Sunday Brunch: The First
by Brent Dodge
June 9, 2013
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a very
competitive person. Sometimes the competition is big like my team's
victory on the D23 Scavenger Hunt to something personal like my
family's annual badminton tournament. Then there are things that are
quite ridiculous that make most people look at me and say, "Really?"
Today we are going to talk about one of those really moments.
Just a little over a year ago Disney's Art of
Animation Resort opened to the public with the Finding Nemo section.
Always wanting to be one of the first to experience new things in
Disney, I was there bright and early for the press event excited to
see the opening of this amazing new resort. After the opening
ceremony finished and after having an Imagineer claim me as the
first guest to slide down the slide in the Finding Nemo play area
(there's a random record), I headed over to Landscape of Flavor.
I was surprised to find out I was one of the first
guests in the food court. Being early morning, and being a huge fan
of French Toast, I decided to order some French Toast, which was
made on this crazy circular cooker which I have no idea what it's
called (I'm a Fun Finder not a Sunday Bruncher). After ordering my
food the Cast Member behind the counter got overly excited as he
deemed me the first guest ever to order French Toast from Disney's
Art of Animation Resort!
I know, pretty cool, right? Here I was winning an
honor that I never knew I wanted, but after getting it I realized it
was one of the greatest bragging rights ever. So how was it? In all
honesty, it was the best French Toast I've ever had. It may have
been because they had to actually turn on the grill to cook it,
resulting in me waiting for ten minutes for it to be complete. It
may have been the over excitement of being at the opening of the
resort, being the first guest to go down the slide, and rewarding
myself with a delicious meal.
But in reality, I think it was because that morning
I was given the opportunity to eat a little piece of heaven, in
French Toast form. The taste, the syrup, the butter, and the
ginormous (that's right, it was THAT big) bread all together made an
experience that will never be matched again. That is, until a new
resort opens up. But until then, I give you a picture of the first
French Toast ever purchased by a guest at Disney's Art of Animation