Tag Archive: EPCOT

Travel Around the World with the runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Medals

Pack your bags and grab your suitcase as we travel around our world for the start of the Walt Disney World Resort race season! The 2017 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by MISFIT medals have arrived, taking inspiration and elements from the upcoming Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and featuring fun travel-themed designs like a luggage tag, plane ticket and passport. Starting off the weekend events, we are serving up a new recipe for the 5K – the Disney Fall Feast 5K! Runners will earn this…
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Enjoy Special Character Experiences and Photo Opportunities During Disney PhotoPass Day

August 19 marks World Photo Day, and we’re excited to celebrate the occasion with the return of Disney PhotoPass Day at Walt Disney World Resort! During this event, Disney PhotoPass Service will offer a number of exclusive photo opportunities that will let you take home even more picture-perfect memories of your visit. You can also celebrate Disney Princesses during Disney PhotoPass Day! In honor of Disney’s “Dream Big, Princess” campaign, you’ll find photo opportunities focused on some of your favorite Disney Princesses. Check out all of the special opportunities that…
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#DisneyFamilia: Navidad All Year Long!

We just wrapped Christmas in July, but did you know that you can celebrate the holidays any day of the year at Walt Disney World Resort? Well, you can! Especially when it comes to holiday shopping! We have several stores around the resort where you and your familia can find ornaments, stockings, décor and even clothing, all themed to the holidays. My favorite is It’s a Wonderful Shop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here you can find art, collectibles and all sorts of gifts with a festive theme and a hint…
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Eat to the Beat Concert Series 2016

Eat to the Beat is a fun addition to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  The best part it’s free!  You can hear some of your favorite performers at this outdoor concert series.  Daily show times for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series take place at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM. All entertainment and artist appearances are subject to change without notice. Here’s this year’s schedule:   Wang Chung – NEW! September 14 to September 15, 2016 Known for their song “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” STARSHIP Featuring…
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New Hands-On Experiences at the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

  When you come to this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, you’ll need more than just your tastebuds. Your hands can play a key part in your Festival experience – and not just for holding your dishes. You can bring home some know-how from Disney and celebrity chefs, bakers and mixologists. For the first time, the most delicious time of year at Walt Disney World has expanded into the resorts, with family-friendly experiences like Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where you’ll create dishes…
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The CHEW’s Magical Culinary Adventure Sweepstakes

You could win a Walt Disney World Vacation from The Chew. The Chew wants to send a winner and 3 Guests to the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida to experience the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival. The winner can check out brand-new marketplaces, menu items, premium experiences and entertainment at the Festival. Visit all four not to be missed Theme Parks, attend a live taping of The Chew, and stay at a Walt Disney World hotel located in the middle of the magic. Grand Prize (1 Winner): The…
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ABC’s ‘The Chew’ Back for 21st Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

  The popular, affable co-hosts of ABC’s “The Chew” are returning to Epcot International Food & Wine Festival to tape a week’s worth of shows October 5-7 – look for at Walt Disney World Resort as they explore the festival and beyond for the Emmy-Award-winning series. (The taped shows will air on ABC October 10-14 at 1 p.m. EST, 12 p.m. PT — check local listings). Audiences will again get to be part of the taping as the co-hosts share festival highlights, recipes and dining from the four Walt Disney World…
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Member Lounge Opening Punctuates Landmark Start to a Milestone Year!

  As Disney Vacation Club nears the midpoint of this 25th anniversary year, Members have discovered an historic array of new offerings, with even more on the horizon. During the past five months alone, Members have enjoyed complimentary “25 and Beyond Bash” parties at Magic Kingdom Park, a special ticket offer that added a free Theme Park day to multi-day ticket purchases, new Member merchandise items (including limited-edition MagicBands), complimentary anniversary buttons and commemorative photos, and new Membership Cards that unlock an ever-evolving world of Membership Magic…and that’s just scratching…
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Walt Disney World Attractions that will be closed for refurbishment – Spring 2016

We know that a lot of you are planning on going to Walt Disney World in the next few months.  Make sure that you check the list of attractions that will be closed for refurbishment, so that you are not disappointed while you are there. The list is always changing so make sure to check before you leave.  Not all closures are scheduled, and there are countless reasons why an attraction might suddenly close.  Below are the current lists. Magic Kingdom: Monorail Shutdown – 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays…
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Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Celebrates Earth Day

Hooray Earth! Our planet feeds us, shelters us, and provides great fun. The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will celebrate Earth Day all weekend April 22-24. Start your Earth Day fun by checking out the Festival’s first-time expansion into The Land, where you can see large overlays of edible flowers. The greens harvested from the pavilion are part of the Field Greens salad at the Cider House outdoor kitchen. Can’t get fresher than that! For an occasion that celebrates environmental protection, the Festival folks certainly sniffed out the right…
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‘Finding Dory’ Characters To Debut At Turtle Talk With Crush

Starting in early May, guests visiting Epcot will be able to spot Dory and some of her friends from the new film “Finding Dory” at the park’s “Turtle Talk With Crush” attraction. Some of her new pals you can expect to spot within the attraction include Destiny the whale shark, Bailey the beluga whale and Hank the “septopus” (that’s a seven-legged octopus). Crush’s son and best pal Squirt will also be swimming by for the first time. And you may spot Nemo and his dad Marlin. “Finding Dory” swims into…
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Frozen Ever After Attraction Opening Date Set

Frozen Ever After will take guests on an adventurous boat tour through the kingdom of Arendelle. Once inside, guests will be transported to the “Winter in Summer” Celebration where Queen Elsa embraces her magical powers and creates a winter-in-summer day for the entire kingdom. Guests will pass Troll Valley on their way up the icy North Mountain to Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace, and later on return to the Bay of Arendelle. After disembarking, guests can top off their “Frozen” experience by meeting the royal sisters in their new Royal Sommerhus…
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Soarin’ Around the World Takes Flight at Disney Parks This Summer

Imagine a wind-through-your-hair flight above The Great Wall of China, a bird’s-eye view of the Sydney Harbor in Australia, gliding around the Matterhorn in Switzerland … These are among more than a dozen breathtaking ways you’ll be able to experience the wonders of the world when Soarin’ Around the World makes its groundbreaking debut across the globe this summer. The next generation of the popular Soarin’ attraction makes its premiere at the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland this summer as Soarin’ Over the Horizon. The next day on June 17,…
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Flower & Garden Festival Passport

Embark on a mouthwatering mission to sip, snack and stroll around the glistening lagoon. As your family glides from kitchen to kitchen, don’t forget to collect stamps for your Garden Passport along the way. Booklets are available at each location. Here’s a rundown of this year’s Outdoor Kitchens—all carrying an assortment of creative cuisine, snacks and libations: Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market – NEW! Venture to this quaint kitchen next to the Germany Pavilion to try a succulent sampling of Bavarian bites fit for a food lover’s forktale. You’ll also uncover a…
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Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans

You’ll find this cake at The Smokehouse: Barbecue & Brews as you stroll around World Showcase Lagoon and enjoy the gorgeous garden exhibits. Every Friday through Sunday, just across the promenade at America Gardens Theatre, you can eat while listening to music of top bands like Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice (April 15-17), Darlene Love (May 13-15) and others.  If you cannot make it to Epcot for Flower & Garden Festival, you can make this delicious cake at home. Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans Serves…
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