Epcot’s Canada Trading Post Adds “Trading Post Refreshments” with Wine & Beer Bar

Hi everyone!

We went to Epcot on Sunday, and eventually made our way through most of the World Showcase shops (as usual). The first country we visited was Canada, where the biggest noticeable change was. The Trading Post has gone through numerous changes as merchandise has shifted throughout the shop over the last number of months. But this time, a bar was set up in the furthest room where hockey merchandise used to be last year. It also has a name, “Trading Post Refreshments”. We were told this was added on the 15th.

This is the location for Trading Post Refreshments, which features beer, wine, and Canadian snacks.

Most recently, Hatley merchandise had been in this area for a very short time (the Hatley mugs are still in this room, but not the nightshirts). I’m a big fan of Hatley, so I was surprised to see it in the furthest section of the store instead of up front. This room never seems busy, so we’ll see if the bar changes that.

Here is our video of Trading Post Refreshments, then the rest of the article!

The menu includes Molson Canadian, Labatt Bourbon Barrel and Inniskin Vidal Ice Wine. Coke, Diet Coke and Dasani are also here.

Here are the bottles on the counter.

Most snacks have also been rounded up and brought back here. You can still purchase the hockey player maple syrup, along with a lot of other fun items.

I mentioned the Hatley mugs to the right, and then there are cookies to the left.

Tables and chairs have been brought outside, but it’d be nice if there were some inside too – it’s going to be in the 90s this week and really for much of the year.

Of course the view is better outside than in, with the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival making Victoria Gardens even more pretty.

So that was the big change in World Showcase this week! None of the other shops we went in had a similar bar added, though many already have one. I’m not sure if the bar will bring more guests in or not to what is generally not a busy room (compared with the rest of the shop).

What do you think of the change?

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