Landslide! YOU Have Spoken! We LOVE the Land!

Short, and sweet, today, folks!  Two days ago, I asked you to weigh in on a very “hot” issue.  Living with the Land vs. Ellen’s Energy Adventure.  Which do you choose?

If you didn’t listen to last Sunday’s Main Street episode, here’s some background … Mrs. All in WDW and I support Living with the Land.  Doug Davis and Dennis Conroy say, “We love Ellen!”

When reflecting on the choice, herself, Mrs. All in WDW quipped, “At least I didn’t fall asleep in The Land!”  Yes, folks, Ellen does have a way of lulling some Guests into peaceful relaxation.

So.  What did you say?  Well, when asked, “Which attraction do you think is better?”, 87% of you declared, “Living with the Land!”  87%!

Full disclosure … regardless of their affection for Ellen, Doug and Dennis expected this result.  Will they be surprised?  No.  Will they be disappointed?  Quite possibly.

Having said that, the Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to Epcot, everyone, and given the choice between the two Epcot “icons” in question, the correct attraction is being replaced!

Living with the Land … TRIVIA Revealed!

Good Monday, folks!  Are you enjoying your “journey” through Epcot’s living laboratory?  For instance, did you tackle our trivia blast?  No?  Then, by all means, please jump back to …

Let’s Have Some Fun “with the Land”! This Week’s Trivia BLAST!

Eight questions.  Can you conquer them all?  Do it quick, my friends.  The answers are revealed below!

Of course, we didn’t stop with trivia.  Yesterday, we all put on our re-imagineering “hats” and returned to our “positions” at Walt Disney Imagineering.  Please check out …

Rehabilitate? Or, Eliminate? – Living with the Land

Living with the Land.  Should we rehabilitate?  Give it a bit of a facelift, maybe?  Should we eliminate?  Replace it altogether?  Or, should we leave it alone?  What’s your vote?

OK.  Last chance to jump back to trivia, everyone!  The answers are just below the next pictures.  C’mon!  You know you want to go back and take the challenge!

#1 – Living with the Land was originally opened in 1982!

#2 – In the prairie scene, how many buffalo roam free?  3!  See?  Two adults and a ‘itty bitty’ baby!

#3 – In the farm scene, what sits atop the mailbox?  A rooster!

#4 – In cooperation with the USDA, during the ride, Living with the Land presents a peek inside their Biotechnology Lab!

#5 – There are five distinct areas of Epcot’s “living laboratory”.  Laboratory Greenhouse is not one of those areas.

#6 – Living with the Land replaced a former attraction called Listen to the Land!

#7 – Each ride through Living with the Land takes 19 minutes and 55 seconds!

#8 – The attraction is currently sponsored by Chiquita!

How did you do?  Did you ace the “test”?  If so, leave us a comment and tout your feat!  Hey!  Don’t forget the ‘Rehabilitate? Or, Eliminate?’ challenge, all.  It’ll run for a few more days!

Let’s Have Some Fun “with the Land”! This Week’s Trivia BLAST!

Good Wednesday, folks!  One has to wonder … with Disney pretty much refurbishing everything in sight, is Epcot’s Living with the Land on their ‘hit list’?

As attractions go, it’s not the most exciting experience in Walt Disney World.  Having said that, it’s one of our family favorites.

It sure does serve a purpose, though, doesn’t it?  Hey!  What else are you going to do while you’re waiting for your Soarin’ FP+ to come to life?

Like us, I bet you’ve enjoyed Living with the Land dozens of times.  Have you paid attention to its detail, however?

Tackle these trivia questions, folks.  Are you an expert in each of The Land’s nuances?  Yes?  Let’s see!

The answers will come in a few days, my friends, so stay tuned!  Oh!  And, by the way, I’ll unveil yet another exciting “challenge” tomorrow!  Stop back!

Before & After: Pork “Chops” at Sunshine Seasons

Sadly, one of the best Quick Service venues on Disney property is starting to make a habit out of disappointing Mrs. All in WDW.  Never a good thing to do, Epcot, I can assure you.

First, she lost her beloved Apple Caramel Crunch.  Don’t know what that is?  I’m not surprised.  It’s gone.  It was also one of the few desserts that she would call worth the calories.  See it at …

Snack Recon: Apple Caramel Crunch

Yummy looking, huh?  Well, it was one of our Epcot morning “go to’s”.  Unfortunately, it disappeared months ago.  Having said that, we keep searching for it!

Of course, Sunshine Seasons is much too good of a spot to discard it simply for the loss of a baked delight.  In fact, one of Mrs. All in WDW’s favorite lunches lives (lived?) there as well.

A few months ago, in ‘Quick Service “Recon”: Sunshine Seasons’, I introduced you to Sunshine’s $13.99 Slow Roasted Pork Chop.  Take a look …


She subbed in a delicious-looking pile of green beans for the restaurant’s advertised mashed potatoes, barbecue sauce, and corn on the cob.  She loved every bite!

Then, we went to the Festival of the Arts last month.  While I was scurrying around World Showcase, she slipped over to Sunshine for the “chop”.

Now billed as a Pork Loin with the very same sides and for the very same price, she received …


My friends, it paled in comparison.  Being boneless, it wasn’t as flavorful.  Plus, it was a shock to see it so different than the serving she had received mere months before.

Like I said, Sunshine Seasons is one of the best Quick Service venues on Disney property.  Mrs. All in WDW and I will be back.  We may even order the pork.

As we know, folks, change is inevitable.  Sometimes, though, depending on the tastes of any particular Guest, change can be quite disappointing.  It’s too bad, but it’s true.

Quick Service “Recon”: Sunshine Seasons

OK, enough with Disney Springs for the moment, yes?  Hah!  I just realized that four of my last five posts were dedicated to “downtown”!  Time to visit somewhere “new”!

On our last trip to “The World”, I couldn’t resist one last cruise through Food & Wine.  Pork sliders, lamb meatballs, scallops, pork belly, and pierogi.  Yum!

Now, Mrs. All in WDW, on the other hand, had something else in mind.  She made a beeline for one of our favorite quick service venues – Future World’s Sunshine Seasons!


What did she have on her menu?  Sunshine’s $13.99 Slow Roasted Pork Chop is one of her overall favorite WDW meals.


Normally served with mashed potatoes, barbecue sauce, and corn on the cob, Mrs. All in WDW chose to sub in a delicious-looking pile of green beans.  She loved it!

My friends, back in 2014, we all elected Sunshine Seasons as our Favorite WDW Parks Quick Service Restaurant!  With meals as good as this, it’s an honor well earned.

When you find yourself in Epcot – hungry for a quick and relatively inexpensive meal – take a stroll in the “sunshine”!  Visit Sunshine Seasons.  You won’t be sorry!