Epcot is turning 40! Let’s take a look at the special food and beverages you can enjoy as part of the celebration.
On October 1, 1982, Card Walker dedicated the second park in Walt Disney World, saying, “May EPCOT Center entertain, inform, and inspire, and above all may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man’s ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere in the world.” Since then, EPCOT has invited guests to journey around the world, the depths of the sea, and to galaxies beyond belief!
With EPCOT’s anniversary celebration drawing even closer, excitement is building for the big day. A special D23 Gold Member event sold out within the hour tickets were available! You can also take a look at the merchandise options HERE.
Now let’s take a look at something that Epcot is known for: the food!
For select days surrounding the anniversary, various locations will be serving up eats and sips honoring 40 years of fun and flavors. From the EPCOT 40th Liege Waffle at the recently opened Connections Café to the Figment Sponge Cake at Sunshine Seasons, and the Dan Dan Noodles at Nine Dragons Restaurant, there is something for everyone to get a taste of the celebrations.
Connections Café (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3)
Choza de Margarita (Available beginning Sept. 30 while supplies last) 40th Fiesta: Celebrate the colors for the anniversary of EPCOT with this frozen margarita in a “MEXICO 40” souvenir cup
Funnel Cake (Available Oct. 1 and 2) Celebration Funnel Cake with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, and 40th candies
Garden House (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) Sake Cocktail Flight featuring Samurai, Mt. Fuji, Tokyo Sunset, and Violet Sake
La Hacienda de San Angel and San Angel Inn (Available beginning Sept. 30 while supplies last) Flan: Vanilla custard topped with blueberries, whipped cream, and a “MEXICO 40” white chocolate garnish; Clarified Margarita: Tequila, orange liqueur, lemon, and simple syrup in a “MEXICO 40” souvenir cup with glow cube
Nine Dragons Restaurant (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) Dan Dan Noodles: Spicy pork with Sichuan sauce, peanut butter, sesame, shredded cucumber, and green onion
Space 220 Restaurant (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) Crema Catalana: Vanilla cream custard, lemon snow, citrus segments, and spicy ginger crumble
Sunshine Seasons (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3; Mobile order available) Figment Sponge Cake with honey-lime mousse
Teppan Edo (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) EPCOT 40th Saketini: The saketini was on the menu when the Japan Pavilion first opened. This version combines sake and butterfly pea flower to create the color reminiscent of the night sky of EPCOT
Tokyo Dining (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) EPCOT 40th Kaisen Chirashi Don: Celebration sushi bowl; EPCOT 40th Saketini: The saketini was on the menu when the Japan Pavilion first opened. This version combines sake and butterfly pea flower to create the color reminiscent of the night sky of EPCOT
Which ones are you trying? Will you be at Epcot’s 40th celebration? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.