’s shop

We saw some new arrivals at this location, like the blue Cottage Minnie Ears we’ve previously seen at Disneyland and online!

Cottage Ears

We also spotted the Turning Red Character set for $24.99.

toys set

And you can get a Be Happy Mickey Wall Decor for $19.99! The buttons on Mickey’s trousers are little hooks where you can hang your bags or coats.

Wall Decor

We saw 2 EARidescent items celebrating Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, including the Kids’ leggings for $29.99

leggings

…and the Mickey Tumbler for $27.99.

tumbler

There was also a Winnie the Pooh Water Bottle featuring various expressions of the silly old bear for $27.99.

Water Bottle

And for Pride Month, we saw the Mickey Pride Pop Socket, which costs $16.99.

Pride pop socket

There were also the Pride Minnie Ears that we’ve previously seen at Disneyland and online, which cost $29.99. (We also saw these at Gateway Gifts!)

Pride Ears

We found the Minnie Mouse Flower Pin for $9.99

Flower pin

…the Jasmine Pen for $12.99

Jasmine Pen

…and the Aladdin Pen for $12.99!

Aladdin Pen

And that’s all the new merchandise at Creations!

ImageWorks

We saw the restock of the old Monsters, Inc. Dog Collars here, so if your pup is a fan of Sully and Mike, you can get them these cute collars now.

Dog Collars

We also found the new Pixar Pride Keychain for $11.99.

Pride keychain

It has a rainbow wrist strap and 2 colorful charms.

France Pavilion

We saw some restocked items in gift shops at this pavilion, like the Remy Cheese Board

cheese board

…the Remy Wooden Spoon

wooden spoon

…the Remy Shoulder Plush

shoulder plush

…and the Pressed Coin Collection Book near Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie!

Pressed Coin Collection

Also near Les Halles, we saw the new Marie Water Bottle for $27.99.

Water Bottle

And that’s everything from the France pavilion!

Mexico Pavilion

Over at the Mexico Pavilion, we saw this colourful canvas clutch for $29.99.

clutch

It has embroidered flowers on the front, and it’s bordered with bright puff balls.

American Adventure Kisok

Over here, we saw a new loungewear set that includes the Mickey Stars Blue Sweatshirt for $44.99

sweatshirt

…and the Mickey Stars Blue Shorts for $34.99.

shorts

It’s a great set for the 4th of July!

Mitsukoshi

In the Japan pavilion gift shop, we saw the new summer Hello Kitty Plush (we love the pool floatie)…

hello kitty

…as well as thesis 3D stickers!

stickers

Both are adorable examples of Japan’s kawaii culture.

Port of Entry Shop

This location restocked the Starbucks 50th Anniversary Tumbler! If you missed out on this item before, you can now find it at Port of Entry. But you might want to hurry — it’s a hot-ticket souvenir!

Starbucks tumbler

They also had the new Figure Bowl for $29.99.

Figure Bowl

And this is where you can find the Vault Balloon Bucket Hat for $29.99!

Vault Balloon Hat

Disney seems to have a thing for bucket hats lately!

MISSION: Space Cargo Bay

This ride gift shop had a new squishy Astronaut Keychain for $9.99.

Keychain

There was also the star Wars Bucket Hat for $34.99

Bucket hat

…which is reversible!

Other Side

See what we mean about Disney’s bucket hat obsession? They’re everywhere!

Art of Disney

The newest doll in the Disney Designer Princess Collection made her way to Art of Disney — Moana!

Moana Doll

The doll is beautiful, but it isn’t cheap — you can get one for $128.

The Citrus Blossom

The Orange Bird Little Golden Book is available at this Flower & Garden Festival Booth for $6!

Orangebird

And that wraps up all of the merchandise updates!

Check Out the Summer Ears You Can Snag Online Here!

EPCOT Construction Updates

Japan Pavilion

Construction on the pavement in the Japan Pavilion is quiet in limbo. As you can see, Disney is still working on this area, which will hopefully be completed soon.

ummm…ok?

The unfinished updates don’t look great yet, but the area isn’t closed off, so they shouldn’t impact your visit to World Showcase too much.

Germany Pavilion

There’s still a square covering a small section of Germany’s Little Village bridge.

Covered Section

But you can walk on the other parts of the bridge to check out the miniature city in the meantime.

Journey of Water — Inspired by moana

It looks like construction is moving forward smoothly! During our visit, we saw some more cranes, rock formations, and scaffolding!

Moana construction June 2022

We’ll continue to update you on the construction of this attraction!

Check Out Our Latest Progress Update on the Moana Attraction!

EPCOT Food Updates

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

We saw the new Pride cake at this location for $4.29!

Pride cake

This cake was pretty good, and we loved the chocolate ganache on top! And it wasn’t the only Pride-inspired item we spotted in EPCOT.

Connections Cafe

We also saw the Pride Lounger Waffle at Connections Cafe for $3.99.

Rainbow lounger

The fresh waffle tasted great, and the added frosting made it sweeter than usual!

Click here to read our FULL reviews on these items (and more Pride treats!).

Joffrey’s

The EPCOT Joffrey’s kiosks have a new one secret drink just for Annual Passholders! it’s a frozen lemonade with lavender flavoringand you can get it for $5.99.

Joffrey’s Passholder Lemonade

But be aware that you’ll have to prove your Annual Passholder status in order to get this drink!

Learn more about this SECRET drink here!

Yorkshire County Fish Shop

If you blinked, you may have missed the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Trifle for $4.59, as it was only around for 2 days — June 4th and 5th!

Queen’s Jubilee Treat

The Platinum Jubilee was a holiday celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th anniversary on the throne.

Check Out Our Review for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Trifle Here!

There you have it! That was all of the new updates from around EPCOT. If looking at all of that merchandise put you in the mood to shop, check out every pair of Minnie Ears you can buy online right now! Or, if you’re looking for some 50th Anniversary merchandise, check out all of the 50th Anniversary merchandise you can buy online! (Can you tell we appreciate online shopping?)

And we’ll continue to bring you the latest updates from around Disney World, so stay tuned to DFB!

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