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Old 01-20-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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Groundhog's day

Does Disney do anything fun on groundhog's day in the parks?
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:50 AM   #2
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I wonder how groundhog tastes...?
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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Well ... that depends ... do you consider world class attractions, shows, parades and entertainment to be "fun"? If so, then, yes, Disney does something fun for Groundhog Day in the parks.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:08 AM   #4
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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Does anyone outside of areas with large German heritage populations even know what Ground hog day is?

I'm in Western PA (close to Punxsutawney, PA) so Groundhog day at least gets a mention on the news and they may sen the local weatherperson, but who celebrates it outside these areas?
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:18 AM   #6
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Ground = dirt

Hog = bacon

Hmmm. It's a puzzlement.

We have a well known groundhog up in Canada, as well. I think most North Americans are aware of them (even if they've never eaten one).
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Ground = dirt

Hog = bacon

Hmmm. It's a puzzlement.

We have a well known groundhog up in Canada, as well. I think most North Americans are aware of them (even if they've never eaten one).
Well....

They say everything's better with bacon, right?
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #8
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Back to the question at hand. WDW barely does anything for Easter or Valentines day so pretty sure nothing for Groundhog day.

At least I hope they don't celebrate like at Gobbler's Knob when Punxsutawney Phil is dragged out of his den. It may have changed the past years but it was mostly a place to stay up all night and get drunk. I had heard that they have been trying to change this.
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I have heard rumors that they will dress up one of the audio-animatronic groundhogs in the Living With The Land attraction.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:03 PM   #12
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Back to the question at hand. WDW barely does anything for Easter or Valentines day so pretty sure nothing for Groundhog day.

At least I hope they don't celebrate like at Gobbler's Knob when Punxsutawney Phil is dragged out of his den. It may have changed the past years but it was mostly a place to stay up all night and get drunk. I had heard that they have been trying to change this.
Ah, but we were ON topic -- I personally think a "fun" thing to do at WDW would be to sample groundhog on one of the restaurant menus.

Now the question would be: which restaurant.

Would groundhog be better Italian-style? Or maybe German...?

Japanese (groundhog sushi!?!?)... or Chinese, perhaps.

Could they make a Pacific Northwestern-style groundhog dish at Artist Point?

I wonder how they'd serve it up in Boma or Jiko...?

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ROFL! Perhaps this year, if Mickey sees his shadow, we have six more weeks of regular FP?
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:27 PM   #13
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Yes they do. If you don't get in line for Toy Story Mania until later in the afternoon, you get to review your life like Bill Murray for hours on end.
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Ah, but we were ON topic -- I personally think a "fun" thing to do at WDW would be to sample groundhog on one of the restaurant menus.

Now the question would be: which restaurant.?
My vote would be Sanaa. Those little suckers probably taste a bit gamey. I think a good curry would be just the answer.
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