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Vintage Walt Disney World: An Ode to National Pie Day

posted on January 23rd, 2014 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


Today is National Pie Day. Pie is such a delectable treat and an American Classic — who doesn’t enjoy its goodness? Of course, most pies get their start in the kitchen, similar to this vintage kitchen from Mickey’s House in Mickey’s Birthdayland back in 1988.

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Figuring out what kind of pie to make and enjoy is always a big decision. Here’s a look at The Peach Boys from Food Rocks at Epcot to help with some inspiration. In my opinion, it’s hard to beat a great apple pie.

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Are your taste buds ready for a bite of pie now? Too bad it isn’t 1973, we could have visited Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom Park and enjoyed this cherry pie.

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So today when you decide to dig into some pie, don’t feel guilty. Just consider it a civic duty.

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Darcy on January 23rd, 2014 at 9:51 am

Great story! My friend Patrick LOVES pie, in fact, he was once a pie-eating champion — this story makes me think of him! While I enjoy apple pie, my favorite is pecan pie. (My sister and I eat it every Christmas morning!) Thanks, Nate — now I’m hungry!

 

Nate Rasmussen on January 23rd, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Pie-eating champion!?! That’s fantastic! Glad you enjoyed the story!

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Jason on January 23rd, 2014 at 9:52 am

I thought Pie Day was not until March 14.

 

Nate Rasmussen on January 23rd, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Hi Jason – According to the American Pie Council website, today is in fact National Pie Day.

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Roger on January 23rd, 2014 at 10:24 am

Hey, Nate… How does the straw stick to the outside of the cup? Is that futuristic Tomorrowland Terrace magic?

I hear that Good Nutrition is not just a superstition.

 

Nate Rasmussen on January 23rd, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Roger, I’m not sure. Must be Disney magic.

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Anthony on January 23rd, 2014 at 11:39 am

I love the vintage stuff! Food rocks was great, but Kitchen Kabaret was even better!

 

Nate Rasmussen on January 23rd, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Veggie, Veggie, Fruit, Fruit!

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Dustin on January 23rd, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Nate, I think @Jason meant Pi Day (you know, ∏, as in 3.141592…). :-)

 

Nate Rasmussen on January 23rd, 2014 at 6:45 pm

You’re right! He did! :)
(If only I listened in Math Class, better.)

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Timothy on January 23rd, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Was the Tomorroland image at the Noodle Station?

 

Nate Rasmussen on January 24th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Hi Timothy – we tried to figure that out (I enlisted the help of my friends at the Walt Disney Archives too). We’re not positive, but we think it’s most likely the Tomorrowland Terrace.

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Patrick on January 23rd, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Nate – this post made me smile! Pie and Disney are both American classics and I love to enjoy them both with good friends. Now I need to do a tour of tasty pies around Disney! Though one thing… I am going to call shennanigans on that cherry pie. It is missing a yummy top crust!:)

 

Nate Rasmussen on January 24th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Is this the pie-eating champion, Patrick that Darcy references above???

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Tim on January 24th, 2014 at 10:33 am

We celebrated last night – with pizza pie and apple pie a la mode!!

 

Nate Rasmussen on January 24th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Perfect! Sounds delicious. :)

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