Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is such a spectacular time, especially if you love trying new foods and drinks. Below are some new options coming and a 30th Anniversary celebration for The Little Mermaid at the Coral Reef Restaurant. Are you already planning a trip for this fall or do you need some help getting here? Either way I’m here to help you have a magical time enjoying food from around the world.
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Between the new nighttime spectacular, “Epcot® Forever,” the opening of Walt Disney Imagineering Presents the Epcot Experience, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and all of the new dining experiences and attractions coming to Epcot, it’s an exciting time to be eating your way around World Showcase! Here’s a quick overview of what’s new.
First up, there have been a couple new openings this month as part of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. You can head on over to Future World East near Test Track to try out The Donut Box and Cool Wash. At The Donut Box you’ll find Sweet Corn Fritters with Fresno and red pepper jelly as well as Strawberry-dusted Yeast Donut Holes. On the beverage menu there are several sweet sips including a Strawberry Smoothie (garnished with a donut hole) and, for people over the age of 21, a Black and White Coffee Cocktail garnished with a fresh yeast donut with chocolate espresso bean crumbles, plus a Central 28 Beer Company Boston Cream Donut Ale.
Right next door, Cool Wash has reopened with an array of fun slushies! You can now have an interactive experience by creating your own custom slushy blend from six frozen carbonated beverages. Choose from Coke, Fanta Cherry, Fanta Orange, Fanta Banana, Fanta Watermelon and Blue Raspberry – all frozen! In addition, you can even choose to top your slushy with candy pebbles, popping pearls, jelly drops, or popping candy. Those over 21 can also enjoy a Coca-Cola Orange Vanilla with gin in a souvenir cup.
Both The Donut Box and Cool Wash will be open through the remainder of the festival, which runs through Nov. 23, 2019.
Also located in Future World, Coral Reef Restaurant will be offering a commemorative menu to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s animated classic, “The Little Mermaid.” With menu items like the Dinglehopper Shrimp Cocktail, Chef Louis’ Lobster Seafood Boil, and King Triton’s Key Lime Tart, this is a menu you will definitely want to dive right into! When you dine here, you will also be able to take home a beautiful commemorative menu (only available while supplies last). This limited-time menu will be available starting Oct. 19, 2019.
Finally, a new kiosk is coming to the Italy pavilion in World Showcase. This new location will replace the current gelato cart and will be operated by Patina Restaurant Group. The kiosk will be scooping up 12 different varieties of gelato and sorbet, including gluten-friendly and plant-based flavors. Its seasonally updated menu will also use locally sourced fruits. Stay tuned for more details.
This is a great time to visit Disney World and The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. There is still plenty of time to book that last minute get away so let me know how I can help you plan a magical time.
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Traci is the owner of To Infinity and Beyond Travel, an affiliate of Worldwide Travel Specialists. She has been helping people plan magical vacations to Disney Destinations for 6 years. She has been a lifelong fan of all things Disney that started when her parents took her to Disney World for the first time in 1978. Since then she has visited Disney World and Disneyland multiple times. In the fall of 2018 she and her husband moved to Florida to begin a new chapter in life as empty nesters. They decided being close to The Mouse and beaches was where they wanted to be. Part of her enjoyment now is to be able to visit with her clients while on vacation and make certain that all their vacation dreams are being met. She loves helping her clients by working with them on booking dining reservations, Fast Pass reservations, special events and anything else that she can do to spread pixie dust. Her goal is for all her clients to enjoy their magical vacation instead of planning their vacation.
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