Foodie Friday: Walt Disney World Menus and Napkins

Everyone turns into a Foodie at Walt Disney World! There are so many culinary options, how could you not? I thought we’d take a moment and get our taste buds salivating with a look at a couple of menus and some old themed napkins.

First, it’s off to the Old West and the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue… and BBQ:

I’ll have a Heineken, please

Usually Disney is a bit cautious when serving alcohol. But when you visit the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue, they are determined to put more Whoop in your Dee-Doo! I ordered a beer and received a pitcher of Draft Bud Light… just for me! And they refilled it! At least I think they did. I don’t remember much about that night.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Cast before entering the Theatre

Before we attended the show, I caught a candid moment with the Cast as they waited to enter the theatre for an earlier performance.

We stayed at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Camp Ground and I loved visiting the Trail’s End Restaurant for breakfast! It was a buffet-style affair which has probably been stopped during the present pandemic. But the best part was the thermos of coffee they bring to your table. I had a refill (yes, I drink a lot of coffee) and when I didn’t finish all of the second one, they gave me a to-go cup! Did I mention I love the Trail’s End Restaurant? Also, they have a take-out counter that serves a warmed cinnamon roll. I may have had one every single morning of my stay.

So from shoveling it in to wiping it off, we arrive at the napkin portion of the post:

Themed Napkins

Do you remember when every restaurant had different, themed, napkins? We loved these and kept many as souvenirs. Is this why Disney changed to more generic napkins? If so, it goes against an idea Walt Disney had about promotions. Marty Sklar told a story about how the bean counters wanted to charge more than a dollar for the Souvenir Guide Books back in the early days of Disneyland. Walt said no, because it was a cheap way to get advertising onto every coffee table in America! That man had some good business sense.

Interior of the Sci-Fi Diner

For a more detailed review of the Sci-Fi Diner, check out my post entitled The Most Romantic Disney Restaurant. Yup. I’m that weird.

Generic Napkins

Still fun little keepsakes but not as magical as the old-school restaurant napkins.

So are you all fed up? I mean visually, not with the post or the site! If not, check out these other Foodie Friday posts as I visited The Orange Tree Pub in England for a Yorkshire Pudding Bowl extravaganza you won’t believe, and the Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Disney Springs for an awesome burger.

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