Japan Pavilion at Epcot

Vintage Walt Disney World: Celebrating Food at Epcot

posted on October 18th, 2012 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing over at Epcot, where the tasty delights around World Showcase can make your taste buds sing. At The Land Pavilion, there used to be a place where the food actually did the singing.
Food Rocks! in The Land Pavilion at Epcot

Food Rocks! was a mock rock concert in The Land Pavilion that delivered nutritional messages to guests and was hosted by Füd Wrapper, inspired by the rapper Ton Loc.
Food Rocks! in The Land Pavilion at Epcot

While the show included a number of outstanding acts, one has always been my favorite: Pita Gabriel, who wants to be your high fiber.
Food Rocks! in The Land Pavilion at Epcot

Even though these classic food musicians no longer perform at Epcot, you can still get your groove on during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, although I don’t think the Refrigerator Police have been booked this year. Bummer.


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Mark on October 18th, 2012 at 9:09 am

One of my absolute favorite attractions. Was very sad when they took it out for Soarin’. Don’t get me wrong I love Soarin’ but I wish they could have brought it in without getting rid of Food Rocks.

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Adam on October 18th, 2012 at 9:29 am

I also really miss Food Rocks. I would agree though that Soarin’ is a worthy successor.

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Sandra on October 18th, 2012 at 9:42 am

I MISS Food Rocks!

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Nita on October 18th, 2012 at 9:44 am

I loved this attraction so much! Thanks for featuring it today!

 

Nate Rasmussen on October 18th, 2012 at 10:34 am

I love it too! You’re welcome. :)

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Vanessa from NJ on October 18th, 2012 at 10:21 am

Can you do a post on Kitchen Kabaret if you haven’t already? I miss THAT version of this attraction!

 

Nate Rasmussen on October 18th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Good news, Vanessa! Jenn wrote about it a few weeks ago. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/SxpzaI.

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Chris from CA on October 18th, 2012 at 11:41 am

I love that one. It was so funny and entertaining.

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Michelle on October 18th, 2012 at 11:50 am

Food Rocks was great, but I miss Kitchen Kabaret the most – “Veggie veggie fruit fruit” is still said/sung in my house ALL THE TIME.

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Rachel on October 18th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Michelle you beat me to it… “Veggie veggie fruit fruit” was ringing through my head the minute I saw this post!!!! My sister and I have fond memories of my Dad singing this…he still does ;)

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Crystal from VA on October 18th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I miss this one. I wish my 10 and 12 yr olds could see this one and Cranium Command. I think they’d learn so much from these two oldies but goodies.

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Wendy from CA on October 22nd, 2012 at 9:36 am

Best show ever!

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Lawrence from IL on October 25th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I wish that the Imagines would find a way to bring back Food Rocks that was one of mine and my kids Favorite shows

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