MASSIVE REVIEW: We Tried EVERY Food Booth at the 2024 EPCOT Festival of the Arts!

It’s time to say goodbye to the holidays and hello to the 2024 EPCOT Festival of the Arts!

Festival of the Arts

The festival runs from January 12th to February 19th, and there is SO much in store this year. Not only can you try over 25 new menu items, but you can also watch Disney Broadway performers sing, see incredible chalk art, do the scavenger hunt around World Showcase, and so much more. Right now, though, it’s time to talk about the FOOD so we present to you our massive review of every single booth at the festival. Let’s go!

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The Artist’s Table — 4/5

The Artist’s Table

We started off at this booth with probably our least favorite item there – the Duck and Dumplings. These are slices of thick-cut smoked duck breast, ricotta dumplings, baby vegetables, and duck jus. The dumplings were great! We really enjoyed their texture. But the duck was chewy and a little tough. It had a flavor that reminded us of smoked, salty ham. The vegetables could have used some butter as they were a bit flavorless, even with the gravy. This meal is $7.25.

Duck & Dumplings

From there, things got better. The Hummingbird Cake was a sweet dessert that seemed like a ginger spice cake. The icing on it reminded us of a cinnamon roll. It was quite delicious. You can get it for $4.75.


Next, we got the beer flight for $10.25. It features a Wicked Weed Pineapple Daydream IPA, Brew Hub Jazzberry Wheat Jam Ale, and Lost Coast Brewery Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout. You can also get each of these individually for $5.75 for 6 ounces and $9.75 for 12 ounces. 

Beer Flight

The pineapple IPA is very pineapple-forward. It is very fizzy and very tropical. We enjoyed it, but if you’re not a fan of pineapple, you’ll probably want to skip it.

The Jazzberry Wheat Jam Ale seemed like it was a simple raspberry. It was good and smooth.


And last, the Peanut Butter Stout was delicious. Even if you’re not a fan of peanut butter, we recommend giving this a try. It reminded us of a peanut butter cookie!

Last, we tried the Migration Pinot Noir. This was what you might expect from a deep, red noir. It was smooth but hefty. It’s a bold wine choice that was tasty.


If you’re going to venture over to The Artist’s Table, we suggest definitely trying the cake! The duck can probably be skipped, but if you really like duck, then perhaps it’s calling your name.

The Craftsman’s Courtyard– 5/5

The Craftsman’s Courtyard

What can we say? This booth had ALL the flavor. We started with the Grilled Pork Belly with salsa verde, broccoli rabe, pickled peppers, and raclette cheese on grilled sourdough for $6.75. This had SO much flavor. The pork belly was lightly spiced and worked as a great combo with the greens and tomato on top of the bread.

Pork Belly

The Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak with caramelized onions and mushrooms, blue cheese fondue, and arugula on a grilled French roll for $7 also has us singing its praises. You’ve got a super tender steak with just enough fat surrounded by a nice fluffy bread that has a touch of crunch. 

Skirt Steak

The drink here is the Coffee Old Fashioned Cocktail for $11.50. This drink has returned from last year, although before that, you could grab it at The Donut Box. It’s also bursting with a great whiskey and coffee flavor that’s smokey, but not so smokey that it overwhelms the tastebuds.


Even those who don’t necessarily like drinks might appreciate this one.

Cuisine Classique — 2.5/5

Cuisine Classique

Cuisine Classique is BACK at the EPCOT Festival of the Arts, and although the items here are brand new for THIS booth, we saw them previously at the Craftsman’s Courtyard. But how do they measure up?

Quincy at Cuisine Classique

First, the Beef Wellington for $8.75 is made with Mushroom duxelles, prosciutto, and puff pastry with red wine demi-glace. So this dish seems to be pretty popular, and it’s tasty, but we’re not putting it on our BEST list. Ours was actually a little hard to cut through but still chewed easily enough. The best part was the demi-glace – once we added that, it changed the whole dish. The potatoes were also perfect, along with the little vegetables on top.

Beef Wellington

We also got the Cast Iron-roasted P.E.I. Mussels for $8. This is mussels with sautéed tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs. First, who orders Mussels in a theme park? This felt weird to be eating here, but they were good. If you like Mussels, we would tell you to get these. They are perfectly cooked plus you get some good garlic flavor and a little kick with each bite.


For our drink, we decided to order the Gulf Stream Brewing Company Sum of All Colors IPA, which is $5.75 for a 6 oz. pour and $9.75 for a 12 oz. pour. So this is not what we think of when it comes to an IPA. Instead, this was a lot more like a stout kind of beer.


Now we’re not saying it’s not good – we actually enjoyed it, but we want to let you know what to expect if you’re thinking this is a typical fruity IPA.

Deco Delights — 2/5

Deco Delights

If you’re looking for an Instagrammable dessert, look no further than Deco Delights! But if you’re looking for cool, unique flavors, this might not be the booth for you. We started off this booth with the Neopolitan Dessert Trio. The trio costs $5.25 and counts as a Dining Plan snack credit. It is also part of the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine.

Dessert Trio

As is probably expected you get strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate in this sampler. It comes with a chocolate tart, vanilla bean cheesecake, and a strawberry mousse. And unfortunately, it all just felt like a trio of mousse to us. The strawberry mousse tasted a bit more like white chocolate as the strawberry flavor was very faint.

Strawberry Mousse

The vanilla beach cheesecake was soft and had a great vanilla bean flavor. Luckily, the base of the cheesecake added some much-needed texture to this plate.


The chocolate tart was simply a tasty chocolate mousse.

Chocolate Tart

Next up, we tried the Espresso Martini! It includes Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka and you can get it for $12. If you’re a black coffee drinker, you’ll probably enjoy this cocktail. It is VERY coffee-heavy. The vodka that it is made with is super subtle, like barely there, subtle. But the coffee flavor – we can’t say it enough, it’s very strong.

Espresso Martini

This booth also offers a beer flight for $10.25 or you can grab each beer individually for $5.75 for 6 ounces or $9.75 for 12 ounces.

Overall, we might skip this if we’re looking for more flavor and depth in our food. But if you want an artistic photo, this is your booth!

The Deconstructed Dish — 5/5

The Deconstructed Dish

The items at Deconstructed Dish bring us food and art. Each item is a beautiful masterpiece backed up with fantastic flavors!

There are two returning food items this year as well as a new drink. First up, we tried the Deconstructed BLT. You get a BLT deconstructed into sections of pork belly, onion bread pudding, watercress espuma, and tomato jam. The dish is $7.25 and oh so good.


You can eat each item individually, but we recommend putting it all together for an even better experience. The tomato jam is a bit sweet, but it compliments everything else nicely. We love this for a sweet and savory item.

Next up, we tried the Deconstructed Key Lime Pie for $6.50. This is a deconstructed dish of Flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake, and Meringues and it’s part of the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine!

Key Lime Pie

This is a beautiful item that is so light and refreshing. The flavors are spot on. We loved this last year, and we can say with certainty that we love it again this year. Again, each section of this is great separately, but it’s even better if you put it all together.

Full Spread

This year, there was a new drink called the Deconstructed Strawberry Mint Julep. You can get the non-alcoholic option for $4.50 or add some bourbon for $12.

Strawberry Mint Julep

The julep might have been our favorite part of this booth! It was so good and fun. Both the strawberry and mint are strong, but not overwhelming. They go together nicely to create a refreshing sip. The non-alcoholic option would be a fun treat for the kids, while the adults enjoy the bourbon.

Fry was a fan!

There is another drink option at the Deconstructed Dish booth – Wicked Weed Brewing Blank Canvas Belgian Blonde Witbier. You can get a 6 oz. pour for $5.75 or a 12oz pour for $9.75.

Overall, this continues to be one of our favorite booths of the festival. It embodies the spirit of the art festival with its unique deconstructed items while also bringing the flavor! We highly recommend stopping by to check it out.

El Artista Hambriento (The Hungry Artist) — 5/5

El Artista Hambriento

In Mexico, we stopped at El Artista Hambriento, where we had some really delicious eats and drinks! First up was the Carne Asada, which is made with chipotle-marinated beef sirloin, grilled queso fresco, Nopales salad with queso fresco foam, and chicharron dust. It’s new this year and $10.50. We really enjoyed this, as the meat was tender and the queso was deliciously cheesy.

Carne Asada

The standout eat at this booth is the Tostada de Langosta, which is also new. It’s Chilled Lobster with Chipotle Aïoli, Onions, and Mango on a Fried Corn Tortilla with Guacamole, Shredded Cabbage, and Hot Sauce. You can get it for $8. This was a big winner! The lobster and aioli went perfectly together, and the guacamole was nice and fresh. A great mix of flavors and textures. 


For drinks, we started with the Rubí Delicioso Margarita for $16.50. It’s made with Tromba Blanco Tequila, Lejay Blackcurrant Liqueur, citrus, mint, spicy agave, and beet juice. The beet juice definitely comes through but the spicy agave is the strong flavor here. 


The Smokey Banana Bliss Margarita was our favorite of the drinks, available for $15.50. It’s made with Ten to One Rum, Ilegal Mezcal Joven, banana purée, and lime juice, and the banana flavor is strong and delicious.

Banana Margarita!

There’s a hint of rum as well, but we would go back for this again and again!

Figment’s Inspiration Station at The Odyssey — 4/5

Figment’s Inspiration Station

If you’re in the mood for colorful sweets, this booth is for you! This booth is fit for an art festival with all its fun colors and fun presentations. We got several items here, that if you have a sweet tooth, you might want to check out.

First, we tried the Rainbow Cake with freeze-dried Skittles bite-sized candies for $4.50! This is a fun and artful take on a slice of cake! It is colorful layers of vanilla cake with skittle-flavored icing between them. Our only complaint about this cake is that we would have loved to have each layer of cake have a flavor, but that might have been overwhelming. Otherwise, it’s a delicious serving of fluffy and lightly sweet cake!

Look at how colorful this cake is!

Next, we grabbed the Blueberry-filled Pastry Tart with Purple Icing. This tart is $4.75 and is part of the Wonderful Walk of Color Cuisine. We really enjoyed this pastry! It gave us grape jelly vibes, but it had lots of depth in the flavor that we could pull out the notes of berry. It was flaky and delicious.

A fancy Poptart!

Then we washed those desserts down with a Grape Smoothie with freeze-dried Skittles bite-sized candies. This tasted like a grape milkshake, and we were here for it! It’s smooth and creamy, which we loved. For $5.75, we really enjoyed the fruity and sweet drink. 

Grape Smoothie

There are two flights at this booth. We opted for the Rainbow Beer Flight (you can also get a Rainbow Hard Cider flight). The beer flight comes with three beers – 81Bay Brewing Co. Green with Envy Blonde Ale, 81Bay Brewing Co. Blue Butterfly Lager, and Urban Artifact The Gadget Raspberry & Blackberry Midwest Fruit Tart. The flight is $10.25 or you can get each one individually for $5.75 for 6 oz or $9.75 for 12 oz.

We’re going to start with our favorite of the three beers. The Raspberry & Blackberry Midwest Fruit Tart was on point. It was fruity but with a bit of bitterness at the end. We thought this could have easily made it into the hard cider lineup, but we were glad to see it on our flight.

Beer Flight

Next, the Blue Butterfly Lager gave us more IPA vibes. It was hoppy and slightly bitter. It’s certainly not a thick beer, and would go nicely with all the food you’re consuming throughout the day. 

And that leaves us with the Green with Envy Blonde Ale. We noticed this one had more fizz than the other two. It was also a thinner beer that won’t fill you up. It had a beautiful color and a lighter taste. 

Full Spread

If you prefer hard ciders, the Rainbow Hard Cider Flight is the same price (and each option is individually priced the same as the beer). You get a sample of 3 Daughters Brewing Black Cherry Hard Cider, 3 Daughters Brewing Blood Orange Hard Cider, and 3 Daughters Brewing Passion Fruit Hard Cider.

Overall, we may not consider this our favorite booth of the festival, but it’s certainly not one to miss (especially if you like sweets)!

Goshiki — 4/5


Goshiki is a fan favorite at the Festival of the Arts, and we’re excited to try the eats for this year!

We’re excited to try!

We started out with the Wagyu Bun for $9.75, which is a steamed bun filled with American Wagyu beef served with green shiso sauce. This was absolutely spectacular! The meat was tender and the bun was soft. Maybe even better than the Animal Kingdom cheeseburger pods? (Shock and surprise!)

Wagyu Bun

The beloved Sushi Donut is returning this year, featuring salmon, tuna, shrimp, cucumber, and sesame seed over a decorated plate of wasabi aïoli, sriracha aïoli, and eel sauce for $8.75. It was just as yummy as we remember, with fish that practically melts in your mouth. We do wish they would’ve given us a little more sauce to go with it, though.

Sushi Donut

We also tried the returning ​​Ichigo Mochi – Daifuku, which is Daifuku mochi filled with fresh strawberry, sweet azuki bean paste, and white chocolate served with strawberry cream. It’s $6.75 and we weren’t big fans of it last year. This year, it still hasn’t quite stepped up to the plate, with some bizarrely chewy textures.

This one is a skip in our opinion

To drink, we had the Murasaki Blueberry Drink which is made with sweet blueberry and cream for $6.75. It was smoothie-like and sweet, but you’ve got to keep stirring it to keep it from separating. 

Blueberry Drink

Overall, Japan is a great stop for snacks, but we’d recommend avoiding the sweet treats unless you’re a die-hard mochi lover.

Gourmet Landscapes — 3/5

Gourmet Landscapes

It’s time for Gourmet Landscapes!

The Verjus-roasted Beets for $5.50 comes with goat cheese, petite lettuce, blackberry gastrique, and spiced pecans. We thought the beets themselves were a bit briny, but the other flavors balanced it out well! The earthy mushrooms in particular helped mellow out the brininess. 


The Roasted Bone Marrow for $10.50 was interesting! It’s served with onion marmalade, pickled mushrooms, and petite lettuce. We were surprised by this dish! The marrow tastes very salty at first but then has an unusually sweet aftertaste. 

Sage has some thoughts on the bone marrow!

Finally, we tried the Wild Mushroom Risotto with aged Parmesan, truffle shavings, and Zinfandel reduction. This one is $9.75. This was our favorite food item! It’s plant-based as well. It was warm, salty, and deliciously earthy.


We also got the Frozen Scotch Cocktail with Scotch and herbal tea garnished with a chocolate nail for $15.50. Like the food, this drink is also very earthy. In fact, we thought it almost tasted like straight Scotch with only a hint of the tea. A quick warning about the drink: make sure to drink it quickly! If you don’t, the ice will melt and water it down.

Frozen Scotch Cocktail

Overall, Gourmet Landscapes is definitely for the adventurous eaters out there! 

L’Art de la Cuisine Francaise — 5/5

We’re ready!

First up is a returning favorite called the Crème de Brie en Petit Pain. This is a warm, creamy brie in a house-made bread bow, and it’s available for $9.95. Look, we can’t say anything bad about this dish – it’s warm, melted cheese in a bowl made of bread. The Brie cheese is creamy, soft, and smooth, and the bread is quite soft as well. This is a nice, cozy snack we keep coming back to every year. Give it a try!

A must-get!

The Saumon Fumé Mousse is another returning menu item! It is a smoked salmon mousse with goat cheese on top of Russian-style crepe called a blini. It’s priced at $7.95. Do NOT be scared away by the name (or the strange appearance) of this dish. It’s surprisingly AMAZING! The salmon has a nice, soft texture and a savory buttery flavor. The mousse is soft and creamy, and the goat cheese goes quite nicely with the fish. 

It sounds interesting…but give it a try!

We’ve got ANOTHER salmon dish to try! We ordered the Vol-au-Vent de Saumon et Epinards, a salmon and spinach atop a puff pastry dish with a Chardonnay sauce. It’s $7.95. This one tasted a little more fishy than the mousse, but we still enjoyed it. The puff pasty was flaky and fresh, and we loved the spinach topping, too. 

The hot salmon item

Can’t decide between the two salmon dishes? Get BOTH! Yep, you can get both the Saumon Fumé Mousse and theVol-au-Vent de Saumon et Epinards at the same time! This dish is priced at $14.75. Keep in mind that this item is NOT snack credit-eligible on the Disney Dining Plan. 

Two in one!

For dessert, we opted to get the Moelleux aux Noisettes, Croustillant Noisettes, Coulis Framboise et Mangue. It’s a returning molten chocolate and hazelnut cake with pure origin Valrhona chocolates and passion fruit-mango sauce, available for $9.25. This one is incredibly rich with a lovely molten center, but really, it just tastes like a standard chocolate lava cake. 


Now, let’s talk DRINKS! We started with the returning Frozen French Martini, made of Grey Goose Vodka, chambord liqueur, pineapple, orange, and grape juices with a lemon-lime foam. It’s priced at $15.25. If you’re looking for a grown-up Sweet Tart drink that isn’t too sweet but still has a nice, fruity flavor, GET THIS! It’s a winner in our book. 

Frozen French Martini

Finally, we grabbed the new Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail with St. Germain Liqueur, sparkling wine, and mint for $13.25.


This one is VERY strong – we could definitely taste the champagne and St. Germain Liqueur. Whew! 

This one is strong!

Overall, this was a GREAT visit to the France booth. We loved the salmon dishes, adored our martini, and left feeling stuffed and IMPRESSED with everything.

L’Arte di Mangiare — 3/5

Time to go to Italy!

Let’s head to Italy. The Mozzarella Fritta for $8.50 is returning this year. It’s Flash-fried breaded fresh mozzarella with artist palette condiments for $8.50. Okay, so it’s fried cheese, and everyone loves fried cheese, right? Is it a little basic for this festival? Probably, but we like that you get a variety of dips to make it a little more interesting. You get marinara, an aïoli, pesto, and balsamic vinegar. Marinara is a classic, and we loved the aïoli, but the pesto was a bit too oily for us.


The Conchiglie Ripiene for $9.50 is brand new this year. It’s Baked stuffed conchiglie pasta with beef, ricotta, peas, pomodoro, and creamy sauce. So this is another pretty basic dish. It’s fine. Picky eaters will probably like it, but we felt the filling needed more flavor – and salt. The pasta is well-cooked, so we’ll give it that. But this is the EPCOT Festival of the Arts and we expect something more artistic.

This was just okay

However, the new Torta Ricotta di Cioccolata for $8 was a hit with us. It’s a Chocolate cheesecake with whipped cream and a chocolate decoration on top. Although cheesecake is also pretty…well…basic, this one SHINED with a lovely dark chocolate flavor that wasn’t super sweet. 

Treat time!

Most of the drinks here are returning: Peroni Pilser for $6.50 for 6 oz. and $11 for 12oz, Langhe Nebbiolo for $14, Prosecco for $11.75, Red or White Italian Sangria for $12, and Italian Margarita with tequila and limoncello for $12. 

Full Spread

However, the Elderflower Sparkling Cocktail for $15 is new. It’s made with Mint-infused elderflower liqueur, prosecco, and sparkling blood orange. This was a very tasty cocktail with a lot of blood orange flavor and just a hint of elderflower. The mint flavor isn’t really present, but we didn’t mind. This is a refreshing drink perfect for a hot day at EPCOT.

The Painted Panda — 3/5

The Painted Panda

First up, we grabbed the returning General Tso’s Chicken Shumai, available for $10.75. We’re starting out on a high note! This is both a PRETTY and TASTY dish. The texture of them is perfect. They are well-cooked and come with a sweet sauce. The chicken filling inside the dumplings is slightly spicy but not overwhelming or unbearable. The dumplings are served on a thin slice of cucumber, which adds a nice crunch to the soft dumplings. 

Chicken Shumai

After that, we dove into the Char Siu Pork Bun, which is another returning menu item. You can try this dish for $8.50.This was quite nice! The sauce has a sweet and sour flavor, which we enjoyed. The pork has a nice texture and a smoky flavor. The bun was fresh, soft, and pillowy. The cabbage on top is nice, though we actually would’ve preferred even more cabbage to add more crunch to this dish.

Pork Bun

EPCOT also debuted some NEW Sesame Balls with red bean paste for $7.25. The strawberry sauce tasted pretty authentic despite that artificially bright red color. That said, the texture of these Sesame Balls was pretty chewy (maybe even gummy). As you can see, they are completely covered in sesame, and sesame is the prominent flavor here. If you don’t like that strong sesame taste, you might want to skip this one. 

Sesame Balls

Time for some drinks! We tried the NEW Black and White Bubble Tea with black tea, milk, chocolate, and black & white boba pearls. It’s available for $8.75. The boba here doesn’t have much flavor to it, but this is a fun little drink with some ADORABLE Oreo toppings. This one is fun if you enjoy bubble tea, but it’s not exactly revolutionary. 

It looks like a panda!

The Silk River Hard Lemonade has a sugar rim and a lemon garnish. You can try it for $13.75. Honestly, this drink is SO pretty! We tasted the coconut and lemonade the most, though we did taste a faint floral lavender flavor, too. The sugar rim adds a hint of sweetness; otherwise, it is not an overly sweet cocktail. 

Hard Lemonade

Finally, we tried the Butterfly Blue drink, which is a butterfly pea flower-infused cocktail with vodka, light rum, lychee syrup, and magic boba pearls. This one is $13.75. Be warned – this drink is STRONG! The most prominent ingredient in this cocktail is the vodka, and we felt that it could use a little extra syrup to balance that alcoholic taste. Also, the menu lists “magic boba pearls,” but our drink (and others nearby) did NOT have any boba, so keep that in mind when you go to order this cocktail. 

This is gorgeous!

Overall, this booth was pretty good, but it wasn’t our favorite of the Festival. There are some hidden gems like the Silk River Hard Lemonade and the Char Siu Pork Bun, but also a few misses.

Pastoral Palate — 5/5

Pastoral Palate

Pastoral Palate in the Germany pavilion is a “do not miss” booth at the Festival of the Arts! The food and drinks here are fantastic.

Let’s start with the main course option here – the Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with parsnip purée, broccolini, baby tomatoes, and balsamic glaze. This small meal is $8.75. This is a returning favorite that just keeps on being delicious. It’s so juicy that it practically falls apart as you cut into it. It’s tender and savory – everything we like meaty meals to be. The creamy mashed potatoes are what truly sold us in the dish!

Short Rib

Next up, is the Black Forest Cake. When we bit into this, we thought we had died and gone to chocolate heaven. The chocolate and the cherries go so perfectly together. The cake is soft and moist, making this a 10 out of 10 for us. You can get it for $4.75.


While there are several drink options at this booth, we decided to just get the Frozen Rosé. This drink is $7 and quite refreshing. It does melt quickly (as expected in Florida) but it has a nice tartness at the end. It’s similar to the rosés you can get in the France pavilion.


Other drink options here include the “A Play on Rosé” Flight for $11 which comes with 3 Daughters Brewing Rosé Hard Cider, 81Bay Brewing Co. Rosé Blonde Ale, and the Frozen Rosé. The cider and ale can be purchased individually for $5.75 for a 6 oz pour and $9.75 for a 12 oz pour. The last drink option is the Marietta Old Vine Rosé for $5.50. 

What we tried this year!

Overall, this is certainly a top-of-the-list booth for us at the festival. It’s a great combination of sweet and savory that rivals the other booths.

Pop Eats — 5/5

Pop Eats

EPCOT Festival pros know not to skip this booth! We started with the classic Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese! This is a returning item, and it’s part of the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine activity. It’s available for $5.75. Pro tip: make sure to dip your grilled cheese in the soup – that soup is thick and creamy and makes a GREAT dipping sauce. 

We love these soup cans!

We then moved on to try the Tomato Soup with pimento cheese, bacon, and fried green tomato grilled cheese! You can try it for $6.50. The flavors here are GREAT, especially when dunked in the soup. Our sandwich was cooked to perfection, and the pimento cheese had a slight kick. This menu item is also part of the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine. Give it a try – but be warned that the freshness of your sandwich may vary depending on when you visit. Either way, it’s worth it. 

That grilled cheese is loaded!

NEW for 2024 is the Rock the Dots White Chocolate and Orange Mousse with vanilla bean chiffon cake for $5.25. This dessert looks gorgeous, and we’re happy to report it tastes as good as it looks. The white chocolate flavor shone through the most, and then we tasted a hint of citrus from the orange mousse. This was a sweet, citrusy treat that looks AMAZING in photos. That’s a win-win!

A work of art

In terms of drinks, we tried the Bleu Spectrum, which is Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with boba pearls! This is also returning from last year, and we picked it up this year for $10.50.We hate to say it, but this one was a bit of a disappointment. It reminded us of a child’s drink. We were really hoping for some elevated flavors, but instead, we got a sugary blue drink that left us wanting more. Oh well!  

So much fun!

Listen, this booth is a classic for a reason. There’s nothing better than a can of warm soup with some crispy grilled cheese, right? It’s the ultimate comfort food! We’ll keep coming back to this booth every year, and we’ll never get tired of those fun Pop Eats! soup cans.

Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of Medina — 3/5

Tangierine Cafe

Heading over to Tangierine Cafe, we first tried some returning favorites!

Sage at Tangierine Cafe

We got the Grilled Kebabs with carrot chickpea salad and garlic aioli for $6.25 each. First up was the Moroccan-spiced Lamb, which was sweet and had a nice spiced flavor.

Lamb Kebab

The Chermoula Chicken kebab was decidedly less exciting, with some pretty basic chicken. We enjoyed the carrot chickpea salad on both, however.

Chicken Kebab

The Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with hummus, chermoula, and zhoug dips has also returned this year and it’s $5. This plant-based dish is absolutely delicious, and the zhoug dip was a clear winner with yummy herb and garlic flavors. The hummus is pretty basic, but it had a bit of a sour flavor to it this time around.

Bread service alert!

New to the booth is the Chocolate Cake with pomegranate mousse and pomegranate whipped cream for $5. It was fruity but not too tart, with a light texture on the mousse. The chocolate base was creamy and it all worked pretty well together.


For drinks, we tried the non-alcoholic version of the Chai Tea Mint Mimosa for $4.50. It was…bizarre. It’s made with Twinings Chai Tea with Sprite and mint, and the combination of those last two is not something we really enjoyed. Add in the chai and it just all gets very overwhelming flavor-wise.

Chai Tea drink

Last but not least, we got the Hard Cider Flight for $10.25. The Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Grizzly Pear Hard Cider was fairly sour, while the Keel Farms Blueberry Lavender Hard Cider had a strong floral flavor. Our favorite was the Rekorderlig Strawberry-Lime Hard Cider which was sweet and had a fair amount of strawberry-ness to it!

Cider Flight

So Tangierine Cafe might be a good spot for you if you want ol’ reliable eats or new and unique drinks!

Vibrante & Vívido — 5/5

Vibrante and Vivido

We’ve got another hit with the Vibrante & Vivido booth and not just because it’s Encanto-themed. Let’s start with the Chorizo and Potato Empanada with turmeric aïoli and annatto aïoli for $6.75 that’s returning from last year.


We saw a LOT of people ordering this, and for good reason. It’s delicious and comes loaded with a spicy chorizo that might be a little TOO spicy for some folks. This is one of our favorite things we’ve had so far.


We also grabbed the Passion Fruit-filled Mango Cheesecake with coconut-pineapple cake, dragon fruit gelée, and dragon fruit-strawberry sauce for $5. This dessert is a work of art, both in presentation and taste. The tart passion fruit blends wonderfully with the milder mango flavor of the cheesecake and the touch of dragon fruit, which makes it seem a little exotic.

Mango Cheesecake

We’ll just warn you now about the drinks: these are some of the best drinks at the festival. If you want to drink something that makes you think you’re on a cruise to somewhere tropical, you can’t go wrong with the beverages here. The Frozen Piña Colada for $14.50 is returning from last year. It has a strong coconut flavor without being super sweet. It’s also got chunks of pineapple in it, which just makes it better.

Pina Colada

We also ordered the Passion Fruit Daiquiri for $14.50. This drink is for you POG juice fans, although it’s missing the orange flavors. But it’s also quite tasty and is certainly one of those “I’m on vacation” drinks.


Additional Locations

At the festival, other locations around the park get in on the fun!

Connections Eatery — 5/5

Connections Eatery

You want a super fun drink that’s also delicious? The Orange-Lemonade Cocktail at Connections Cafe is a real-winner. It’s a cocktail made with Three Olives Blueberry Vodka, lemonade, and orange juice with cotton candy for $15.50. The idea is that you put the cotton candy IN the drink and then it melts and adds a nice sugary flavor to the tarter orange and lemonade flavors. 

Delicious cocktail

Funnel Cakes — 4/5

Funnel Cake Stand

This year, the Funnel Cakes stand in the American Adventure is offering the Crazy Chocolate Funnel Cake Sandwich. It’s a mini funnel cake sandwich with vanilla ice cream, rainbow whipped cream, strawberry sauce, powdered sugar, and sprinkles for $12.

Funnel Cake Sandwich

And you know what? It was surprisingly good! It tasted very similar to chocolate crispy cereal with the milkiness of the ice cream, and we honestly didn’t mind. 

We actually really enjoyed this!

It’s a pretty pricey treat, but if you’re using the Dining Plan, this is a VERY good use of a snack credit in Disney World. If you’re paying with cash, it’s a bigger commitment for a simple ice cream treat.

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company — 3/5

First up, we grabbed the Pistachio Palette Cold Brew at the World DiscoveryJoffrey’s location. This is a “flavorful masterpiece featuring Joffrey’s Shakin’ Jamaican Cold Brew, pistachio syrup, and milk topped with whipped cream and colorful sprinkles” for $6.49. You can get an alcoholic version with Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur for $14.99

Pistachio Palette Cold Brew

The pistachio flavor is very light here – even if you’re not into nutty pistachio flavors, you might still enjoy this sweet drink. That said, if you were hoping for a full-on pistachio-infused drink, you might need to ask for a few extra pumps of pistachio syrup. The whipped cream topping and green sugar sprinkles are nice for decoration but don’t add much to the flavor. Overall, we would order this again; it was a sweet, mild coffee with a nice flavor.

Cold Brew with a view!

Next stop: Joffrey’s #2! This one is by the Showcase Plaza location near Disney Traders. Here, you can get the Brushstroke Berry Bliss, a “vibrant combination of frozen lemon, Minute Maid Lemonade, raspberry syrup, and iced tea garnished with lemon” for $6.49. An alcoholic version is available with Grey Goose Vodka for $14.99. This is basically a fancy slushy – even adults will enjoy this one! Note that it is sweet but not overwhelmingly so. This drink was surprisingly sophisticated and started with a sour flavor that turned into a sweet tea drink with a hint of berry flavor. It reminded us of a lemon iced tea with a hint of berry. It’s nice and refreshing, and we really enjoyed this one!

Berry Bliss

Over at the Joffrey’s American Adventure location, we tried the Pastel Pineberry Frost for $6.49. An alcoholic version is available with Grey Goose Vodka for $14.99. This drink features frozen lemon, Minute Maid Lemonade, and pineberry syrup garnished with lemon, and we really tasted that tart lemonade. The strawberry flavor was mild here, and our drink had juuuust the right amount of sweetness. This was a grown-up slushy that we will order again! Oh, and we can tell that this one especially would be even better with the Grey Goose Vodka.

Pineberry Frost

Finally, we tried the Realism Roseberry Cold Brew at the location near the Canada Pavilion. This is a “lively swirl of flavors featuring Joffrey’s Shakin’ Jamaican Cold Brew, strawberry rose syrup, and milk topped with whipped cream and colorful sprinkles” for $6.49. You can try an alcoholic version with Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur for $14.99.

Realism Roseberry Cold Brew

We never thought we would ever enjoy floral rose syrup in cold brew, but this surprised us! Pairing that rose syrup with the strawberry was a fantastic choice and made for a really sweet, nice flavor. This is a little sweeter than other cold brew coffees we tried, but it wasn’t too strong or overpowering. This is a fun, unique drink that’s worth a try!

Refreshment Outpost — 3/5

Refreshment Outpost

There are three new beers to try out at Refreshment Outpost, and we had the opportunity to taste two of those. First up, the Parish Brewing Co. Blueberry Mochi Berliner Weisse for $12 was sweet. We don’t mean “sweet” as in awesome, but sweet as in SUGARY. This is way too sweet of a beer for our taste, but we think someone who doesn’t like beer might very well like this. So this is for the non-beer drinkers out there.

Blueberry Beer

We also tried the Brewery Ommegang Neon Rainbows IPA for $12. This beer was actually quite good. It’s not as strongly flavored as an IPA, although it had the acidic and hop flavors you would expect. But this beer doesn’t leave an aftertaste. This one is a great option for people who might just be getting into drinking beer.


You can also get The Tank Brewing Co. Street Art Amber for $12 here.

Refreshment Port — 2/5

Refreshment Port

Last year, the Refreshment Port had an excellent Gnocchi Poutine. While the poutine returned this year, we were a little disappointed in it. The Gnocchi Poutine has red wine-braised beef, cheese curds, basil, and burrata which all sounds so good. But the unfortunate truth is that is was overwhelmingly dry. The flavors were there, but the moisture wasn’t. For $10, it was tough to swallow.

Gnocchi Poutine

However, we had very opposite thoughts about the Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie. This $5.50 cookie was fantastic. We were a little worried it would be hard and crunchy, but that was simply not the case. It was soft and chewy. And it was fun! It was enjoyable to paint our cookie before eating it. This could be a great option for kids.


We then tried the $12 Blood Orange Cosmo and again felt some disappointment. Since the Refreshment Port used pre-mixed cocktails, this cosmo was very juicy and lacking the vodka. If you don’t like tasting a lot of liquor in your drinks, then this would be a great option for you! The blood orange flavor was also very strong.


You can also get the Boulevard Brewing Co. Quirk Blueberry Lemon & Lavender Hard Seltzer here. This seltzer is also $12.

Here’s a look at all we tried here!

Overall, we were a little disappointed in this booth this year. The cookie was great, but that’s just not enough for us to love this booth. Poutine lovers may still enjoy it but be wary that it could be dry.

Swirled Showcase — 3/5

Swirled Showcase

We were SO excited to try the new menu items at the Swirled Showcase food booth, only there was one problem. Before we get ahead of ourselves, we should set the scene. This booth is serving Soft-serve in a Waffle Cone (both Vanilla and Chocolate), as well as a new Cupcake flavor. This spot is also serving up the Cream Soda Float with Vanilla Soft-serve (a returning menu item we’ve enjoyed in the past) or the new Strawberry Fanta Float with cupcake soft-serve.

Swirled Showcase menu

We don’t know about you, but we were pretty intrigued by the Strawberry Fanta Float with cupcake soft-serve. Unfortunately, when we tried to order this treat, a Cast Member told us that the machine was down. No float for us today – how sad! 

Luckily, we were still able to get ahold of the Cupcake Soft-serve in a Waffle Cone. This one was simple, sweet, and pretty inoffensive. It tasted like birthday cake ice cream and had crunchy little sprinkles peppered in here and there. It is (predictably) VERY sweet, and we think this would be great for kids. Beware – it melts FAST!

Cupcake Ice Cream

Sadly, we can’t share a full and complete review due to some EPCOT operational challenges, but overall, this is a fun little booth with simple, sweet, and refreshing menu items.

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