First off, Happy Birthday to me! Now as I said during last month's Kill, Refurb, Marry, I really don't have any experience with counter service restaurants in World Showcase. I was hoping to remedy that during my recent trip down to the World a few weeks ago but it wound up being a more of a whirlwind visit than I ever expected.
Here's a lightning fast trip report: We went down mainly to cheer on my cousins who were running in one of the marathons and to check out the new (to us) Grand Floridian DVC villas. And this was our first trip using My Magic + which... I have extremely mixed feelings about. I liked the *idea* of reserving FastPasses for our favorite attractions but that mostly turned out to be better in theory. Honestly, my favorite aspect of this whole thing is not having to bring a bag down to the pool, since the MagicBand serves as your key, pass, and room charge. We loved the Granfaloon, but the fact that the monorail wasn't running for a significant portion of the day put a huge damper on things. This was also the first time in ages that we visited the World during a school vacation week and I was stunned by how crowded it felt. Overall, I did have a lot of fun, and my cousins introduced me to attractions I'd never experienced before and vice-versa. We also happened to see Illuminations from two different vantage points we hadn't tried before and can best be described as The "Crap Your Pants" Seats.
But, sadly, I wasn't able to fill the gaps in my World Showcase Counter Service knowledge. So, I'm going to have to rate only the counters I've actually eaten food from and, thankfully, the first choice is easy:
No. Just no. I mean, I could talk more about my Liberty Inn experience but it's gross.
Okay, this one's a bit of a cheat. I've heard that there used to be a branch of the Beaver Tails franchise in the Canada pavilion. I would like very much for it to return, because Beaver Tails are heavenly.
Note: I am aware that there is now a stand that sells something vaguely similar called Cronuts. They do not count because (a) they're not Beaver Tails and (b) "Cronuts" sounds like something you need to discuss with your dermatologist.
Marry:The Weinkeller During the Holidays
Another "cheat", but Gluhwein is well worth it.
For more opinions on this blog hop, head on over to the list at Mouse on the Mind. The next topic is something to do with Muppets?! Meanwhile, next week here on the blog, the archived Tweet-commentary from The Princess Project. I promise.
Sketch of the Day! Apropos of nothing, here is some Ursula fanart.