Good morning from EPCOT! We’re making our way around the park then heading to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge to check out their holiday decor.
When we entered the park, we saw new signage is up for the International Festival of the Holidays that’s just around the corner.
Presents and small pines with holiday lights hide behind and next to the entrance sign.
Near the promenade walkway entrance, more signage for the festival is out in the small garden.
Holiday greeting cards from the countries and Chip’n’Dale in their holiday best are at this location along with presents and more small pine trees.
There are a few banners along World Showcase near each of the countries in varying shades of blue or white with the pavilion icons on them. Here, you can see Japan on the banner in front of the gazebo near Disney Traders.
Holiday market booths have sprung up along with some signage, like this one for Holiday Hearth Desserts at The Odyssey, where you can also meet Santa.
At Disney Traders, there is a rather heavy leather MARVEL button up jacket. Red stitching and interior brightens up this jacket, and a large red MARVEL tag can be seen hanging below. The jacket is $399.99 and available in adult sizes.
For youths, there is a MARVEL Studios Presents Ms. Marvel comic strip photo shirt. The shirt is $24.99.
A very fun and vintage Walt Disney’s Goofy “How to Fish” blue tie-dye hoodie is available for $64.99 at Port of Entry.
“Dippy Dawg” can be seen on the strap of this old-style Goofy small crossbody bag, that also doubles as a fanny pack. The bag is $44.99.
Goofy “Concept” drawing shirt features the many faces of a sketch Goofy on a white shirt. The shirt is $36.99.
Get ready for the fight of your life with boxing Goofy on this peachy “Walt Disney’s Goofy” long-sleeve shirt. Goofy’s large shadow can be seen across from a smaller, full-color version of himself for $44.99.
Joy, Sadness, and Bing Bong stand out on this neon blue, pink, and yellow Pixar’s Inside Out shirt for adults. The shirt is $36.99 at Port of Entry.
Black Panther Wakanda Forever has two new apparel items also at Port of Entry. There is a black zip-up jacket for $79.99 and a MARVEL logo shirt for $36.99. Both pieces feature bright colors and mask of the Black Panther.
Back at Creations, we found a new pair of Mickey Mouse Mousewares socks for $16.99.
Mickey and Minnie are spreading holiday “Joy” and “Cheer” on these matching vintage-inspired ornaments that join the remaining holiday merchandise for $22.99 each.
Just outside of Creations heading to Test Track, we spotted the new Festival guide map on the Chestnuts and Good Cheer menu board. This is a key to where all of the booths are.
The Donut Box was also set up and ready for the start of the festival.
As we made our way into World Showcase, we also found menu boards for Las Posadas and the holiday cookie stroll, among others.
Over in France at L’Esprit de la Provence, some new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure merchandise has squeaked in. The merchandise reads “La Ratatouille” and features a wooden stir spoon pen for $12.99, a wooden cheese board for $39.99, and a cookbook stand for $49.99.
We love the Remy on the cookbook stand!
There is also a complete kitchen set that includes a ceramic lilac serving tray featuring Minnie in a field of flowers for $44.99.
“Marce de Provence” reads on this rather elegant small ceramic spoon rest for $22.99.
There is also a matching mug and pitcher. The floral mug is $19.99, and the pitcher is $34.99. The white Minnie Mouse heads with the bows are so cute on these!
Near Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Colette’s scooter is roped off, although there doesn’t appear to be any visual damage or refurbishment being done.
Holiday windows are now up at World Traveler at International Gateway. Here, you can see Huey, Dewey, and Louie in one of them, dressed like the carolers in the Candlelight Processional.
Time to head out to the next stop, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge!
There are a few new adorable holiday giraffes near the sign for Jambo House. These much more festive and colorful pieces replaced the plain “twig” versions from previous years.
The tree is up and looking beautiful at Kidani House! We also spotted a few hidden Mickeys among the branches.
Wreaths adorn the exterior of Johari Treasures.
Garland and more wreaths are at the exterior of Kidani House. The decor here is very colorful and beautiful.
Trees line the walkway leading up to Sanaa downstairs.
Inside the gift shop, new Disney Vacation Club ceramic ornaments and mugs are now available. The retro orange DVC member merchandise items are $19.99 each and feature Mickey and Cinderella Castle in a moonlit atmosphere.
Over at Jambo House, the magnificent Christmas tree towers above the lobby and is definitely a sight to see!
Just behind the tree are the Ginger-affe and the 2022 addition of Debra the Zebra! These magnificent gingerbread animals are on display with glittering coats. Do you have a favorite of the two?
Near the display, a sign reminds guests to look for the hidden Mickeys and gives a short description of how the bees helped make the large treats happen!
Over at The Mara, the Ginger-affe cookie is available again to commemorate its larger fellow’s display in the lobby upstairs.
It was time to head back to EPCOT for the grand opening of Takumi-Tei! This restaurant has been closed for quite some time, and it was very exciting to be able to attend its reopening! Stay tuned for our full review.
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