Food Rocks

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Food Rocks
Epcot
Area Future World
The Land Pavilion
Coordinates 28°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
Status Closed
Opening date March 26, 1994
Closing date January 3, 2004
Replaced Kitchen Kabaret
Replaced by Soarin'
General statistics
Attraction type Audio-Animatronic Theater show
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme Nutrition
Duration 12:39
Host Fud Wrapper
Sponsor Nestlé

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[edit]

The show was themed as a benefit concert for good nutrition hosted by Fud 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 Fud 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[edit]

Food Rocks debuted inside The Land pavilion at Epcot Center on March 26, 1994. It replaced the former audio-animatronic show, "Kitchen Kabaret". As the attraction was created, it was quickly rated a B-Ticket attraction. It has been said that the storyline to this show was better than Kitchen Kabaret's, but Kitchen Kabaret's show had better detail to the audio animatronics. Food Rocks closed on January 3, 2004 in order to make room for Soarin.

Music acts[edit]

Act Set 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 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 Fud 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 none - original composition
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 U-tensils and Cast Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"

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