fab50statuesatanimalkingdom_03

PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT & Disney’s Animal Kingdom 9/28/2021 (EPCOT Neighborhoods, Liquid Layer Gone, New Starbucks Merchandise, New Pins, and More)

With only three days until “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” begins, Walt Disney World Resort is bustling. New items for purchase, new decorations to admire, and even new entertainment to enjoy. What an amazing time to be at Walt Disney World! Sprinkle a little pixie dust because we are flying through EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom today.

new-epcot-map-at-park-3126685
close-up-of-new-epcot-map-1273708
epcot-neighborhood-map

EPCOT has said “so long” to “Future World” and “hello” to “Neighborhoods.” The new World Celebration, World Nature, World Discovery, & (the same) World Showcase are also represented by colors corresponding with the colored trash bins in those neighborhoods.

starbucks-retro-pin-set-3442000

The new vintage-style pins, tumblers, and ornaments have debuted. We found these pins, a tumbler, and ornaments at Port of Entry in EPCOT.

epcot-starbucks-tumbler-5
epcot-starbucks-tumbler-1
epcot-starbucks-ornament-3501941
epcot-starbucks-ornament-1-2178624
liquid-layer-removed-9-28-1888718

The questions about when the Liquid Layer Interactive Fountain would reopen are now answered. This interactive fountain is now permanently closed. The Liquid Layer Interactive Fountain by Test Track is still open.

jiminy-cricket-50th-anniversary-pressed-penny-1
finding-nemo-50th-anniversary-pressed-pennies-1

New 50th Anniversary pressed pennies have made their way into EPCOT. We found them at Port of Entry, Disney Traders, and The Seas.

50th-anniversary-coins-1

Also at Port of Entry, we found new 50th anniversary collectible coins. You can purchase all four for $15. Each coin has the same backing of Mickey Mouse and ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration.’

50th-anniversary-coins-17-1
50th-anniversary-coins-18-1
50th-anniversary-coins-15
50th-anniversary-coins-16
50th-anniversary-coins-14
alice-in-wonderland-jumbo
alice-in-wonderland-jumbo2

At Pin Traders next to Spaceship Earth, we acquired the new jumbo “Alice in Wonderland” pin and Cheshire Cat pin. “Alice in Wonderland” is celebrating 70 years.

chersire-cat-pin
chersire-cat-pin2
pluto

On our way out of EPCOT, we spotted Pluto being silly.

For more information on booking your next trip with our official travel agent sponsor, the Vacationeer, visit wdwnt.travel.

feathered-friends-signage3
feathered-friends-signage

Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Feathered Friends in Flight! show has new signage.

feathered-friends-signage6
feathered-friends-signage7
pressed-pennies-dak
pressed-pennies-dak2

Disney’s Animal Kingdom also has new pressed pennies to celebrate the 50th anniversary. There is one new penny that has a special character and the 50th logo on it.

pressed-pennies-dak3
pressed-pennies-dak4
pressed-pennies-dak8
pressed-pennies-dak9

These pressed penny machines are spread throughout the resort, so be on the lookout.

Queen-of-hearts-pin
queen-of-hearts-pin2

It was pins galore at Discovery Trading Company. We found more Alice in Wonderland Limited Edition pins and Limited Edition Halloween pins.

halloween-2021-pins-2315131
d54eb091-b3d5-493c-87d6-62808ecb7414

Say “Happy Halloween” with this Limited Release Passholder pin.

fab50statuesatanimalkingdom_03

That wraps up our day at EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We hope you had a “wild” time.

For the latest Disney Parks news and info, follow WDW News Today on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.