PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 10/26/19 (Construction Updates, Large Food & Wine Crowds, and a New Smoking Area)

Hello from a super crowded festival season EPCOT! Let’s fight the masses and see what all we can find today.

Over in Gateway Gifts we found this new “This Kid Loves Walt Disney World” youth t-shirt with a cute little Mickey jumping for joy! This tee is priced at $19.99

The adorable t-shirt was next to this equally as precious kid’s Spirit Jersey. The back says “MINNIE” with “Walt Disney World” underneath in puffy silver glitter. The whole bottom is covered in Minnie’s classic polka dots and has a sweet Minnie on the front. This Spirit Jersey is priced at $44.99.

We also found this floral iPhone case with Minnie and a Hidden Mickey rose. It doesn’t quite match the print on this bag we saw on shopDisney earlier this week, but it is pretty darn close! The phone case is priced at $29.99.

MouseGear added some more sequin-covered special shirts to go with this collection. The new t-shirt features Snow White, covered in clear sequins, “The Original Princess” underneath, and silver sequin trimmed sleeves. The new tank top features an old school movie poster look for Alice in Wonderland, Lady and the Tramp, and The Aristocats and is totally covered in clear sequins. Both the t-shirt and the tank top are $39.99.

At The Seas with Nemo and Friends’ gift shop, we spotted some new-to-Disney World styles of the cute ponytail holder/bracelets we have seen pop up. The new styles include black and white polka dot and red bands with a Minnie head, coral and teal with pink and silver bands and a teacup, and silver and bright blue with the Small World clock face. The ponytail holder/bracelet sets are priced at $9.99 each, or $7.00 each if you buy three.

While most of the water features in Future World West have regained their water, this one next to Journey into Imagination with Figment is still dry.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has gotten a little more orange on that next to last stripe.

The protective tarp over the front of the building has been moved. Construction vehicles, like backhoes and excavators, can be seen inside.

This splash pad along the path to The World Showcase is still closed.

The old bathroom by the Canada pavilion is nearly gone and has lost another wall.

The new bathroom by the Canada pavilion is still moving along steadily.

In the Morocco pavilion, the Morocco: Gallery of Arts and History is still closed for renovation.

Work on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure scurries on with little touches being added every day.

The scrim and tarps on the outside of The American Adventure seem to have changed from gray to white.

The line for La Cava del Tequila was literally around the corner and out the door!

As with all the other Fuel Rod stations across the Disney parks, the machines in Disney Trader at the front of The World Showcase (seen above) and World Traveler at The International Gateway (seen below) now feature new signage alerting us that swaps will cost $3 starting November 1, 2019.

Will you continue to use Fuel Rods after this change goes into effect?

The line for Shimmering Sips was also crazy long.

Look at these crowds!

The World Showcase’s back smoking area has relocated from the International Gateway to the back left side of the EPCOT Skyliner station.

There are two benches in the shade for guests to sit on while they smoke.

A trash can on either side of the benches is set up to catch cigarette butts.

There is even a sign showing where both of the park’s smoking areas are located.

Over by the Wonders of Life pavilion, we spotted a giant mound of dirt being moved around.

Phew! An awful lot went on in EPCOT today! What plans do you have for your next trip to EPCOT?

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