PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 4/13/21 (France Pavilion Pavement Progress, Harmonious Screen Test, New Farmers Feast Spring Menu Arrives, Limited Edition Pins, and More)

Greetings, World Travelers, from a hot but lovely day here at EPCOT! It was a quiet day here, but we still found some fun new things to show you. Let’s get started!


As we’ve seen for the past few days, crews were busy working atop the scaffolding set up along the facade of the future location of Club Cool and Creations Shop. Work here seems to be progressing quickly.


On World Showcase Lagoon, one screen barge was being tested this morning. These tests are a common sight, especially early in the morning.


Another common sight is work being done on the ring barge via man lift early in the morning. Today it looked like this worker was dealing with some of the flexible screening material that we’ve seen installed lower down on the ring. The man lift is usually taken away and docked for the day near American Adventure, but if you “rope drop” the park, you’ll likely see similar work being done.


In the France Pavilion, the pavement work is coming along nicely, with the front portion as you enter the Pavilion seemingly finished.


The wooden spacers have been removed, and more permanent gap filler has been installed.


Further into the Pavilion, however, work has not been completed, and the wooden spacers are still in place.


Concrete pillars, planters, and benches are being painted in the China Pavilion.

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Not all the painting has been completed, however. You can see the bench on the left has not been painted, compared to the bench on the right which has.


In the Mexico Pavilion on Gran Fiesta Tour, we found that the second screen’s audio track had finally been synced up with the video. It definitely got worse before it got better, but we’re happy to report that it is now fixed.


The dancer doll is still missing from the party scene, however. It also goes without saying that the famous animatronics in the final scene have yet to return.


The menu at Farmer’s Feast, the festival food booth whose menu will rotate with in-season offerings, has switched over to “Spring”. Three new dishes are now available, while the drinks remain the same. For more pictures and information, including our full review, check out our article here.


We found two new limited edition pins today, starting with this Character Connection “The Rescuers” Mystery Collection. Each box contains one randomly selected pin, and retails for $17.99.


The second was this limited edition pin celebrating Doctor’s Day, which retails for $19.99. Both limited edition pins can be found at Pin Traders.


We found two new additions to the Mousewares line today. One was this fun ice cream scoop for $14.99, and the next was this all-over print neoprene lunch bag for $34.99. Both items were found at Mouse Gear.


On our way out, we took a moment to admire the patterned landscaping, which has really grown in and become quite lush recently. We had a wonderful dat at EPCOT, and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!