Our first cease on the 2024 EPCOT Worldwide Competition of the Arts is none aside from Figment’s Inspiration Station on the Odyssey pavilion. This Walt Disney World eating assessment options photographs of every part on the menu at this Meals Studio plus our ideas on every dish.
That is our first meals sales space assessment for this 12 months’s Competition of the Arts, and hopefully not the final. Admittedly, we’ve been fairly laid again about masking the Meals Studios, which is for a few causes. It’s the shortest EPCOT competition of the 12 months, that means that the turnaround time between consuming the meals and reviewing the meals earlier than the occasion ends has been difficult for me the final couple of years.
The Boss says that if I wish to have an excuse to maintain shopping for and consuming EPCOT snacks, I want to begin justifying it. Apparently, it doesn’t depend as “analysis” once I hold the outcomes to myself and don’t publish them. Who knew?! So take into account the upcoming wave of EPCOT meals sales space critiques my sequence of “contractual obligation” posts. For these of you in California, don’t be shocked to see the identical factor for Lunar New 12 months…
The opposite purpose I’ve hesitated to assessment the Meals Studios for the final couple of years is as a result of the EPCOT Worldwide Competition of the Arts is about a lot extra than meals. Whereas the delicacies is artfully executed and infrequently scrumptious, it’s not the spotlight of the occasion.
The issue is that I don’t actually know what else to cowl from the 2024 EPCOT Competition of the Arts that’s contemporary. There isn’t a lot to say that hasn’t already been mentioned. So if I assessment the cubicles, that reinforces the misperception that that is (principally) the EPCOT Meals & Wine Competition: Winter Version. That’s not true–in any respect–however specializing in that and never the opposite stuff definitely creates that impression.
Anyway, let that function a reminder that the 2024 EPCOT Competition of the Arts is (nonetheless) superior. It does appear a tad scaled again for 2024, however I however don’t have anything however effusive reward for the occasion. Though that’s partially because of a fantastic exhibiting by the culinary arts, it’d be my favourite occasion of the 12 months even when I did all of my meals at Sunshine Seasons or desk service eating places in World Showcase.
With that out of the best way, let’s flip to a assessment of Figment’s Inspiration Station…
Figment’s Inspiration Station Meals Objects:
- Blueberry-filled Pastry Tart with purple icing (The Great Stroll of Colourful Delicacies Merchandise)
- Rainbow Cake with freeze dried SKITTLES chew sized candies
- Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket with Rainbow Popcorn (Restrict two per individual, per transaction; obtainable whereas provides final.)
Figment’s Inspiration Station Drinks:
- Grape Smoothie with freeze dried SKITTLES chew sized candies (Non-alcoholic beverage)
- 3 Daughters Brewing Black Cherry Laborious Cider
- 3 Daughters Brewing Blood Orange Laborious Cider
- 3 Daughters Brewing Ardour Fruit Laborious Cider
- Rainbow Laborious Cider Flight
- 81Bay Brewing Co. Inexperienced with Envy Blonde Ale
- 81Bay Brewing Co. Blue Butterfly Lager
- City Artifact The Gadget Raspberry & Blackberry Midwest Fruit Tart
- Rainbow Beer Flight
Now let’s check out our photographs and critiques of every meals merchandise at Craftsman’s Courtyard Meals Studio…
Blueberry-filled Pastry Tart with purple icing – Walt Disney World has actually gotten into the ‘connoisseur’ Pop Tarts in recent times in Toy Story Land at Woody’s Lunch Field and Competition of the Arts on the Pop Eats sales space, and now right here.
I do know some followers love these, and I’d agree that there have been some superlative ones at Woody’s Lunch Field which can be much better than they’ve had any proper to be. This isn’t one in all them. It’s nonetheless an ‘elevated’ Pop Tart in that you would be able to style a top quality distinction, however there simply isn’t sufficient daylight between this and the Kellogg’s breakfast deal with. Each are sugary messes of synthetic components and flavors, that style extra like a shade than they do an precise taste.
Rainbow Cake with freeze dried SKITTLES chew sized candies – This cake additionally is sort of sugary, however not less than it tastes scrumptious. I couldn’t inform you what flavors, precisely, are current right here–so “it tastes like a rainbow” must do. And like a rainbow, it’s moist and pleasant, with simply the correct amount of density and, I dunno, happiness.
Significantly, the Rainbow Cake is nice. Not in a traditional sense of the time period, but it surely’s a enjoyable dessert that will provide you with the requisite sugar rush whereas additionally leaving you happy. It’s moderately top quality–reminding me loads of a marriage cake. The colours and presentation are icing, taking this tasty dessert and likewise making it photogenic.
Grape Smoothie with freeze dried SKITTLES chew sized candies – For these of you wanting a sugar rush and mind freeze by way of probably the most environment friendly means potential, this Grape Smoothie is for you! It’s not that this drink is unhealthy–fairly the opposite. In some way, sugary concoction is addictively good, to the purpose that I discovered myself questioning: is that this even authorized?!
(Aspect notice: I extremely suggest sharing no matter you order right here. I ate all three of those dishes on my own and, since I don’t waste meals, completed all of them. This led to an enormous sugar rush and equally large crash. Who is aware of what got here in between, it’s all a blur. I’m simply saying, if you end up climbing the Mexico pavilion after consuming all this junk, don’t say you weren’t warned!)
Lastly, there’s the fan-favorite Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket with Rainbow Popcorn.
This limited-edition bucket options Figment inside on a rainbow diving into rainbow coloured popcorn. It follows up on two consecutive years of the Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket, which final 12 months had a EPCOT fortieth Anniversary strap.
The essential factor it is advisable know is that this Creativeness Popcorn Bucket is accessible by way of Cellular Order or by way of walk-up buy. For the opening weekend, it was Cellular Order solely, however demand has since died down, and it’s available on a walk-up or preorder foundation. I encountered zero line in any way at Figment’s Inspiration Station–and this was on a weekend when EPCOT was actually busy and all different cubicles had lengthy strains.
For no matter it’s price, I like this extra than the earlier Figment Premium Popcorn Bucket. What pushes this excessive for me is that it leans into being a popcorn bucket, fairly than simply being a plastic factor that occurs to carry popcorn (if that is sensible).
Every part concerning the design is absolutely intelligent, from utilizing the clear glass pyramids to showcase the rainbow popcorn inside to Figment diving into the popcorn prefer it’s a ball pit at McDonald’s (they don’t nonetheless have these–however they did in my day!). That is simply top-notch by way of and thru, with creativity really befitting Figment. Large kudos to the Disney Design workforce on this!
General, it pains me to say this, however Figment’s Inspiration Station is likely one of the worst cubicles on the 2024 EPCOT Worldwide Competition of the Arts. Regardless of that ringing endorsement, it is best to nonetheless do it and possibly order one in all every part. It’s a little bit of a paradox, however hear me out.
Whereas virtually the entire different Meals Studios on the 2024 EPCOT Competition of the Arts excel at nuanced delicacies that tastes nice and provides ambition exceeding expectations for such a occasion, Figment’s Inspiration Station is the enjoyable counterprogramming to that. The place you go not for envelope-pushing or artfully executed delicacies, however to chill and have every week’s price of your really useful sugar consumption and sufficient synthetic flavors and colours to show a flamingo purple.
The desserts at Figment’s Inspiration Station are neither good nor unhealthy…enjoyable is absolutely the very best phrase to explain them. Personally, I want they have been extra imaginative and distinctive–or really impressed–however that isn’t the case. Regardless, after making a lap of World Showcase and difficult your style buds with the exemplary delicacies at L’Artwork de la Delicacies Française, Gourmand Panorama, and so forth., cease right here to get your sugar rush and have a little bit of old style EPCOT Middle enjoyable.
As this occasion isn’t simply concerning the delicacies, you’ll additionally wish to learn our full Information to the 2024 EPCOT Worldwide Competition of the Arts for information concerning the non-culinary facet of the festivities. That covers the Disney on Broadway live performance sequence, visible arts, performing arts, participatory arts, and far more!
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What do you consider the Figment’s Inspiration Station on the Odyssey Meals Studio on the 2024 EPCOT Worldwide Competition of the Arts? Want it have been a sales space of extra impressed and imaginative dishes, or are you happy with sugar and vibrant colours? Have you ever tried any of the meals gadgets at this sales space? What did you consider them? Do you agree or disagree with our merchandise critiques? Questions we can assist you reply? Listening to your suggestions–even whenever you disagree with us–is each fascinating to us and useful to different readers, so please share your ideas under within the feedback!