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Dates Announced for 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The dates for the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts have been announced. The Festival, which debuted this year, will kick off January 12, 2018 and run through February 19. And for the first time the Festival will run seven days a week!

The Epcot International Festival of Holidays Begins November 19

We've been reporting on the upcoming holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort and today we have news about the renamed holiday festival at Epcot and what guests can expect when the festivities begin in November.

Disney World Announces What’s New and What’s Returning for the 2017 Holiday Season

Sure, it's only mid-September and we just started celebrating Halloween at Disney World but today we're talking about the winter holiday season! Disney has just release a ton of information about what's coming to the parks and resorts for the holidays!

Disney News Round-up: Hurricane Irma Updates, Food News, and More

Happy Thursday! We're back with a news round-up today featuring some post-Hurricane Irma updates from Disney World, The Walt Disney Company, and Disney Cruise Line; plus we also have some food news! Let' check it out.

Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks Reopen After Hurricane Irma

The Walt Disney World Resort felt the force of Hurricane Irma Sunday night after the hurricane took a turn and headed north to Orlando. The theme parks were closed Sunday and Monday due to the storm, but the Resort hotels were full of guests riding out the wind and rain.

Celebrate the Holidays this Fall at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios

If you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season, there are two events you won't want to miss. One is a newly-renamed holiday event at Epcot and the other is a new holiday experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

Disney News Round-up: Epcot Food and Wine Festival News

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is in full swing with 35 Marketplace Booths (in honor of Epcot's 35th anniversary), seminars and demonstrations, entertainment, and much more. If you're making plans to attend this year's Festival we have some news that might help you plan!

My Disney Experience App Now Allows Guests to Track Disney Dining Plan Entitlements and More

Did you update your My Disney Experience app this week? If you did, you might have noticed a couple of really awesome updates in the app including the ability to track your Disney Dining Plan credits! Read on to find out more about this update!

Disney News Round-up: Rivers of Light Live-Stream, Minnie Van Service Expands, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another news round-up from Walt Disney World! Today we have news about a Rivers of Light live-stream event, an expansion of the Minnie Vans service, and much more. Read on to find out more.

Disney News Round-Up: Epcot 35th Anniversary Merchandise, Slinky Dog Dash Track, and More

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Today we're checking out the commemorative merchandise for Epcot's 35th anniversary, news about the track for the new Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster at Hollywood Studios, and much more!

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Epcot was one of Walt Disney's original visions. Originally standing for the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, it was actually intended to be much more of the basis for Walt Disney World than the Magic Kingdom. Eventually however his initial vision proved too grand to be carried out and it became the less expansive park that you see today.

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Join Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition At EPCOT

Chip n' Dale have been supplanted by a friendly little snowman this year at a the Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. You and your family are invited to gear up for Olaf's Holiday Tradition Expedition. This adventure will take guests around World Showcase to round up some misplaced holiday traditions.

EPCOT Festival of the Arts in Disney World Begins In January 2021

Dates for the 2021 Epcot International Festival of the Arts have been set to run January 8th through February 22nd, 2021. This annual celebration of creativity will run at Walt Disney World seven days a week again in 2021.

Walt Disney World Celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month and honor current, past and fallen military heroes. Earlier this month "The Thunderbirds" U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron flew over Walt Disney World Resort performing two passes above Spaceship Earth at EPCOT, including the famous "Delta Break" maneuver.

Epcot's 2020 Festival Of The Holidays Makes Merry For Guests

Epcot's International Festival Of The Holidays is a huge annual draw for Walt Disney World travelers. The 2020 "Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays" will scale back the celebration to allow for social distancing, but the Park will still be bringing the fun with Holiday Kitchens, Special Musical Performances, and of course an appearance by Santa Claus all happening November 27 - December 30, 2020.

Inside The Epcot Preview Center At The Odyssey

Last week while in Epcot, Jen and I stopped in to the Odyssey Building to see what was inside. We were excited to see the display of the future of Epcot. The room contained a model display of Epcot in the center with a movie screen all around the room. The movie screen showed the new rides and experiences coming to Epcot. The colors of the display changed to match the movie.

Winter Holiday Flavors Begin To Arrive At Epcot

One of my favorite flavors has been stopped a little early this year at the Karamell Kuche shop in EPCOT's Germany pavilion... Gingerbread! This charming little shop is known to lure guests in with the sweet smell of real Werther's caramel, where they are greeted by friendly cast members and cases filled to the brim with sweet treats featuring the classic candy. We hear that a recent addition is all about welcoming in a new season of delight.

The Annual Passholder Pop-Up Store At Epcot

A few days before my most recent trip to Walt Disney World, a new store exclusive to Annual Passholders opened in Epcot. The Annual Passholder Pop-Up Store is located in the Der Teddybear store in the Germany pavilion. The store is open weekdays from 11:30am " park close until November 17 (dates and times are subject to change).

In order to enter the store, you have to show a valid Annual Pass and matching ID.

25th Anniversary Of The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival marks the 25th anniversary of this exciting special event which also will be the longest festival in Walt Disney World Resort history. Though things are a little different this year, there is still a lot to love about this annual fan favorite. With more than 20 marketplace groups guests can still sip and savor their way around the World Showcase promenade.

Disney Park Hours, Construction, and Refurbishment August 2020 Updates

With the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World happening in October 2021, this year was always going to be a transformative phase for the Disney Parks in Florida. However, few could have anticipated the roadblocks that would pop up due to the current world climate. It's August and the four main Theme Parks are not only accepting a limited number of guests through the gates again, but refurbishments and construction projects are moving forward.

Tips For Enjoying Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

All reports coming out of Epcot point to the altered foodie fest going on being a truly different experience. While some visitors may just be happy to get the shadows of the annual special event others are questioning if the the effort is worth it. I've got some great tips for making the best of your 2020 experience at the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.