France is known for its wonderful cuisine. Walt Disney World has brought that cuisine over to EPCOT and we get to enjoy it everyday in the France Pavilion. There are LOTS of choices in the France pavilion. A person could spend an entire day just eating in France. There is just so much to choose from: Chefs de France, Monsieur Paul (for those with the big bucks), Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles, Crepes de France, Vin de France (serving both wine and slushes), and finally L’Artisan des Glaces.
L’Artisan des Glaces is tucked away in the back of the pavilion on the way to Boulangerie Patisserie. I have rarely seen it with a long line (though, to be fair, I’ve never gone in the mid-afternoon in the summer). It’s one of the hidden gems of EPCOT and, in my opinion, serves the best ice cream sandwich in all of Walt Disney World.
With the calendar turning to October, most people minds turn to thoughts of pumpkin and Halloween. Thankfully, there are a couple of snack stands which have added some pumpkin options to their snack menu. Those two places are the funnel cake stand in The American Experience and L’Artisan des Glaces at the France Pavilion.
The American Experience has replaced its double chocolate funnel cake (a personal favorite of mine) with a pumpkin spice funnel cake.
This seasonal funnel cake is not available for a Disney Dining Plan snack credit. It is available for cash/charge back to the room for $8.00 which is the same price as the double chocolate funnel cake.
Pictured above is the pumpkin spice macaron ice cream sandwich. You get a scoop of pumpkin spice ice cream placed between two macaron. This snack is available for a Disney Dining Plan snack credit or for cash/room charge at $3.99.
The pumpkin spice is also available in a cone or a dish. It is also available in my favorite snack from the L’Artisan des Glaces snack shop….the pressed brioche ice cream sandwich. The pressed brioche is not available for a snack credit. It costs $6.10.
It also sounds like that when October and Halloween is over that the pumpkin spice ice cream is going to be replaced with a more winter/Christmas themed ice cream. YUM!
My journey to Walt Disney World began bright and early at 5:45 am as my wife and I woke up to head the airport. Our daughter was safe and sound with my wife’s family and had not idea that we were taking this trip. We had an uneventful drive to the airport and getting through security was a breeze. Our flight to Charlotte was at the gate and ready to go. Our flight was relatively straight forward. My wife and I got to both enjoy aisle seats. We got to Charlotte early made our way to our gate for Orlando. Again, things went without a hiccup. Flight arrived on-time and we started the boarding process early. Another uneventful flight and we were in Orlando.