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Review: Rose and Crown Epcot Forever Dining Package

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Epcot Forever Dining Package Review

On Sunday October 6, my parents and I enjoyed dinner on the Rose and Crown outdoor patio for the Epcot Forever dining package! We loved everything about it, from the picturesque views, the food, the service, and of course the new fireworks show!

The Rose and Crown British Pub in the UK pavilion offers a prix fixe meal option with seating on the patio for the new Epcot Forever fireworks show.  The price is $89 per adult and $39 per child. This includes a 3 course dinner, reserved patio seating, “all you care to enjoy” British draft beers and wine, tax and gratuity.

I considered it to be an excellent value for what was included, particularly because we normally tip at 20 percent, so the meal itself was around $70 per adult. I compared that to the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party, priced currently at $79 per adult and $47 per child (and increasing to $99/$59 on December 1), and found it was an easy choice.

Dinner began at 8 and we could check in as early as 7:45. The gentleman at the host stand informed us that the tables are preassigned, so there is no need to check in early. So know that you don’t need to rush over to get a good table.

But what about the food? Well, there were three choices of appetizer and the three of us ordered different ones! They were all very good.

My mother opted for the soup of the day, which was a beef and barley soup.
I chose the cheese plate, featuring three different cheeses and accompanying jams. I preferred the center and right one, not being big on the mango salsa myself. The onion jam was great and the almonds and craisins tasted wonderful with the marble cheese on the right.
My father went for the scotch eggs, hard boiled eggs wrapped in sausage and fried.

For our next course, I believe there were 4 options including bangers and mash, fish and chips and salmon. My father enjoyed the bangers and mash, but I didn’t get a photo. My mom and I both loved the fish and chips!

Yum! Fried fish, served piping hot with chips, tartar sauce and malt vinegar.

While my parents both enjoyed a couple of beers, I don’t drink alcohol. I was disappointed that there weren’t any specialty drinks without alcohol on the menu. While I’m fine to stick to my coke and water, I like to feel festive too! I asked our server about it and he said they didn’t have anything like that. I lamented that I wished they had a virgin mojito or something like I had enjoyed on Castaway Cay.

Our server returned with this virgin mojito and told me he made it for me himself! It was a nice touch.

Our appetizers and entrees were served prior to the fireworks show. After our appetizers and entree were served, our server came to ask if we’d like any more drinks before the fireworks were to start. They do not come to the tables during the show in order to avoid interrupting your viewing. This was a welcome policy as it would be annoying to have them checking in during the show.

I admit I had fairly low expectations for Epcot Forever. I had read a handful of reviews from other guests claiming they didn’t like the music or the “synergy” aspect of incorporating things from Epcot future world into the show. For instance, at one point the narrator said “Or should I say YOUR future?” and I immediately smiled at the thought of the spaceship earth ride where the quote is from. I’m not too big on hearing kids sing either, but the complaints here were unwarranted as the children’s voices were not at all grating and the song was fine. It wasn’t my favorite and it wasn’t what I would have chosen, but it tied into the theme of “the future of Epcot” well. So, if you haven’t heard the best things about this temporary show, I encourage you to check it out for yourself because my party agreed it was delightful!

at one point, there were kites that lit up and changed colors floating around the show. They appeared to be pulled by jet skis. It’s always cool to see Disney’s new technology.
Review: Rose and Crown Epcot Forever Dining Package
The actual fireworks were of course stunning, and the show was up to Disney standards in terms of tons of beautiful, colorful fireworks!

After the show ended, our server brought out our dessert. There is not a choice of desserts, but rather you are given a trio sampler with a chocolate nougat (wonderful), a parfait of some sort (just ok) and a sticky toffee pudding (sensational)!

cute presentation, delicious desserts!

Our server let us know that the bar is open until 9:30 if we wanted additional beers to have with dessert. I had noticed he was wearing an “I’m earning my ears” tag under his name tag. When he said something about grabbing our bill for us, I was confused as it was completely prepaid. He apologized for the error and confessed it was actually his first day! I told him he better double check me on it so we don’t accidentally walk off without paying him!

We gave him an extra tip and a #castcompliment on twitter.

Overall, I don’t have anything negative to say about the Rose and Crown Dining package! We would do it again in a heartbeat and will likely book it again for our Christmas break trip once dates are released. I felt a little bad that my husband was back home in Virginia while we enjoyed all of this stuff he would totally love! I hadn’t ever tried the restaurant before and was pleasantly surprised with everything we ate!

Would you book this Epcot Forever package?  I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

-Rebecca W Davis




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9 COMMENTS

  1. How far in advance do you need to book? Trying at our 180 day mark – dates are still grayed out online and when we called they said already sold out? Seemed a bit odd!

  2. Note: the two seater tables book up fast. If you’re trying to book for two and see nothing, bump the guest number to 3 and see if it’s still sold out. If availability shows for parties of three or more, call the Dining number to make the booking.

    I am doing a solo trip and the website would not allow me to book a table for one. I had to get transferred twice on the phone, but the third Cast Member was able to work some Disney Magic and helped me book the reservation.

  3. I was looking for a last minute R&C reservation for our trip in a couple of weeks and this packaged popped up. I grabbed it and then immediately started looking for reviews. Reading yours, I am so glad I got this! Sounds much better than my “Hope I get a reservation and then can get a table with a lagoon view” plan!

  4. Great review! I was hoping to do this on our December trip but unfortunately there are no December dates available for this dinner package

    • Hi Kathleen! Thanks for reading. I am keeping my eyes out for more dates to be released. I’ll comment here and on Facebook when I see them come out! I am excited to share this experience with my husband and son (who will just have to get over eating dinner late! haha)

      • Hope they will release more dates – I heard it might be due to the December Candlelight Processional dinner packages…my husband and daughter are both night owls, I’m the one who usually needs to go to bed early lol!

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