What’s New in EPCOT: Update on Connections Café Construction and Lots of Pins!

Hey DFB friends — we’ve got news from EPCOT!

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While Disney Vacation Club Members and Annual Passholders scrambled to secure Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind previews, a lot has happened in EPCOT! Find out all about it here!

EPCOT Food Updates

In the Mexico pavilion, the La Cava del Tequila mobile menu has changed! Now there are pictures next to margaritas…

©La Cava del Tequila

…and specialty cocktails! It might be easier to settle on your drink choice when you know what it looks like.

©La Cava del Tequila

Summer party in the Germany pavilion out of souvenir cupsso depending on when you visit, you might not be able to get one.

Summer festival menu

Let’s move on to some construction news!

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EPCOT Construction Updates

the Chip Easter Egg was moved in the China pavilion! When Mulan came out to greet guests, he was blocked off, so we assume that’s why Chip was moved.

Chip was moved!

Connections Cafe & Eatery is still under construction. the Starbucks sign was covered during one visitand if you look closely inside the building you can see tables.

Connections Cafe construction

We also noticed that the Harmonious barges were under construction this week.

Harmonious barge construction

And over in the Mexico pavilion, the fountain is still out of water.

Mexico fountain

It’s time to go shopping!

Read more about the recent evacuation from the Mexico pavilion in EPCOT!

EPCOT merchandise updates

Creation’s shop

At Creations Shop, we spotted a Loungefly Denim Mickey Mini backpack for $75.

Mickey Denim Loungefly Mini Backpack

We also found a 50th Anniversary Pajama Set that we’ve previously seen at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

50th Anniversary pajamas

There were four new Flower & Garden Festival magnets for $14.99 eachincluding figures

Figure magnet


Orange Bird magnet

Spike the Bee

bee magnet

…and more Orangebird!

Orange Bird magnet

There were also four new Flower & Garden Festival ornaments for $19.99 eachsuch as this Mickey ornament

Flower & Garden ornament

…a Figure ornament

Figure ornament

…a Mickey and Minnie ornament

Mickey and Minnie Ornament

…and on Orange bird ornament.

Orange bird ornament

The ornaments are $19.99 each.

Here’s the 2022 Flower & Garden merchandise you can find online!

Disney Traders

Disney Traders had a Youth Avengers Assemble T-Shirt for $19.99.

Avengers t shirt

Let’s head over to Japan!

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In the Japan pavilion, Mitsukoshi had a Sonic the Hedgehog Water Bottle for $17.95

Sonic the Hedgehog Water Bottle

…and a PlayStation Water Bottle for $25.95.

PlayStation Water Bottle

There were also plushes from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba for $49.95 eachincluding a Tanjiro Plush

Tanjiro Plush

…and a Nezuko Plush!

Nezuko Plush

And we also found a new one Kiki’s Delivery Service T-Shirt.

Kiki’s Delivery Service

You can grab this shirt for $24.95.

Is this Kit Kat flavor we found in Japan gross or genius?

Art of Disney

Art of Disney had the Orange Bird Postcard for $5.99.

Orange Bird Postcard

Just a few more stops to go!

Check out the most recent pair of Orange Bird Minnie ears!

Pin Traders

Pin Traders had a Newsie’s pin for $17.99

Newsie’s pin

…a Cinderella Castle 50th Anniversary Pin for $39.99

Cinderella Castle pin

…and on Emperor’s New Groove Mystery Pin for $19.99.

Emperor’s New Groove Pin

We also spotted a new Great Mouse Detective Pin for $9.99

Great Mouse Detective Pin

…a Sword and the Stone pin for $12.99

Sword in the Stone Pin

…a Beauty and the Beast Pin code for $9.99

Beauty and the Beast Pin

…and a new Cinderella floral pin.

Cinderella pin

We also found the Pink airpod case we’ve seen at Hollywood Studios.

AirPod case

One more stop left before we leave EPCOT.

Disney’s new pins will make the rest of your collection seem small!

Gateway Gifts

And finally, Gateway Gifts had the Tomorrowland Keychain that we’ve previously seen at Disneyland.

Tomorrowland Keychain

And that’s all the news from EPCOT! Keep following DFB for all your Disney World news, updates, and more.

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