At the 2012 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, the Haiti: Garden of Many Colors display is a fun, new exhibit where guests can learn about Haitian culture.
We stopped by the beverage kiosk, which features Haitian rhums (rum) and liqueurs in delicious frozen cocktails along with other non-alcoholic options.
Personally, I think this addition is awesome. I love any time they add new food kiosks, but, I have to say, the yummy treats I tried were seriously rockin’. I can’t wait to tell you about ‘em! (Oh, and there’s a video of one of my favorite songs at the bottom of this post, too, so…just sayin’.)
An added plus? The booth area is even lighted — allowing for Happy Hour to continue long after the sun sets!
The bright colors of the booth and surrounding decor made for a great, attention-grabbing display!
Those of us who were at the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival will remember a veeeeery similar-looking booth to this one! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
No worries if the line is long; you can learn a little along the way!
I loved the little seating area set up for guests as well. It’s always nice to find a shaded area to kick back and relax for a bit on your tour around the World!
Yummo frozen goodies abound here at the booth. But, not ready for a frozen drink? Opt for a freshly brewed gourmet coffee — hot or over ice. Or try your brew with rum, or an orange, coffee, or coconut liqueur!
You can also try Prestige Beer here if you wish!
I opted to try the Frozen Hibiscus Lemonade, but when I ordered, the cast member asked if I’d like to mix the two alcoholic frozen drinks! Um…SURE!
So he added a dollop of the coconut rhum frozen drink on top of the hibiscus lemonade that I’d ordered. The combo was delicious, but being a fan of sour drinks, I enjoyed the lemonade much more than the coconut! It was out of this world! Seriously the best frozen lemonade I’ve ever had. A sweet-tart-sour experience of wonderfulness on a hot day in Epcot.
Though, perhaps the wonderfulness also had something to do with the fact that Starship was playing at the Flower Power concerts that night in the American Pavilion, and I could hear it from the Haiti booth. Who doesn’t love Starship!?! We totally built this city.
I also opted to try the non-alcoholic Mango Punch, which, admittedly, wasn’t as good as the lemonade. It was a bit too sweet for my taste; but if you’re a sweet drink fan, you’ll love it!
At $8.25 for the alcoholic frozen drinks and $4 for the non-alcoholic punch, these prices are generally in line with other frozen drinks in the park (and are actually cheaper than some — I’m looking at YOU, France slushies!). So I think the value is fine here, but if you’re having trouble making up your mind between the flavors, ask the cast members what their choices are!
I really like (naturally) the additional food kiosks that have started to make appearances during the Flower and Garden Festival. While you’re there, don’t forget to head into the Festival Center to check out the cafe there as well!
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