Frau Weiting, my high school German teacher would have been so proud of me conversing with and enjoying the ambiance of the small replica of Germany, in Epcot, at Walt Disney World! This small version of Germany seemed to be a direct transplant from the country in Europe. We’ve yet to visit this specific country, but surely it’s accurate because everyone at the Biergarten spoke with a wonderfully thick accent including our handsome seater Hans, and our adorable server Svenja.
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Biergarten Restaurant (TS)
Epcot | World Showcase | Germany Pavilion
Walt Disney World, Florida
One of the German traditions they honor here is feasting at a large banquet table, seated with persons you do not know. We were seated with a Father and Daughter from California, and two couples, one from Arizona and the other from Philadelphia. We enjoyed getting to know each other and raising our glasses to toast the German Culture, and our own vacations, as prompted by our in-dining entertainment.
Throughout our meal, a wonderful authentic German band (our in-dining entertainment) serenaded the crowd with German music and songs, even inviting the patrons to come below the stage to dance. Their finale presentation ensued with a musical and magical orchestrated ensemble completed by the lead vocalist/trumpeter and the hornist center stage, with the band in tow, performing a special selection with cow bells!
Every dish was wonderful, throughout both the main course and the dessert, especially the hot potato soup recommended by Svenja. As suspected, I discovered a particular fondness for the Bavarian Cheesecake. It was a surprisingly good buffet style cheesecake.
► For Kids: This is a excellent choice! Kids can get up and sing and dance, join the band on stage, and run around the dining hall during a musical parade. Lots of food options for even the pickiest eaters.
If you ever find yourself in Germany via Florida, don’t pass up the opportunity to visit the Biergarten and enjoy an excursion to Europe!
Nap-Time Version: Authentic German restaurant in Epcot serving regional dishes, and music. You are seated at a table with strangers, there is a live band, and you can escape from the heat outside.
We’ve since been back to the Biergarten with friends and our young in’s. We loved it just as much as the first time we went, though we missed eating with strangers as our table was just big enough for our large group of 10. If you don’t have time for a sit-down meal, the German Nudel Gratin (Macaroni and Cheese) at Sommerfest is worth every bite!
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