WDW Main Street – Episode #360 – Our Weekly News!

Howdy, folks!  Join Doug, Dennis, and John on the train headed over to the Main Street Pub!  There’s food.  There’s beer.  And, all the latest news from around Walt Disney World!

In this week’s show, they cover the latest on Pandora, the Wilderness Lodge’s poolside eatery – Geyser Point Bar & Grill – and much, much more!  So, pull up your stool, grab a refreshment, and enjoy the show!

WDW Main Street – Episode #360 – Our Weekly News!

French Trivia Answered! Who Misses the Earffel Tower? [Poll]

Marvelous Monday, my friends!  Shake off those beginning-of-the-week blues and get after the week!

So … did you tackle yesterday’s trivia question?  No?  Here’s your chance to take a step back and test your Epcot IQ … click this link!

How tall is Disney’s version of France’s Eiffel Tower, you ask?  Why, it reaches 103 feet into the Florida sky!

The challenge turned out to be a little bit tougher than I expected.  Only 24% of you got it right!  Congrats to those of you who scored with the correct choice.

Of course, the Eiffel Tower inspired another piece of Walt Disney World, as well.  Even if it was by its name only.

Opened on May 1, 1989, the Earffel Tower was once a Hollywood Studios park icon.

Based on water towers commonly found in 20th century movie studios, Disney closed this structure on April 29, 2016.  It leads me to ask …

 

Epcot Trivia! Welcome to France!

Good morning, folks!  Are you ready to test your Disney knowledge?  Yes?  Then, let’s go!

Constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, the Eiffel Tower in Paris is the most-visited paid monument in the world.

It has become a global cultural icon of France, is one of the most recognizable structures in the world, and stands 1,063 feet tall.  Thank you, Wikipedia, for all the info!

Of course, as you all know, Epcot’s France Pavilion is centered around a smaller-scale replica of this Parisian monument.  How tall is Disney’s version?

A Mini “Tutorial”: Doing Character Meet and Greets … as an Adult!

By John Peters

Let’s face it, folks, if you’re spending your vacation at Walt Disney World without kids, you’re a big kid yourself!

My wife and I live in the Central Florida area, and we choose to spend every vacation at Disney!  It gives us a chance to escape the stress of the “real world” and just have fun.

As an adult couple touring the parks, we do things a little different than those “Commando Families” you hear about – in the parks from dawn ’til after Midnight.  We set a much slower pace.

We take time to see more shows, enjoy dining out more often, and even hit some of The World’s better lounges and bars.  However, one thing we still enjoy is meeting Disney’s characters!

Hey!  No matter how hot it is, who just cut you off in line, or if your Soarin’ FastPass+ didn’t work, you can’t meet Mickey Mouse and not come away happy!

If you’re like us, and decide to do character Meet and Greets as an adult, try to keep these guidelines in mind …

1. There will be children.  If misbehaving children or crying babies drive you nuts, maybe this isn’t the activity for you.

2. Don’t be rude … but, don’t be surprised if others are.  Sometimes, kids butt in front of you!

3. Remember to have fun!  Going to WDW is about escaping everyday stress, so, no matter what you face while you’re waiting to have your picture taken with Goofy, relax and enjoy yourself!

​ Touring Epcot’s Japan Pavilion? Visit Kabuki Cafe!

Yo – ho – ho!  Happy Monday, folks!  Hey!  Let’s talk Epcot.  Have you ever stopped at Kabuki Cafe?

No?  Think shaved ices.  Think Kakigōri – Japanese shaved ice available in Rainbow, Strawberry, Melon, Cherry, or Tangerine.  Think snacks like Edamame or Sushi.

Or, how about alcoholic beverages such as a Tokyo Sunset or a Rising Sun?  Maybe this month’s Main Street “beer of the month” – Kirin Frozen Draft – is more your speed?

Huh?  Frozen?  Beer?  Wait a minute.  Isn’t that what you get when you leave a bottle or can in the freezer for way too long?  Uh, no.  Let our resident “beer-ologist” – John Peters – explain.  John?

“So, go ahead and take away my ‘Beer Geek’ card, everyone!  This frozen brew is not on anybody’s list of the best-tasting beers in WDW.

However, on a hot day – in the middle of the Florida summer – you’d be hard-pressed to find a colder or more refreshing brew!

It’s available from two locations inside the Japan Pavilion – Kabuki Cafe and the Garden House Sake Bar.  This pale lager is a decent beer!

What makes this Kirin special is the frozen beer “frosting” you can add on the top!  This frigid pillow acts as a bit of an insulator, if you will.

In fact, it keeps the beer cold even on the hottest of days!  All I have to say is that it’s not the best beer in WDW, but, in August, you’ll be glad it’s the coldest!  Cheers!”