We talk a lot about food around here (can’t imagine why), but we don’t pay nearly enough attention to some of the great entertainment that Disney provides in and around its restaurants during mealtimes. I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at a few of the Epcot World Showcase restaurants — Chefs de France, Restaurant Marrakesh, Biergarten, and Teppan Edo — that offer not only great food, but also fun entertainment!
Chefs de France
One of my favorite “acts” in World Showcase is just outside Chefs de France in the France Pavilion. This hilarious duo has a couple of different “schticks” — one in which the acrobat is dressed as a tourist and comes into the act from the audience, the other in which he’s dressed as a Chefs de France server as he is in the photos below. The basic gist is that he’s just trying to clean the chairs, but the Chef continues to push him into climbing higher and higher onto the balanced mountain of furniture! The finale is breathtaking!
And, recently, when you head inside Chefs de France, who’s been waiting for you? Remy, the lovable rodent chef from Ratatouille!
This authentic Moroccan restaurant doesn’t just stop at great food — they like to immerse their guests in an incredible cultural experience. The tiles that surround you at Restaurant Marrakesh were laid by artisans sent directly from the King of Morocco, the food you’re being served is similar to what you’d find at restaurants in Fez and Casablanca, and the entertainment is straight from the source.
Most guests, at some point in their meal, are entertained by Moroccan musicians and a real, live belly dancer (no animatronics here!). What a fun an unexpected addition!
Of course, over at the Biergarten, entertainment is the main event! While the buffet of delicious meats, vegetables, pretzel bread, and other delectable delights is fantastic, what you’ll probably remember from the place is the rousing musicians performing for you! If you’re lucky, you might even be able to join the show!
And, finally, I always like to mention the “show” that you get at Teppan Edo‘s traditional hibachi grill! These Chefs are outstanding, and I always, always, always have some of the most delicious food of my trips at this restaurant.
What are YOUR favorites?
I know there were a few entertainers left out of this post — the singers in Mexico, the colonial marching band in America, Mo’ Rockin’ over by the Tangierine Cafe, etc. — and I’d love to hear your thoughts about the best entertainment to catch while you’re dining in the World Showcase!