We’re in Epcot checking out what’s new this week! The restaurants are busy adding some seasonal treats as well as fall flavors! Construction is moving forward on a variety of attractions! Let’s take a closer look…
After some months of construction walls hiding the pizza window in Epcot’s Italy pavilion we are glad to say the walls are gone and the pizza window is open again!
Cupcakes at the Gelato Kiosk… “Huh?”
That’s what I said when I saw the new Cannoli Cupcake on the menu at the Gelato stand located in Epcot’s Italy.
This simple kiosk (located on your left when coming from Germany, just before entering the heart of the Italy Pavilion), is covered with a pastel-hued awning with nary a sign other than the menu to encourage your visit.
But it’s home to some downright impressive — and highly overlooked — items, especially when it comes to its “Gelato Creations,” like the Coppa Delizia and Espresso Affogato. So anytime I notice anything new on the menu here, it’s an automatic must-try for me.
But when I received it, my thoughts changed immediately. [Read more…]
Could it be true? We’re stopping by the Gelato Stand in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion and not having gelato?!
If you’re not familiar with this understated kiosk, the main draw here is, obviously, gelato 😉 . You can have your choice of flavor served in a cup or cone, or enjoy one of the “Gelato Creations” like the Coppa Delizia or the Espresso Gelato Affogato. There’s also the gelato sandwiches, made with chocolate chip cookies. And a selection of wine and beer is also available, along with a few specialty coffee beverages and Italian sodas.
But there are a couple of sweet concoctions here that tend to fly under the radar against all that gelato goodness, so we thought we’d shine a light on one of those today: the Tiramisu.
Alongside the Cannoli also found at this spot, Tiramisu is a well-known Italian dessert featuring layers of mascarpone cream and Savoiardi biscuits (ladyfingers) dipped in espresso and dusted with cocoa.
This tiramisu is light and creamy, but packed with flavor thanks to the espresso and the layer of cocoa on top.
I don’t think there’s [Read more…]
It’s time to take another stroll around Disney World and see what’s new and awesome! We’ve got parade pics, Olaf apples, Gaston-themed headwear, and more! Won’t you please join us 🙂 ?
Fun “Frozen” Finds
Everything’s coming up “Frozen” at Walt Disney World to celebrate the release of the movie on Blu-Ray and DVD.
Olaf the Snowman has been bestowed a true Disney character honor… He’s now a Candy Apple!
Keep an eye out for him in candy locations like Sweet Spells, Main Street Confectionery, Candy Cauldron, and Goofy’s Candy Company… I’m hoping he’s here for the long haul!
You may also spy some favorite treats in a blue hue for a very limited time, including Mickey Krispy Treats and Marshmallow Wands.
A recent walk around Downtown Disney revealed that the Disney Food Trucks are making their way around. Previously housed primarily between Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues (and occasionally spotted in the grassy area next to Bongos Cuban Cafe), the Food Trucks we’re spotted in new and different places around the West Side.
And Fantasy Fare has been spotted over in the Marketplace (this is the spot next to World of Disney where Santa’s Chalet can be found during the holidays).
However, the one thing certain about the Food Trucks is that they are ever-changing 🙂 . And we know something new is coming thanks to these Food Truck Park signs found around Downtown Disney.
What’s to come? Only time will tell!
The Starbucks construction site on the Marketplace side is really starting to take shape. You can now see the triangular top peeking out above the walls, matching the “Coming Soon” artwork.
And as new things arrive, we also say [Read more…]
What’s new in regards to eats and treats in Disney World? What’s changed? Have any menu items bid us farewell? Read on to find out what has caught our eye lately!
And thanks to Avatarland, we bid adieu to the Camp Minnie-Mickey character greeting area. This space had two snack kiosks: one for funnel cakes and the other for hot dogs and pretzels.
You can still grab a terrific hot dog over at Restaurantosaurus… a Mac & Cheese Dog, to be precise! And those beloved Mickey Pretzels can be found in the Harambe Fruit Market (including the Jalapeno Cheese-stuffed Pretzel!).
Mr. Kamal’s (a kiosk devoted primarily to vegetarian selections) recently revamped the menu. Pick up samosas, falafel sammies, and hummus with veggies!
It’s worth scoping out Bradley Falls (directly across from Mr. Kamal’s), to see if it is open on your visit. It’s typically open during busy days, and the most recent menu showed that the Edamame and Asian Noodle Salad are options there along with a brand new Thai Coconut Soup! Check out some of these [Read more…]
Don’t get too excited; we don’t know too much yet, but MousePlanet has reported the following:
It appears that a new pizzeria will be coming to Epcot’s Italy pavilion. A construction permit has been filed for construction of the new pizzeria, naming the Patina Group as the owner/operator of the facility. Patina also owns and operates Tutto Italia.
This would be a welcome addition, as WDW has — shall we say — never been especially known for it’s pizza…