News Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue replacing Liberty Inn

Nunu

Wanderluster
Premium Member
They replaced it with three new fountains!!

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And a new "water feature":
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NeedMoreMickey

Well-Known Member
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So now there's BBQ in every park:
  • Epcot: Regal Eagle Smokehouse
  • AK: Flame Tree BBQ
  • HS: Fairfax Fare (combined with Southwestern)
  • MK: Diamond Horseshoe (assuming it's always open. It can have sporadic hours, be open seasonally, etc.)
Did I read the new restaurant in HS in Toy Story land is going to serve BBQ?
 

CJR

Well-Known Member
Lets be fair...It looks fantastic, but it doesn't take much to top colonial McDonalds.

To be fair, Disney turned it into that, but it wasn't always that way. Liberty Inn used to be one of the better quick service locations before it switched its menu (more than once too).

I'd argue though that this is still better than Liberty Inn, even at its peak. I love BBQ though, so I might be biased.
 

hakunamatata

Wake me up when its over
Premium Member
To be fair, Disney turned it into that, but it wasn't always that way. Liberty Inn used to be one of the better quick service locations before it switched its menu (more than once too).

I'd argue though that this is still better than Liberty Inn, even at its peak. I love BBQ though, so I might be biased.
Will be interesting to see if they retain the bbq heavy menu or if burgers, hot dogs and chicken nuggets creep back in.

I also dont see the paper towels on the tables lasting either.
 

DonaldDoleWhip

Well-Known Member
This looks like a solid upgrade and great concept - I hope everyone enjoys. That said, is anyone else disappointed with the menu?

I skew toward a low-carb way of eating (even on vacation now), and a BBQ spot should be right up my alley—but not when everything is laden with sweet sauces, dried fruit (on the salad), and starchy sides.

I know that's how many regions prefer it, but would it have been difficult to offer Texas-style brisket à la carte, some green beans, chicken that isn't sweet, or a salad that isn't sugary?

Not trying to be unreasonable, but low-carb/ketogenic lifestyles have become much more common lately, and I'm surprised a meat-focused venue opening in 2020 could completely miss that.
 

HMF

Well-Known Member
What Disney does not appear to get is that Sam Eagle is a satirical parody of a over-zealous patriotic american. It is akin to having the "Swedish Chef" host a restaurant in a hypothetical Sweden pavilion.The intent of "World Showcase" was supposed to be authenticity.
 

Disney Analyst

Well-Known Member
What Disney does not appear to get is that Sam Eagle is a satirical parody of a over-zealous patriotic american. It is akin to having the "Swedish Chef" host a restaurant in a hypothetical Sweden pavilion.The intent of "World Showcase" was supposed to be authenticity.

Just in case you missed what's been going on the last few years, and I mean this sincerely and without malice... The original intent of "World Showcase" is dead.

Mourn, grieve, do what you need. But the parks moved into a new era/direction and we either have to accept it or not attend the park and show them how we feel with our dollars.

I personally don't mind the bending of real with fiction.
 

HMF

Well-Known Member
Just in case you missed what's been going on the last few years, and I mean this sincerely and without malice... The original intent of "World Showcase" is dead.

Mourn, grieve, do what you need. But the parks moved into a new era/direction and we either have to accept it or not attend the park and show them how we feel with our dollars.
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I have accepted it and I am mourning it and I think the relative rarity of my posts these days reflects that, I even wrote what I consider an obituary for Epcot.
 

DC0703

Well-Known Member
I like what they did with this place. Much more fitting for the pavilion - the wooden tables, brick walls, patriotic streamers - I think it has good character. It reminds me of a fourth of July barbecue.

Food also looks like a big upgrade over the standard burgers and chicken nuggets
 

Magic Feather

Premium Member
What Disney does not appear to get is that Sam Eagle is a satirical parody of a over-zealous patriotic american. It is akin to having the "Swedish Chef" host a restaurant in a hypothetical Sweden pavilion.The intent of "World Showcase" was supposed to be authenticity.
Just to clarify (because I often have seen the words confused), Sam Eagle is a portrayal of American Jingoism (which doesn't necessarily help his case for being in the restaurant), not patriotism.
 

HMF

Well-Known Member
Just to clarify (because I often have seen the words confused), Sam Eagle is a portrayal of American Jingoism (which doesn't necessarily help his case for being in the restaurant), not patriotism.
Thanks for the clarification. That is indeed what I meant to say.
 

Epcot82Guy

Well-Known Member
I think that's the part that feels jarring (and a bit the same for Frozen Ever After). These insertions don't even feel true to the characters. It's a very superficial use that sort of missed the mark on who the characters are. But, I know the masses will love it... Mourn Epcot dead... Yadda... Yadda...

Except for that perceived shoe horn, I think it's a great add, and BBQ is a great idea for this space - which I've thought since they first introduced it at Flower and Garden years ago.
 
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