The Festival runs from March 6 to June 3, 2019 and all of the slots have been filled in for the concert series! [Read more…]
You never know exactly what you’ll find at Heritage Manor Gifts at The American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot!
This merchandise shop has been home to a variety of items from flavored moonshine to a full array of apparel and home goods representing each of the 50 United States.
It’s been a while, though, since they’ve had any large selection of snacks in stock. For a time, Claey’s Old Fashioned Hard Candy was one of the sole treats you could find here. So on our recent visit, we were surprised to see a whole new batch. [Read more…]
Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video this weekend, and we’re taking you on a Food Tour of Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion!
Admittedly, with so many unique and interesting dining options around Epcot’s World Showcase, the American Adventure Pavilion doesn’t really spring to mind when it comes to eating in Epcot. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few surprises tucked in this Pavilion. From its own Craft Beer kiosk to a terrific new dessert in the Pavilion’s Counter Service location, Liberty Inn, there are indeed some FOOD adventures to be had while you’re having your own American Adventure! Find out more about them in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]
There have been some changes in Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion as of late. Just recently, the Pavilion’s attraction, The American Adventure, debuted an updated film finale and anthem.
But there’s been a less noticeable change in the Pavilion, too — however small doesn’t mean insignificant. To the right facing the Pavilion’s theater entrance is a new addition.
What? You’ve recovered from the DFB Grilled Cheese Crawl, and you’re ready for another one? We are right there with ya!
So today, we’re heading to the Mecca of Diverse Disney food options, Epcot!
There are literally hundreds of delicious dishes and tempting snacks to be savored throughout the park. And that makes sense, since World Showcase immerses you into the cultures of eleven different countries.
But then, there’s Future World, too. Home to great little kiosks featuring flavored popcorns as well as one of our favorite counter service spots, Sunshine Seasons, there’s plenty to enjoy there as well.
We all have our favorites, but it’s also fun to check out the NEW stuff! And so today, that’s what we’re doing. Let’s head into Epcot and arrange the day around trying brand new (or in some cases, returning items) in our DFB “Just the New Stuff” Crawl, Epcot Edition!
I hope you came hungry. Let’s go!
Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding, Sunshine Seasons
To kick our day off right, we should start with a good breakfast. Sure, you could grab a bowl of cereal at the resort or head to Starbucks for a muffin, but I say let’s check out Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion for their Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding.
Is it breakfast, or is it dessert? Who cares? Because this is vacation, and you NEED to have this rich, delicious dish to jump start your day. (Oh, and to answer the question, clearly, this is breakfast. I mean, who eats bacon with dessert? 😉 ) [Read more…]
It’s here! Today, we’re sharing with you some of the first big news out for the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which runs from September 14 through November 14 this year!
Ahead of the official announcement, our team has put together a first look at some of the music acts we expect to see during this year’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series!
If you’re new to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, let’s get you up to speed. 🙂 One of the most popular events during the event is the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. The concerts are performed three times per evening, so you have three opportunities every night to see your favorite acts — at 5:30PM, 6:45PM, and 8:00PM.
In the past, it’s been hard to pin down just what genre they’re courting. 🙂 But usually, you’ll find acts from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and even the 00s. There’s usually something for just about everyone!
The concerts are included in your Epcot admission. And if you’re not a fan of standing in line, stay tuned to DFB, and we’ll confirm the return of the Eat to the Beat Dining Packages as soon as we can! [Read more…]
It’s FUNNEL CAKE TIME!!! But this isn’t just any funnel cake… .
Now, as someone who loves a good funnel cake, I have to admit… Disneyland has cornered the market as far as Disney Funnel Cakes go. Stage Door Cafe offers consistently great toppings right down to the signature Whipped Cream Mickey. And the latest Churro Funnel Cake at Hungry Bear Restaurant really upped the ol’ ante.
Disney World, on the other hand, doesn’t have quite the same Funnel Cake game. While you can always grab a Funnel Cake at spots like Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, Oasis Canteen, or the Funnel Cake Kiosk along Disney’s BoardWalk, toppings are typically pretty standard; usually ice cream or often strawberry along with the classic powdered sugar.
The Funnel Cake stop that does change its options from time to time, though, is the Funnel Cake Stand in Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion. Double Chocolate Funnel Cakes and Pumpkin Spice have rotated over the past couple years as the seasonal options (and they used to offer a Strawberry a few years back), but even those haven’t seen any further variety for some time.
Until now, that is… because a Cookies n’ Cream Funnel Cake has hit the scene at Epcot’s Funnel Cake Stand!
The standbys remain, of course; you can still grab the standard funnel cake with sugar, or add that big ol’ slab of vanilla ice cream or chocolate sauce as additional toppings. But the new headliner is the Cookies n’ Cream. [Read more…]
You know how I’m always going on and on about the huge variety of food, drinks, and cuisine around Epcot’s World Showcase? I mean, you can find just about anything and everything, which is why I talk about it ALL the time, like it’s my job or something.
Oh, wait… it IS my job.
I guess somebody’s gotta do it! 😉
Anyway, I really do mean that you can find everything… and here’s my proof (ha ha — PROOF! I crack me up). Did you know that you can stock up on your supply of Moonshine at Epcot?
Yep! The Port of Entry and Disney Traders gift shops (those are the two gifts shops at the entrance to World Showcase between the Canada and Mexico Pavilions) carry an assortment of the whiskey beverage.
They’ve actually been available for some time now (and are, of course, being incorporated into many a cocktail around property due to the popularity of moonshine right now), but I only recently paused to take a look at the [Read more…]
Hear Ye, Hear Ye… there have been some recent additions to the menu at everyone’s favorite Publick Dining Room: Liberty Inn, found in Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion!
It’s time to strap on your tri-corner hat and buckled shoes (‘cuz I know you’ve got those handy!) and get ready to travel back to colonial times to check out some of the contemporary fare at this Counter Service option.
True, it’s primarily known as a place to grab a quick burger and fries or a hot dog. So it wouldn’t surprise me if you’re tempted to ask, “Why stop at Liberty Inn when there are so many unique options all around World Showcase?” Well, as mentioned, they’re changing things up a bit, and I must say I’m somewhat intrigued with the direction things are going…
Come on in!
Even if you’ve never stepped into Liberty Inn (and it’s somewhat easy to miss, blending into the back of the Pavilion), you likely won’t be surprised to know that the atmosphere reflects the colonial era, since that’s the general feel of the rest of the Pavilion. The place where this themeing is most evident is the collection of the thirteen original colony flags lining the brick wall.
Add a few touches such as candle “lanterns,” and you’re all set for time travel.
With ample natural light streaming in from the huge windows, white trim, and high ceilings, the indoor seating area always reminds me a little bit of [Read more…]