Edit March 9, 2015: Didn’t make it to most places as the lure of table service at Germany and France was far too strong. I included pictures from the places we did eat.
Making a quick trip to Disney and I’m once again excited about the food. My last visit to this was 2013 and grazing the kitchens is fun. My favorite was the one at Germany which I don’t see on the list yet – but if I get bummed – I’ll just go watch Captain Eo about it.
Items I am most looking forward to:
Botanas Botánico (between the France and Morocco)
Cachapas with Farmer’s Cheese
Coconut Tres Leches
Urban Farm Eats
Quinoa Vegetable “Naanwich” with Arugula Pesto and Oven-Dried Tomatoes
Pineapple Soft Serve with Sammy’s Beach Bar Red Head Macadamia Nut Flavored Rum
Vegan Trio (couscous, tabouleh, and hummus with pita)
Gnocchi Parisien à la Provençal
Vegetable Spring Roll
South Sea Storm (Guava with Light and Dark Rum) – also a repeat from 2013
Mint Iced Tea (I wanted to try this in 2013 but never got to it) – Finally tried it – its basically cold Mint Medley. I was hoping for the old Snapple Mint Iced Tea. It was refreshing.
I can really get into this. There are certain restaurants in Disney where I know EXACTLY what I want to have and I can’t wait for it. Luckily Be Our Guest is one of them when it comes to lunch. I think the online ordering system is really neat.
I like that they aren’t super rigid with the offerings, and that you can still customize:
And pick your sides!
Ordering on the kiosks with all these options can definitely take some time – especially if you’ve ever been caught behind the family trying to customize their meal for 10 minutes, it can be frustrating – especially if you are hungry. At the very least it can give someone some time in advance to think about their options. I’m excited for this feature in this particular location! And my Potato Leek Soup!
Its long overdue that I mention how awesome the wallpaper created by Jason ‘Tiki’ Tackett is. They are always my favorite and they look awesome on a full monitor OR your cell phone! Check some of this stuff out!
Last week’s episode of the Simpsons titled The Man Who Came To Be Dinner had just a little bit of everything to keep me entertained. I actually saved it on my Tivo which I haven’t done with a Simpsons episode in ages. Not since the Simpsons visited EFCOT Center have I been so enchanted.
1. They go to Dizzneeland – there are a VARIETY of nods to the park that make the episode worth watching.
2. They make numerous references to Star Wars and “Dizznee’s” relationship in having attractions related to it in the park.
3. Their version of the Enchanted Tiki Room combines Start Wars with Jabba The Tiki Hut!
4. They go into OUTER SPACE and visit the planet Rigel VII. Not to be confused with the real life Rigel, a star found in the constellation Orion.
This episode also didn’t follow the typical [insert guest star voice and one time character here] formula. Definitely worth seeing.
A few years ago we did the Pirate and Princess Party and had so much fun being in the park late at night with limited crowds. Everyone tells me that the parade is the best part but I’m not big on parades so I spent the time on rides and they had no wait!
Haunted Mansion – the incredible lighting and the actress on the lawn were amazing touches!
Pirates of the Caribbean
Happy HalloWishes Fireworks
WEDWay People Mover
Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball
There is so much to see at this event PLUS trick or treating with name brand candy! The map shows all the locations where you can line up for candy. Kinda funny to hear them blasting “Welcome to the Jungle” outside the Enchanted Tiki Room!
So we all know the story. EPCOT isn’t nearly as awesome as it used to be. I know that, and I usually turn a blind eye to it and still have an incredible time. That’s usually because I’m running around so frantically trying to get in as much as I can. This time, I was able to have a relaxing trip – a stop and smell the roses kind of visit. I was able to stand in Future World, look around, and honestly admit that its the pits.
Ellen’s Energy Adventure? 45 minutes and a wait that included no shade in 90 degree weather.
Empty Wonders of Life? Its so hard to accept that this space has become the junk drawer of the park.
Journey into Imagination? Its so lame that its almost creepy.
Innoventions? “The next show starts in 5 minutes.”
That’s A LOT of caca. Knowing how great it all used to be to turn to what we have today breaks my heart. You’ve all heard this before, this is nothing new. I just had to get it out there.
Now that I’ve spit out my grumpies, let’s focus on the good stuff that’s there. We spent a good deal of time at SeaBase in the Living Seas. They had a lot of divers in the tanks and the dolphin training is really fun to watch!
Rest of the evening was spent at the Not So Scary Halloween Party
Cape May Character (Breakfast)
The Living Seas – Finding Nemo
The Living Seas – SeaBase/Dolphin Training
Beach Club Solarium – It was FRIGID every time we walked through here but it was SO HOT on this last day we sat in here for over 30 minutes to cool down and that barely worked. I will never complain about the temperature in here again. I think it saved my life.
Sept/Oct 2013 Trip Report – Hollywood Studios & EPCOT
All other days on our trip included daily visits to EPCOT and the other parks. This was my first Food and Wine and as a vegetarian I definitely didn’t go hungry. It was worth visiting during the day to avoid the lines but even at night, the lines moved pretty quickly.
Monday (Animal Kingdom/EPCOT)
Everest – I think this was my last time on this. It crosses that fine line of an adrenaline rush and absolute terror.