Good morning, folks! Have you voted yourself into exhaustion? Better yet, after thinking about all those restaurants this week, are you starving for Epcot cuisine?
On behalf of myself and the WDW Main Street Podcast, thanks for all your support and votes. We know that it was a three-day marathon, and we appreciate your participation. After all, without you, there would be no WDW Fans’ Favorites!
Before we formally acknowledge our winner, though, I’d like to take a minute to cover some history. Either from podcast listeners or in comments received from you, our readers, I’ve been asked, “Which restaurants won last time?”
Fans, let me tell you this … for the most part, we are a very consistent bunch. In fact, to one critical comment I received this week, I responded, “The cream usually rises to the top”.
Taking on Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, All in WDW made its first foray into Parks Table Services in 2013. The victors? Le Cellier and 50’s Prime Time Cafe for their individual parks.
For whatever reason, we didn’t return to the topic until 2014. Then, at least, we covered all four parks, naming 50’s Prime Time, Be Our Guest, and Tusker House as their respective Park’s “champions”.
What about Epcot? Well, since those venues have been this week’s focus, let me give you a little more detail.
2014’s Final Four was the same as those in this week’s Finale. Interestingly, however, Via Napoli trounced 2013’s favorite by a whopping 35 vote margin! Poor Le Cellier.
Fast forward back to 2016, and we’ve, now, reaffirmed Be Our Guest and Tusker House as two-time “champs”. 50’s Prime Time is a three-time winner!
But, here, in the most competitive park of all … in the park that boasts 19 Table Service options, we have named, yet, a third “favorite” – Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room – as the 2016 WDW Fans’ Favorite Epcot Table Service!
A bit of a surprise winner, for sure, it just testifies to the fact that, of all the parks, Epcot owns the best collection of sit-down dining choices. Is Rose the precious jewel of Epcot cuisine? Well, yes, say you – our readers and listeners! Congratulations, Rose & Crown. You reign supreme!
To hear our reaction, catch both episodes of the WDW Main Street Podcast this week. They’ll drop today and Wednesday, and I’m sure we’ll all have plenty to say!