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Walt Disney World Resort Announces Increases in Price for Annual and Seasonal Passes

Annual and Seasonal Passholders at the Walt Disney World Resort will be paying more money to renew their passes. Disney announced price increases and new levels for passes for Florida residents and out-of-state Passholders, while eliminating a $329 seasonal pass.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces Merchandise Events for October

If you have plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort this month there are several special merchandise events planned including artist showcases, signings, and even a Precious Moments release. Events are planned for several locations around Walt Disney World.

Star Wars Half Marathon Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort is turning to the Dark Side. runDisney has announced an all-new half marathon weekend, the Star Wars Half Marathon: the Dark Side. The race pays homage to the dark side of the Force, and now the Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon will be called "The Light Side."

Soarin’ Around the World Coming to Epcot in 2016

One of the most popular attractions at Epcot is getting an upgrade. Soarin' is set to become Soarin' Around the World sometime in 2016. The high-flying trip over California will be no more as guests will now get to "travel" around the world without needing a passport.

Celebrate the Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks

While the temperatures outside are still very much summer-like and the kids are just getting ready to head back to school, it's never too early to start thinking about celebrating the holidays this year at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces August Merchandise Events

If you have plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort this month there are several new merchandise events planned including fragrance events, artist showcases, jewelry collections, and new doll releases from the Precious Moments collection.

‘Captain EO’ Has Returned to Epcot

After being gone for a few months while its home theater was used for previews of Tomorrowland and Inside Out, Captain EO has returned to the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot. The attraction first returned to Epcot in 2010 and some wondered if the closure earlier this year was the end, but it seems that Captain EO is here to stay at least for a while longer.

Epcot’s Garden Grill to Begin Serving Breakfast and Lunch in November

Epcot's Garden Grill, the popular rotating restaurant located in The Land pavilion has long been a fan favorite character meal at dinner. But now, starting November 8 guests can also enjoy breakfast and lunch with Chip 'n' Dale and friends.

D23 Panels Include Theme Park Updates, Movie News, and More

There are just a couple weeks until the D23 Expo 2015 kicks off at the Anaheim Convention Center and Disney fans are eagerly anticipating announcements about the future of the Disney theme parks, movies, and more.

Fight at Epcot’s Test Track Captured on Video

From the files of "how not to behave at the Walt Disney World Resort" a video surfaced this weekend that captured a fist fight between several guests in the queue of Epcot's Test Track. The video was taken by another guest in line who then sent the video to an Orlando news station.

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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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Urban Spice Garden In Morocco Pavilion

Guests of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival will find that the things growing in the Morocco Pavilion center around flavoring foods with a wide variety of fruits, herbs, and spices that are native to the region and lend Moroccan cuisine its unique flavor profiles. Near the rest area of this beautiful pavilion, guests will come across the Urban Spice Garden, where Disney's gardeners have planted containers of greenery producing exotic flavors.

Breakfast at Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

On a recent stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort we had a few open hours in the morning before heading to the airport, so we decided to check out the breakfast spread at Captain's Grille at the hotel. We had wanted to dine at Trattoria al Forno for breakfast but it was all booked, so Captain's Grille was our second choice.

The Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Recently I had the chance to stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort and it has been added to my list of must-stay-here-again deluxe resorts. The resort has a different vibe from its sister resort Beach Club, and is located just a short walk from the International Gateway entrance of Epcot.

Take A Tour Of The Twinings Tea Garden During The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

One of my favorite parts of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is the Twinings Tea Garden in the UK Pavilion. To be clear, the English garden behind The Tea Caddy is one of my favorite all year long, but during the Flower and Garden Festival, it gets dotted with these adorable giant tea cups that are each planted with varieties of ingredients for one of Twining's Tea blends.

Bonsai at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The garden setting of Epcot's Japan Pavilion is a spectacular showpiece of the park no matter what time of year you visit. However during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival the horticulturists reach out to expert Bonsai artists to bring their most spectacular trees for display in the pavilion.

The Spitting Gargoyle at Impressions de France

Every now and then I come across a Disney tidbit that I probably should have know but escaped me. My most recent trip held one of these rediscovered gems when my friends and I went in search of the much overlooked "Spitting Gargoyle." We found him stoically waiting for us in the lobby of Impressions des France.

The Smokehouse Barbecue & Brews Outdoor Kitchen at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The Smokehouse Barbecue & Brews Outdoor Kitchen at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is located in the American pavilion, and is serving up some truly tasty Barbecue. My husband and I stopped by one afternoon for a taste of what they had to offer.

Traditional Terra Cotta & Garden Italiano In Epcot’s Italy Pavilion

I had a wonderful time touring the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, the displays throughout the Park fill the air with fragrance, and offer ideas for bringing a little color and beauty into your gardens at home. I'm not a great gardener, but the container gardens found in Epcot's Italy pavilion were just the thing I needed to inspire me. This summer, I'll be bringing a bit of Garden Italiano's finesse to my own home.

Extraordinary Orchids At The Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival

I just got back from the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival; let me tell you, if you haven't been for a few years, it's time to start planning a trip. This annual extravaganza of colorful blooms has grown so much since I had last been six years ago I almost didn't know I was in the same place. It's a an explosion of natural color, fragrance, and ideas for making your world more beautiful. One of the most stunning displays that I came across this year was the Extraordinary Orchids in the Mexico Pavilion.