Our latest photo report brings us to Epcot for the first time in a while, although I think the D23 Expo should bring us some news that will make trips to the park a lot more frequent for these reports…
The Calm Before the Storm
Vera Bradley has released an Alice in Wonderland collection at Disney Parks.
Dooney and Bourke has a new version of the Sketch design for sale, a good upgrade on the old, IMO.
Some new phone cases for sale. Disney seems to be favoring these hard plastic cases now, rather than those with the rubber borders.
There’s been so many new mugs released recently that it’s kind of hard to keep track of them all.
New to the parks is the “Love is Magical” collection, which bolsters some of the existing wedding related items.
Cars 3 merchandise is available at the exit of Test Track now.
This pretty neat souvenir cup can be found at various food and drink stands around the park.
A Trip Around the World
There have been a lot of construction walls around the planters and railings at the Odyssey for a while now. Some still look pretty battered like above, but some already have new floor lights in place.
Some of the grates over the lights aren’t even painted yet.
Some are finished. Either way, it’s nice to see them paying attention to this forgotten corner of the park.
Work continues on the heavily delayed Choza Tequila outside of the Mexico pavilion.
The exterior of the pavilion is still being repainted, I’m not sure how I feel about the darker colors…
The bottom portion likely givers us a taste of the finished product for the whole facade.
Another look at Choza Tequila.
A peek under the wall reveals what should be a rather pleasant bar.
I’m woefully behind on dining reviews, but I have one for San Angel Inn that I hope to have out soon.
For whatever reason, they laid a slightly updated map of Shanghai Disneyland over the old one. It’s not all that different, but maybe slightly easier to see because the overall image of the park is larger.
The Outpost in Africa is back now selling jewelry made from seeds and other natural ingredients.
I didn’t notice the “no photography” sign until I after I took this, but how will a picture of the jewelry hurt the sale of it? I understand pictures of art and then you could print them out, but this seems odd.
As we reported a few weeks ago, it seems likely that Club 33 at Epcot will go above the American Adventure.
The front section of the Mitsokoshi store in Japan was remodeled.
It’s very “kawaii.” I learned that from my hipster friends who have been to Japan. I only go to theme parks, so I never learn things like this.
It’s just preparation for the Food and Wine Festival at this point, but this is the future home of the Ratatouille ride between Morocco and France.
Lots of Ratatouille merchandise can already be found in France.
Meanwhile, the U.K. now has a bunch of character merchandise for sale.
They also have all of the Disney related teapots for sale.
This and That
Heading back to Future World…
This awesome Figment journal is now for sale!
I love this new Figment kid’s shirt, but I don’t understand what the classic “D” logo has to do with him…
Many park-specific shirts are on sale 2 for $40 currently, a great deal, but hopefully not a sign that they are going away.
The shirts have to be $24.95 or $29.99, but that leaves a lot of options. This is happening at most major stores, so look for the signs.
I’m sure there are good ways to sell the Behind the Seeds tour. This table at the exit of Living with the Land is not one of them.
The airport style seating they placed at the exit of Soarin’ (where you used to get paper FastPass, kids ask your parents) now has USB and standard outlets for charging.
This is really nice for those waiting for their party to come off of the ride.
Ever wanted to see The Living Seas Lounge, you know, those windows off in the distance when you look out into the big tank? You can if you come to WDWNT: The 10th Anniversary!
Mission: Space is closed for refurbishment until September. There are rumors swirling about changes being made to the ride…
How cute is this gift card?
Rather than station a cast member at the kiosks (because that costs money), they now have signs attached to the FastPass+ kiosks in Future World to assist guests.