Snacking Around the World Showcase: Part I

We’ve talked here on Dole Whipped in the past about drinking around the World at Epcot. During our girls trip in January, though, we decided to try something a little bit different! We wanted to snack around the world. Trying one snack in every country, we set out to find the best of the best at Epcot. Here are our first three countries and what we thought about the snacks we tried at each!

United Kingdom, Fish and Chips at Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Jamie: One of my favorites, especially with vinegar! I liked the Fish & Chips at Epcot much better than the same dish I had at Universal later in the week. A-

Shannon:  Really great and I’m not a huge fish fan!  Fish was crispy and perfectly done. A.

Tara: B+ I do not like Fish so I had the Victoria Sponge Cake. It was awesome and has jam so who does not love Jam. I did try some of the “chips” aka fries and they were good.

France, Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich at L’Artisan des Glaces in Epcot

Jamie: A+ I got the chocolate and it was the perfect ice cream treat. Wish I’d gotten 2!

Shannon: I got the strawberry and it was good, though I thought it had a fairly strong fake strawberry flavor.  I think I would have preferred the chocolate.  B+

Tara: A- I tried the strawberry and cream and really liked it a lot! It was light and refreshing and just sweet enough.

Morocco, Moroccan Kefta Sandwich, Tangerine Cafe

Jamie: I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was very good and perfect for sharing. B+

Shannon: Very pleasantly surprised.  I probably wouldn’t have chosen this dish on my own, but I’m glad I had it.  The salsa was pretty good.  B

Tara: A- I liked it a lot. I am a big fan of Moroccan food and Tangerine cafe. There are other things on the menu I like better but when sharing this worked perfect.

Stay tuned for our choices from the rest of the world showcase!

Drinking Around the World: Part III

In the final installment of our Drinking Around the World series we’ll be stopping by France, the UK and Canada! Make sure you check out Parts I and II for the best drinking around the world options in the rest of the world showcase.

First stop, France. Les Vins de France is the name of the kiosk where you’re going to head for the best alcoholic beverages in France. Unsurprisingly there are many choices available for wine by the glass at this location including reds, whites and at least one blush wine. However, most people actually skip the wine in France and instead opt for one of two of arguably the most popular drinks in all of Epcot: the Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush or the Grand Marnier & Grey Goose Orange Slush. Both are the perfect ice cold refreshing drink after a long walk around the world showcase at Epcot!

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Our second to last stop on the Drinking Around the World tour is the UK pavillion. If you’re just looking for a quick stop you’re going to head to the Rose & Crown pub’s outdoor kiosk. There you will find three different types of beer: Bass, Stella Artois, and of course Guiness. There are also three types of hard cider at this location which would be my personal preference. If you want to spend more time you can reserve a seat inside the Rose & Crown for the option to order off their extensive list of beers or one of their mixed liquor drinks including the Welsh dragon which is made of orange and pineapple juices, Peach Schnapps, Melon Liqueur and Crème de Menthe. Yum! One other fun thing that the Rose & Crown pub does is mix beers. You can order pitchers of different beers mixed together including the Bumblebee which is a mix of Boddingtons and Guinness.

And finally, Canada. Now, unfortunately Canada doesn’t have very many choices but hey, by this point you may not care too much right? For the beer enthusiasts you can choose between Moosehead, Labatt or Molson beers. Recently there have been reports of a very highly rater beer called Le Fin du Monde also available in Canada. For the liquor lovers there is the option of a Torontopolitan which is made from vodka, chambord and cranberry and orange juices!

Photo credit: Yelp user Matthew G.

Photo credit: Yelp user Matthew G.

Your journey around the world is now complete! 11 countries down How do you feel? 😉

Imagineer for the Day-Epcot

Epcot is a park that hasn’t seen new work in a long time. We will be seeing a new Frozen attraction in 2016 but if I were in an Imagineer for the day here is what I would do.

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World Showcase could really use some more attractions for the whole family, the films just aren’t cutting it. I would add a dark ride to Germany, one that takes you through different regions of Germany. The rooms could represent the most popular regions displayed on screens similar to that in the Gran Fiesta Tour.

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Next in France we will take a ride with Remy from Ratatouille around Paris and follow his adventures based on the film.

If we wanted to go really bold we could add a Mary Poppins attraction in the United Kingdom pavilion. I’d love to see Mary and Bert on their Jolly Holiday.

In Future World I would also make some more changes. Let’s first get rid of Ellen’s Universe of Energy, in its place will go an E-ticket attraction similar to Test Track. Maybe an energy themed ride with is interesting and educational.

It is possible that after all the work is done in Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios that Epcot will see the next change.  But until then all we can do it dream!

If you missed Part I or Part II check them out!  Leave a comment of what you would change in Epcot.