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2003/05/11 02:04:56 (permalink)

EPCOT

I am not sure that this truly qualifies as international, but I was at EPCOT last week and I visited each of the countries represented. About lunch time, I started looking at each of their restaurants. None looked good and in fact most looked like they had been prepared several days in advance. Nobody was excited about what they were eating. I had a glass of wine in Germany, glass of champagne in France and I stopped to watch a great band in Morocco called "Mo-rocking. They were really good. I went back to France to get another glass of champagne and went back to Morocco to listen to the band again. I finally went inside the Morocco restaurant and in my opinion it was really good. Hot fresh rotissie chicken and hot french fries. What a surprise. It was really hot and the next best thing I found was a cold beer.

Probably better off to pack a lunch?

Paul E. Smith
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    mayor al
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/05/11 02:37:36 (permalink)
    ...and a 6 pack!!
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/05/11 11:31:59 (permalink)
    Paul, the San Angel Inn (Mexico) is pretty good.
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/05/11 11:42:04 (permalink)
    Was Foghorn Leghorn in the chicken booth?
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    mayor al
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/05/11 11:49:25 (permalink)
    Rummie,
    Did you mean to say BOOTH or BROTH??
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    mkostek
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/05/11 13:24:39 (permalink)
    Nothing wrong in EPCOT with several of the places--I've been happy eating in France (both of them), Morocco, Mexico, Canada, even the UK pub!
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/05/11 13:36:33 (permalink)
    I also ate at Japan. I got the combo with rice and some type of green beans that were horrible. Chicken was cold, beef was tough and the couple of bites of shrimp were just OK at best.

    Paul E. Smith
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    tiki
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/07/31 20:00:22 (permalink)
    I was cooking in Norlins long ago when epcot had just opened andi read a review of the food in a local magazine---i remember one line---"the hair in my soup was exactly 3/4 of an inch long"--never did get around to actually goong there to eat.
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/08/01 15:34:07 (permalink)
    We've had good luck in Germany. The bratwurst are always good, but they do sell out sometimes. We also had a great time with at the Oktoberfest -- the kids (9&4) loved it. Litre beers were good as well.
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/08/01 16:27:50 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Willly

    We've had good luck in Germany. The bratwurst are always good, but they do sell out sometimes. We also had a great time with at the Oktoberfest -- the kids (9&4) loved it. Litre beers were good as well.


    Over the years, we have eaten at every single Epcot restaurant and there are only three that are quite bad.........The American, the Japanese and the worst one of all is the Chinese........that place is dreadful. But the Norway buffet is a terrific bargain.....lots of good foods even for those who are unadventuresome. We love having lunch at Mexico and watching the boats go by and The French restaurant are really good........but you are paying bigger bucks to eat there. Most people love the Italian restaurant but we find the waiters to be a little abrupt and that does not float my boat at all!
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/08/01 16:56:32 (permalink)
    I stopped at the Morocco stand and they had a great band out front called "The MoRocking" They were super and the music was super and had a beautiful lady that had more moves than Rushmore being evasive

    I got a little hungry and went inside their restaurant and had their rotisserie chicken. Really good

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/08/01 17:20:20 (permalink)
    Yes, the restaurant in "France" is great. Morocco is decent, but it was fantastic years ago. A lot of the little extras offered there have slowly disappeared. The fun part of EPCOT is "drinking around the world." A glass of wine or beer in every country makes for a very merry day in the "land of the mouse."

    It's fun dealing with the employees from the countries represented. The kids can "buy" a passport & have it signed/stamped in each country by someone who actually grew up there. EPCOT is my favorite Disney park, by far!
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/08/01 17:53:20 (permalink)
    Regarding EPCOT:

    1: I had beer in Germany
    2: I had wine in Germany
    3: I had wine in France
    4: I had Champagne in France
    5: I had Champagne in France with fruit
    6: I had I forgot then? Sorry as I had too much

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/08/01 20:32:12 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    Regarding EPCOT:

    1: I had beer in Germany
    2: I had wine in Germany
    3: I had wine in France
    4: I had Champagne in France
    5: I had Champagne in France with fruit
    6: I had I forgot then? Sorry as I had too much

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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    chezkatie
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/08/01 20:33:44 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    Regarding EPCOT:

    1: I had beer in Germany
    2: I had wine in Germany
    3: I had wine in France
    4: I had Champagne in France
    5: I had Champagne in France with fruit
    6: I had I forgot then? Sorry as I had too much

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN


    I cannot believe that you forgot all those Margarita's in Mexico........shame on you!
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/08/01 23:16:18 (permalink)
    And, what about that "pint" in the United Kingdom? The possibilities are endless...
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/11/07 09:34:49 (permalink)
    DO NOT i repeat DO NOT make the mistake of eating at "the land" brought to you by kraft. i got a ceasar salad and the dressing tasted like mayo. what crap.

    the food at dis is sketchy in general. anyone ever get one of those 7 dollar "turkey" legs...that taste like a smoked ham hock? oye, it's bad.what is up with those? i see them everywhere and people eat it like they're good, but come on.

    you know, that's how they get ya. you really don't feel like dealing with the inconvience of bringing a lunch to dis or epcot. so, you buy crummy food. i think the best move in epcot is to drink internationally and them eat....food always tastes better when you're drunk.

    amy
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    RE: EPCOT 2003/11/07 10:00:53 (permalink)
    Best food in EPCOT is either in Mexico or Norway.

    also, EPCOT really stands for Every Person Comes Out Tired or Every Pocket Comes Out Tapped.
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    RE: EPCOT 2005/11/02 13:36:10 (permalink)
    The Food and Wine Show, every year in Epcot is most worthy. We're headed there 11/12 for the last weekend of it. It's by far, the highlight of exquisite foods.
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    RE: EPCOT 2005/11/02 13:58:00 (permalink)
    What I like about these restaurants is that every one has a printed menu that caters to food allergies, not only a breath of fresh air when your loved one has a food allergy, but also a good indication that they make a lot of things to order and use fresh ingredients. Pre-packaged, pre made things coming from other suppliers prevents most restaurants from asserting that there food is free of certain allergens.
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    RE: EPCOT 2005/11/02 14:56:59 (permalink)
    It has been a couple of years, but I always enjoyed the food at Epcot. I own a travel agency, and my former Disney expert went to work there 8 or 9 years ago. He was at one time the food and beverage mgr at Tomorrowland, and has mentioned that he would like to work at Epcot before he retires. I think that the bakery in "France" is very good and I have always wondered if the "snooty" service in the French restaurant is part of the act, because, after all, everyone who works at at Disney is a cast member!
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    RE: EPCOT 2005/12/08 20:55:52 (permalink)
    I was just at Disney World a few weeks ago. I ate the German, Japanese, and Canadian restaurants. I found the quality of all of them to be very good. I was happy with most of the food I tried at EPCOT and the other 3 parks in WDW.
    I was on the Diseny Dining plan which was a good value. For $35 a day you get one quick service meal (entree, soft drink, and dessert), one snack (ice cream from one of the carts, popcorn, etc...), and one table service meal (appetizer, entree, soft drink, and dessert).
    The bill for my wife and I at the steak house in "Canada", Le Cellier, would have been about $100 if we had just paid on our own.
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    RE: EPCOT 2005/12/16 01:41:19 (permalink)
    i hate to be a party pooper but epcot on the roadfood site, gimme a break, it ain't natural. sorry for all those i offended but think about it.
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    RE: EPCOT 2005/12/17 10:42:51 (permalink)
    Actually the Disney group hires some of the best and brightest in the HRM field. Cornell and DU are well represented at Disney.

    Not cheap but reasonable since you are a "captive audience" and well done, IMHO. At Epcot...Japan sucks...Mexico and France are very good however.

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    RE: EPCOT 2006/02/21 01:30:54 (permalink)
    Norway has the best pastries ... Cloudberry horns fruit tarts w/custard lefske tons of others .. I always walk all the way back before leaving to take some home
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    RE: EPCOT 2007/03/09 00:32:55 (permalink)
    My favorites,

    http://allearsnet.com/menu/menu_nor.htm

    http://allearsnet.com/menu/menu_mor.htm

    Jonathan
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    RE: EPCOT 2007/03/09 01:18:37 (permalink)
    The remarkable thing is that meal in Norway would cost between two and three times what it costs in Florida. When I have visited my family in Norway a 10 dollar, in american dollars, beer is not unheard of.
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    RE: EPCOT 2007/03/10 12:32:43 (permalink)
    I guess that when I am in EPCOT, I expect prices to be outta sight. Since I am there to enjoy the sights, sounds, music and etc, it is not an issue. Some of the places are really good and some are not. That is the way the mop flops.

    I know when I go in, it is not Walmart and I know what to expect. I pick and choose. I get the wine in France, Beer in Germany, food in Morocco, England and Japan.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: EPCOT 2007/03/10 21:20:23 (permalink)
    It's been a long time, over a decade, since I've been to EPCOT, but I agree with the poster who said that the Land place at the Kraft pavilion was not the greatest. Definitely not worth it. I don't know if it has changed, but I could have kicked myself for not trying the Moroccan place; the menu looked fabulous, and the interior of the restaurant looked great. I hope it is still as good as people said it was back then.
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