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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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New Cinematic Adventures Around World Showcase

Four new films are on their way to the theaters of Epcot. Movies play a role in all of our lives, bringing us a sense of travel and adventure that leave us wanting more. They spark our imaginations and challenge us all to go forth into the world and explore. In this spirit Disney is bringing a new level of artistic beauty to The Land and World Showcase which will offer a bright new picture our planet that inspires guests to discover more.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 2nd, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week and I hope that yours was filled with summer fun. If you're looking to immortalize your good times, check out the brand new PhotoPass Royal Portrait Studio at Sir Mickey's in the Magic Kingdom. Let's get on with a snapshot of what else is going on at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday July 6th, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week and I hope that yours was filled with 4th of July fun. I'll kick off the news round-up with an interesting tidbit, to the best of my knowledge there were no park closures down at Walt Disney World which is unusual. Looks like the creative pricing Disney is currently using has actually made an impact on one of the busiest days of the year. Now let's get on with the news!

New 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Booths and Menu Items

Grab your planning tools and settle in with me because it's one of my favorite times of the year. The Marketplace Booth menus have been announced for the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! You know you've been waiting for it too, so let's get our planning on.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday June 28th, 2019

Ready for some news? Read on to see what's caught our attention this week! No one celebrates the Fourth of July like Walt Disney World, but this busy time of year takes a little planning. Find out what's going on for the star-spangled celebration across the property.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Live!’ Returns To Epcot For Summer

After saving their world from certain destruction, Peter Quill (also known as Star-Lord) brokered a deal with Nova Prime and the Xandarian government to bring an outreach program to his home planet. Some of most Xandar's talented musicians take the stage with Star-Lord and Gamora to perform the human audiences' best-loved rock and pop hits from 70's and 80's Earth. That outreach program has landed at Epcot as the 'Guardians of the Galaxy " Awesome Mix Live!'

Cocktail Popsicles Debut In Epcot's Italy Pavilion

I think someone should start a petition to make this new Disney Food Blog find available at every frozen novelty stand in Walt Disney World. What grown-up deliciousness am I talking about? It's the Cocktail Popsicles that have popped up at the Gelati Donkey Cart in Epcot's Italy Pavilion.

Limited Time Extra, Extra Magic Hours Announced For Select Fall Dates

Everybody's talking about the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This highly anticipated land is expected to bring in guests from around the world just to get a peek. That's why for a limited-time Walt Disney World Resort will be extending an extra special benefit to guests staying at its resort hotels - Extra, Extra Magic Hours.

Goodbye IllumiNations, Hello Epcot Forever

"IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" will have its last show on September 30, 2019. The nighttime extravaganza has been a staple of Epcot entertainment since it opened in 1999. Over its 20 year run fans have become devoted to its spectacle, making it a popular way to end out your night at the Theme Park. The urge of guests to find the perfect spot to watch has inspired dessert parties, private viewing spaces, and even changes in the design of World Showcase restaurants.

Welcome Spring With News From Walt Disney World

It's spring, and that means wonderful things are taking shape across Walt Disney World. Since this is a time for new beginnings, I thought a news round-up would be in order to tempt you into thinking about your next Walt Disney World vacation.