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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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35 Reasons To Love Epcot For The 35th Anniversary

Yesterday Epcot experienced the 35th Anniversary of its opening date with a special ceremony and huge crowds. We wanted to mark the day here on the blog, so the team came up with a list of 35 Reasons We Love Epcot at 35! It was hard to limit our list to just 35 reasons to love Walt Disney World's second gate, but here is our list, in no particular order.

Cool Down With Great Drinks at The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort. With all the delicious food and wine to indulge in, it can be easy to spend a lot of time out in that hot summer sun. If you're looking for something to help you cool off at the festival, be sure to make a stop at one of these booths at kiosks that are serving up some delicious cool beverages.

Celebrating Epcot’s 35th Anniversary In Park October 1, 2017

On Oct. 1, 1982 Walt Disney World opened its second Theme Park on the vast Florida property. A Park dedicated to the exploration of art, science, and culture, Epcot was a new kind of destination, a permanent world's fair where guests could enjoy learning about the world around them and new horizons in the future.

On October 1st, 2017 Disney Parks will be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the opening of Epcot. Let's take a look at some of the fun things Disney has in store for this very special day.

10 Reasons Fall Is My Favorite Time Of Year To Visit Walt Disney World

One of the most frequent questions I get asked when discussing Walt Disney World travel with people, is what time of year is best to travel. While my answer is always dependent on the interests of those inquiring, I also make mention of when I like to travel. Year after year Fall continues to be one of my favorite times of year to visit Walt Disney World, here are ten reasons why.

5 New Must Try Dishes at the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

A little hurricane doesn't stop the mouse for long, and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is up and running once again in Walt Disney World. The Festival is running now through November 13th, 2017 so head on down and eat your way around the world!

Keeping Cool on Your Walt Disney World Vacation

I've visited Disney World during every month of the year, and with a few exceptions it's usually quite warm. There are a few really nice months when you might need a jacket in the morning or evening (January, February, November, December) but since we are talking about Florida, you need to be prepared for warm weather.

Ode To Dole Whip And Where To Find It At Walt Disney World

Ahhh... Dole Whip. Your sweet pineapple swirls of velvety goodness are the things that Disney dreams are made of. Mountain peaks of icy cold nectarous bliss spun into a little paper cup, or rising from a lagoon of tart pineapple juice, you brighten any day with your sunny color and fresh bright flavor.

Some Of The Most Beautiful Spots In Epcot For A Proposal

Winter holidays are the most popular time of the year for marriage proposals, and seeing that it's also one of the most popular times of the year at Walt Disney World, it seemed like time to toss out some ideas for you. So read on for some of the most beautiful and romantic spots around World Showcase.

Top 10 Comfort Foods at Walt Disney World Resort

Comfort food is defined as a food (or drink) that provides a sense of well-being and is usually high in sugar or carbs. That pretty defines everything I love to eat, so narrowing down a list of my favorite "comfort food" at Disney World might seem daunting.

A New Spin On An Old Favorite Mission:SPACE

When looking for a thrill at Epcot many guests head straight for Mission: SPACE. Since 2003 this exciting attraction has been launching guests into space for a thrilling, authentic, NASA-style Mission. Currently there are two different voyages for "trainees" ready to take on the X-2 Deep Space Shuttle flight to Mars; the Orange Team which experiences a 2.5 g-force inducing spin, or the Green Team which is a much more mild version of the experience.