We spent a couple of days last week taking photos and video of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, you can find my photos from Future World here and World Showcase here! On Saturday, we went back to Epcot briefly – our visit included a stop at the Via Napoli pizza window, which was again in soft opening for what is being called a "test" through May 28th. We then headed to the Magic Kingdom and ended our day at the Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest 5th Anniversary Passholder Event.
The sand sculpture based on the upcoming film African Cats was getting closed to finished:
A penguin from the film Mary Poppins was greeting guests:
Via Napoli is again testing their pizza window, now through May 28. It was in soft-opening on Saturday, but not yet open when we arrived:
I'd not seen the outdoor area of Via Napoli since it was closed in for year-round seating (it can still be opened up during nice weather):
The pizza window opened a few minutes later – the setup looks a little different, less temporary than during it's test in December. I was hoping that the pizza would be the tasty Via Napoli pizza this time, but it isn't. The pepperoni slice we received was just passable (I thought it was better in December), the crust was underdone and the sauce overpowering. If your family wants pizza, I'd highly recommend going inside the restaurant. Hopefully guests don't think that the quality they are getting outside represents what is inside Via Napoli (I've dined there twice, and enjoyed it very much both times).