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Christian and I are at Disney World this weekend for our anniversary and I thought I would share outfits from our last two trips because somehow I never did blog posts after we got back... whoops! It's also because I was lazy and didn't have Christian take individual outfit photos of what I wore (although we did do videos for a Reel in May!) Shame on me! I guess that means you guys get Disney couples outfits in addition to Disney outfits for women. YAY!

Back in the day, I used to wear themed outfits and not many Disney shirts. But I've started to build up quite the collection so this trip was all actual Disney tops, ha ha. I still won't do ears headbands, too uncomfortable (and I don't like Minnie or bows so the design would have to REALLY be perfect for me to buy a pair.)


Do you guys still want me to do more detailed recap posts (what we ate, how we planned?) on these trips even though it's been so long? Probably not, haha. But maybe I should do an updated Disney vacation guide because the one I posted in 2020 (right before the pandemic closed everything down, ironically) is outdated.


October 2021 - Magic Kingdom's 50th Anniversary

We went to Florida with my friend Caleb to be there on October 1st, aka Disney World's 50th Anniversary! Going in with no expectations was the best thing we could have done because it might have been one of my better trips line-wise. It was less crowded than we though for what would normally have been a super crazy day. October 1st in Magic Kingdom was indeed super crowded and the park did hit capacity but the surrounding days (and ride lines that day) weren't bad at all. I'm so glad we went, it was such a cool experience.  Christian and I stayed at Art of Animation and Caleb stayed at Pop Century (by the time he booked AoA was full.) luckily they're walking distance from each other so we were able to take transportation together. (We also stayed at All Star Movies on our first night because our flight got changed to a day earlier.) Now on to the outfits!


I had a shoe fiasco this week because I decided to wear what many people say are the best theme park shoes - Teva. I thought I had sufficiently broken them in, but apparently I didn't because I had HUGE blisters all over my feet. It was so painful I had to start wearing them with Christian's socks near the end. Thank goodness for Disney's first aid office for giving out band-aids and moleskin.

9/29 - Animal Kingdom + Park Hopping 

We started our trip with an early morning wake up for Animal Kingdom. We "rope dropped" Avatar Flight of Passage and then headed to the Safari. After that we met up with friends for more AK fun including lunch at Satu'li Canteen! Around 4 we hopped over to Hollywood Studios for a couple rides and dinner at Docking Bay 7 in Galaxy's Edge followed by hopping to Magic Kingdom to watch the last ever viewing of the Happily Ever After fireworks (SO SAD!)

Mickey Tee: Target, Shorts: vintage Disneyland Mickey pocket shorts, Sandals: Teva Original Universal Sandal in Boomerang Pink Lemonade, Bag: Dooney & Bourke 2017 Sorcerer Mickey Disney Shopper Tote (eBay)

9/30 - Hollywood Studios (& a little EPCOT)

We started our Hollywood Studios Day by rope dropping Slinky Dog Dash before having "breakfast" at Oga's Cantina. Then it was time for more rides, a snack and lunch at Backlot Express. Next we waited just under an hour to ride the brand new Star Wars ride - Rise of the Resistance. Considering the newness of the ride that was a fairly short wait. After that we hopped on the Skyliner to visit the Riviera Resort because I wanted to order a canvas print of Wall-E & Eve you can only purchase there. Then it was back to Hollywood Studios for dinner at the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater.  After a couple more rides Christian and I headed over to EPCOT on the skyliner to do a quick walk around and get some rides done. We also caught a glimpse of the fireworks show as we were heading out. We went to bed "early" aka around 10 to prepare for the next day!

Megan's outfit --- Top: Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Tee, Shorts: Old Navy High Waisted Twill Shorts, Sandals: Teva Original Universal Sandal in Boomerang Pink Lemonade, Knee Brace: CVS 😜

10/1 - Magic Kingdom - The 50th Anniversary!

The big day, the 50th Anniversary! We were up at 5am to grab a bus from our hotel and stepped into the park just after 6:30am. The park didn't officially open until 8am (meaning no rides open until then and you couldn't leave Main Street.) The park was already packed but I still managed to spot my friend Amiyrah in the crowd and ran over to say hi and take a picture with our 7am tired faces, ha ha. During the time before the park actually opened we people watched and were trying to figure out how to join the Virtual Line to be able to buy anniversary merchandise that would only be available that day.


I had my favorite treat - a Cheshire Cat Tail from Cheshire Cafe for breakfast. They opened up the rides earlier than planned so we hopped on Seven Dwarves Mine Train with a pretty low wait. Surprisingly we didn't wait in many super long ride lines that day. Most of the lines were for merchandise, with actual fist fights breaking out because people wanted certain things. Luckily we were never near any of those fights but it's crazy that people get so wild about limited edition merchandise. We did wait in line about 45 minutes for one of the cute Mickey Balloon popcorn buckets, but it wasn't bad. Our virtual shopping group was called in the early afternoon so we were able to go into the exclusive "Day of only" shopping area to buy some items.


We had a bit of a struggle with our mobile lunch order at Pecos Bill - it took over an hour to get our food after our designated time slot. YIKES! Luckily the restaurant gave us a refund. I had made us one "sit-down" reservation at The Crystal Palace for that day so we would have a guaranteed meal, table and air conditioning.  Christian and I were pretty beat after dinner so we decided to stake out a spot for our group of 4 for the brand new Disney Enchantment Fireworks around 7pm (fireworks weren't until 9....OY!) We wanted to be able to get out fairly quickly so we found a spot near the beginning of main street and sat on the sidewalk. It was nice to have a rest for our feet and some good people watching too. Fireworks were over around 9:15 and we BOOKED it out of the park, weaving our way in and out of the crowd but still managing to grab our special Limited Edition 50th Anniversary posters and we were on a bus at 9:28. A true miracle! (If we had been any slower or further from the front of the park it could have been HOURS before we got a bus.


P.S. The first photo below was taken at 6:53am, not at night, haha! 

His outfit: Old Navy Tee, Khaki Shorts, Nike Sneakers

Tee: Mickey 71 Baseball Shirt, Shorts: vintage Disneyland Mickey pocket shorts, Sandals: Teva Original Universal Sandal in Boomerang Pink Lemonade, Bag: Dooney & Bourke 2017 Sorcerer Mickey Disney Shopper Tote (eBay)

10/2 - Magic Kingdom & EPCOT

We knew we might not get much done at Magic Kingdom the day before so we headed back again to fit in any rides or shopping we missed out on. Luckily the day before we actually did pretty good so we rode a few rides, had lunch at Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen, grabbed a Snow White Dole Whip from Storybook Treats and hopped on the monorail to EPCOT for some Food & Wine fun! Our friends met up with us later that evening so we could watch the new Harmonious fireworks. Once again we were strategic with our watching spot and made it at the back of the park since we needed to take the Skyliner back to the hotel and didn't want to wait in a crazy line. Once they were over we speed walked and made it in line pretty quickly *phew.*


Christian and I got SO MANY compliments on our shirts as we were tasting our way around the festival. The only downside to these shirts is that the back of the print is like a vinyl fabric so it was very sweaty. We'll have to layer underneath if we wear them again. (Fun fact: I wore both of these shirts in a really amusing Hercules Reel) I'm wearing a large in the tee because it was all they had left when I bought them, so I believe it would normally be more fitted than this.

Megara & Hercules Disney Couple Tees, Shorts: vintage Disneyland Mickey pocket shorts, Sandals: Teva Original Universal Sandal in Boomerang Pink Lemonade, Bag: Dooney & Bourke 2017 Sorcerer Mickey Disney Shopper Tote (eBay)

10/3 - EPCOT

This was our actual EPCOT day. We were up bright and early to try to get a boarding group for the new Remy ride that opened on October 1st. Miraculously I got Boarding Group 20! (I was shocked as many people complain they can't get boarding groups this way or their number is like 140. At this point Boarding Groups were the only way to ride, no waiting in a normal line.) We got to the park at 9am and walked around the France pavillion and grabbed some breakfast at Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie until our boarding group was called just after 9:30. After riding we slowly walked around a very empty World Showcase (the countries don't open up until 11) and hopped on the Frozen ride with a pretty short wait. Then it was time to once again eat around the festival booths. I always have a HUGE list of things I want to eat which is why we went to EPCOT so many times on our trip. Never enough time for all the food! In the evening I FaceTimed my best friend Kristen and her son George from the new France area so she could see it. If it wasn't for Covid and having a newborn she would have been on the trip with us so it was good to experience a bit with her.

Annoyingly I forgot to take a full outfit picture in this shirt and it's one of my favorites! It's the passholder tee from the 2018 Food & Wine festival. So you'll just have to check out an eBay listing for the fun design, ha ha. Also - check out Christian's adorable shoulder friends. He became very attached to Orange Bird and Remy this trip and was very upset when I forgot to pack them in May (WHOOPS!) Hopefully I didn't forget to pack them for the trip we're on ;)

Top: 2018 Food & Wine Passholder "Taste" Tee, Shorts: Old Navy High Waisted Twill Shorts, Sandals: Teva Original Universal Sandal in Boomerang Pink Lemonade

10/5 - More EPCOT (then home... 😔 )

On the 4th we cheated on Disney and went to Universal (and had lunch at our favorite restaurant there - Mythos), not going to share my outfit for that so we'll just move on to the last day of our trip. Of course we would spend our last few hours at EPCOT. Once again we got up early to try and get another boarding group for Remy. This time we got group 15, woo! After Remy we grabbed some breakfast at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Norway and then found a spot indoors to rest for a bit until the food booths opened. At the end of a trip it's all about the breaks, ha ha. After a sufficient amount of snacking we headed back to our hotel around 2 to catch our bus to the airport at 3. Sad times.

Disney Missouri State Fair Tee, Disney Connecticut State Fair Tee, All State Fair Tees

May 2022 - Friends & Family Trip

This trip was a redo of our May 2020 trip that was cancelled due to Covid. We planned this trip for my Mother in Law to join us and see Disney and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. She only came for a long weekend and my friend's Caleb and Kristen were planning trips around the same time so we all ended up there on the same week. Christian and I spent the first half with them and the second half with his Mom and her husband.  We also dis a split stay at 3 different resorts - 2 of which were on my bucket list! Such a fun trip! 


We also stayed at our new favorite hotel for the first time - Boardwalk Villas. We used DVC points because it's not something we could have afforded at Disney rack rates. Instead of staying there the whole time we did a split stay - started at Port Orleans French Quarter, another hotel on my bucket list, and finished at one of our old standbys - Pop Century.  


After my Teva fiasco in October it was back to my trusty Ancient Greek Sandals for this trip. No more blisters, even when wearing newer pairs! Imagine that, no need to break them in. But my feed did still swell up in the heat so my feet were a bit uncomfortable at the end of each day.

Some of these photos are from videos so they won't be the best quality.

4/30 - Disney Springs & EPCOT

Arrival day!! We had a bit of a hectic morning on the day of our arrival so we slept in a bit and headed to Disney Springs for lunch at Blaze Pizza (our favorite!) We weren't planning on going to a park but decided to take a bus to Disney's Beach Club Resort and walked to EPCOT from there to buy Christian's Figment Magic Band and get some treats from the Flower & Garden Festival and met up with half of our friend group. Then we headed back to our hotel - Port Orleans French Quarter - to meet up with the rest of the group have a quick service dinner at Sassagoula Floatworks and get some Mickey shaped beignets from Scat Cat's Club. It was my friend Kristen's son's 1st birthday that day so we all got to celebrate with him! So cute.


Mickey Tee: Target, Shorts: vintage Disneyland Mickey pocket shorts, Bag: Disney x Coach 'Patricia' with Mickey ears, Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals Alethea perforated sandal, Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika'

5/1 - Animal Kingdom & Resort Hopping

Christian and I always seem to start our trips with Animal Kingdom, ha ha. As usual, we rope-dropped Flight of Passage, then grabbed some breakfast at Tamu Tamu Refreshments before riding the Kilimanjaro Safari. After that it was off to Expedition Everest before lunch at Yak & Yeti. After that the boys all wanted to ride Dinosaur (UGH!) so I closed my eyes for the whole ride and then we caught a performance of Kite Tails before seeing Kevin the Snipe. After that we headed to Caleb's hotel - Wilderness Lodge - so Christian and I could check out the lobby and see how cool it was. Before we left I changed into a dress I packed in my tote bag for dinner. We headed over to the Contemporary Resort by boat for dinner at Steakhouse 71 (where we were again joined by Kristen's family!) Side note: the Sea Salt-dusted Potato Brioche is AMAZING and I was very upset when Disney wouldn't give me the recipe, ha ha.

Dooney & Bourke 2017 Sorcerer Mickey Disney Shopper Tote

Wall-E & Eve Tee: Target, Shorts: Banana Republic, Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals 'Athanasia' in Croc (Moda Operandi), Bag: Dooney & Bourke 2017 Sorcerer Mickey Disney Shopper Tote, Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika'
Dress: ELLE Poppy Zip Up Dress (Kohl's), Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals 'Athanasia' in Croc (Moda Operandi), Bag: Dooney & Bourke 2017 Sorcerer Mickey Disney Shopper Tote

5/2 - Magic Kingdom & EPCOT Extra Magic Hours

This morning we got up early to drive over to our new hotel - Boardwalk Villas - we rented Disney Vacation Club points to stay here and it was AMAZING. Christian's new favorite hotel. After that it was off to rope drop Magic Kingdom so we could ride Seven Dwarves Mine Train without a huge line.  After that we did a couple more rides before a snacky lunch at Sunshine Tree Terrace and Sleepy Hollow Refreshments.  See this Reel to see what we had at SST, YUM! Time for more rides with the friends before Christian and I headed to our early dinner reservation at 'Ohana at the Polynesian Resort. After we headed back to Magic Kingdom for more rides and to watch the fireworks with friends. The park was so crowded we got to walk "backstage" to exit. 

This evening had Deluxe Extra Magic Hours at EPCOT where hotel guests at the fancier hotels get an extra 2 hours at a park on certain nights. We took that as an opportunity to ride Soarin' and Remy without long waits! Then Christian and I were able to walk back to our hotel which was a real nice benefit of staying at Boardwalk.

Disney Couple Style tip: even if your significant other doesn't have or want Disney themed shirts you can still color coordinate. When I wear blue, he also wears blue. Above we both wore red. It's an easy way to match but not force thm into clothes they don't want to wear. (Christian does enjoy some Disney shirts, but doesn't need a whole wardrobe full like I have, ha ha)

Tee: 50th Anniversary EARidescent Mickey Mouse foil tee (bought the first day of the trip, yay!), Shorts: Madewell Camp Shorts c/o Shopbop, Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals 'Clara' Sandal c/o Shopbop, Bag: Dooney & Bourke 2017 Sorcerer Mickey Disney Shopper Tote (eBay), Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika'


5/3 - EPCOT

Started our day with some treats from the (now closed) Boardwalk Bakery and headed over to EPCOT. We had a couple snacks throughout the morning but didn't eat too much because we were having lunch at Space 220.  After Space 220 we rode our favorite slow ride - Living with the Land and walked over to the Beach Club Resort to meet Kristen for some ice cream at Beaches & Cream. Then we slowly made our way back to EPCOT and found a spot to watch the fireworks in Mexico. This trip was definitely more about leisurely breaks than go go go because we had more time. We were VERY glad we didn't have to use park transportation after the fireworks and walked straight by the crazy long line for the Skyliner (it looked like it was HOURS long.) back to our hotel.

We went for food themed tees for this day, so clever of us at EPCOT. Ha ha. 

Pizza Planet Tee for him | Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Passholder tee, Shorts: Old Navy High Waisted Twill Shorts, Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals Alethea perforated sandal


5/4 - Star Wars Day at Hollywood Studios & Magic Kingdom Extra Magic Hours

May the 4th Be With You! Ever since Galaxy's Edge was announced I wanted to spend a Star Wars Day there. We were supposed to do it in 2020 for Galaxy's Edges first ever May 4th but as we all know the parks were closed. Two years later and we got to do it! We walked from our hotel to avoid the long bus or skyliner lines to get to the park, yet another benefit of the Boardwalk, and arrived just before 7:30 for our half hour early entry for being hotel guests. We went straight for Galaxy's Edge and instead of trying to ride Rise of the Resistance (we knew the line would be crazy) we walked on to Smugglers Run, the Millenium Falcon ride with no wait at all. 


We did a few more rides, shopped the exclusive merchandise (another Virtual Queue like on the 50th anniversary) and then had lunch with special Star Wars desserts at Backlot Express and Christian had some totchos at Woody's Lunchbox. We met back up with Kristen for drinks at Oga's Cantina and then we watched her son while she, her husband and Caleb rode Rise of the Resistance (we planned on paying to ride it later in the week with Christian's mom so we didn't want to pay twice.)

After that Christian and I hopped over to EPCOT for some more Food & Wine goodies befor heading back over to Magic Kingdom for our Deluxe Extra Magic hours. The park was open until 1am for Deluxe hotel guests but we were pretty beat so we left at midnight.

Han Solo & Leia couples shirts (bought on our first trip to Disney in January 2018, awwww), Shorts: Madewell, Bag: Dooney & Bourke 2017 Sorcerer Mickey Disney Shopper Tote (eBay), Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals Alethea perforated sandal, Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika'

5/5 - Disney Springs

Christian's Mom arrived this day so we had breakfast at the Grand Floridian Cafe and went to Disney Springs for dinner at Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'. No outfit photo because I forgot, haha! At this point we were VERY tired.


5/6 - Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom & Magic Kingdom

We switched hotels yet again this day, over to Pop Century. It was a shame I couldn't find us a reservation at Boardwalk for the rest of our stay but at least we enjoyed a few days there! This was our big park hopping day. We started at Hollywood Studios so Christian's mom could see and do all the Star Wars things. We had lunch at Sci-Fi Dine In before hopping over to Animal Kingdom so they could ride Flight of Passage and the safari. We had hoped to ride more but it was very hot so we headed back to the hotel to rest a little before going to Magic Kingdom. I also changed out of my tee into a breezy tank so I wouldn't sweat my skin off, ha ha.

We had dinner reservations at Liberty Tree Tavern (a little over-hyped or we hit it on a bad day,) rode Pirates (his mom loves those movies) and caught a bit of the fireworks before riding Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World. Christian and I made sure to get our Lava You Dole Whip again before we headed back to the hotel.

Black Spire Day kids tee (bought on Star Wars Day!,) Shorts: Banana Republic, Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals 'Athanasia' in Croc (Moda Operandi), Bag: Dooney & Bourke 2017 Sorcerer Mickey Tote

Tank: Mickey open back gold foil top, Shorts: Madewell, Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals Alethea perforated sandal

5/8 - EPCOT

On the 7th we took Christian's mom to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, her bucket list place! Unfortunately it was not the best day, too hot and crowded, so we didn't last long and ended up going back to the hotel early to relax.


The 8th was Mother's Day which was another reason we wanted to do the trip with his Mom at this time. They wanted to get on the road to head home so we only spent the morning at EPCOT. We made sure she rode Living with the Land (she loves to garden) and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure. We also showed her the aquarium and then they headed out. 

Christian and I had some very exciting plans for the afternoon - the first Passholder preview day for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind! We really lucked out that the first day of previews was the last day of our trip AND that I was able to snag a time slot. It would have been such a shame to be THAT CLOSE to riding. The ride was soooo cool and we almost rode it again but a lot of the line was outside and we were just too tired to stand in the sun for another half hour. So after we rode we took some photos in the area and then slowly made our way back to the hotel and started our long drive home.

Top: Our Universe Disney Tangled Paint Scene Tie-Front Blouse, Shorts: Madewell Camp Shorts c/o Shopbop, Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals 'Clara' Sandal c/o Shopbop, Bag: Disney x Coach 'Patricia' with Mickey ears

Fun fact: I used Christian's Work Christmas Party theme to my advantage. The theme was Hawaiian shirts and Christian and I decided to go nerdy so I found a Disney one (and he got Mario.) No guilt in the purchase because we couldn't go to the party in normal shirts!! And of course I had Christian match with the purple in my shirt for our outfits here.


And, in case you missed it, here's the Reel I made with all my outfits from this May trip. 


Can you believe it's almost JUNE?! May just flew by. But maybe that's because I was away at Disney the first part of the month. I didn't buy any new clothes this month - apart from some Disney tees, but I count those as souvenirs since I won't really wear them outside of Disney. I bought a 50th anniversary tee and 2 Star Wars day shirts (both in kids sizes so they were a lot cheaper than adult shirts, haha!) I also got 20% off everything with my Annual Pass.


I still am considering a new pair of Ancient Greek Sandals from their 10th anniversary collection but they are EXPENSIVE, more than I've paid for any of my other pairs. On the one hand I want to support them and celebrate 10 years (I've been a fan pretty much all of those 10 years) but I don't usually buy new pairs unless they're on sale now. I'm deciding between a crazier pair and one that I would wear more often. Of course, the crazy pair is $20 cheaper. GAH!

I kind of took a break from posting in May just because I wasn't sure if I wanted to do any Disney related posts this time and Christian was away for a week after our trip so we haven't had time for any normal outfit photos. Hopefully I'll be back to at least posting once a week soon! But would anyone like some Disney trip posts in the meantime or are you all tired of me posting it on Instagram all last month, haha! I've been testing out Reels to see how they perform and the results have been so odd. Some posts go crazy and others NOTHING. Makes no sense.

THE (modified) RULES

  1. Be mindful of purchases 
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best





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  1. mīere the label "Frankie" knit sweater in Faded Black ($56.92, $32.15 if we omit shipping)



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  1. Ryka "Belong" Walking Shoe in Plum Red/Burgundy via DSW ($26.58, $79.99 retail)


Gifted from Brands:


Spent in May: $0

Spent in 2022: $83.50

As those of you who follow my Instagram know, I was at Disney World last week (and beginning of this week) for the 50th anniversary of Magic Kingdom! While that was the main purpose of the trip I was also very excited for EPCOT's Food & Wine Festival, one of my favorite times of year to go! I'm going to reshare some tips I've posted in the past for those of you that will be going to Food & Wine for the first time.

This year I went equipped with an empty stomach and my wishlist full to the brim of tasty food options! Christian decided to go with the flow and picked up one of the Festival guides when we arrived to decide what he wanted as we went.


My Food & Wine Tips

1. Download the WDW - Food&Wine app to keep track of everything you want to try and have tried! Before our trip I wish-listed everything I wanted to try so I wouldn't have to think about it while in the park. As I tried things I marked them off as "Tasted." The app also gives you a running total of what you spent which is pretty fun (and can be scary!) 

WDW Food&Wine (this is not an official Disney app)

2. Buy a gift card. I find it helpful to buy the special festival gift card on a wrist coil. You have to load them with at least $15 but you'll spend that if you eat a few dishes (and you don't just have to use it on food!) They always have a cute design. It's a great way to control your spending because you can load it with whatever your budget for the day and reload if needed. This year I didn't get the festival gift card and opted for the special 50th Anniversary gift cards. There are 5 in total but we only found 4 of them, darn!

3. Pace yourself. Spread Food & Wine eats out over a few days of your trip if you can! Park hop back to EPCOT once you're done at another park for a couple snacks. If you only have one, day don't try to eat too much or you'll only remember the stomach-ache you had. We spent one full day at EPCOT and visited again for two half days (plus a quick evening trip where we rode rides instead of trying food.)

4. Share bites with others so you can sample even more! If multiple people want to try the same thing why not split it so you have room for even more snacks? And, if you happen to really like it, go back to get a second if you're still hungry at the end of the day! Christian and I shared a lot so we were able to get more from our lists. Unfortunately he had to eat the cheesy items on his own!


What We Ate

Time for the fun part - talking about everything we ate! Let's go by country and in order of the Festival Guide.

Shimmering Sips

Shimmering Strawberry Soft-serve served in a Waffle Cone

This was one of our most instagrammable treats, look how fun and sparkly! I'm not usually a fan of plain strawberry ice cream (gelato, yes, ice cream, meh) but this was too fun to pass up! I really enjoyed it. Pro tip - make sure you have a water cup or bowl to dump your ice cream into and eat it with a spoon so you don't become a drippy mess. 



Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp served with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion, and Snap Peas and Deconstructed Pavlova served with Pastry Cream, Citrus-macerated Berries, and Lemon Myrtle Meringue


Australia usually has some sort of "bush berry" shrimp on the menu and it's always tasty. Also a good way to get a few veggies if you're mostly eating fried foods on your trip. Mine seemed to be mostly snap peas but was still delicious. I would definitely buy this again. The deconstructed pavlova was fun but I wasn't a fan of the meringue. The berries were so fresh and sweet so that made up for it.



Refreshment Port

Traditional Poutine - French Fries, Boursin Cracked Black Pepper Crumbles, and Cheese Curds

This was a Christian-only treat because I am not a fan of poutine. He said it was pretty good, although the poutine he had when we went to Montreal was obviously better.




Belgian Waffle served with Warm Chocolate Ganache

Christian and I shared this after he scraped away the whipped cream (I know, I'm weird.) The waffle was fluffy and the ganache tasty but this was overall just okay. But for $4.50 it's one of the cheaper items we tried.


Tangerine Café: Flavors of the Medina

Grilled Kebabs with Couscous, Tomato-Onion Salad, and Garlic-Aioli (Lemon-Garlic Chicken)

There were 3 different kabob options and we went with the chicken, it was very tasty! I'm always a fan of couscous and the salad was nice and refreshing. If we had stayed longer I might have also tried the Harissa-marinated Beef Tenderloin tips. They also had a Moroccan Spiced Lamb option.


Lamb Moussaka


Ever since our honeymoon Christian has become enamored with moussaka. Any time we see it on a menu he has to try it to see how it compares to the amazing one he had in Santorini. He said this was good but seemed to be a bit more Americanized than other dishes we tried. It reminded him of lasagna.



Teriyaki Chicken Bun - Steamed Bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables, and Teriyaki

A great choice for the picky eater this has a very subtle flavor. We thought it could have used more of a kick but overall it was still tasty. I do think it was a little expensive at $6.50. I would much prefer one of my other bites for that price if we were to go back.


Spanish-style Paella with Rice, Chorizo, and Shrimp & Charcuterie with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette 


I always have to stop in Spain at EPCOT Food & Wine for their delicious Paella! The festival has included it every year I've gone and I'll be very upset if they ever stop! The meats used are always slightly different but it never disappoints. It's so tasty and a great portion size.  Christian and I also got the Charcuterie to share (he ate all the cheese, I had the olives.) 


Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll


Another simple snack for the less adventurous eater. This comes with mustard but since I'm not a fan I asked for mine plain. Obviously without the mustard it's a little dry but I still found it very tasty. 

The Alps

Blueberry and Almond Frangipane Tart with Crème Fraîche

This was probably the most disappointing item we got. It came out and looked totally different from the photo example and the texture was off. There wasn't really a tart crust, it seemed to have melted from the blueberries and frangipane. I only tried a tiny bite because Christian warned me it had a weird texture (I don't like things that are too creamy.) The flavor was good but overall it was just "meh" because it was a little too mushy.


Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous

Apparently we had a shrimp theme this trip. I was super excited to try this and it was amazing! If we didn't get this on our last day I would have gotten it twice. We had some of the EPCOT birds eyeing the plate as we were eating this on a bench, they thought they were going to get some - wrong!


Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa, and Coriander Pesto Dips & Korma Chicken with Basmati Rice, Crispy Chickpeas, and Spiced Yogury Sauce & Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas and Ben's Original Basmati Rice


We tried all the food at the India booth and everything was great! I think our favorite may have been the curry but everything was good. I loved the coriander pesto dip that came with the warm bread while Christian thought the mango salsa was best. All of these were great for sharing and we would get them all again. 




Pan-fried Chicken Dumplings served with House-made Sweet-and-Spicy Sauce & Crispy-fried Pepper Shrimp served with Spicy Sichuan Noodles

China always comes through with delicious dumplings and some sort of noodle dish. Both of these were great, although Christian balked at the $5 price-tag for 2 dumplings. But who cares, they're so yummy!


The Donut Box

Sriracha-glazed Donut & Strawberry Smoothie


One of the most anticipated things at the Food & Wine Festival was this sriracha-glazed donut. It comes with a piece of fried chicken inside and a slaw with some aioli and who knows what else. This was a Christian-only treat but I did try a bite of just chicken and donut. He looooved it and we almost went back for a second one on our last day.  The smoothie was delicious and very refreshing. 


Mac & Eats

Cowboy Macaroni and Cheese with Smoked Pork Belly, Brisket Burnt Endss, Pickled Peppers, and Onion Straws

This might have been in Christian's top 5 favorite items. The portion was great for $6.25 and he said it was very tasty! 


There were a lot more things we would have tried (and eaten again) if we had more days at the park but sadly we had to come home.  I'd consider living at Disney during the Food & Wine festival just so I could pop into EPCOT every day for a random treat. 


I hope you enjoyed coming along with us on this culinary tour of the world!


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