I’m not sure how relevant this is since it’s from last week. Digest at your convenience. I just have to get something to the top of the page to cover up that horribly written Rose & Crown review.
We’ll pop in to Hollywood Studios on September 15th and then head over to Epcot on the 16th.
Here we are arriving at 2:15pm on September 15th. A “non-recommended” Thursday:
I was supposed to have lunch at 50’s Prime Time, but I have to assume my companions saw me and thought better of it.
Here’s the current lunch menu:
And people lining up for the 3pm Parade:
That was exciting, right? My assumption is that lunch at 50’s Prime Time would have been good.
Here’s lunch and a couple of “interesting” pictures attached to last week’s rope drop.
The Canada Pavilion now has a good looking scrim over its “hotel.” You may recall that they’ll be painting it over the next couple of months.
A few looks. They’ve gotten really good with these things!!
I was running around taking pictures of Epcot menus, buildings, condiments, Food/Wine booths, etc. and took a moment to “cool off” on Journey into Imagination with Figment. Here’s a look at some of the merchandise available in the gift shop:
Some good purple dragon stuff should you be looking to invest.
They are constructing a pyramid that I will be living in during the Food/Wine Festival. Just kidding, I won’t be living there. Or will I? Don’t tell Disney please.
Electric Umbrella has a new menu (as of August 24th):
The Southwest Black Bean Flatbread is new and the Meatball Sub is relatively new. It’s nice to see a couple of more interesting items at Epcot’s boringest (not a word, apparently) quick service. But it really is the most boring.
Here’s the Flatbread:
Disney is using these black bean cakes (http://www.morningstarfarms.com/morningstar-farms-chipotle-black-bean-burger.html) at several quick service locations now, including Liberty Inn at the American Adventure Pavilion. I’m predisposed to liking them because I buy them by the case from Costco. They actually taste really good and pack 17 grams of protein at 210 calories per burger. When you eat most of your meals at Disney World, you have to watch your calories in “other areas.” One of my goals is to not be referred to in parts of a ton.
Anyway, this is a nice alternative to the burgers and high calorie salads at the Electric Umbrella. It’s nice to see Disney trying something a little different too. I would have liked a spicier chipotle mayonnaise, but the burgers are microwaved well. The corn salsa adds a little bit of crunch too.
Here we are at Soarin’ around 12:20pm:
You may recall we had a very successful morning (trust me), but this was a non-recommended Friday! We’re up to a 55 minute wait at Soarin’, which was 25 minutes longer than the “most recommended” Thursday the day before. FASTPASSes are also going on two hours out, compared to 50 minutes the day before.