Wow! Now, We Have 400 Reasons to Celebrate!

What a milestone we celebrate today, folks!  With this post, the WDW Main Street Podcast celebrates its 400th episode!

Wow!  400?!  Are you kidding me?  Who can talk that much for that long?  Um, the answer to that question will reveal itself to you in just a few seconds.

Naturally, I didn’t personally participate in all 400 shows.  Not even close.  Neither has John Peters, for that matter.  Even our retired colleague – Dennis Conroy – came on board well after the podcast was born.

Who can talk that much for that long?  The show’s founder and host, of course.  Yes, it is Doug Davis who has that incredible “gift of gab”.

Doug and I at Laguna Bar!

Main Street was his brain-child.  He’s hosted or co-hosted every single episode.  In truth, it is Doug that deserves all the credit for this feat!  Congratulations, Doug!  What a phenomenal accomplishment!

My friends, join John and myself, as we congratulate Doug.  Attend our little party.  Step into the WDW Main Street Pub and listen to …

Episode #400 – 400 Reasons to Celebrate!

Ladies’ Night @ the WDW Main Street Pub!

Step into the WDW Main Street Pub, my friends, for a … not-so-run-of-the-mill experience!  It’s “lady’s night”, folks!  Hey!  You can’t miss this!  How often do we get “proof positive” that our compadre, Doug Davis, isn’t always right?

Pull up a chair and listen to Carmen, Judith, and Jen as they educate Doug and John on all things Walt Disney World.  What’re their favorite attractions, resorts, and restaurants?  Find it out by listening to …

Episode #395 – Ladies’ Night @ The Main Street Pub!

Irresistible? You Bet! The Butterfinger Cupcakes Win … Again!

Way to go, Starring Rolls!  You are still the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Hollywood Studios Quick Service!  It won this “prize” in 2014, too, my friends.

Folks, it’s just too hard to pass by a Butterfinger Cupcake, isn’t it?  I mean, look at it!

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Let me tell you, if you haven’t had one yet, you should.  It’s the decadent “cupcake cousin” of the long-time popular candy bar, and it’s delicious!

As for the remainder of Hollywood’s Quick Service options, you’d recommend them to family and friends in this order – the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Top 5 Hollywood Studios Quick Services!

  1. Starring Rolls Cafe
  2. Backlot Express
  3. ABC Commissary
  4. Fairfax Fare
  5. Rosie’s All-American Café

Great work, everyone!  At some point in the future, we’re going discuss Hollywood’s Quick Services again, though.

Why, you ask?  Well, the comments I saw over the past two days suggest that they are all candidates for our “Rehabilitate or Eliminate” feature!

Hey!  Maybe its time we took it into our own hands and improved dining at the Studios for Disney!

Your FAVORITE Hollywood Studios Quick Service? VOTE!

Good morning, my friends!  Welcome back to All in WDW!  Are you ready to hit the polls?  Once again, it’s time to vote!

How could I take all of that time last weekend to stroll past Sunset Boulevard’s Quick Services and leave some of them “un-visited”?  Which did I miss, you ask?

Well, we haven’t dropped by Anaheim Produce as yet.  I know.  Fruit.  Wouldn’t hand-dipped ice cream be more enticing?  However, we’ve neglected Hollywood Scoops as well!

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Apple Crisp a la Mode, anyone?  A Brownie Sundae, perhaps?  Yum!  Back to the “tour”, though.  To this point, we’ve visited …

Toluca Legs Turkey Co.

Rosie’s All-American Café

Catalina Eddie’s

Fairfax Fare

Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner

Backlot Express Restaurant

The Trolley Car Café!

If you missed them earlier, please click the links above to view their menus.  You might just need that information in a few, brief moments!

Folks, welcome to the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Hollywood Studios Quick Service poll!  Below, I present you with twelve options.  Everything Hollywood has to offer!

Your job, today, is to select your Top 3 choices.  Yes.  That’s right.  You can select THREE of these Quick Service venues.  When all is said and done, ONE of them will “reign” supreme!

Straightforward enough, eh?  Will it burgers or pizza?  Will it be barbecue or bakery?  Only YOU know, my friends, so VOTE!

Any “Harbour” In A Storm? We Have A Magic Kingdom “Champion”!

Well, folks, it was a wild ride and a razor-close finish, but any “harbour” in a storm will do, eh?  I just knew that this one was over before the “tournament” ever began.

You see, Magic Kingdom’s Columbia Harbour House just gets way too much love to lose.  In fact, it won this very same poll the last time we ran it … back in 2014!

Congrats on the “repeat”, Columbia!  You are the 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Magic Kingdom Quick Service!

Columbia Harbour House

When it comes to our new (old?) champion, I have to admit that Mrs. All in WDW and I have tried way too little of their menu to make a fair appraisal of the restaurant’s “greatness”.

Honestly, we’ve only sampled their Fish and Chips!  And, looking back at what I wrote back then, you’ll find that I said …

“When in Walt Disney World, whilst dreaming of perfectly battered, piping hot, incredibly flaky, crisply fried fish, you must … pick Yorkshire [County Fish Shop in Epcot]!”

In other words, I was left unimpressed with Columbia Harbour House’s offering.  True, one plate of fish and chips does not a restaurant make, but that was my opinion, nonetheless.

Read … Dining Recon: Fish and Chips Throwdown!

Having said that, I know that I’m distinctly in the Disney minority.  Anyway, with other attractive options like Grilled Salmon and Lobster Roll on Harbour’s menu, I know we haven’t given Columbia the fairest of shots.

Hey!  Before I move on, how about that Dole Whip?  Two years ago, Aloha Isle gave Columbia a run for its money, as well.  Like I said in my post yesterday, it just goes to show you … doesn’t everyone love Dole Whip?

My friends, dining advice worthy of passing along to friends and family alike, here is the list!  These are the 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Top 10 Favorite Magic Kingdom Quick Services!

  1. Columbia Harbour House
  2. Aloha Isle
  3. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  4. Casey’s Corner
  5. Pinocchio Village Haus
  6. Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  7. Main Street Bakery
  8. Gaston’s Tavern
  9. Sleepy Hollow
  10. Plaza Ice Cream Parlor