On our last visit to Walt Disney World, we carved out an afternoon to take a look around Disney’s new Art of Animation Resort. The sister resort to Pop Century is Walt Disney World’s newest value resort featuring three wings of family suites and a fourth wing of single rooms. While we didn’t stay there on this visit, we may do so one day just to have access to the largest pool on Disney property, and for a good reason to stop at their quick service food court, Landscape of Flavors.
During our visit, we stopped at the Landscape of Flavors for lunch. The food court has five areas serving some of the most unique quick service offerings at any of the Walt Disney World resorts. We only had food from one of the five areas, so we barely touched the tip of the iceberg in terms of the fabulous quick service offerings there!
The Landscape of Flavors has a huge dining area, with different sections all themed for the same films as the resort itself: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and Cars. Danny was wearing the perfect shirt for the occasion, and several of the resort cast members noticed.
We didn’t get very far in to the eatery before the sandwich shop caught our eye. I know that there are lots of really unique offerings here, but for me, nothing hits the spot on a hot day like a Caprese sandwich. I knew what I wanted.
We didn’t even look further than the sandwich shop, because what they were serving there looked so good. The dessert case also had some interesting items, though we didn’t purchase any.
Danny and I both liked the sound of the watermelon gazpacho, so we both ordered it to go with our sandwiches. I don’t know why cold soups aren’t more popular around Disney property. There one of the most refreshing things imaginable in that kind of heat and humidity. This one didn’t have the strongest watermelon flavor I’ve ever had, but it was still delicious and very fresh tasting.
To the surprise of nobody, I ordered the Caprese sandwich. I originally asked the cast members to hold the kettle-cooked potato chips that come with the sandwich, but they talked me in to trying them. I caved, but I only ate one or two. I just don’t enjoy the thick, crunchy, oily texture of kettle chips. The sandwich, however, was just what I hoped for. The bread had a nice crust and was chewy in the middle. It absorbed the moisture from the fresh mozzarella and tomatoes well, which I love. I know it’s weird to like soggy bread, but I do.
Danny had the Buffalo-style Turkey Sandwich, and he really enjoyed it too. He loved the nutty texture of the multigrain bread in particular. He also liked the thicker pieces of carved turkey breast, as opposed to the deli meat he was expecting. The Buffalo blue cheese dressing was in good balance with the fresh lettuce and tomato, and he did enjoy his kettle chips (and some of mine).
The next time we visit Landscape of flavors, I hope we’ll make it past the sandwiches and over to the World of Flavors shop. Some of the Indian and Mongolian dishes on the current menu sound excellent.
Have you visited the Landscape of Flavors? What are your favorite resort quick service eateries?