Abby

I am and Orlando-based blogger who creates outfits that combine my love for style with my passion for magic and fantasy. I started this blog as a way to share bits of my life and my enthusiasm for fashion and fandoms, from Disney, to Star Wars, to Harry Potter.

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Epcot International Festival of the Holidays 2019


It's that time of year again, time for Epcot International Festival of the Holidays! Now I understand that it seems as though Epcot has a festival happening all year round now a days, so you may be wondering what makes this festival different from the others? Well I've got two words for you: COOKIE STROLL. Now that I have peaked your interest (well that is if you are like me and you practically live on a diet of sweets and coffee), let's go through some of the general festival information before we proceed with the food extravaganza. 

The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays runs from November 9th - December 30th, 2019. There are special holiday performances happening all around world showcase throughout the day, my personal favorite being the band and dancers in Mexico! And of course you can't miss out on the Candlelight Processional, a true Christmas tradition! This beloved show features a 50-piece orchestra, live choir, and guest celebrity narrator reading the Christmas story and signing carols. The performance happens three times each evening, but be sure to get there early because the seats will fill up quickly!










Now, on to the food! As I previously mentioned, my favorite element of this festival is the Cookie Stroll. As you enter World Showcase, make sure to pick up one of the festival guides. Inside the guide is a chart with six empty circles on it. As you go around the festival, you can pick up five different holiday cookies and receive a stamp for each location. After you have tried all five (you must pay for each of these individually), you can bring the stamped passport back to the front of World Showcase and receive a complementary sixth cookie and milk for FREE (this is one of the only times I will get to say something is free, so be sure to take advantage of it)! I tried each of the cookies myself and I will say that the best one is the Black & White cookie. It has a slight lemon zing to it that is so surprising and refreshing! Next in line for my favorite cookie is the Linzer cookie. I was a bit wary of this one as I don't typically enjoy jams, however this one caught me completely by surprise and I actually love it! The cookie is soft and buttery and the jam inside is sweet, but not overpoweringly so, making for a scrumptious combination. My least favorite cookie is the Peppermint Pinwheel. Honestly, only get this one if you are on a mission to complete the Cookie Stroll and earn the free cookie and milk at the end. Otherwise I would definitely say pass on this one. The other cookies in the stroll as well as the free Mickey Santa fudge cookie at the end are all highly enjoyable! Overall, 5/6 delicious cookies makes for a winning treat adventure!

The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays brings a warmth and a coziness to Epcot that is nothing less than magical. I truly wish we could keep the Cookie Stroll around all year round and simply rotate out different cookies seasonly haha. This festival ends in only a few short days, so be sure to head over to Epcot to snack your way around the world! 

Thank you all so much for reading and Happy Holidays!

Abby

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