So you’re planning your trip to Walt Disney World during the holidays, and you’re curious about what you will find at Epcot. What is there to see and do?
This year, Epcot‘s favorite holiday traditions return — traditions, such as the Candlelight Processional and Holidays Around the World. But this holiday season, there are new traditions that include yummy holiday treats that can be found at regular and special kiosks at Showcase Plaza and World Showcase.
To start your holiday adventure, pick up a Holidays Around the World Passport (and a Times Guide) at the park entrance. In your Passport you will find a list of the Epcot entertainment, merchandise, and holiday treats you will find in your travels around the world. You can try pecan maple bark in Canada or gingerbread ice cream (wth gingerbread pieces) in France. Or chocolate honey baklava in Morocco and Strawberry Shortcake in Japan. And, don’t forget to leave room for rice cream in Norway, pai cha in China, and sweet tamales in Mexico.
On your way to World Showcase, stop by Showcase Plaza and check out the new kiosks that share holiday traditions with displays and food. Here’s what’s new:
- Seasonal Southern Delights — Hoppin’ John, blackened catfish, and chocolate pecan tart.
- Holiday Eats and Treats — Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry, topped off with a peppermint sundae.
- Feast of the Three Kings — Shredded beef tamale, roasted pork with mashed yucca, and three kings bread.
You’ll also find a long list of drinks to try, such as Chocolate Delight Hot Cocoa with Godiva Chocolate Liquer and the Arctic Kiss Hot Chocolate, which is a blend of chocolate sauce, peppermint syrup, Bailey’s Irish Cream, with steamed light cream. My personal favorite? The Gingerbread Chai at Canada, which is a decadent blend of spiced chai tea, gingerbread syrup, and Bailey’s Irish Cream.
From the entertainment to the food, Holidays Around the World is a a great way to experience seasonal celebrations. And you won’t want to miss Illuminations, which has a unique and colorful finale to celebrate the season!
Happy Holidays, everyone!
(Photos from the author’s personal collection.)
Looking for Magic is Kathy @ Two Roads Photo. As a librarian, walker of many miles, and Paper Bag Princess, Kathy dreams of having coffee with Belle at the castle and co-administering a fantasy book discussion group. She can be contacted at email@example.com.