It's time for another round of Kill~Refurb~Marry with Mouse on the Mind and This Happy Place Blog! If you're not familiar with this game, it's the one where you choose three related things within a given theme: one you have no use for (Kill), one you'd like to revamp a bit (Refurb), and one you love (Marry). This month's theme is World Showcase Counter Service Restaurants!
Here we go.....
Kill: Lotus Blossom Cafe
You're in World Showcase. With so many food choices, why go where the food is maybe only marginally as good as your local Chinese takeout? No decent vegetarian options, and it just barely edges out Liberty Inn for the bottom spot in the why-bother-eating-in-World-Showcase category. I hope that's not too harsh (and I really hate killing anything in my beloved World Showcase), but I always felt this was a wasted opportunity. Start over with this one.
(If it does get killed, though, keep this- I love this:)
Refurb: Les Halles & Pâtisserie
Yes, I know it just got through with a major refurb. But there's quite a bit wrong here that needs to be revisited. The food is great- I love the variety, I love everything I've tasted. I think the layout has been dumbed down, and its generic snaked queue does more harm than good. When the line splits, people get confused. There's a sort of no-person's-land where they aren't sure where to order, where to pay, or where to wait after they've paid but the food's not ready. People inevitably stack up near the registers, nobody is sure who's supposed to be where, and the CMs don't seemed concerned about supporting the process. It's a register cluster, and that never works. The old location was certainly too small- but it had charm, and it had a linear system that worked for me.
Marry: Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe