I took the monorail back and my first stop is Ireland. The Fisherman’s pie is flavorful but the Meade honey wine is HELLA sweet. I like it ok enough to finish it, but not ok enough to go back for more.
As symbolism goes, nothing in all of Disney World speaks to me quite as eloquently as the torri gate at EPCOT’s Japan. It marks the transition from the material world to the spiritual world. Today’s sky only adds to the ambiance.
A special edition of ILLUMINATIONS: REFLECTIONS OF EARTH was presented at EPCOT in Walt Disney World on the evening of that theme park’s 30the anniversary on October 1st 2012. Here is some really, REALLY primitive video of the event. The show ran 18 minutes long with the extra tribute fireworks, which reverberated in the ears and chest, and scared the heck out of the local flock of ducks (at about 17 minutes, 41 seconds, you’ll see a few of them leaving). We had the EXCELLENT harvest moon alongside the show too, dancing in and out of clouds that flashed frequently with heat lightning. It was nice of Disney to arrange that for us 😉 Hope you all enjoy.
The Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT has installed a Florida Local kiosk right beside American Adventure. Management is giving them an award at moment and videoing it. The guys at the Florida Local kiosk are really nice and friendly. Drop by if you are in the area!
Why does Disney choose festval time to refurb? So far, I am halfway around World Showcase and two countries (Japan and Cananda) are enshrined in walls of Walt quotations. Who makes these decisions, anyway?
Don’t do it. If I had any free hands, this would have gotten a big thumbs DOWN. However, it is raining on and off and no one has been by to squeegee the outdoor tables. Not wishing to put my plate down in a puddle, I took cover in that alcove near the stairs with the lady’s head on the bannister.
The "crust" – and I use that term loosely, since there isn’t anything remotely "crusty" about it – is bready, which is typical of Sicilian-style pizza. Neapolitan-style pizza does not seem to be available at the window. Since there’s nothing crispy going on anywhere on this thing, the "crust" is a FAIL. If you were expecting more than half a teaspoon of tomato sauce (I was), then you will be disappointed. The cheese at least is pretty fresh.
They are clearly making the take out window pizza on the cheap – VERY cheap. I won’t be doing this again unless someone – ok MANY someones tell me that it has improved.
Storm clouds are forming. The air is by turns stagnant or breezy but still hot, hot, hot. Chez Bro called and said he’s going down to The Art Of Disney store so I’ve sought air conditioning… guess where?
We loved our meal. The crust of the pizza was limp except for the "handle" but the flavor was outstanding. We had the family salad first and then a large pizza – half was cheese and the other half a hodge-podge of eggplant, mushroom, artichoke and ham. With a pitcher of sangria, we are VERY happy for $21 each.
Belle and Beast agreed to pose for me. It was fortunate that some powerful lights were upon them. They were snuffed while I was typing this! Um, the lights were snuffed, not Belle and Beast LOL 😉
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My chocolate cake is smooshed but I bet it still tastes great. Of course I may be all bug-eyed and unable to sleep after indulging but that could happen these days without chocolate cake. I’ll takes me chances!
It was delicious. Notice I managed to eat most of my spinach and leave most of my "white food" (trying to be low glycemic about things these days). We are taking dessert to go as we make our way to an Illuminations cruise.