Sunshine Season Food Fair

If there’s one thing I like more than Disney it’s eating. Naturally, eating while in Disney World is pretty much as good as it gets.

One of the must-do’s for my family growing up was eating in the food court inside the Land pavilion in EPCOT. Officially titled Sunshine Season Food Fair, like most food courts, it offered great options (in the mind of an 8-year-old boy).

I don’t remember a ton about the place because, let’s be honest, even though I love food I ate about a dozen hamburger and fries every time we went to Disney, none were more memorable than the other.

I realize this is a picture from when it was called “Farmer’s Market” but it looked the same.

My fondest memory is of a slushie type stand they had at one point. I have no idea what it was called or whether or not they were actually slushies (they could have been milkshakes or smoothies or something to that affect) but I do remember my brother and I absolutely adored that place.

If memory serves me right, there was a green one that I liked (I believe it’s name had something to do with a grasshopper) and my brother always got a blue one with gummy bears in it. I could be way off but for some reason those two stick out.

Then one time we went and it was closed down and I cried. I cried a lot as a kid. I don’t know why.

Besides that they also had decent food. My mom and aunt always talk about the famed handwich they used to serve there. Apparently there were different kinds depending on your tastes: Tuna, Chicken Salad, BBQ etc.

An ice cream cone full of meat and fat

I was always content with the regular choices. They had your burgers, fries, BBQ: typical Disney counter service staples. They also had baked potatoes and COOKIES. I remember the cookies very fondly because my parents always treated us to them.

If I’m not mistaken they were Nestle cookies (could have been Toll House though).

I’m pretty sure it was my dad’s favorite place to eat. They had basically everything he eats so it was quite the Smörgåsbord for him.

Well, Disney decided it need a healthier dining option and what better place to put it then in the LAND where they grown their own food and sing about nutrition?

It should be called Season: Summer.

There is nothing wrong with Sunshine Seasons. It’s one of the only healthy(ish) options at Disney for less than $12 a person. They also have a very unique variety not found in any other park.

If I had never been to Sunshine Season Food Fair I’m sure I would love Sunshine Seasons. Especially since my palette has matured since I was a kid. But, I did go to Sunshine Season Food Fair, many times. As far Sunshine Seasons goes…I just don’t like it: it’s too fancy.

There are arcs and wings hanging from the ceiling now and everything is modern and the chairs are actually comfortable. It still can’t beat the circle tables with uncomfortable circle stools attached to them though…

Great video. NOT MINE. I did not take this video nor do I own it in any way. It is halfway down on the left hand side. You will also notice a quick shot of my beloved Food Rocks.


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