The BIG, BIG, BIG Magic Kingdom Quick Service Finale! Vote!

Long live Dole Whip!  Wow!  What a job by Aloha Isle yesterday!  Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe never had a chance!  In fact, for a while, ‘Bill’ wasn’t even in line for a spot in today’s finale!  Like I said … wow!

Dole Whip?  Enough said!

Dole Whip? Enough said!

This should be an exciting Final Four, my friends.  Three stand-out Quick Service eateries face off with one of Disney’s most iconic treats.  I can’t wait to see who’s standing at the end of this battle.  Let’s go!

Vote for ONE Quick Service option.  The winner will be crowned as the 2014 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney’s Magic Kingdom Quick Service Restaurant!  Go ahead!  VOTE!

Quick! VOTE Now! Our Eight Semi-Final Magic Kingdom Quick Services Are Waiting!

Hello!  I hope you took the chance to vote yesterday, but, if you didn’t … today’s your chance to leap into the fray!  C’mon!  You know you want to!  You know you need to!

Honestly, our Round 1 voting ended up a bit on the anticlimactic side.  The Top 2 finishers in each of our four groups was determined pretty early in the day.

Go back and look at the results.  They were pretty predictable.  Do you agree?

LeFou’s Brew from Gaston's Pub

LeFou’s Brew from Gaston’s Pub

Having said all that, I’m pretty sure that today’s voting will be much, much closer.  Take a look at these two groups!

Anyway, today, you only get to vote for ONE Quick Service option.  That’s right.  ONE!  But, just like always, the Top 2 in each group will move on to the next round – The Big Finale!

All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney’s Magic Kingdom Quick Service Restaurant?  We got eight contenders right here!

 

 

VOTE for your Favorite Magic Kingdom Quick Services!

Good Wednesday, my friends!  Let me start you off with one little word … quick.  Like these restaurants, this post – and its polls! – will be very quick.  I promise!

It’s time!  Time to tackle Disney’s Magic Kingdom once again!  Our favorite park, if I guess you right!  WDW’s “crown jewel” theme park boasts a bunch of Quick Service dining options.  Which ones are your favorites?

Which one is the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney’s Magic Kingdom Quick Service Restaurant?  It’s time to find out!

Nutella

Sleepy Hollow’s Nutella Waffle

The groups, below, are big, but, today, in Round 1, I’m granting you a bit of a break.  Today, for each of these four groups, you can select TWO Counter Service restaurants!

That’s right!  Vote for TWO in EACH group!  Cast eight votes in total.  At the end of the round, the Top 2 finishers in each group will move into the semi-finals!

VOTE!  Oh, and share the polls with your Disney-loving friends!  Let them join in on the fun!  Bon appetit!

WDW Meets The Opry?!

Yep.  You guys did it again!  You’re way too smart for me!

Actually, my praise is truly genuine.  Until I did a bit of research in preparation for presenting yesterday’s question, I had no idea where River Country had been.  I would have had to flat out guess at the answer!

In years past, the River Country water park could be found on the shores of Bay Lake!

And, speaking of Bay Lake … guess where I found a bit of it!  In the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee!

The Delta River is the “river” within the hotel.  Yes, in the hotel.  I still can’t get over that.  It’s so unique.  Well, to me, it’s not something you see every day.  Anyway, the “river” is very scenic, and it entertains tons of guests every day by hosting them as they enjoy a relaxing river cruise.

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So, what’s all this have to do with WDW?  We had been to Opryland a bunch of times, but, in classic cases of not stopping to smell the roses on past trips, I noticed this placard for the very first time on our visit a week or so ago …

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As I scanned through the lists of oceans, lakes, and rivers, I, of course, fixated on my old stomping grounds in Ohio, my new abode in Georgia, and my dream destination of Florida.

From Ohio, I picked out Lake Erie, Rocky River, and Cuyahoga River … among many other familiar names.  From Georgia, I discovered Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River.  Finally, from Walt Disney World, I found …

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Two of my very favorite bodies of water, and proof POSITIVE that you can find a piece of Walt Disney World anywhere!  Of course, somehow I missed the sign that named today’s “lake of honor” – Bay Lake.  I know it was there, though!

Cheers, my friends!  Have a great day!

Retired “Attraction” Trivia! – Disney’s River Country

Closed on on September 1, 2001, just months after its 25th anniversary, Disney’s River Country was the first-ever water park to be enjoyed at Walt Disney World.

River Country

If you never got a chance to visit (like me), River Country “… featured a rustic wilderness theming, complete with rocks and man-made boulders.  It was described as an ‘old-fashioned swimming hole’ with ‘a twist of Huckleberry Finn’.”

Thank you, Wikipedia, for the description!

So, here’s the question … on which body of water’s shores could River Country be found?