Guest Author Katie Roth took on the Disney Food Blog Bingo Challenge. Are you game? Let’s play!
A few weeks before my recent trip to Disney World, the Disney Parks Blog posted an article on a fun new way to experience the Disney parks: Bingo!
When I read this article, I immediately wanted there to be a Disney food version which prompted me to contact AJ at the Disney Food Blog.
She developed a card for each park and I was lucky enough to be the beta tester! For this trip, we attempted the Magic Kingdom and Epcot food bingo cards.
Magic Kingdom Disney Food Bingo Card
The first card that we attempted to complete was for the Magic Kingdom. I absolutely LURVE Magic Kingdom food, so I knew this card would be a cinch to complete.
While I love anything Dole Whip, and even though we got vanilla Dole Whip, I thought that the root beer actually didn’t taste the best with it …perhaps because it wasn’t the creamy, real vanilla ice cream that I’m used to? Maybe it was an off-day? Either way, I’ll probably need to get another one just to be sure.
As optimistic as I was that we would finish the Magic Kingdom bingo card, I am saddened and embarrassed to admit that we did not.
We got as far as the float and a popcorn and then threw our hands up in defeat – the Memorial Day crowds and our Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) just proved too much for us on top of attempting two bingo cards. We were, however, much more successful with the Epcot card.
Epcot Disney Food Blog Bingo Card
We were particularly excited about the Epcot food bingo card because(believe it or not) there was a lot we had never tried!
This was a fantastic drink and I don’t even like tequila (too many bad college memories). The incredibly fresh ingredients and amount of labor put into this drink were obvious. I will definitely be getting another one of these on our next trip!
For our next conquest, we had our sights set on the Strawberry Shortcake from Sunshine Seasons. It was definitely a much better choice to scarf down one of these instead of waiting in the 120 minute Soarin’ line.
The Strawberry Shortcake was just as delicious as we remembered it – soft, buttery yellow cake, fresh strawberries layered with light pastry cream.
With two squares in the same row, we knew which direction we needed to take. On that note, we headed to France and ordered an ice cream crepe from Crepes des Chefs de France.
Another first for us – this was soooo good! The crepe was warm with lots of cinnamon and sugar on it. I was a little surprised to see the ice cream on the side; I was expecting hand-dipped scoops rolled in the crepe.
In either case, this was delicious! It was very refreshing on the hot day and the sweetness of the ice cream complemented the egg-y crepe perfectly.
Three down and two to go!
I was worried that it would be dry, but it was not. Even though this wasn’t in the Bingo row we were already going for, it was a welcome divergence.
And now on to Norway…
The shining star of our Bingo experience was getting to try School Bread for the first time. I can’t believe that I had never tried this before!!! It was so unbelievable.
My husband likened it to a fancy donut – light dough with a (in my opinion) subtle ginger flavor crammed full of vanilla cream and then topped with a light glaze covered in fresh and toasted coconut.
The hostess at Kringla Bakeri og Cafe said she liked the School Bread served in Disney World more than what she had in Norway because they put more cream in here!
We loved this so much that we ordered another one!
Four down and one to go!
For our final square, we went for a “pastry from France” so that we could try Les Halles Bakery. While we didn’t get an actual pastry per-say…we’re claiming this Berries and Cream is a pastry since it was sitting next to one
It was just too hot outside to get something heavy.
And with that, we had a BINGO!!!!
The BINGO was a great way to try snacks that we otherwise may not have gravitated towards. I do have some advice for anyone considering trying this, though:
- Don’t force yourself to complete a BINGO card in a single day – spread it out over your entire trip.
- For the “FREE SPACE”s – drink water.
- Share the snacks!
- Don’t beat yourself up about it if you can’t finish a card.
And with that….enjoy!!!
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Katie works full-time as an engineer in Ohio and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in mechanical engineering through Purdue University. Katie and her husband absolutely love everything Disney and try to work that special brand of magic into every aspect of their life, including visiting Walt Disney World multiple times per year.