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Innoventions West at Epcot Temporarily Closing in May for Refurbishment

More changes are coming to the Walt Disney World Resort this spring! This time, the changes are happening at Epcot's Innoventions West pavilion located in Future World. The attraction will be closing temporarily in May for a refurbishment.

New Entertainment Experience Introduced throughout Epcot’s World Showcase

Disney has recently introduced several new entertainment experiences in World Showcase following last year's departure of acts including Off Kilter and Mo'Rockin'. The new acts include an acoustic band, a flag-throwing team, and even Canadian Lumberjacks.

Disney Announces ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ and Plans to Kick Off Summer with a 24-Hour Party

Walt Disney World Resort has announced that this summer will be the 'Coolest Summer Ever' and to kick off the cool season there will be a 24-hour party on May 22-23 at the Magic Kingdom. Disney made the announcement from a still snowy Boston where a little bit of summer was created thanks to a 20-foot-wide beach complete with Cinderella Castle and Olaf.

Disney's Egg-stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt Returns to Epcot

If you have plans to be at the Walt Disney World Resort for Easter you'll want to stop by Epcot and take part in the annual Egg-stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt! This special event takes place March 27 through April 2 in the theme park.

Check out the 2015 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Merchandise

The 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom at Epcot from now through May 17 and we have details on the new merchandise created just for the event. Guests can enjoy the beautiful flowers, dine on great food at the Outdoor Kitchens, and go home with some incredible merchandise too.

Expansions Ahead for Two of Walt Disney World's Most Popular Attractions

Yesterday the Disney Parks Blog confirmed rumors that have been swirling for months, and announced updates and expansions for two of the most popular attractions in the Disney Parks!

March Merchandise Events Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

If you're headed to Walt Disney World Resort this month there are so many special merchandise events taking place that there's bound to be something for everyone. From popular artists to Major League Baseball legends to Precious Moments dolls, it's a month full of great events.

More Updates for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens Plus Cooking Demos

The 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival opens March 4 (less than one week away!) and the Outdoor Kitchens will once again be serving up delicious food and beverage items. This year's festival features at least 11 Outdoor Kitchens including the all-new Botanas Botanico which will be located between France and Morocco.

Trolley Car Café Opens as Starbucks Location in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Coffee fans have another Starbucks location to visit on their next Walt Disney World vacation. The Trolley Car Cafe is now open at Disney's Hollywood Studios, serving up coffee, cupcakes, cookies, and more on the corner of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards.

February Merchandise Events Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

If you have plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort this month, there are several special merchandise events planned at the theme parks and in Downtown Disney. Fans of Precious Moments dolls, Disney-themed artwork, and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror might be excited about what's planned.

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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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20+ Epcot Fun Facts

Walt Disney World's Epcot Theme Park sprawls across an enormous 305 acres, the expanse makes it three times larger than the Resort's first gate, the Magic Kingdom. Since it opened on Oct. 1, 1982 - Epcot has been welcoming guests to explore a world of new ideas and technology amongst a with a kaleidoscope of nations so that we may celebrate the cultural heritage and achievements of the inhabitants of earth. Read on to discover some Fun Facts about Epcot!

Top 5 Reasons to Love Epcot’s Future World

Epcot is always the first park I visit when I'm at the Walt Disney World Resort. It has earned that honor - despite my unwavering love for the Magic Kingdom - because the park is usually less hectic and because there are so many things that I love about Epcot, specifically in Future World.

What’s New To Eat At The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The countdown continues with just 6 more days until the opening of the 21st Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Guests will be able to find plenty of the most popular dishes from past Festivals at 30 Global Marketplace Booths. Being served up along side the tried and true will be 32 new marketplace dishes and 49 new cocktails, beers, wines, and ciders!

5 Reasons To Love the Walt Disney World Monorail

While we've "5 Reasons To Love" posts about Parks, and Resorts, and even specific Lands, we've never before done one dedicated to a single ride. But this is no ordinary ride, it's Walt Disney World's legendary Highway in the Sky. A 14.7-mile system of elevated beamway that services seven stations taking guests to and from Epcot, the Magic Kingdom and three resorts - Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, we're talking about the Walt Disney World Monorail.

Dining Plan Snack Credit Tips For Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival has become one of the most anticipated fan events of the year at Walt Disney World. With dozens of International Marketplace Booths to sample from it's easy to eat your way around the world one small plate at a time. For guests using the Disney Dining Plan this can sometimes adds another level of planning to their vacations, we've got a few great tips for making the most of your Disney Dining Plan during Festival.

UnDISCOVERed Future World Tour

Walt Disney World offers a myriad of backstage tour options. While perennial favorites "Keys to the Kingdom", "Marceline to Magic Kingdom", and "Wild Africa Trek" sell out regularly, one oft overlooked option to learn some new insider information is the UnDISCOVERed Future World Tour.

The Top 10 Adult Beverages at Walt Disney World Resort

When you're at the Walt Disney World Resort there comes a time, maybe the same time every day, when you declare "I need a grown-up drink." While it IS important to drink water throughout the day to stave off dehydration, after a day at the parks dealing with queues and FastPasses, it is most definitely 5 o'clock somewhere.

6 Musts for Epcot After Dark

Just like the Better After Dark in the Magic Kingdom attractions we previously discussed, there are a few things at Epcot that become even more magical after the sun goes down. Lighting elements seem to bring the imagination alive as the countries of World Showcase are somehow transported back to their native lands, and Future World becomes a limitless realm where tomorrow could bring anything.

The Top 5 Cookies at Walt Disney World

I have to admit something: cookies are my weakness. Chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, oatmeal cookies, Snickerdoodles...and yes, even Oreos. I love cookies - preferably with a tall glass of cold milk. And some of my favorite cookies of all time are found at the Walt Disney World Resort!