PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 2/19/20 (Regal Eagle Grand Opening, Topiaries in World Showcase, and More)

Welcome to the latest photo report from EPCOT. It’s the day we’ve all be waiting for: Regal Eagle Smokehouse is officially open for business! Unfortunately, they don’t open until 11:30 AM, so we’ll start our day by exploring Future World first (or what’s left of it, anyway…)

The pop-up shop inside the EPCOT Experience has been removed to add more tables. The merchandise can now be found inside Pin Traders at the front of the park.

More solar panel mounts have been added to the roof of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Painting around the building for Space 220 continues with the addition of more green. A small section of the wall has had a single stripe of green paint for a few weeks, but the area surrounding it has now been filled in.

The Festival of the Arts is winding down, but the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival isn’t too far away. Due to all the construction walls around EPCOT, a new butterfly house is being built between Imagination! and the Land. The butterfly wing photo op against the construction walls was a good hint.

It’s finally lunch time. We dined on some good old American barbecue, surrounding by plenty of Muppets Easter eggs. Be sure to check out our full review of this delicious new quick service location inside the American Adventure, as well as a tour of the beautiful new restaurant.

If you’re not here to chow down, and your goal is to drink around the world, there’s also a walk-up beverage window. You can check out the drink menu and our review here.

Even the squirrels love barbecue!

Inside Japan, you can purchase a mask and decorate it with the help of friendly Cast Members.

China has a trio of adorable panda topiaries set up in the pavilion. They’re having fun munching on some bamboo.

Over in the United Kingdom, a Tinker Bell topiary has sprung up among a pixie village.

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1 year ago

That lizard on Tinkerbell’s thigh looks like a little tattoo! :P