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Siemens to End Sponsorship Deal with the Walt Disney Company

The rumors are true. Siemens, the sponsor of several attractions at Walt Disney World including IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth and Spaceship Earth, is ending its sponsorship deal with the company after more than a decade.

2017 Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced Plus Bookings Open for Dining Packages

The preliminary list of celebrity narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional has been announced and bookings are now open for the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages available at participating Epcot and Epcot-area restaurants.

Disney World Theme Parks Ranked in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Several of the theme parks and water parks at the Walt Disney World Resort were ranked in the top 10 lists of the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure also made the list.

Disney News Round-Up: Hall of Presidents Update, Happily Ever After Merchandise, and More

Happy Tuesday! We have another round of news and rumors in the round-up today including an update about the Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents, a rumor about a dark ride coming to Epcot's France Pavilion, and much more.

Disney News Round-Up: Epcot Rumors about New Attractions, Parking Changes, and More

Happy Friday! Today we're talking about Epcot rumors including the possibility of parking changes, new attractions, and maybe even new pavilions in World Showcase. There is no official word regarding any of these changes, but we're betting we'll hear more at next month's D23 Expo.

Disney Rumor Round-up: Changes Ahead for the Hall of Presidents, Paint the Night on the Move, and More

Happy middle of the week! Today we're taking a different spin on our regular Disney news round-up and we're talking about Disney rumors. That's right ... it's all rumors all day, but just for today. Also, these are rumors, which means there is no confirmation. Let's check them out!

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Offers New Day Cruise

A new daytime cruise around the World Showcase Lagoon is set to depart from Disney's Yacht Club Resort starting June 1. The "Day Cruise Around the World" will take place daily and it isn't cheap, with a price tag of $149 per person.

Details Announced for 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Including New Booths and More

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival doesn't start until August 31, but we're already getting some preliminary details. The Festival will run for a record 75 days and it will include a record 35 Marketplace Booths!

Disney News Round-Up: FastPass+ Opens for Pandora Attractions, Check out the Theme Song for ‘Happily Ever After,’ and More

Happy Monday! We have some exciting news to report about Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom, plus Disney is giving guests a sneak preview of the theme song for the new nighttime spectacular at the Magic Kingdom.

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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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Planning Tips For The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

We're just a week away to the kick off of the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. As the summer season begins to wind down and kids have gone back to school grown-up Disney fans can feel the change coming in the air. Fall brings one of the most celebrated seasonal special events of them all, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Disney Chefs come out to play in the Park as Guests set on for culinary adventure.

5 Favorite Breakfast Spots At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney Word offers an amazingly broad range of dining options for families to fuel up at. I find though, that people have pretty varying tastes when it comes to breakfast. While I'm always in the mood for a big, hot, savory breakfast, my traveling companions often light something on the lighter side. And I know plenty of folks who don't eat breakfast at all. No matter what your breakfast preference, here are five of my favorite breakfast spots across the Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney Halloween-themed Food Novelty Souvenirs

Disney-themed food novelties are some of the most popular souvenirs for Guests of Disney Parks. As we move into the fabulous fall festivities, we're hearing news of a whole new set of spooky novelty items for you to enjoy! You'll find these cute food filled takeaways at select points across the Walt Disney World property.

5 New Things You Have To Try At The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The countdown clock is ticking away to the August 30th opening of The 23rd Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! More than 30 global marketplaces will serve up edible delights for a whopping 75 day long festival. The annual Disney culinary tour features celebrity chefs, culinary demos, beverage tastings and nightly Eat to the Beat concerts. Running from August 30th through November 12th, 2018 is a fan favorite that draws crowds year after year. Read on to find out what five new things you just have to try.

The DFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book Is Here

It's here! The must have planning tool that celebrates Disney's most delicious event of them all. TheDFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, is ready to download now! This great guide has all the info you need to know, to be ready to go for a full 75 days of festival fun.

The Cultural Art Galleries of Epcot's World Showcase

Epcot was born of a desire to bring together people and cultures from across the globe. Conceived as an experimental community where differences would be celebrated, as people lived and worked together and learned that we are really all the same. While many people today simply make their way around World Showcase for the food and wine, those who delve deeper into the pavilions will discover a series of small galleries continue to celebrate the diverse cultural arts and crafts unique to each region.

“Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” Makes Its Debut Inside The American Adventure

Epcot's American Heritage Gallery at The American Adventure opened the doors on a new art exhibit last week. The 89 cultural pieces on display represent 40 different American Indian tribes from seven geographic regions across the United States. "Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art" is an exciting exhibition that is now open for Guests to explore.

Tips for a Child Less Walt Disney World Vacation

Walt Disney World is the Vacation Kingdom of the world, and every year millions of families flock to Florida to indulge in this right of passage vacation. We know that Walt Disney World is also an amazing place to travel for adults even without the kids. While you will find children in all corners of the Walt Disney World Resort, we've pulled together some suggestions of where to go (and where to avoid) if you want to do Disney child... less.

Disney Food News Round-up

Is pink passe these days? The marketing team at Walt Disney World Resort seems to be signaling a move to sparkling iridescence is the latest trend in Mouse Ears and Cupcakes! You'll find versions of radiant treats all across the property. At Disney's Contemporary Resort, the Contempo Cafe is serving up an Iridescent Confetti Cupcake filled strawberry vanilla buttercream and topped with crispy pearls and a chocolate Minnie Mouse hat. Sign me up!

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events Announced

Get out your spreadsheets and start plotting your maps, because a mountain of information was just released about the events happening this fall at the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Guests will be getting a super-sized helping of festival fun running from August 30 - November 12, 2018 when the chefs take over to let their culinary arts shine.