Epcot’s Hidden Gem – China’s Lotus Blossom Café

Epcot's Hidden Gem – China’s Lotus Blossom Café

Lotus Blossom Cafe in Epcot China pavilion
Lotus Blossom Cafe in Epcot China pavilion

When we’re in the mood for a quick lunch at Epcot, the Lotus Blossom Café is our first choice. We love the Orange Chicken with fried rice there, and also the pot stickers. It’s all covered seating so it’s fun to people watch while having lunch.

Pretty tiles inside cafe.
Pretty tiles inside cafe.

Orange Chicken - delecious!

Orange Chicken – delecious!

We always see Mulan when we’re there and there’s never a line to see her.

Mulan is one of the nicest characters at Epcot!
Mulan is one of the nicest characters at Epcot!

Potstickers $4.99
Egg rolls $3.99
#1 Orange Chicken – Served with steamed rice. – $8.49
#2 Beef Noodle Soup Bowl – Beef noodle soup bowl. – $8.49
#3 Shrimp Fried Rice – Served with an egg roll. – $8.49
#4 Vegetarian Stir Fry – Served with steamed rice. – $8.49
#6 Sesame Chicken Salad – Sesame chicken salad. – $6.99
Choice of ginger or red bean ice cream. – $2.99
Smoothies – Choice of mango or strawberry. – $4.25
Cold Drinks – Choose from Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Nestea, and Fanta orange soda. Regular $2.09 or Large $2.39. Dasani Bottled Water $2.00, Bottled green tea or oolong tea (no sugar added) $2.99, Peach oolong tea $3.79, Orange juice $1.99, and Milk (regular, low fat, or chocolate) $1.29
Hot Beverages – Chinese Hot Tea, Nescafe coffee, or Nestle hot cocoa. – $1.89
Beer & Wine – Budweiser Draft Beer (regular and lite) $5.25, Plum Wine $4.49, and Tsing Tao bottled beer $4.79


Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom


dak tree costume
Adventure is out there!

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

Daily blog link:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/


Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!


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