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Guide To Drinking Around The World At Epcot

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Walt Disney World is not just for kids and Epcot is arguably Disney’s best park for adults because of its cultural themes and the many options to eat and drink.

Since most of us aren’t able to spend thousands travelling the world at a moment’s notice to experience artisan cheese in Paris, or fine wine in Italy, Epcot’s World of Showcase offers us the next best thing.  The opportunity to sample alcoholic beverages and cuisine from around the world. Take a tour around the world sampling unique beers, wines and cocktails from many different Countries without having to leave North America!

The premise of drinking around the world is simple.  Epcot’s World of Showcase features several Countries to explore.  Choose to begin on the right at Canada, or the left in Mexico and work your way through all the Countries.

Tips:

Share drinks:      Drinking in moderation is key in maximizing fun.  Sharing will help avoid over-consumption and help you make it to the end of all the countries.

Be respectful:    Be mindful that Epcot is a family theme park.  Know your limits.

Explore the Pavilions: You’re limited to which attractions you can visit with a drink in hand so take the time to explore the beauty and uniqueness in each pavilion.

If you find your group may have trouble carrying their drinks purchase the handy Bottle Strap for $3.75 sold in Norway.

Let’s start our journey!

MEXICO:

La Cava Del carries 200+ tequilas and serves some excellent drinks like the Blood Orange Margarita, Avocado Margarita, Jalapeno Margarita and the Tequila flights.

If you were looking to blow all your money in one day, Pay $250 for a shot from a 250 year old tequila company; easily the most expensive drink in the park.

Cuervo 250 Anniversary, $248

NORWAY:

The Linie Aquavit Glacier Shot, $12.25 – referred to as “Satan’s Tears”, is an epic shot with a slight licorice flavor popular in Scandinavian countries.

Nordic Draft Beers, $9 – Choose from Aass Pilsner, Einstock White Ale and Einstock Toasted Porter.

Pear Cider, $9.75 – The only one found in Epcot.  For another caffeine fix, try the Viking Coffee, $10.50 – The coffee is flavored with Kamora Coffee Liqueur and Baileys Irish Cream.

CHINA:

The Tea Stand in China features some of the most unique beverages like the Mango Gingerita, Canto Loopy, Peach Snap! or Green Tea Plum Slush.  The Plum wine is also a fan favourite and cheaper than Japan at $5.  For a real treat, try the Tipsy Ducks in Love $8.95 made with Bourbon Whisky, Coffee, Black Tea, Cream & Chocolate Syrup.

GERMANY:

Well, it’s pretty obvious that this pavilion has its fair share of great beer. Be prepared for long lines at this one but if you head deeper into the pavilion the beers offered here typically include paten,  Altenmunster Oktoberfest, Lowenbrau, & Adeberger.  You can also enjoy some Jägermeister shots, $9.

ITALY:

Head to Via Napoli and enjoy a Moretti La Rosa beer and be sure to have a pizza to go with it – delicious!   You can also enjoy beer flights at Tutto Gusto and Italian wine like the Fior D’Arancio, a sweet & refreshing Moscato, $8.  Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar is a hidden gem and no reservations required.   Try the Villa Marzia Limoncello, $11 – A classic Italian cordial or the Belnero Banfi Sangiovese ’13 Glass, $20 – A pricey, bold red wine with deep flavors. When in Rome!

AMERICA:

Throughout the year, they promote different American craft beers from around the US.  Blue Point toasted lager, and the Blood Orange Wheat Ale at $8.75 each are good options.  Hard Cider is a rare find in Epcot and you can find McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider, $10 as well are your typical Bud Light and Yeungling.

JAPAN:

Some favourites here include plum wine a sweet and sour drink made with Japanese plums, shochu and sugar, $7, hot or cold sake and a Kirin Frozen Draft for $6.75

MOROCCO:

If you want beer, the Casa Beer is the only Moroccan beer offered at $7.99.  The mixed drinks and Sangria (especially the Sultan) are really good here.   If you need a caffeine fix, head over to the Tangerine Café where you can enjoy a coffee infused with liquor.

FRANCE:

Find your way toward the back of the pavilion to LES HALLES BOULANGERIE-PATISSERIE, a refreshing quick service eatery with air conditioned seating. They serve many delicious entrees and desserts, as well as a variety of drinks.

The Grand Marnier & Grey Goose Orange Slush, and the Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush are pretty good but expensive. These might be a good sharing option.  For wine, the Beaujolais Duboef, $6.90 – One of several French regional wines.

UNITED KINGDOM:

The UK Beer Cart is oddly named as it only offers three beer choices – Bass Ale Draft or Harp Lager Draft for $8.75 and Magner’s Pear Cider for $9.

There are several good beer options in the UK, including the Black and Tan, $9.75 but why not try their Leaping Leprecaun Coctail, $16.75 or a Johnnie Walker Blue or The Macallan 18yr, $41,  a 2 oz. pour from one of these classic scotch whiskies.

CANADA:

La Fin Du Monde is arguably the best beer in the world!  It has a score of 98 on Ratebeer.  For reference, that’s over double the best beer in Germany!  The Trois Pistoles & Éphémèreis also an excellent beer option.

Le Cellier Ice Wine Flight is $21, and features Neige Apple, Inniskillan Vidal and Chateau des Charmes Vidal wines.

We believe in 100% responsible drinking. Remember to drink in moderation and be courteous to fellow guests during your trip, as Walt Disney World is a family vacation destination.

All prices were calculated at time of writing and are subject to change. Availability may also vary.

The Light Lab At Epcot

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The Light Lab at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival offers up some unique beverages that glow in the dark. You can choose from a list of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy, including beautiful glowing concoctions that are created right before your eyes!  You can watch as your drink transforms from one substance into another through a tasty and scientific process!

It’s a must see if you are visiting during the Food and Wine Festival. Here is a list of drinks and prices:

  • Phosphorescent Phlight (KA) – $7.00
  • InfraRED (KA) – $3.75
  • UltraVIOLET (KA) – $3.75
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls – $9.00
  • Original Sin Dry Rosé Hard Cider, New York, NY (Cider Flight) – $4.25
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Blueberry Peppercorn Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL (Cider Flight) – $4.25
  • Ciderboys Zen Berry Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI (Cider Flight) – $4.25
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Red Cherry Tart, Titusville, FL (RGB Flight) – $4.25
  • GrassLands Brewing Company Green Kiwi Blonde, Tallahassee, FL (RGB Flight) – $4.25
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Blue-berry Golden Ale, Doral, FL (RGB Flight) – $4.25
  • Cider Flight – $9.00
  • RGB Flight – $9.00

(photo courtesy of Disney Food Blog)

The Epcot Flower And Garden Festival

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is the perfect combination of delicious food, stunning garden displays and musical entertainment.  Spring is a great time to visit Orlando thanks to the gorgeous weather, and Epcot is especially beautiful. The park blossoms into a striking garden that celebrates the sights, sounds and smells of spring. Across the park guests are treated to exquisitely crafted topiaries of Disney characters including Elsa & Anna, Minnie & Mickey, Buzz & Woody and much more. A variety of themed gardens and play areas, and tantalizing farm to table-style dishes at the Outdoor Kitchens. The festival lets your love of music grow with the Garden Rocks Concert Series and informational sessions at the Festival Center will plant the seeds of your own gardening ideas. This year’s festival runs February 28 to May 28. This year highlights include:

  • Outdoor kitchens offering delectable bites and libations
  • Dozens of world-renowned, Disney-themed topiaries
  • Breathtaking garden spaces and wildlife habitats
  • Inspirational exhibits, seminars and how-to demonstrations
  • An outdoor concert series featuring fan-favorite bands
  • And much, much more

Onstage at the America Pavilion Friday through Monday, evenings, guests may dance and sing along to classic songs by a wide array of artists.

Here is Epcot Flower and Garden 2018’s concert lineup (subject to change without notice):

  • March 2-5: Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
  • March 9-12: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • March 16-19: Simple Plan “Welcome to My Life”
  • March 23-26: Little River Band “Reminiscing”
  • March 30-April 2: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
  • April 6-7: Foghat “Slow Ride”
  • April 8-9: Survivor “Eye of the Tiger”
  • April 13-14: Smash Mouth “All Star”
  • April 15-16: Rick Springfield  “Jessie’s Girl”
  • April 20-21: Jo Dee Messina  “Stand by Me”
  • April 22-23: Lonestar “Amazed”
  • April 27-30: Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
  • May 4-7: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry VIII I Am”
  • May 11-12: Village People “Y.M.C.A.”
  • May 13-14: Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles “Hotel California”
  • May 18-21: The Guess Who “American Woman”
  • May 25-28: The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

 The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2018 lets you discover fresh tastes, stunning gardens and it’s included with regular park admission.

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