Food Rocks
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Food Rocks

Food Rocks
Epcot
AreaFuture World
The Land Pavilion
Coordinates28°22?25?N 81°33?08?W / 28.37361°N 81.55222°W / 28.37361; -81.55222Coordinates: 28°22?25?N 81°33?08?W / 28.37361°N 81.55222°W / 28.37361; -81.55222
StatusClosed
Opening dateMarch 26, 1994 (1994-03-26)
Closing dateJanuary 3, 2004 (2004-01-03)
ReplacedKitchen Kabaret
Replaced bySoarin'
General statistics
Attraction typeAudio-Animatronic Theater show
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
ThemeNutrition
Duration12:39
HostFud Wrapper
SponsorNestlé

Food Rocks was an attraction at Epcot's The Land pavilion presented by Nestlé in the Walt Disney World Resort. It was a musical stage show, with audio-animatronic figures.

Synopsis

The show was themed as a benefit concert for good nutrition hosted by F?d Wrapper, who was voiced by real-life rapper Tone Loc. However, the show was continually interrupted by the Excess, a junk food heavy metal band that detests nutrition. In the end, Excess lost their power as F?d Wrapper exclaimed, "No power? You guys have been unplugged! There's plenty of foods out there that are good to eat, but remember, always eat with moderation."

The Audio-Animatronic characters were food items with human features. The music was based on popular songs by well-known performers, with lyrics adapted to the topic of nutrition. For example, "The Peach Boys", singing "Good Nutrition", was based on The Beach Boys' song "Good Vibrations". Five of these acts used the voices of the parodied musicians themselves: Tone Loc, Neil Sedaka, Little Richard, The Pointer Sisters, and Chubby Checker. Many of the characters returned for the finale.

History

Food Rocks debuted inside The Land pavilion at Epcot Center on March 26, 1994. It replaced the former audio-animatronic show, "Kitchen Kabaret". Food Rocks closed on January 3, 2004 in order to make room for Soarin'.

Music acts

Act Song Fictional group Parody of
1 We'll Make It Count in the Kitchen The U-tensils Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
2 Good Nutrition The Peach Boys The Beach Boys - "Good Vibrations"
3 Every Bite You Take Refrigerator Police The Police - "Every Breath You Take"
4 High Fiber Pita Gabriel Peter Gabriel - "Sledgehammer"
5 Always Read the Wrapper F?d Wrapper Tone Loc - "Funky Cold Medina"
6 Just Keep It Lean The Sole of Rock 'n' Roll Cher - "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)"
7 Tutti Frutti Richard Little Richard - "Tutti Frutti"
8 Vegetables are Good for You Neil Moussaka Neil Sedaka - "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do"
9 Let's Exercise Chubby Cheddar Chubby Checker - "The Twist"
10 Give Us Junk The Excess Original song written for the attraction
11 Just a Little Bit The Get-the-Point Sisters Aretha Franklin - "Respect" (song parodied), The Pointer Sisters (name parodied)[1]
12 Choose Before You Chew Entire Cast Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"

See also

References

  • "Food Rocks". WDWHistory.com. Retrieved 2006.
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