Let’s be real: the temperatures in central Florida can be downright stultifying. But thankfully, Disney has provided many, many, many options for ice cold refreshment. And if you’re in the World Showcase at Epcot, tons of these awesome options are just a short walk away.
One of our favorites is located in the Japan Pavilion. Die-hards know it well — it’s Kaki Gori, and it’s a winner! Kabuki Cafe itself is super cool, featuring architectural details in keeping with its pavilion. You’ll find clay tile shingles on the roof, and paper lanterns hanging from the eaves.
Kaki Gori is shaved ice drowning in sweet syrup, with the option to add creamy sweet milk on top. You’ll find flavors like strawberry, melon, cherry, and tangerine.
The ice in the Kaki Gori used to be a little chunkier, and it used to be served in a shorter, wider bowl. That resulted in a lot of melty, drippy Kaki Gori running down forearms. The current serving situation is much more conducive to capturing the yummy melted juice. Plus…it’s HUGE!!
I opted for the Rainbow flavor, which is a combination of all of the syrups. For a while, you might be able to get individual flavors on your spoon, but this pretty quickly evolves into a mixed fruit flavor. And that’s fine by me!
And while you might think you spy some pale spots, rest assured there was plenty of syrup. As I dug around, I found that it had seeped into the core of the shaved ice. Kaki Gori is seriously so refreshing, cooling guests down from the inside out. And it’s worth its weight in gold on a hot Disney day!
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