What’s New in EPCOT: The Flower and Garden Festival Kicks Off and 2 Movie-Themed Collections Arrive!

Buckle up, friends. It’s time for what’s new from EPCOTand there’s a LOT of news.

Spaceship Earth

In addition to the opening of the 2022 EPCOT Flower and Garden FestivalEPCOT has been busy with TONS of new merchandise other construction progress! Let’s get started.

EPCOT Construction Updates

We noticed that colored lights were on over at the construction site for the new Connections Cafe restaurantwhich is currently in progress!

Lights on at Connections Cafe construction

We checked on the progress for the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and it looks like part of the ride queue is being constructed!

We spy something with our little eye

We’re just a bit closer to the opening of the ride in summer 2022!

Check out more photos of Cosmic Rewind progress here!

On a silly note, some dinosaurs have been added to the Prehistoric Garden. How many can you spot?

Can you spot the dinosaurs?

There were some construction walls near The Land pavilion.

Construction wall

And the Wandering Reindeer store in the Norway pavilion is open, but it’s not being used as a store yet.

Reindeer Store

Let’s get to the shopping, and there’s a LOT.

EPCOT merchandise updates

Camera Center

At Camera Center, there was a new Rescue Rangers pin set for $14.99. Are you excited for the upcoming live action Rescue Rangers?

Rescue Rangers pin

We’re heading to Creations Shop next!

Creation’s shop

At Creations, we found a new-to-us Kids XOXO t-shirt for $19.99

Kids XOXO t-shirt

…and a Deluxe Travel Art Kit for $29.99.

travel set

There was also a new EPCOT Windbreaker Jacket for $59.99which has all four EPCOT neighborhoods listed on the front pocket.

EPCOT Windbreaker

You can also pick up an EPCOT Color Collection Corkcicle Tumbler for $39.99.

EPCOT cork cicle tumbler

If you need some pencils for your art kit and a notepad too, you can get this Stationery Cube for $19.99.

Pencil Cup Stationery Cube

We spotted a new Black Home Collection Plate for $14.99

Blackplate

…and a new CastleCandle for $34.99. It’s scented like Castle Gardens!

CastleCandle

We’ve seen these pins at Disneyland, but they finally arrived at Disney World! You can get this Waffle and Toast Pin Set for $19.99or this Hidden Mickey Fruit Pin Set for $19.99.

New pins!

the Where to Next? spinner pin has also arrived. It can be yours for $12.99.

spinner pin

the Winnie the Pooh Lamp from the Pooh Home Collection has arrived at Creations. It’s $24.99and it comes with a 30 and 60 minute timers.

Pooh Lamp

We also spotted a Stitch Pineapple Candle for $34.99

Stitch Pineapple Candle

…and a 2022 spring break t shirt for $24.99.

Spring break t shirt

There were several new notebooks, including ones inspired by Ratatouille

Remy Notebook

The Princess and the Frog

The Frog Prince Notebook

…and Cinderella. Each notebook costs $34.99.

Cinderella notebook

There were also three new pens, including this Ariel Pen

Ariel Pen

…this Rapunzel Pen

Rapunzel Pen

…and this Beast Pen. They cost $12.99 each.

Beast Pen

Let’s head to Disney Traders.

Disney Traders

At Disney Traders, there was a Falcon and the Winter Soldier Shield for $119.99.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier

We also found a Slinky Dog Toy for $32.99.

Slinky Dog Toy

Time to visit Pin Traders.

Pin Traders

Pin Traders had the 2021 Flower and Garden Magic Bands available again, for $39.99 each.

2021 Flower & Garden Festival Magic Band

Let’s go under the sea.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion

Sea Base in the Seas pavilion had a Finding Nemo Collectible Figures Toy Set for $19.99.

‘Finding Nemo’ toy

Now, let’s make our way around the World Showcase!

Norway Pavilion

In the Norway pavilion, there were some double-sided Norway Potholders for $14.99. These have been around for a few months, but in case you hadn’t seen them before we wanted to show them off here!

Norway Potholder

Let’s head over to Italy!

Italy Pavilion

In Italy, this Topolino zip-front sweatshirt What $64.99.

Topolino zip-up sweatshirt

Let’s visit China next.

China Pavilion

In the House of Good Fortune in China, we spotted some seriously ADORABLE Pet socks for $6.95 each. HOW CUTE!

Pet socks

All right, it’s time for the United Kingdom!

United Kingdom Pavilion

In the UK pavilion, a LOT is going on! The Queen of the Kingdom Collection was released at the Tea Caddy. The collection includes these floral United Kingdom Minnie Ears for $29.99.

Floral Minnie Ears

The ears are covered in pink, red, blue, and purple flowerswith a golden crown in the center of a striped satin bow, and the stripes are made of flowers!

Check out more photos of the United Kingdom Minnie Ears here!

The Queen of the Kingdom collection also includes this Tea cup set for $24.99

Tea cup set

…this Fancy a cuppa plate for $16.99

Fancy Cuppa Plate

…a Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon

…a Fancy a Cuppa Apron for $34.99

Apron

…a Water Bottle for $22.99

Water Bottle

…a United Kingdom Kids T-Shirt for $24.99

Kids t shirt

…a Fancy a Cuppa Tank Top for $29.99

tank top

…a hoodie for $54.99

hoodie

…a Fancy a Cuppa Teapot for $34.99

teapot

Dark Blue Rose Leggings for $39.99

leggings

…this Queen of the Kingdom t-shirt for $36.99

Queen of the Kingdom t-shirt

…a Minnie Corkcicle Tumbler for $19.99

cork cicle

…a Minnie Skirt for $78

Skirt

…a Dark Blue Minnie Shirt for $36.99

Blue

…a Minnie magnet for $12.99

magnet

…and, finally, this Dish cloth set for $19.99.

Tea Towel

We also found a new United Kingdom flag t-shirt for $36.99.

UK Flower Flag T-Shirt

And there were also Twinings Cold Infuse Flavored Cold Water Enhancers for $9.99 each…

Cold Infusion

…and a Twinings Cold Infuse Flavored Cold Water Enhancer Bottle for $12.99.

Cold Infusion

And, finally, we spotted a Queen of the Kingdom ornament for $25.

ornament

It’s time to visit Japan.

Japan Pavilion

At Mitsukoshi, we found a new large Kiki’s Delivery Service lunch boxes for $24.95

Kiki’s Delivery Service Lunch Box

…and a medium Kiki’s Delivery Service lunch boxes for $19.95.

Kiki’s Delivery Service Lunch Box

There was also a My Neighbor Totoro lunch boxes (more of a medium size) for $19.95and $15.95 for a small size.

Totoro lunch box

And we can’t forget this My Neighbor Totoro Chop stick set for $18.95

Chop stick set

…or this Spirited Away Chop stick set for $18.95.

chopsticks

And there was also a new to us Spirited Away bento box for $28.95.

bento box

Let’s make a few more stops.

American Adventure Pavilion

A collection of Alice in Wonderland other Mary Poppins items popped up at a kiosk near the American Adventure pavilion! You can choose from Alice in Wonderland items like this Alice Crossbody Bag for $39.99

So cute!

…or this Mary Poppins Plate for $14.99.

plates

You can choose from a variety of home items, apparel, accessories, and more!

Check out the FULL collection of new Alice in Wonderland and Mary Poppins items here!

Test Track Symposium

At the Test Track store, a new-to-us cars Travel Art Kit what spotted for $29.99.

Car Travel Kit

Let’s move on to the BIG news of the week!

2022 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival!

the 2022 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival kicked off on March 2nd, and it will last through July 4th, 2022. With this festival comes new entertainment, merchandiseand, of course, FOOD.

EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

You can master the festival with our FREE printableand we’ve already compiled a list of the BEST of the festivalso you know exactly what food booths to visit!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the 2022 Flower and Garden Festival!

And that’s the news from EPCOT! Keep reading DFB for more news from Disney World!

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