Updated with the full menu, below
The Disney theme park that once upon a time didn't have any Disney characters in it just can't stop adding them. Over the years at Epcot, Disney has added its characters to the Land, Living Seas, Imagination, Mexico, and Norway pavilions, and it recently announced plans for the addition of IP to the United Kingdom and France pavilions in World Showcase and the former Universe of Energy and Wonders of Life pavilions in the soon-to-be-renamed Future World.
Now, you can add World Showcase's American pavilion to that list.
No, Disney characters are not taking over The American Adventure animatronic show. But a Disney character is getting a starring role at the pavilion's newly refurbished restaurant.
As part of its transformation of Epcot, Disney had announced that the Liberty Inn restaurant would be redesigned into the Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue. But today, Disney revealed just who that "regal eagle" exactly is. And it's not some generic bald eagle from the back of your dollar bill.
It's The Muppets' Sam Eagle.
Sam gets his face on new logo for the restaurant, which will be themed to "Sam’s Centennial Cook-Off: A Salute to All Cook-Offs but Mostly Barbecue." Disney previously revealed a menu of regionally-inspired barbecue for the restaurant, but still has yet to give us a specific opening date.
Update: Here is the complete menu, with prices for Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue.
American Platter (choice of three meats): $18.99
Memphis Dry-rub Pork Ribs: $15.99
Kansas City Smoked Half-Chicken: $13.99
Barbecue Burger (1/3 lb Angus Burger on Garlic Toast topped with Barbecue Pork and Fried Onion Ring): $13.49
Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich: $12.99
North Carolina Chopped Smoked Pork Butt Platter: $12.49
South Carolina Smoked Sausage Sandwich: $11.49
Power Greens Salad (Mixed Greens tossed with Fresh Citrus Fruit, Sunflower Seeds, Dried Cranberries, and Radishes in a Fresh Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing topped with Chilled Pulled Chicken): $11.49
Barbecue Jackfruit Burger: $12.99
Sides (choice of one included with each meal above. A la carte: $4.99)
Beer-battered Onion Rings
Burnt-end Baked Beans
Macaroni & Cheese
Barbecue Chicken Leg: $7.99
Chicken Salad: $7.49
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