PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 1/3/20 (Construction Walls Up at the Front Entrance, Figment MagicBand Slap Bracelet, New Jewelry, and More)


PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 1/3/20 (Construction Walls Up at the Front Entrance, Figment MagicBand Slap Bracelet, New Jewelry, and More)

Greetings, World Travelers! We hope that you’ve packed your bags and said adieu, because we’re going on a trip around EPCOT. Here we go!

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Immediately when entering EPCOT, we noticed things were looking a little different. What happened to the big, beautiful, open front entrance?! Construction walls have appeared and it seems work is preparing to begin on the right side of the entrance.

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Speaking of MouseGear, we found heaps of new merchandise inside. We found new ribbon costume jewelry inspired by Cinderella and Minnie Mouse. Each pendant has shakeable sparkles.

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Each necklace is $14.99.

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We spotted an earring and necklace set starring Inside Out’s resident actress Rainbow Unicorn. The set is $24.99. This jewelry would be a great accessory to compliment any of the new “The World of PIXAR” apparel. 

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Two new silver beaded necklaces are available. One spells out “Minnie” in dangling block letters and the other reads “Princess.” The necklaces are stretch, so they can fit over any hairstyle. They’re $14.99 each.

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After all of the issues with the MagicBand slap bracelets, we were surprised to find this Figment one.

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We also spied this Loungefly wallet inspired by the new Mickey Mouse cartoons on Disney Channel. The presence of this animation style is growing throughout Walt Disney World as the Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is set to open on March 4 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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There’s a new cute postcard with Mickey and his friends exploring the parks from the recent Park Life collection. 

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For the youngest member of your family, there’s now a Simba, Donald, and Mickey onesie. Each onesie is $19.99. The Simba onesie is blue and reads “I AM acting my age.”

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The Donald onesie is blue and says “Little Dude Big Attitude.”

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The gray onesie has an adorable embroidered Mickey bashfully posing on the front.

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At Port of Entry, we found this white tee with a fun Mickey print. Multiple Mickeys are posing to make a pattern. It’s $29.99.

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Now let’s start our journey around World Showcase. Our first stop is the United Kingdom Pavilion, where we found a new spirit jersey themed after the country. It’s white with a small Mickey shaped emblem on the front and the back has the words “United Kingdom” placed in a Union Jack. 

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Practically perfect as always, Mary Poppins was out greeting guests (and reminding them of their manners).

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Over in France, work continues on the pavilion’s expansion. 

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Fresh concrete has been poured.

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Much of the buildings’ facades remained covered in tan material, hidden from the eyes of guests riding the Skyliner.

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One of the buildings was receiving a dark base coat.

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Section of the walkway outside of Impressions de France were roped off due to fresh concrete. A poor cast member was assigned to stand guard and redirect foot traffic.

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At the American Adventure pavilion, work is shaping up at Regal Eagle Smokehouse. We recently learned that The Muppet’s Sam Eagle will play a significant role at the new quick service restaurant.

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Brick stucco was being applied on the restaurant’s exterior.

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At the American Garden Theatre, lights, rigging, and other equipment was being switched out in preparations for the Festival of the Arts’ Disney on Broadway concert series.

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Over in the China Pavilion, they’re celebrating the Chinese New Year. Just look at this adorable Year of the Rat plush! 

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Well that finishes this trip around the world! Thanks for following along. Keep checking WDWNT for all of the latest Disney Parks news!