EPCOT Archive

Tom’s Top 7: EPCOT GOATs

The EPCOT Center of the mid-1980s through mid-1990s is my favorite theme park of all-time. As much as I praise Tokyo DisneySea (and consider it the modern analogue), I would take the EPCOT of my youth any day if I could choose. Part of that is the prospect of revisiting childhood nostalgia. Another part is

Fountain View Starbucks at Epcot

Fountain View is a Starbucks coffee shop and bakery in Epcot at Walt Disney World. Near the front entrance to the park just behind Spaceship Earth, it features some typical Disney desserts like cupcakes, along with the standard (lengthy) Starbucks menu with a view of Fountain of Nations (hence the name). Given the ubiquity of Starbucks, you’re

All About Mexico in Epcot

Mexico is an Epcot World Showcase pavilion at Walt Disney World featuring the Gran Fiesta Tour boat ride, several restaurants and a tequila bar, and gift shops. In this post, we’ll share tips and info on shopping, dining, and attractions in the Mexico pavilion. We’ll mainly focus on the Mexico pavilion’s shopping and architecture, since

Coral Reef Restaurant Revisited: the Good & Bad

Our original Coral Reef Restaurant Review was one of this blog’s first posts, and although we’ve updated that with new photos and thoughts about Epcot’s coolest restaurant since then, this Walt Disney World dining spot was definitely in need of revisiting. In this review, we’ll do exactly that, sharing thoughts from our recent Coral Reef

All About Germany in Epcot

Germany is an Epcot World Showcase pavilion at Walt Disney World featuring Biergarten restaurant, gift shops, and more. In this post, we’ll share some tips and info about design, merchandise, and dining in the Germany pavilion. Our intention here is to mostly focus on the Germany pavilion’s shopping and architecture. We’ve already reviewed Biergarten, and

Tom’s Top 7: Background Music at Disney World

Background music is one of the things that gives atmosphere to each land at Walt Disney World, yet is often overlooked. Disney’s best background music does a great job of setting the mood, and most guests would notice if it was not there, but it’s not something ordinary guests actively give much attention. For better or worse,

Teppan Edo Review

Teppan Edo is a table service steakhouse in Epcot at Walt Disney World. The restaurant is in the World Showcase Japan pavilion on the second floor of the the Mitsukoshi Department Store adjacent to Tokyo Dining. In this post, we’ll share food photos and thoughts about our meal. We’ll also discuss how Teppan Edo compares to both