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Easter Week Activities at Walt Disney World Resort Include Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny Meet-and-Greet

If you have plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort for Easter there are a few special events taking place to help you celebrate. Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny have arrived at the Magic Kingdom and there's also a special Easter egg hunt happening at Epcot.

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.

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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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2016 Holiday Happenings You Don’t Want To Miss At Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort may be at its most magical during the winter holiday season. Across the entire property Parks and Resorts are decked out in their holiday finery and sharing some holiday cheer. So while you're finishing up your travel arrangements for your winter trip - make sure you schedule in some time for these 2016 Holiday Happenings You Don't Want To Miss.

Kawaii: The Culture of Cute In Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

Kawaii: Japan's Cute Culture is the latest exhibit to make its home in the Bijutsu-kan Gallery in Epcot's Japan Pavilion. A prominent aspect of modern Japanese culture, Kawaii is rooted in Shinto expression of self. The word means cute, loveable, or adorable, and the items on display certainly reflect all those things.

The Best Things I Ate At The 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Epcot's Annual Food & Wine Festival is a bastion of culinary delights, and I'm not alone in thinking that it's one of Disney's best events of the year. Fans flock to taste and sip their way around the world, touring tiny creative outdoor kitchens, called Marketplace Booths, set around World Showcase. Guests of the festival can indulge in unique flavors and culinary innovations.

Guest Review of Epcot's Coral Reef Restaurant

Ambiance is the heart and soul of the experience at Coral Reef Restaurant at the Seas pavilion in Epcot. Picture this. You've just spent some time riding the EAC with Nemo and friends before meeting some real life aquatic creatures in the world's second largest salt water aquarium. You wind your way around the back of the building to find a little restaurant tucked away in the corner. Is it odd to look at fish while you're eating fish? Not really.

Get The Spin On Epcot's Mission: SPACE

It's no secret that Disney values realism in its attractions in a manner unprecedented by any other theme park in the entertainment industry. One of the most prolific accomplishments ever achieved in a theme park is located in Future World at Epcot and because of the intensity of the ride, many guests overlook it. Mission: SPACE, designed by Disney, validated by NASA, is a marvel of modern technology and the product of incredible 5-year partnership.

2016 Food & Wine Festival Photo Hunt Images

A couple of weeks ago I posted a challenge to my readers to join me in our 2016 Food & Wine Festival Photo Hunt. Well, I'm back from my trip and thought I would share some of my favorite Photo Hunt shots with you. I had a fantastic time hunting down the perfect pictures for the list during my vacation, so sit back and check out just a bit of the festival fun shots!

Greenhouse Guru Marketplace Booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

New this year at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is the Greenhouse Guru Marketplace Booth. This refreshing booth is sponsored by Florida local greenhouse, Village Farms, and offers one of the most anticipated Festival dishes in it's Duck Confit.

Wine & Dine Studio Makes Its Debut at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

At the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Booths, guests will have a chance to sip and savor more than 300 domestic and international wines. More than 50 wineries will be featured in all, but for a glorious taste of the Golden State be sure to make your way to the new Wine & Dine Studio. If you haven't been to Food & Wine for a few years, you'll find this booth in Future World along the walkway between Imagination and World Showcase.