The above shot is a vintage photo from the late 1980’s before the landscape had fully grown in. Note the name of the revolving resturant in the above image. It was originally known as ‘The Good Turn Restaurant‘ (October 1, 1982 – May 1, 1986) before the name was changed to ‘The Land Grille Room‘ (May 2, 1986 – November 15, 1993). In late 1993 it finally changed to the current name ‘The Garden Grill‘.
Above are some great vintage images of the Epcot Center opening day audio-animatronic show The Kitchen Kabaret. The above photos are from the following numbers: ‘Chase Those (Meal
Time) Blues Away‘ by Bonnie Appetite and the Kitchen Krackpots and ‘The Stars of the Milky Way‘ by Dairy Goods and his Stars of the Milky Way.
Probably the most memorable segment from the show was ‘Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit‘ (above) performed by Colander Combo and the Fiesta Fruit. I remember I always got a laugh out of the way the broccoli singer would raise his glasses to emphasise the cha cha cha at the end of the chorus! Here he is (above right) on display at the Walt Disney Archives in Burbank California. The Kitchen Kabaret closed January 3, 1994.
The archives have added a fantastic new display to the entrance lobby commemorating Epcot’s 25th anniversary including these great early concept sculptures of Hamm (from Hamm & Eggz) and the Boogie Woogie Bakery Boy also from the Kitchen Kaberet show. Please keep checking back for more photos from this great display.
Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s The Land Pavilion 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition is available now featuring the original ‘Listen to the Land‘, ‘Kitchen Kabaret Revue‘, Farmer’s Market scenes, ‘Food Rocks‘, ‘Living with the Land‘ and more. For more information or to order the DVD please click HERE.
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