These unique and beautiful sugar creations were introduced at House of Good Fortune merchandise location in the China Pavilion by Wenbo Zhang. Artisan Cotton Candy at Epcot.
Cast Members in the Pavilion are saying they had not been given an end date, now that the Food and Wine festival is over.
Artisan Cotton Candy isn’t available around the clock, as he has specific working hours. Note that he doesn’t work on Wednesdays.
Like everyone else in front of us, we were interested in the Santa Hat limited time offering. This does take a few minutes to make, and you aren’t allowed to cash out until it is your turn to receive one.
Helpful note, there are two cash registers and only one is roped off. This is the queue for the Cotton Candy. The second register is for gift shop purchases; we found many people lining up to pay for a snack in the wrong queue.
While there were handful of people in front of us taking pictures and videos of this amazing treat being made, we were the first to actually acknowledge the artisan himself and say thank you for his work. After taking a few pictures, he graciously gave the extra cotton-candy (destined for the garbage as wasteful extras) to my daughter so they wouldn’t have to share.
There is surprisingly a lot of waste per creation, since he needs to use up all of the red candy before he can add some white candy to his machine. I guess that’s why it cost so much.
Our best advice is to arrive shortly after the World Showcase opens and wait patiently for the team to set up and arrive. The queue was starting to get a little long by the time we left, and we were 4th in line when we arrived at 11:30 am. The children also tend to be impatient when surrounded by fragile souvenirs and waiting for candy.
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