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All-American Red, White & Blue: Heritage Manor was known by this name for one year only in 1997.
Arcata d'Antigiani: This shop in Italy lasted from Opening Day until September 30, 1989. It later became Delizie Italiane.
Artesanias Mexicanas: This Opening Day shop located in the Mexico pavilion sold glass-blown items. It closed in 2009 and became La Princesa de Cristal.
Biscuit Barrel: This shop in the UK lasted from Opening Day until January 5, 1986. It later became Country Manor.
Berber Oasis: This shop in Morocco closed in 2000.
Der Bucherwurm: This store in Germany sold prints and books about the country. It was replaced in 1999 by Das Kaufhaus.
Fashions from Fez: Shop in Morocco that closed around 1991.
Fjording: This store in Norway opened when the pavilion first did in 1988.
Glas und Porzellan: A shop sponsored by Hummel maker W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik. It closed on July 12, 2010 and was replaced by Karmelle-Kuche.
Green Thumb Emporium: This store replaced Broccoli & Co. It opened November 10, 1993 and was closed on April 25, 2004 to make way for the entrance to Soarin'.
His Lordship: It originally sold tobacco and other smoking items as well as men's clothing. It was located next to the Toy Solider and later became Lords & Ladies and then Crown & Crest.
Jewels of the Saraha: Moroccan shop that closed around 1991.
La Boutique des Provinces: Opened September 24, 1986 in the Canada pavilion. It closed in 2005.
La Cucina Italina: Was in Italy for three years from 1997-1999.
La Casserole: This shop in France was around from 1997-1999.
La Gemma Elegante: This store in Italy closed in 1999.
La Mode Francais: This shop in France was there in early 1990's.
Lords and Ladies: Formerly called His Lordship. Later became Crown & Crest.
Medina Arts: Was in Morocco until 1999.
Pooh Corner: The Toy Solider was known by this name for one year in 1997.
Pringle of Scotland: Renamed the Sportsman's Shoppe in the early 2000's.
Tout Pour Le Gourmet: This shop in France closed sometime in the early 1990's.
Well & Goods Limited: This merchandise location was inside of Wonders of Life. It mainly sold athletic wear.
Yong Feng Shangdian: This store in the China pavilion sold miscellaneous merchandise and was open from April 3, 1983 to February 3, 2011. It later became House of Good Fortune on April 4, 2011.
Au Petit Cafe: An Opening Day restaurant that closed on June 9, 1997 and in November of that year was folded into Chef de France.
Bistro de Paris: This eatery opened above Les Chefs de France on June 3, 1984. It closed on July 31, 2012 and reopened that December as Monsieur Paul.
Boulangerie Patisserie: This bakery was later replaced on January 10, 2014 by the larger Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie near the exit to Impressions de France.
Le Cellier Cafeteria: Still located in the Canada pavilion, it originally was a buffeteria. On June 25, 1995 it offered sandwiches and salads before becoming a steakhouse on July 20, 1997. The menu and name changed to Le Cellier Steakhouse in 1999.
Fountainview Espresso & Bakery: Formerly part of Sunrise Terrace, it opened on November 9, 1993. In August of 2007 it became an ice cream shop and was sponsored by Edy's Ice Cream. It closed April 8, 2013 and reopened the following month with as a Starbucks outlet but with the Fountainview name.
L'Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante: An Opening Day restaurant, it closed on August 31, 2007. The Patina Restaurant Group took over operations and on September 1st of that year and it became known as Tutto Italia Ristorante.
Pasta Piazza Ristorante: It was formerly known as the Sunrise Terrace and changed names in May, 1994. Since 2005 it has been a character greeting area.
La Provence: This French restaurant only went by this name in 2000. It was later renamed L'Esprit De Provence.
Pure and Simple: This spot was located in the Wonders of Life Pavilion. As the sign states below, it offered"Guilt-Free Goodies" and in the beginning, that was the case. You could get things such as oat-bran waffles with fruit toppings. frozen yogurt, smoothies, muffins, and fruit juice. The lunch menu featured things like veggie pizza, soup, Caesar salad, and chicken wraps. However, by the time the photo below was taken, the menu had changed to hot dogs and potato chips. Hardly guilt-free.
Restaurant el Marrakesh: Original name of Restaurant Marrakesh in the Morocco pavilion in Epcot.
Stargate Restaurant: Featured a character breakfast and severed fare such as omelettes. Pizza, burgers, steak sandwiches, salads and desserts were available for lunch and dinner. There was also an area called Beverage Base that had drinks and snacks like popcorn, fruit and desserts. Stargate closed on April 10, 1994 and later became the Electric Umbrella.
Sunrise Terrace: Part of CommuniCore East, this restaurant opened on October 23, 1982. Specialties included fried cod, fried shrimp, chicken strips, salads and desserts. The decor was violet, gray and scarlet with neon lights. Sunrise Terrace was considered part of CommuniCore West. The name changed to Pasta Piazza Ristorante in May of 1994. For this restaurant's Corn Chowder recipe, click here.
Tempura Kiku: This tempura bar in the Mitsukoshi restaurant in the Japan pavilion was from Opening Day. In 2007 it became Tokyo Dining.
Teppanyaki Dining Room: An Opening Day restaurant that was part of Mitsukoshi Restaurant in the Japan pavilion. It became Teppan Edo in 2007.
Yakitori House: An Opening Day restaurant in the Japan pavilion. It became Katsura Grill in December of 2011.
Apparently Scotch Eggs from the Rose and Crown Pub are missed a lot. Many e-mails sent to this page talk about them. In case you don't know what they are, Walt Dated World reader Martin McKinnell explains:
"Scotch Eggs are a traditional 'pub snack'. They are hard boiled eggs that are coated in sausage meat and deep fried. Despite everyone's first impression, there is no alcohol in them. They are served cold (actually refrigerated) with an English mustard/HP sauce garnish. English mustard (brand names Keens or Colemans) is very different from traditional American mustard and HP sauce is an English steak sauce. This description does not sound appetizing at all, but when I worked in EPCOT, I took at least six people in and convinced them to try it. None of them liked the description, but every last one of them liked the Scotch Eggs and kept asking, 'Can we go back to the pub for those eggs again?' I think the reason Disney no longer serves Scotch Eggs is that they are very labor intensive to make."
As a post script to this memory, I later received an e-mail from someone who is a cast member at Epcot and I'm told Scotch Eggs are available again.
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