Our Favorite Food This Week: Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken
Location: 50’s Prime Time Cafe – Hollywood Studios (MGM)
Welcome to Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods. This week we are heading to one of our favorite spots to eat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 50’s Prime Time Cafe. At 50’s Prime Time, everyone is family and you know how much we all love our families :). You may be scolded for having your elbows on the table, dessert can’t come out till you eat all your veggies, and if you wash your hands make sure you take note of the color of the soap as there may be a quiz later. This fun family atmosphere allows you to try some of our families favorite recipes including this weeks favorite, Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken. Aunt Liz knows how to cook her chicken, the chicken is crisp on the outside and ultra juicy on the inside. This amazing chicken is accompanied by Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Gravy, and Seasonal Vegetables. Overall a great heartwarming meal and one of our favorite chicken meals on property.
Our Favorite Food This Week: Beer-battered Onion Rings
Location: 50’s Prime Time Cafe – Hollywood Studios
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. One of our favorite spots at Hollywood Studios is 50’s Prime Time, maybe it’s the counters that remind me of my grandparents house, maybe it’s the way they treat you like family, or maybe just maybe it’s the darn good food. There are a couple things that I’m a big fan of, ice cream,as you all know, and Onion Rings. There are not too many places to find Onion Rings on property, but the Beer Battered Onion Rings at 50’s Prime time are a good start. The rings come out in a small frying basket and are served with a Horseradish Sauce, but we opted for Ranch. Overall very tasty and something I would definitely get again. Where is your favorite spot on property for Onion Rings?????
The Sorcerer’s Hat, are you a lover or a hater? Disney recently announced the removal of the hat from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Sorcerer’s Hat will be removed in early 2015. I’ve seen many posts and articles about this topic and you can definitely see the divide of those that visited the park before it existed and those that had a first visit afterword. Let’s take a look at the history of the hat and the history behind it’s placement at MGM (Hollywood Studios).
We were introduced to Sorcerer Mickey in the 1940 film Fantasia, in a role originally intended for Dopey from Snow White. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the third and most famous piece of this film. Mickey was working for a sorcerer master named Yen Sid (Disney backwards) and was learning to perform magic. Yen Sid went off to rest and Mickey “borrowed” the hat and became Sorcerer Mickey. His first bit of magic ended up with a flooded tower and Yen Sid coming back in to help.
Since this film, Sorcerer Mickey has made many appearances in film/TV in The Mickey Mouse Club, Mickey’s 60th Birthday and House of Mouse. He can also be found in video games including Kingdom Hearts , Epic Mickey, and Disney INFINITY. And also theme parks including World of Color, Fantasmic, Mickey’s Philharmagic, and the weenie at the end of Hollywood Boulevard.
The Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was erected in September of 2001 as part of the 100 Years of Magic celebration. It replaced the parks previous icon the Earful Tower. Under the hat you originally found kiosks you could go up to and learn more about Walt Disney’s life and career, today you find a gift shop.
Before the Sorcerer’s hat visitors has a clear view down Hollywood Boulevard to the front of The Chinese Theater. Disney’s version of The Chinese Theater was an excellent copy of the actual theater in Hollywood which leads to the speculation on why the hat was put in front of it. In 2000 the Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood changed hands and the rumor was that the new owners of the theater wanted Disney to pay royalty fees anytime they sold a picture to guests with the theater in the picture. So Disney put the hat up in front of the theater to avoid these royalty fees and block the theater from any pictures being taken down Hollywood Boulevard.
So the hat will fall in early 2015. I’m a pre-hat visitor so I’m excited to see the original view we had down Hollywood Boulevard. Let us know if you will miss the hat in the comments below.
Our Hidden Mickey this week comes from Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at the Hollywood Studios. As approach the ride you will see this large mural/poster of the attraction. There are a few Hidden Mickey’s here, but for quiet a while I missed one of them.
I had noticed the many Hidden Mickeys on the shirt, but did you also see the Mickey Ears worn by the boy in the front seat?
Have you spotted a Hidden Mickey at one of the parks attractions? Let us know in the comments below.