Walt Disney World Throwbacks: Chef Remy and More!

Chef Remy at Les Chefs de France

This week, I’m taking a look at some Walt Disney World throwbacks. These are things I miss at Walt Disney World. Each week, I’ll add three more items to my list. Some, like Wishes, were removed recently.

My first three Walt Disney World World Throwbacks are…

Chef Remy at Les Chefs de France

An adorable dinner guest, Chef Remy was at his best while visiting tables at Les Chefs de France in Epcot. This was one of my favorite dining experiences, however it ended in October of 2013.

Chef Remy at Les Chefs de France
The adorable Chef Remy

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade

The Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade in Disney’s Hollywood Studios debuted in October 2001. My son’s first visit to WDW was January 2002, thus he grew up watching these floats go by.

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade featured a Toy Story Float.
Toy Story Float in Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade.

From our seats on the steps of the now-defunct Sounds Dangerous, he had fun waving to the characters. In fact, the variety of characters and fun motor vehicles made this afternoon entertainment a highlight of our Disney World visits.

Mickey and Minnie were stars of the Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade.
Hi Mickey and Minnie!

R2-D2 rolled along the parade route! Unfortunately, this parade’s last run was in March 2008.

Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade featured R2-D2.
R2-D2 in the parade.

Mickey’s and Minnie’s Country Houses in Toontown Fair

While this was a small land in the Magic Kingdom, Toontown Fair offered kids and kids-at-heart the chance to tour the homes of Mickey and Minnie. These structures were removed to make way for an updated Fantasyland.

My son toured these houses with wide eyes throughout his younger years. He was fascinated with their homes and was always excited to see where the beloved mice lived. I miss the simplicity of these attractions. While simple, they were extraordinarily magical for children and their parents.

Minnie's Country House in Toontown Fair.
Touring Minnie’s Country House.
Minnie's fridge at her Country House.
What’s in her fridge?

Kids flocked to Minnie’s oven to watch the cake that was baking inside.

Minnie's Country House featured a cake in the oven.
Watching the cake bake!


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Red Minnie Baby Costume – Mickey Mouse Costumes

While it’s fun to embrace the new happenings at Walt Disney World, every now and then it’s nice to pay homage to the extinct attractions that were special to families.

One of our favorite Walt Disney World Throwbacks is Chef Remy.

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Kimberly LaPaglia

Kimberly shared her passion for Disney when she was selected for the inaugural Walt Disney World Moms Panel and then as the first Disney Cruise Line panelist. As a Disney Mom, she helped countless families plan their own dream-filled journeys. Blending her love for research, travel, and writing, Kim has been an editor for Disney Food Blog for nearly 8 years. At The Castle Concierge, she blogs about travel, parenting, celebrations, and the road to empty nesting.

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