Mobile Order Debuts at Epcot’s Electric Umbrella

Mobile Order is now available to guests at the Electric Umbrella in Epcot’s Future World.

The rollout at Epcot will continue with it being available at the Liberty Inn on August 7th.

Mobile Order allows guest to pay for meals within the My Disney Experience app, bypassing what can be a lone line to order at the restaurant. Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize an order and pre-pay for a meal.

Mobile Order is currently available at Electric Umbrella, Columbia Harbour House, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café, Pinocchio Village Haus, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, Tomorrowland Terrace, Flame Tree Barbecue, Pizzafari, Restaurantosaurus, Satu’li Canteen and D-Luxe Burger.

Mission: SPACE ‘Relaunches’ August 13th With Brand New Experiences

Starting August 13th, Epcot will relaunch Mission: SPACE with a brand new experience and an enhanced version of the “classic” attraction.

  • If you think you’ve got “the right stuff,” take on the Orange Mission for a truly intense experience that lets you feel the force of an actual space launch en route to Mars. On this mission, you’ll dodge meteoroids, slingshot around the moon and attempt a precision landing on the Red Planet’s alien surface. This “mission” has been enhanced with new, HD video to make it even clearer – I can’t imagine!
  • Or, embark on the more family-friendly Green Mission – a new mission that takes you on an exciting orbit around Earth. On this amazing new adventure, you’ll take in sites like the Hawaiian Islands, Italy’s “boot” and the Northern Lights—as seen from space, of course—before finally landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. No matter which mission you choose, it’ll be a journey that’s totally out of this world.

In addition to all the “mission” updates, Walt Disney Imagineering have also made this attraction MORE family-friendly. Younger astronauts can now ride – the height restriction will be changed for the Green Mission side with the addition of new X-2 booster seats allowing children 40-44” to ride.

Mission: SPACE Rumored to be Changing “Orange” and “Green” Mission Names

When Mission: SPACE returns from its lengthy refurbishment later this summer, the rumor is that the missions will no longer be designated at “Green” and “Orange.”

There have been reports that the more intense orange mission will be renamed “Mars” while the less intense family-friendly version will be renamed “Earth.”

It was announced at D23 Expo 2017 recently that a brand new Green mission was coming. According to Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald, it would be like “Soarin’ around the Earth.”

Mission: SPACE is scheduled to re-open in August.

Epcot’s Future World to Get New Space-Themed Dining Experience

Epcot’s Future World will see an expansion the Space theme with the addition of a new “out-of-this-world” dining experience.

The new restaurant, which will invite guests to travel into space for amazing dining experiences in the stars, will be located adjacent to the park’s Mission: SPACE attraction.  Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald shared a first look at the restaurant during the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts presentation at D23 Expo 2017.

“We know our guests love dining at Epcot – and the restaurants really are out of this world,” Fitzgerald said. “Now we’re about to create one that takes that literally.”

The new space restaurant will be operated by the Patina Restaurant Group. Patina Restaurant Group operates several other restaurants at Walt Disney World including Tutto Italia and Via Napoli at Epcot and Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs.

Unused land between Mission: SPACE and Test Track will be the location of the restaurant, which continues to leave the Wonders of Life pavilion available for future projects.

Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Officially Opening in Epcot’s Future World

Disney announced at D23 Expo 2017 that a “Guardians of the Galaxy”-inspired attraction will be coming to Future World, replacing the Universe of Energy.

Epcot’s brand new E-ticket attraction will be based on the rockin’ and action-packed world of “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

No further details were announced other than that it would open by 2021, in time for the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort.

The Universe of Energy will have its last day of operation on August 13 2017.

New Adventures Begin at Mission: SPACE in August

Mission: SPACE at Epcot has been a must-do for guests since it opened in 2003, allowing space adventurers to become navigators, pilots, commanders or engineers on a thrilling trip to Mars.

And as it was announced at the D23 Expo, in just a few weeks, guests will be able to enjoy new adventures at Mission: SPACE – an updated Orange Mission and a brand-new Green Mission. (Orange is the more intense training experience, while Green is less intense).

The updated Orange Mission will make an even more visually stunning trip to Mars, while the all-new Green adventure will allow guests to blast off for an orbital adventure around planet Earth.

Fountainview Espresso & Bakery Opens at Epcot on This Date in 1993

One visit to the Fountainview Espresso & Bakery at Epcot and you’d understand how it got its name when you see the spectacular view of the musically synchronized Fountain of Nations. Opening on this day in 1993, the bakery immediately made a splash with guests by serving up fresh baked goods, specialty desserts and pastries. From crème brûlée to coconut flan, the offerings were enough to make anyone’s mouth water. And for those looking to “wet” their whistle, a variety of drinks were available, including an option to add various liquors to any coffee.

 

From D23

Muppet Mobile Lab Returning to Epcot

The much-traveled Muppet Mobile Lab is returning to Epcot this fall, with appearances reported to begin as soon as this week.

Muppet Mobile Lab is part of Walt Disney Imagineering’s Living Character initiative that began over 10 years ago.  Muppet Mobile Lab is the successor to Lucky the Dinosaur. As part of the shoe, Doctor Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker roll around on a Segway-type platform, performing interactions with guests around the park.

Although the Muppet Mobile Lab has appeared at Epcot before in 2007, it has since travelled around the world, to Disney California Adventure, Hong Kong Disneyland, and at various Imagineering presentations and events.

Epcot Makes Changes to Extra-Magic Hour Line-Up

With the opening of Frozen Ever After and the Royal Sommerhus, Epcot has updated its Extra Magic Hours attraction line-up.

Frozen Ever After, the Royal Sommerhus, The Seas with Nemo & Friends, and Turtle Talk with Crush will now be open for both morning and evening EMH.

Mission: SPACE will now only be operating during Evening EMH.

Morning EMH beings 1 hour before regular park opening, and evening EMY  begins at regular park close for 2 hours.

The full line-up is:

Epcot Morning EMH

Frozen Ever After
Living with the Land
Royal Sommerhus
Soarin’
Spaceship Earth
The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Turtle Talk with Crush
Test Track

Epcot Evening EMH

Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Living with the Land
Mission: SPACE
O Canada! – Last show starts at 10:55 PM
Soarin’
Spaceship Earth
Test Track
The American Adventure – 9:45 PM, 10:20 PM
The Circle of Life
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Turtle Talk With Crush – Continuously 9:00 PM–10:40 PM
Character Spot – 9:00 PM–10:45 PM

Epcot’s Sunshine Seasons Getting New Expanded Breakfast Menu

Epcot’s Sunshine Seasons restaurant in the Land Pavilion is now offering an expanded breakfast menu.

 

  • Adult Breakfast Platter $9.99
    Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes, and Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding
  • Breakfast Panini with side $8.49
    Pork, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Arugula, Tomato, Chorizo-Pepper Jack Mornay Sauce, and a side
  • Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding $6.99
    with Bacon
  • Bircher Muesli $5.99
  • Kids Breakfast Platter $4.99
    Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, and Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding