Take a virtual audio trip in this installment of the WDW-Memories podcast as we enjoy another day in Walt Disney World. In this memory, we will join my family as we take a break from the heat of the day and stop in Germany for lunch at the Biergarten Restaurant and a show by the Oktoberfest Musikanten.

Podcast Type: Binaural Audio
Podcast Length: 34:44

Well hello and welcome to the WDW-Memories Podcast where together we relive that Walt Disney World Magic. My name is Lou and I’ll once again be your host on this magical adventure. Well we knew this day would come, and as of now the changes are continuing to Epcot, leaving us with just our memories of how it was. The Fountain of Nations is gone (to be replaced by a smaller and different fountain and gardens) and now Illuminations is retired (replaced by a new interim show celebrating Epcot and later to be replaced by something grander. Change is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean we should forget our past. And the beauty of podcasts like mine is we can come back and relive those memories whenever we want. Maybe you remember your time eating at the Restaurant in the Germany Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, and the “oom-pah band” came out and entertained the whole family while you ate many delicious dishes.

So for today’s memory we’ll be going the long way around World Showcase, making a couple of stops along the way as we head for lunch in Germany’s Oktoberfest. We’ll join the memory as we’ve made it across World Showcase to catch the final song of the Voices of Liberty. While we were riding Soarin’, my dad took the baby to see the show, and we have raced back there from the Land Pavilion to try to catch some part of it, but walk through the door as they are singing their final song. As it ends, we all re-group and continue on around the World Showcase Prominade to the Germany Pavilion for our lunch reservation. We’ll check in at the hostess stand, and we’re taken to our table on the far left side but near the front. Shortly after getting some food and sitting down, the band returns. We’ll listen as the family enjoys the music together, laughing and clinking drinks whenever we have the chance. Once the show ends, we’ll return to the heat outside in time to hear the chimes of the clock going off overhead, so we’ll stop by the fountain and listen for a few minutes before we continue on our way.

I really like this restaurant. It is often not crowded and easy to get a last minute reservation. The inside is dark and cool, and provides a nice break from the intense Florida sun. The food is very good (the selection of cold salads is amazing for a buffet), and the best part is it’s easy to catch the band and find yourself with a very entertaining mealtime that the whole family can enjoy. There’s even a dance floor where anyone can go out and dance to the music (you’ll hear us talking about a little girl dancing and just loving the music as her grandmother watches on). If you’ve never been here, you really should go.

Today’s memory is in binaural once again, so I’d suggest putting those headphones on to fully immerse yourself in the memory.

Now join my family as we take a break from the heat of the day and stop in Germany for lunch at the Biergarten Restaurant and a show by the Oktoberfest Musikanten.

Published by WDW-Memories Lou

Lou the host of the WDW-Memories podcast and the owner of WDW-Memories.net. WDW-Memories is a podcast and blog, where fans of the Disney Parks can come and relive their Disney memories.

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  1. I LOVED this episode (more than I usually do)! I’ve never eaten at that restaurant in the German pavilion so it was so nice to hear such upbeat and new-to-me sounds! Thank you thank you thank you!


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