Since we’re celebrating Epcot’s 30th Anniversary TODAY, let’s take a quick look at an old World Showcase favorite!
Today, thanks to DFB reader Mike MacDonald, we have some great Beaver Tail pics and a fun backstory from the same company that used to sell them in Epcot!
And while photos don’t fill the void completely, at least we can reminisce…
Trapper Bob’s Beaver Tails kiosk was once located in Epcot’s Canada pavilion and was last spotted in 2004. The kiosk touted “A flat cooked whole wheat pastry, shaped like the tail of Canada’s favorite animal!”
You could have your Beaver Tail (basically fried dough) made with: cinnamon and sugar; chocolate hazelnut and sugar; maple and chocolate; strawberries and whipped cream; apples and cinnamon; and Killaloe sunrise (cinnamon sugar with freshly squeezed lemon juice). Check out Lost Epcot for some great pictures!
Mike MacDonald first heard about Beaver Tails right before a trip to Disney World in 2004, but was disappointed to find them gone already from the Canada pavilion. In 2006 he went camping in Tobermory, Ontario, (about 6.5 hours from home) and discovered a Beaver Tails counter service kiosk right in town! Score!
It turns out it is part of a Montreal based chain of restaurants serving pastries since 1978. Since the logo looks the same and it was trademarked, I think we’ve found our Epcot Beaver Tails!
In fact, here’s a press article that mentions Beaver Tails in Disney.
So here’s to Epcot, EPCOT Center, and all of the Beaver Tail fans out there! I can’t wait to hear your memories of this awesome treat!
Do you remember the Beaver Tail? What other extinct Disney food would you like us to feature? Tell us in the comments below!