5. Kitchen Kabaret
As a child, I used to think this audio-animatronic attraction was called “Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit” thanks to one of the catchy numbers they sing in this fun and upbeat how. I even grew up with a Kitchen Kabaret placemat that I practically insisted on using with every meal because I loved looking at all the quirky and fun kitchen characters and reminiscing about the show (man, I wish we had kept that!). This 13-minute show brought forth a healthy message as it centered on the food groups and the importance of eating your fruits and vegetables, but did so in a silly and fun way. The animatronic characters such as Bonnie Appetite and the Kitchen Krackpots were so impressively entertaining that they are just imbedded in my brain’s memory box, easily resurrected when I think about my childhood Epcot memories. The corny humor, the memorable songs—it was so darn good. The show began in 1982 and was replaced by “Food Rocks” (which is also no longer there) in 1994. I miss it. I wish it still existed. Perhaps I’ll start a petition.