Tips & Tricks

F&W Festival Favorites

Here we are 1 month from the GRAND opening of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2019 (oh and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge). It has been a crazy month at the Walt Disney World Resort with the Star Wars opening, hurricanes, halloween parties in full swing, the return of the love bugs, and my-tied for 1st-favorite Epcot Festival.

I would like to offer some assistance in maneuvering the 41 locations a part of the festival this year! A few of these stands are not yet open: Donut Box and Test Track Cool Wash– and a few are BRAND NEW: The Alps and Appleseed Orchard (and spoiler alert, one of the new ones is my top favorite location).

*the order of the lists is from front to back of the 2019 passport and does not reflect the order in which they are my favorite*

Festival Favorite Foods:

  • The Steakhouse Blended Burger- Flavors from Fire
  • The Impossible Burger Slider- Earth Eats
  • Baked Shrimp and Scallop Scampi Dip- Coastal Eats
  • Kalua Pork Slider-Hawai’i
  • Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese-The Alps
  • Ravioli Carbonara-Italy
  • Beer Braised Beef-Belgium (I was really in it for the mashed potatoes
  • Charcuterie and Cheese Plate-Appleseed Orchard

*I generally will pick food over alcohol when given the choice at food and wine, there are many things I have not tried*

Festival Favorite Beverages

  • Aulani Sunrise- Hawai’i
  • Tropical Mimosa-Shimmering Sips (I had the trio and my favorite was the tropical)
  • Dragon Berry Refresher-Refreshment Port
  • Mexican Sangria-Mexico
  • Happy Peach-China
  • Italian Margarita-Italy
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Apple Pie Beer-Appleseed Orchard
  • Ciderboys Lemon Cello Hard Cider-Appleseed Orchard

*Great options to fill your passport, but not favorites*

Worth the Stamp

  • Ghirardelli Drinking Chocolate-The Chocolate Experience
  • Loaded Macaroni & Cheese-Active Eats
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle-The Chocolate Studio
  • Cheesecake Trio-Shimmering Sips
  • Duck Confit Poutine-Refreshment Port
  • Dole Whip Pineapple Soft Serve with Bacardi-Refreshment Port
  • Taco de Puerco-Mexico
  • Frozen Rosé-The Alps
  • Korma Chicken-India
  • Traditional Sicilian Cannoli-Italy
  • Prosecco-Italy (but I am obsessed with Prosecco)
  • New Brunswick Slider-Hops & Barley
  • Spicy Hummus Fries-Morocco
  • Crème Brûlée-France

*I told you, there are MANY things I have yet to try. But these are the ones I am excited to add to my repertoire*

On My List

  • Maple Bourbon Cheesecake-The Cheese Studio
  • Braised Beef “Stroganoff”-The Cheese Studio
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli-The Wine & Dine Studio
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake-Hawai’i
  • Banana Almond Soft Serve Sundae-Shimmering Sips
  • Deconstructed Pavlova-Australia
  • Marinated Chicken-Thailand
  • Ropa Vieja Empanada-Islands of the Caribbean
  • Frozen Mojito-Islands of the Caribbean
  • Smokey Margarita-Mexico
  • Blueberry and Almond Frangipane Tart-The Alps
  • Chicken Dumplings-China
  • Black Pepper Shrimp-China
  • Year of the Piggy-China
  • Warm Indian Bread-India
  • Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin-Africa
  • Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp-Africa
  • Apple Strudel-Germany
  • Frangipane Peach Tart-Sommerfest
  • Spanish Style Paella-Spain
  • Pollo-Italy
  • Guinness Baileys Shake-Ireland

By the way, have you figured out my favorite location at the festival?

It is none other than the adorable location of the APPLESEED ORCHARD! This location is kind-of-but-not-really hidden in the Canada Pavilion where the circle vision movie usually is. This room is decorated to trick your Disney loving Florida existing self into believing its actually fall outside when its actually 95 degrees out. The drinks are delicious and it just smells all crisp and apple-y 🙂

And I know you expected me to tell you about my least favorites but here on TheWordyOverThinker I don’t want to feed any negative energy. I will leave you to make your own opinions of what is not worth your time.

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