The World Showcase is a spectacular place to try authentic international foods from the eleven countries represented, and quick counter-service locations make it easy to sample international treats without forking over mucho moo-lah (too much?). However, all counter-service spots are not created equal. And that is what brings us to...
Kill: Lotus Blossom Café, China Pavilion
Refurb: Liberty Inn, The American Adventure
Liberty Inn catches quite a bit of flack for being a bit "blah" among the exciting and exotic choices that surround it on either side of the World Showcase promenade, and understandably so; "American" cuisine here translates to "typical theme park fare", which, while serving a practical purpose for picky eaters, removes the restaurant from the representative spirit of its setting. As far as refurbishing goes, I (like many others) would like to see a new menu that represents the best of what America's kitchens have to offer; Southern soul food*, hearty Midwestern fare, and traditional New England nosh could turn Liberty Inn into a fun, eclectic establishment that gives guests a true taste of America's culinary culture.
*This also presents the opportunity for my favorite Disney princess/master chef, Tiana, to open a Meet and Greet location in World Showcase (because seriously, why hasn't this happened yet?).
Marry: Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe, Norway Pavilion
Please- I'm pretty sure we all saw this one coming. Mostly, when I say that I want to marry Kringla, I mean that I would like to spend an eternity with endless access to sweet, scrumptious School Bread. On a hot Florida afternoon, nothing can beat sitting a spell to enjoy a Norwegian treat before taking a trip over the falls on the Maelstrom. Rock on, Kringla. Rock on.
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