PHOTO REPORT: Epcot 10/11/18 (New World Showcase Merchandise, Living with the Land, Puffin’s Roost, Space Restaurant, ETC.)

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Our latest photo report brings us back to Epcot…

Welcome to the 21st Century

I’m not sure where the silver railings went, but I’m all for these “go away green” ones. It’s probably time to install permanent fences here if this is such an issue.

Disney prints signs everyday for the park, but why do they refuse to print one with an arrow for out by security at Epcot? They have been hanging this rope sign from this board for seemingly forever now.

Hello gorgeous…

Work continues on the Space Restaurant attached to Mission: Space. Supposedly they have figured out how to correct the sound issues caused by Test Track, a positive for guests who will eventually be dining here.

New World Showcase Flag Collection

Last week, we told you about the new flag collection being released at Epcot. Now, most of the line is available at the individual countries as well as in MouseGear.

They put a bunch of tiny flags up at the top of the display.

Towel, $26.99

The shot glass.toothpick holders are $9.99 each.

The pint glasses are $13.99 each, but still only a few are available.

World Showcase mug, $19.99

The ornaments are $19.99 each as well.

Given current merchandise prices, this bag seems like a steal at $29.99.

The Mickey and Minnie plush are $19.99 and kind of look like the cast members in the flag shirts who work at the park…

The Fan Pack is $19.99 as well.

The magnet and the keychain are red. Sorry, I didn’t look for the conversion to currency…

There is a passholder exclusive pint glass available for $13.99.

The Passholder exclusive ornament is $19.99. Still no signs of the passholder shot glass or starter set…

Some new Princess mugs for sale in MouseGear.

Living with the Food & Wine Festival

The Behind the Seeds tour display has an actual desk now. I wonder if the tour check-in will actually be moving away from Soarin’…

On Living with the Land, guests will find signs advertising ingredients in items at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Of course, for everything Food and Wine Festival, be sure to go to

This and That

Annual Passholders collecting their free cutting board after 4 visits now get it in a Passholder-branded plastic bag.

I almost never go through the standby line at Soarin’, so I decided I wanted to try the game through the Play Disney Parks app. It doesn’t work very well, at least in my experience. It skipped questions quite a few times which doesn’t really make you want to play more. Maybe the WiFi in here should be a little stronger.

The old Puffin’s Roost facade is now out from behind walls in Norway. This shop was sacrificed for the expansion of the Kringla Bakeri og Cafe next door.

The puffin remains.

Goodnight Epcot.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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Laurence Laurentz
Laurence Laurentz

That puffin’s name – Ozymandias


good pics sir ! did you train josh or did josh train you ?