Today’s the Big Epcot Counter Service SEMI-FINAL! Round 3! VOTE!

I got comments yesterday that the choices had already gotten too difficult.  I can’t imagine what I’m going to hear today!

With only eight Counter Services, and two groupings, left, tough choices are the only thing you’re going to find around here!

School Bread

I was talking about School Bread with a couple of friends last night. How appropriate that Kringla made the Semi-Final!

I’m sorry the actual writing has been very short and to the point this week, my friends.  Work has been busy … with month-end and all.

The good news is it takes your focus off of reading and places it on the voting.  Where it should be!

And, where it has been!  Great support in the first two rounds, everyone!  I feel like we’re getting …

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Vote! Select YOUR Favorite Epcot Counter Services! Round 2!

Good morning!  Welcome to OUR Epcot “Sweet Sixteen” spots to secure a quick and counter service meal!

Mmm.  Love those Fish 'n Chips!

Mmm. Love those Fish ‘n Chips!

Thanks for all the votes yesterday, my friends!  Not many surprises.  Although, the three-way dogfight between Refreshment Port, Electric Umbrella, and Kabuki Cafe was fun to watch.  77 votes counted!  Call it a …

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Quick! Vote! It’s the Epcot Counter Services! Round 1!

Before All in WDW gets buried under Food & Wine frivolity – if you were here here last year, you know it will! – I’d like to go back and dine on more standard fare.

Frankly, I’m still way behind on Readers’ Favorites polls, and it’s high time we revisited Epcot!  From pretzels and beer to fish ‘n chips, what’s your favorite Epcot Quick Service?  Now’s your chance to VOTE!

Refreshment Port

It is the same routine as always, my friends.  Vote!  Vote!  Vote!  Bring your friends!  The more the merrier.  It’s time to re-elect the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Epcot Quick Service Restaurant!

Vote for ONE!  The Top 2 in each group will move on to Round 2!

World Showcase “Challenge” – Italy Trivia Revealed!

Did you “play” our World Showcase “Challenge” yesterday?  I hope so.  Well, here’s the “solution” to that “puzzle” …

In some ways, it would have been fair to answer “all of the above” (though, that wasn’t a choice), but the response I was really looking for was Venice!  Why?

Wikipedia tells us that, “The Italian Pavilion features a plaza surrounded by a collection of buildings evocative of Venetian, Florentine, and Roman architecture.  Venetian architecture is represented by a re-creation of St Mark’s Campanile (bell tower) and a replica of the Doge’s Palace.”

Let’s face it, when we think of Italy’s World Showcase pavilion, we think of that tower.  Yes?

Showcase

Interestingly, Wikipedia continues to say, “The original plans for the pavilion called for an expansion that would be built in Epcot’s ‘Phase II’ of construction.  The expansion would have included a gondola dark ride and a Roman ruins walk-through.  When ‘Phase II’ was canceled, the pavilion was left incomplete.”

Does anyone know what brought the pavilion to its long-awaited completion?  Nothing other than the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Epcot Table Service Restaurant – Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria!

Have a great Sunday evening, folks!

 

Can You Conquer a Bit of World Showcase Trivia?!

Since we’re in Epcot already – you did see this morning’s Food & Wine post, didn’t you? – I thought we’d tackle a bit of World Showcase trivia.

Before that, though, did you see this morning’s piece?  It’s the All in WDW Readers’ “Ridiculously Early” Food & Wine ’14 Top 13!  You should really go back and take a look!

OK.  Back to trivia.  An easy question today … I think.

People ask me all the time, “Where do you guys like to watch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Bob?”

Here's the umbrella table, the ravioli, and the wine.  Where's the dark and the fireworks?  Ah, just wait!

Here’s the umbrella table, the ravioli, and the wine. Where’s the dark and the fireworks? Ah, just wait!

Our favorite spot is to sit at a tall umbrella table at the front of the Italy pavilion.  We secure a quartino of red wine from Tutto Gusto, take our seats, and enjoy the show!

Of course, the best time of the year to enjoy our favorite viewing location is during Food & Wine … with a helping of Italy’s tasty Ravioli!

So, speaking of the Italy pavilion, it was designed to be set in the Italian city of __________.  Which city?