Joe said:In a determined search to find what occupied the location where Panda Express is now, I enlisted the help of the Wayback machine and did some poking around. On the 2010 park website, there appears to have been a restaurant called Alpine in the space. Here is the only picture I can find of it:
Here's the description: "Welcome to Alpine – Home of the authentic Philadelphia Steak and Cheese and the Grilled Chicken Philly Sandwiches! Also available are hot dogs, grilled Panini sandwiches, quesadillas, grilled chicken wraps, salads and desserts. Grab a meal, an ice cold beer, and sit by the International Street fountain to enjoy a show on the Bandstand!"
Even though the menu is nothing special, it is kind of sad seeing that European detail in the building replaced with generic orange and a chain restaurant. I never have liked the abundance of chain restaurants at the park, especially this one.