Review: Mochi Ice Cream and Hello Kitty Mochi in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

We recently we dug our spoons once more into Kaki Gori, the Japanese Shaved Ice served at Kabuki Cafe. For years now, it’s been THE go-to treat as far as frozen options in the Japan Pavilion go, perfect for the cooling down in the current summer heat.

Japan Pavilion Pagoda

Japan Pavilion Pagoda

But did you know that Japan has got another — perhaps more authentic — frozen snack to keep your temperature down? It’s called Mochi. And though it’s been hanging around at the carts in the pavilion on-and-off for years, this additional cart we spotted recently seems to be mostly Mochi-centric. [Read more…]

Best of the Fest: What to Eat at the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

It truly is one of the most beautiful times of the year at Epcot, now that the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival has officially begun!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is Officially Underway!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is Officially Underway!

From now through May 29th, Epcot guests will enjoy over seventy Disney-themed topiaries all over the park, special exhibits and seminars for all the Green Thumbs (and those aspiring Green Thumbs!) out there, and the Garden Rocks Concert Series (complete with Dining Packages this year). [Read more…]

Fun Find: Tim Horton Products in Epcot’s Canada Pavilion

As you well know, one of my favorite things to do while I’m in Walt Disney World is to poke into all the little shops within the parks and resorts. I’m always finding new things! From delicious candy and take home treats to cute decor and souvenir options, who can resist?

Recently, I was on just such an expedition to the Yukon (okay, really, I was just in the Canada Pavilion), when I decided to wander through these, some of my favorite shops, once more. And you will never guess what I found!

Tim Horton’s Comes to Epcot!

If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I originally hail from way up north. Like, “almost-in-Canada” type north. And my parents, when they aren’t traveling all over the place, still call that corner of the world home.

Well, since we’re ALMOST in Canada where they live, one of AJ’s dad’s favorite rituals when he’s home is stopping into the local Tim Horton’s for coffee and a bagel each morning. So I couldn’t wait to show you this new (to me, anyway!) display of Tim Horton’s favorites that we spied in the Canada Shops!

Right there alongside bagged candies, and beneath a selection of maple syrup, you’ll find them. Remember the Covered Bridge Potato Chips that we showed you a while back? (Ketchup-Flavored! Yum!) Well, they’re right beside those!

Canada Pavilion Food Products Display

When I visited, there were four different beverage options. So Dad would have a great selection to choose from!

Display of Tim Horton's Drinks

While you can’t pick up a bag of coffee for brewing back in your hotel room, there are some [Read more…]