Welcome to a food studio review for the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, taking place in the park from January 18 to February 25, 2019. This review will cover the Refreshment Outpost, which is actually a year-round kiosk location at Epcot. It’s located on the World Showcase promenade, just over the drawbridge from China. For the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, it hosts a specialty item in addition to its usual lineup of a hot dog, ice cream, and assorted beverages. (Note that the menu prices do not include tax!) For our complete coverage of the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, head to our festival landing page at wdwnt.art.
Refreshment Outpost at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Last year, the name and theme of the Refreshment COOLPost was changed to the Refreshment Outpost. They added in a bunch of new instruments and spruced up the paint job, it’s simple yet effective work that was sorely needed.
The Refreshment Outpost has a single unique item for the festival, and it’s quite good.
Menu for Refreshment Outpost at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts
- Chilled Shrimp, Quinoa, Layered Vegetables, Spiced Yogurt and Red Pepper Coulis – $5.99
Chilled Shrimp, Quinoa, Layered Vegetables, Spiced Yogurt and Red Pepper Coulis – $5.99
Don’t let the ingredient list veer you away, this chilled shrimp is a stand-out of the festival. If you were going to get one seafood dish, we recommend this be the one. It’s amazing in all the right ways: The shrimp is fresh and not gummy, the yogurt mixed with the quinoa and vegetables all combines well to make a really flavorful and refreshing dish. Pick yourself up a Brown Elephant as well, it’s a great way to enjoy an adult version of the classic Frozen Coke.