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New Colortopia Exhibit Sponsored by Glidden Opens in Epcot’s Innoventions Pavilion

A brand new exhibit sponsored by Glidden paints recently opened in Epcot's Innoventions pavilion. Colortopia is an interactive exhibit that allows guests to explore color and the impact it has on the world around them.

Guests Leaving Tributes at Epcot’s France Pavilion Following Terror Attacks in Paris

Guests visiting the France pavilion in Epcot have been offering their condolences to cast members, many leaving flowers and notes to express their grief and solidarity following Friday night's terrorist attack in Paris.

Man Climbs Pyramid in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion

In what can be only be described as a "what was he thinking?" and "this is why we can't have nice things" moment, a man decided to climb the pyramid in Epcot's Mexico pavilion earlier this week. According to online reports the guest had been enjoying the Epcot Food & Wine Festival when he decided it was a good time to test out his climbing skills.

Special Merchandise Events Announced for November at the Walt Disney World Resort

It's not too early to get started on your holiday shopping and there are several special merchandise events planned at the Walt Disney World Resort this month to get you started! The events include special artist appearances and even a book signing with a Disney Legend.

More Details Announced for Epcot’s Frozen Ever After Attraction

As work continues on the Frozen Ever After attraction in Epcot's Norway pavilion, Disney has released new details about ride. The flume ride will be housed in the former location of Maelstrom and will use the former ride's Viking ships and water track.

Holidays Around the World Begins at Epcot on November 27

November is just a couple days away and that means there are only a few weeks until the winter holiday season kicks off. Epcot's Holidays Around the World is scheduled to begin Friday, November 27 and runs through December 30.

New Musical Group Debuts in Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion for a Limited Engagement

As the musical and entertainment acts in Epcot's World Showcase continue to change, we have news that a new group has recently debuted in the Morocco pavilion. The new band, Ribab Fusion, will be playing on select nights through January 2.

Epcot’s Soarin’ Set to Close in January 2016 for Refurbishment

If you're making plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort before the end of the year you'll want to make that FastPass+ reservation for Soarin'. The popular attraction located in Epcot's The Land pavilion is scheduled to close on January 4, 2016 for a months-long refurbishment.

New I-4 Exit for Disney Springs Opens for Motorists

Guests traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort via Interstate 4 can now use the new ramp that takes them directly to Disney Springs. The ramp on westbound I-4 takes drives right into one of the new parking garages for the shopping, dining, and entertainment district.

Make Your New Year’s Even Plans at the Walt Disney World Resort

It might only be the middle of October but it's never too early to start planning your New Year's Eve celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort. There are several great dining and entertainment options available on December 30 and 31.

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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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2017 Eat to the Beat Lineup Announced for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

We're getting closer to the start of this year's Epcot Food and Wine Festival (which starts on August 31 this year!). And today Disney has announced the full lineup for the 2017 Eat to the Beat concert series. Several fan favorites are returning this year in addition to 11 new acts!

Top Reasons to Love Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Disney's Beach Club Resort has long been a favorite on my list of must-stay-here Disney resort. The Deluxe hotel ranks high on my list of favorites thanks its location, amenities, recreation, and some of the dining. Today we'll look at what there is to love about the resort.

Top Treats to Keep You Cool this Summer at Walt Disney World

Ah, summertime in Orlando. It's hot and humid. We mean, it's like melt-to-the-sidewalk-HOT. Almost unbearably HOT. But...there is a way to keep your cool when visiting Disney World during the summer months. Cold food and drinks! That's right - in addition to finding air conditioning at every chance, you can also cool yourself with some tasty food and drinks.

Celebrate World Oceans Day, Every Day, at The Seas With Nemo and Friends

Today, June 8th, is World Oceans Day and guests visiting the Epcot Theme Park can celebrate by visiting The Seas With Nemo and Friends. After taking a ride through the deep with Nemo, Marlin, Dory, be sure to spend some time exploring the pavilion's 5.7 million-gallon saltwater aquarium. Education instructors and conservation specialists are always on hand to discuss the finer points of ocean life and the importance coral reefs play in keeping our planet healthy.

Seven Things I Have To Do On Every Disney Trip

I've written previously about how I like to try at least 5 new things each time I go to Walt Disney World, but I also do a lot of things that have become so ingrained to my Disney trips that if I don't get to do them, it just doesn't feel like vacation. These personal Disney traditions are just part of what makes it all magic for me. So check out seven things I have to do on every Disney trip.

Top 5 Spots for Mexican Food at Walt Disney World

We like our top 5 lists here at WDW for Grownups and today we're going to check out our top five favorite spots for Mexican food (and drinks!) when you're at Disney World. The majority of the locations (four out of five) are located in Epcot, but you'll also want to drop by Disney Springs.

A Quick Stop At The BoardWalk Bakery

We all know that dining at the Walt Disney World Resorts can be an extraordinary experience. That especially holds true at the variety of venues on Disney's BoardWalk. As much as I love to dine at the wonderful table service venues, sometimes I just want to pick up a quick bite on the go, and that's when I turn to the BoardWalk Bakery.

Top 10 Bakeries and Candy Shops at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort is home to so much wonderful and delicious food choices at kiosks, bakeries, candy shops, and restaurants that it is a daunting task to narrow things down to a top 10 list. However, we're always up for a challenge here at Grownups, so this week we're taking on the bakeries and candy shops at Disney World and naming our top 10.

Northern Bloom Outdoor Kitchen At The 2017 Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival

A new addition to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival this year, Northern Bloom Outdoor Kitchen takes a place amongst festival favorites. Located in the Canada Pavilion, Northern Bloom offers hearty mini entrees and one truly decadent dessert along with plenty of beer.

The Top 5 Snacks in Epcot’s World Showcase

If there's one thing we love to do at Epcot - aside from queueing up for Soarin' Around the World and thanking the Phoenicians in Spaceship Earth - it's eating! Epcot is home to some of the best eats at Disney World, including some of our favorite snack foods.

And while we've found some tasty treats at Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion, our favorite Epcot snacks are found around World Showcase. Today we're going to check out the Top 5 Snacks in World Showcase.