WDW Main Street – Episode #314 – Sunday News, an Epcot “Champion”, and Great Beer!

Join Doug, Dennis, and John for an epic journey through this week’s news.  Stick around and they’ll also discuss our recently-completed Epcot Table Service poll!

WDW Main Street – Episode #314 – Sunday News, an Epcot “Champion”, and Great Beer!

Meanwhile, where was I?  Well, Mrs. All in WDW and I were on a “field trip” to Nashville.  What did we discover?  Nashville serves great beer!

This one’s for Doug (who loves this stuff!) and John (the aficionado who introduced it to him).  Enjoy, boys!

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A Wild Ride! A Fish and Chips Finish!

Good morning, folks!  Have you voted yourself into exhaustion?  Better yet, after thinking about all those restaurants this week, are you starving for Epcot cuisine?

On behalf of myself and the WDW Main Street Podcast, thanks for all your support and votes.  We know that it was a three-day marathon, and we appreciate your participation.  After all, without you, there would be no WDW Fans’ Favorites!

Before we formally acknowledge our winner, though, I’d like to take a minute to cover some history.  Either from podcast listeners or in comments received from you, our readers, I’ve been asked, “Which restaurants won last time?”

Fans, let me tell you this … for the most part, we are a very consistent bunch.  In fact, to one critical comment I received this week, I responded, “The cream usually rises to the top”.

Taking on Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, All in WDW made its first foray into Parks Table Services in 2013.  The victors?  Le Cellier and 50’s Prime Time Cafe for their individual parks.

For whatever reason, we didn’t return to the topic until 2014.  Then, at least, we covered all four parks, naming 50’s Prime Time, Be Our Guest, and Tusker House as their respective Park’s “champions”.

What about Epcot?  Well, since those venues have been this week’s focus, let me give you a little more detail.

2014’s Final Four was the same as those in this week’s Finale.  Interestingly, however, Via Napoli trounced 2013’s favorite by a whopping 35 vote margin!  Poor Le Cellier.

Fast forward back to 2016, and we’ve, now, reaffirmed Be Our Guest and Tusker House as two-time “champs”.  50’s Prime Time is a three-time winner!

But, here, in the most competitive park of all … in the park that boasts 19 Table Service options, we have named, yet, a third “favorite” – Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room – as the 2016 WDW Fans’ Favorite Epcot Table Service!

Mmm. Love those Fish 'n Chips!

Mmm. Love those Fish ‘n Chips!

A bit of a surprise winner, for sure, it just testifies to the fact that, of all the parks, Epcot owns the best collection of sit-down dining choices.  Is Rose the precious jewel of Epcot cuisine?  Well, yes, say you – our readers and listeners!  Congratulations, Rose & Crown.  You reign supreme!

To hear our reaction, catch both episodes of the WDW Main Street Podcast this week.  They’ll drop today and Wednesday, and I’m sure we’ll all have plenty to say!

What an Exciting Epcot Table Service Finale! VOTE!

Happy Saturday, my friends!  Thanks for all your support the last two days.  Only one more round to go!

You know, you could see it shaping up as the voting unfolded yesterday.  Four standout dining venues powered up for a shot at the title.

Which one will win?  Which one will be named the WDW Fans’ Favorite Epcot Table Service Restaurant?  Personally, I can’t wait to find out!

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I present you with the FOUR final restaurants today, folks.  VOTE for your ultimate favorite!

And, hey.  If you can’t vote for a favorite, per se, then vote for the Table Service that you’d like to visit on an upcoming trip.

Whatever you do, though, please VOTE.  Your favorite restaurant needs your support.  Bon appetit, everyone!

Round 2 is Here! Do Epcot Table Services Rule? VOTE for YOUR Favorites!

Spirited competition yesterday, folks!  Very enthusiastic.  Some front-runners emerged.  And, battles for “2nd Place” went, pretty much, to the wire.

Where did Day #1 leave us?  Well, below, I present two groups of four – our “Excellent Eight”!  Your job?  Same as yesterday.

By the way, today’s seeding was determined, first, by the total votes each of the restaurants earned yesterday.

In addition, I also separated 1st Place finishers from the 2nd Place “also rans” that they beat yesterday in order to foster fresh competition.

That’s as objective as I could be, my friends.  It still yielded tough choices.  But, that’s what this exercise is all about.  Fun … and competition!

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My friends, VOTE for your favorite in each group.  Keep in mind … please cast TWO votes today!

Like I said yesterday, if you don’t think you can make a choice because you’ve never been to any of the restaurants in question, please reconsider.

If you can’t vote for a “favorite”, then vote for the venue that you’d most like to try.  In the end, your voice counts.  VOTE!

Epic Epcot! VOTE For Your Favorite Table Service Restaurants!

Welcome to Thursday, my friends!  Are you ready for some fun and frivolity?

Actually, I should ask … are you ready to “eat”?  Oh, OK.  So, we’re not aiming to dine today.  We’re looking for your VOTES!

Folks, we’ve already “tackled” Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom.  Those “champions” have been crowned.

Now, which of Epcot’s illustrious Table Services will reign supreme?  Which one will join Tusker House, 50’s Prime Time, and Be Our Guest at the top of WDW’s mountain?

Fans, only YOU know.  It’s your “voice” that will decide which establishment will become your #1 recommendation for having an Epcot meal.

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So, what’s the task today?  Below, I present you with FOUR groups of four.  Select your favorite in each group.  In other words, please cast FOUR votes today!

And, hey!  If you don’t think you can make a choice because you’ve never been to any of the restaurants in question, think again.

Folks, if you can’t vote for a “favorite”, vote for the venue that you’d most like to try.  In the end, your vote really counts.  Cast it!