REVIEW: ‘Perfect Sovereign’ Guardians of the Galaxy Waffle Bites at Connections Café in EPCOT

Shannen Ace

REVIEW: ‘Perfect Sovereign’ Guardians of the Galaxy Waffle Bites at Connections Café in EPCOT

In honor of the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” today, May 5, EPCOT has two new Guardians-inspired treats. At Connections Café, guests can order Guardians of the Galaxy waffle bites, a.k.a. the “Perfect Sovereign Waffle Bites.”

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Perfect Sovereign Waffle Bites – $4.19

Mini liege waffles with a red berry dipper sauce and edible gold dust

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Without the red berry sauce, our first impression was that these tasted like stale bread. Other bites tasted better — more like a plain donut or funnel cake.

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There is a lot of sugar, so sugar is the overwhelming taste before the stale bread flavor.

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The red berry sauce overpowers the waffle. It tastes like a strawberry compote, which isn’t a bad flavor.

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The sauce made the waffle bites more bearable, but we still wouldn’t order these again.

Disney did not announce how long the Guardians of the Galaxy waffle bites will be available. Other Guardians of the Galaxy treats and a sipper will be available at Disneyland Resort.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” focuses on a group of extraterrestrial criminals on the run who initially team up for just causes when they tangle themselves in a dangerous struggle between Xandar and Kree fanatical Ronan the Accuser. 

“Vol. 3” is the long-awaited conclusion to a trilogy that began with 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” A relatively unknown team of superheroes to the general public before this film’s release, the franchise is now one of Marvel’s most popular and critically acclaimed, with the first two films grossing a combined $1.64 billion, as well as scoring 92% and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, respectively.

The Guardians have also made appearances in “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Thor: Love and Thunder” — plus a roughly half-feature-length Holiday Special on Disney+. They’ve spawned a series of video games, and are now featured in two Disney Parks attractions: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT and Mission: Breakout at Disney California Adventure. 

James Gunn, doubling as writer and director, has repeatedly expressed his profound desire to wrap the trilogy up with the utmost propriety, calling it “the hardest thing I’ve ever done” in an interview with Entertainment Weekly

Guardians of the Galaxy at Disney Parks

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As some of the only Marvel characters that Disney can legally use at Walt Disney World, the Guardians are featured in EPCOT’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The ride replaces Ellen’s Energy Adventure / Universe of Energy, utilizing the same façade for guests to enter the Wonders of Xandar pavilion.

“Guardians of the Galaxy — Awesome Mix Live!” was a stage show previously performed at EPCOT on and off from 2018 to 2020. The show featured Star-Lord and Gamora.

In Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure, guests can ride Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! This ride is a reskin of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Star-Lord and Gamora also appear for the street dance party “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Dance Off!”

The couple has also hosted a dance-off at Avengers Campus in Disneyland Paris and at Tomorrowland / Stark Expo in Hong Kong Disneyland.

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