23 Of My Thoughts While Watching: WDW Unwrapped

WDW Unwrapped

Hello and welcome back to my Thoughts While Watching series, where I watch old-to-ancient Disney media and react in real time. For the first few entries, I’ve stuck to historical videos, like the Opening Day Broadcast and Tenth Anniversary special. But for this post, I decided to dig up an odd little gem that is near and dear to my heart.

My Walt Disney World fixation began in earnest in the summer of 2005. I had always been a theme park fan, but that year I stumbled upon the phenomenon of WDW trip reports and got hooked. I was absolutely obsessed, and like any ADHD kid, began voraciously consuming every bit of info I could get my hands on.

This included, by some strange providence, an episode of Food Network’s show “Unwrapped.” For some reason the one dedicated to food at Walt Disney World was included on demand with our recently acquired cable package.

I watched “Walt Disney World Unwrapped” like 8,000 times over the course of the next couple years. Even as it became increasingly inaccurate (and believe me, we will get there), seeing all the fun WDW touches made me feel happy.

The episode is now approaching 20 years of age, so I thought it would be a fun one to dust off and give the ol’ Thoughts While Watching treatment. Grab a snack and let’s get started!

And now – 23 Of My Thoughts While Watching Walt Disney World Unwrapped:

  1. Did they just insinuate that you can eat Mickey Mouse?

  2. Every time I see Marc Summers my brain reflexively goes WHAT (na-na-na-na) WOULD (na-na-na-na) YOU (na-na-na-na) DOOOOO-OOOOO?????

  3. There was a 100 Years of Magic sign in front of the Sorcerer Mickey hat in the Studios? That must’ve made the purists EXTRA mad.

  4. Don’t freak, but I’m not sure I’ve ever had a Mickey Premium bar… I usually go for the frozen banana.


  6. I don’t know if “mousey munchies” is a phrase I would use.

  7. Early 2000s Chef Mickey’s has a very ’90s McDonalds aesthetic.

  8. What is this kid talking about? Pizza is already a consummate breakfast food. Ya gotta eat it cold, though. It’s tradition.

  9. Oh, hey, I had a frost-your-own-cupcake bar at my wedding! Did I sublimate that idea?

  10. Disney just can’t kill that dang emu leg rumor, can they? It’s the Walt’s frozen head of WDW food.

  11. I still can’t quite get my head around the concept of Tusker House as a quick serve location.

  12. Ah, yes, the much maligned Pizzafari machine-made pizzas. Even the chef explaining how it works seems unenthused.

  13. Darn, my glow cube just has a little toggle button. Gee, I wonder why Disney didn’t like people smacking ’em around.

  14. I went to ’50s Prime Time Cafe once. It was fine? I wonder if the photo albums are real photos of guests like at some DVC resorts.

  15. Ohhhh man, look at the Spaceship Earth with the big EPCOT Mickey hand sign behind Marc’s head!

  16. Seriously, guys, you don’t HAVE to modify recipes for the American palate. Give us a chance.

  17. JIKO! I friggin’ LOVE Jiko!

  18. I dunno… that mac and cheese looks pretty average to me.

  19. “These kids are like… I don’t know.” Same, my man. Same.

  20. I could do with 1000% less of this random kid chef stuff. Honestly, who are these people who keep bringing their children to WDW?

  21. That kid with the glasses looks exactly like Lewis from Meet the Robinsons.

  22. Why is there a model cheetah in the wedding kitchen?

  23. Those are some chintzy cake slices. I would need three.

Oh, man, that one got me right in the feels. I hear they made another one in 2010; I’ll need to dig it up. In the meantime, if you have a suggestion for a good Thoughts While Watching video, definitely let me know!

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