Who LOVES School? Er, I Mean, Who Loves School Bread?!

Somewhat polarizing – no, not everyone loves (or even likes) this – but mostly revered, Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion is the home to this guilty pleasure.

A sweet roll filled with custard, draped in icing, and dipped in Coconut, some think that this delectable dessert is overly dry from the first bite.  Oh, the custard is tasty, they say, but doesn’t Epcot provide better snacks?  See …

The School Bread in Norway is Overrated.  Here are 7 Other Epcot Desserts That Are Better

Other non-fans call out the bread’s calories as being not worth the item’s hype.  Allegedly the owner of 35+ grams of sugar, according to one web site, it hits the list of …

The Unhealthiest Foods at Disney Parks

Huh?  OK.  So, maybe it’s dry sometimes.  Maybe there are equally good (or better?) snacks in Disney.  It undoubtedly does carry a diet-busting price within its custard-y goodness.

My opinion?  Maybe not on every visit to Epcot, but certainly, once in a while, you have to enjoy a serving of, what has to be, one of the best (and most unique) desserts in Disney.  Plus, at $3.99, it’s a bargain!

What do you think, folks?  Is Norway’s School Bread overrated?  Is it worth the calories?  Are there better things at Epcot – or even in Norway – to try?  Leave a comment and let us know!

Do We Have to Say “Buh-bye” to School Bread?

Oh, don’t panic, folks.  This post’s provocative title does not mean that Norway’s beloved School Bread is going to fade away into a Maelstrom-like abyss of Disney history.

According to a report found on WDWMagic.com, Epcot’s Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe will close for a major, several-month-long refurbishment on February 4th.

This being the case, will we have to, even temporarily, say “buh-bye” to Kringla’s sweet cardamom bun filled with vanilla custard?  Well, let me put your palates at ease … not at all!

Check out WDW Magic’s full report for all the details of this closure … as well as where in Epcot you’ll be able to find your favorite Norwegian treat!  Here’s the link!

B-r-r-r! The Fjording Has Been Frozen!

In case you haven’t heard, or seen, Norway has been “Frozen”.  And, I’m not talking about Maelstrom’s retirement either.

In fact, when I say it has been frozen, I mean that a chunk of the pavilion has been turned into a rock solid glacier.  Check it out!

The Fjording has been buried under an avalanche of Elsa, Anna, and Olaf!

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One Last Ride … Goodbye, Our Norwegian Friend.

“You are not the first to pass this way.  [But someone was] the last.”

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We took our final journey on Epcot’s Norwegian adventure this past Saturday, one day before it entered retirement.

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Maelstrom is, now, officially, for us, the first of the attractions that we really love that Disney has retired.  It was a true family favorite.

Wow!  What a crowd!

Wow! What a crowd!

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We’ll miss Odin’s greeting. We’ll miss the trolls.

Yes, we'll even miss "Troll Country!"

Yes, we’ll even miss “Troll Country!”

The polar bears were my favorite animatronics in any WDW attraction.

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Do you know that part of the ride where you’d be sailing backwards past my polar bears to the point where the boat needs to pivot into place to descend into the North Sea?

Have you ever peaked back over your shoulder to catch a glimpse out the cavern’s opening at the pavilion below?

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That was Mrs. All in WDW’s favorite part of the attraction, most of all.  On Saturday, she sadly noted, “My last time to look … ever.”

From the queue’s artwork to the 5 minute “travelogue” we all loved to dodge, we’ll miss our Maelstrom.

We understand progress.  Frozen’s popularity is undeniable.  Disney has to make changes in order to keep up (catch up?) with the local competition and their wizards and broomsticks.

But, having said that, Maelstrom’s demise makes us very sad, nonetheless.  Goodbye, old friend.  We’ll miss you!

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The All in WDW Readers’ Top 10 Epcot Quick Service Restaurants!

Good morning!  Did you have a chance to listen to the WDW Magical Main Street Memories Podcast starring … me?!  Well, not “starring” little ole me, but I made a solid contribution … I think!

Anyway, if you missed it, Doug Davis and Dennis Conroy of the aforementioned show asked me to “pull up a barstool” and join them in a rousing discussion of Disney food and, most of all, the upcoming Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival.

It’s worth the listen … if I do have to say so myself!  See that nice “triple-shot” picture off in the top-right margin of All in WDW’s home page?  The one labeled “All in WDW Talks Food & Wine ’14!”?  Click it!  It’ll take you right to the show!

Did you listen to the show?  Which one of these Sunshine Seasons dishes did Doug Davis rave about?

Did you listen to the show? Which one of these Sunshine Seasons dishes did Doug Davis rave about?

OK.  Enough with the commercials!  Back to today’s business!  To formally conclude our contest to crown Epcot’s “king” of Quick Services, let me introduce your Top 10 Epcot Quick Service Restaurants!

  1. Sunshine Seasons
  2. Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie
  3. La Cantina de San Angel
  4. Kringla Bakeri og Kafe
  5. Yorkshire County Fish Shop
  6. L’Artisan des Glaces
  7. Sommerfest 
  8. Tangierine Café
  9. Electric Umbrella
  10. Liberty Inn 

Great support last week, my friends!  Thank you, very much!  You constructed a great Top 10, too, by the way!  Have a great Monday … if there is such a thing!