Pineapple Promenade – EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

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Pineapple Promenade first appeared at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival in 2013, and returns for its eighth appearance this year. “Get your tropical fruit fix from tart ‘n’ tangy to the sweetest frozen treats!”

This year’s 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival takes place March 4 – June 1, 2020.

Menu for Pineapple Promenade at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Food:

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips – $8.00
  • Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake – $5.00
  • DOLE Whip® (Plant-based) – $5.25

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

The Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake comes to Pineapple Promenade in 2020 from Arbor at The Gardeners Terrace, though this year, it isn’t served with the apple cider sorbet.

Photos of Menu Items from Pineapple Promenade at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips – $8.00

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Pineapple Promenade
Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips – $8.00

Perhaps one of our (definitely Tom’s) favorite returning items is the spicy hot dog. You receive a full hot dog for your money, slathered in pineapple chutney and crumbled plantain chips. The hot dog delivers on flavor and spice. Each bite has a pop against the perfectly cooked exterior leading to a wonderfully spicy interior. The chutney adds a cool pineapple flavor and the chips add a nice crunch. It’s a filling dish and best shared if you plan on enjoying the rest the festival has to offer.

Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake – $5.00

Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake – $5.00

This was okay, but nobody was impressed. The cake at the bottom is dry and flavorless, and it desperately needs the berry compote. The tart, sweet taste of the berries is nice, but the cake has a firmer consistency, more like a scone or a pound cake. There were some streusel-like crunchy pieces on the cake that helped added extra flavor, but we felt like this cake was just missing something.

DOLE Whip® Soft-Serve with Fanta® (non-alcoholic) – $6.25

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Pineapple Promenade
Pineapple DOLE Whip® with Fanta® – $6.25

Pineapple Fanta fills the bottom of this cup. The pineapple Dole Whip mixed with the soda works very well and surprisingly isn’t overpowering. The only problem you’re going to run into with Flower & Garden is A) the portion of Dole Whip and B) how icy it comes out, to the point of almost being flavorless. Typically the version at Magic Kingdom is very light and airy, this comes out stiff and dense. It’s still the only place to get the soft serve in Epcot, so if you feel the price is worth saving a trip to Polynesian Village or Magic Kingdom…

Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic) – $4.50

Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade – $4.50

A slush so iconic they had to make Minnie ears to match them. We can proudly say that the admiration is much deserved. The Violet Lemonade slush is sweet, refreshing, and takes a nice picture.

Pineapple Beer Flight – $9.50

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Pineapple Promenade
Pineapple Beer Flight – $9.50

Take note that the Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale isn’t included on the flight. The Cast Member said they couldn’t substitute beers unfortunately, so we’re certainly going back for that one. Regardless, expect a very fruity flight of beer. Pineapple Mana is a wheat beer and it has strong notes of the wheat flavor mixed with a pungent pineapple. The Goin’ Coastal IPA is a hop-forward beer with trailing flavors of pineapple. Whenever fruit is involved with beer it’s difficult to find brews that don’t taste like artificial fruit, and all of these taste natural. It’s worth your time to try three unique beers.

*NEW* Collective Arts Brewing Piña Colada Sour, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (5.2% ABV) – $4.50

Collective Arts Brewing Piña Colada Sour, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (5.2% ABV) – $4.50

From Collective Arts Brewing: “We made this sour ale with huge amount of toasted coconut added in the Whirlpool and pineapple during fermentation. Lactose was also used during brewing to add to the creamy sweetness to complete this summer delight.”

Maui Brewing Co. Pineapple Mana Wheat, Kihei, HI (5.5% ABV) – $4.50

From Maui Brewing Co.: “Maui Gold pineapple gives sweet aroma to this smooth-bodied, tropical brew.”

SweetWater Brewing Company Goin’ Coastal IPA with Pineapple, Atlanta, GA (6.1% ABV) – $4.50

From SweetWater Brewing Company: “Slip into some sunshine and step off the grid by Goin’ Coastal with this pineapple laced IPA. The bright aromas of the five citrus hop additions are accentuated by the tropical fruit of the pineapple. And just like those three day weekends, its finish is quick. Golden copper in color with a full malt bill to bring the balance to our year round offering.”

Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, FL (5.2% ABV) – $4.50

From Walter P. on Untappd: “Tastes like flowers. A little tart from the lemonade, but light and easy drinking.”

Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL ($30/bottle) – $12.00

From Florida Orange Groves Winery: “Our sparkling Pineapple wine offers you and your palate a crisp and refreshing taste of Florida in a bottle. Made from 100% pineapple juice you won’t need to imagine hints of flavors or finishing notes.”

Location of Pineapple Promenade at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Pineapple Promenade is located on the World Showcase Promenade across from the Port of Entry shop as you head toward the Canada Pavilion. You can find it at number 23 on the map below.

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