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Genevieve Gorder at Epcot This Weekend

If you're heading out to Epcot this weekend, it's not too late to get some expert advice from "Dear Genevieve" star Genevieve Gorder. In this opening week of Epcot's 18th Annual International Flower and Garden Festival, the HGTV personality is the first of the celebrity presenters to offer up advice to guests as part of the HGTV Designer Presentation series.

You can catch Genevieve as she presents "The Art of Sculpting Space" at noon and 3 p.m. both today and Sunday.

Lineup Announced For Epcot's Flower Power Concert Series

It's become an annual - or perennial - favorite of Disney guests. We're talking, of course, of Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival and the accompanying Flower Power Concert Series. This year's lineup was recently announced and will feature artists and music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Here are the dates and acts:

  • #March 4-6 Jose Feliciano
  • #March 11-13 The Guess Who
  • #March 18-20 Chubby Checker and the Wildcats
  • #March 25-27 Melissa Manchester

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Epcot

With Michael Douglas' health issues a constant headline, it was nice to see he and wife of 10 years, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, out and about enjoying a day in the parks.

The celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in Epcot, with kiddos Dylan (at left, age 10) and Carys (at right, age 7).

While Zeta-Jones and Douglas' anniversary is technically November 18th, the couple was seen in Epcot on the 24th.

Kodak to End Imagination! Pavilion Sponsorship

The relationship between Walt Disney parks and Eastman Kodak is soon to end after over a half-century long run. The partnership started in 1955, when Disneyland originally opened, and at present there are over 50 Kodak picture spots in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Although Kodak will not disappear completely from Disney parks, the presence will be slightly decreased.

Kodak has provided corporate sponsorship for Mickey's Philharmagic in the Magic Kingdom and the Imagination! Pavilion at Epcot. Support for the Imagination! Pavilion and Tomorowland theater will end as a result.

Plan Now For 2011's Flower and Garden Festival

Want to say good-bye to winter and hello to spring with a Disney flair? Then mark your calendars now for the 18th annual "Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival."

The Festival is set to take place in Epcot March 2, 2011 through May 15, 2011.

Guests to the festival can expect some 300 million blooms throughout 300 acres of Epcot. Celebrity speakers and the Flower Power concert series are just a few of the things planned to usher in spring at Disney.

Via Napoli Grand Opening Celebration Set for September 10

Disney-goers now have a second table-service restaurant option in Epcot's Italy pavillion. Via Napoli, currently open for walk-up service only, will see a grand opening celebration September 10.

Guests in Epcot's Italy craving authentic pizza can get their fix at Via Napoli. The restaurant is said to import such classic pizza ingredients as cheese and tomato sauce as well as water used in making their dough. During this walk-up phase, remarks on Via Napoli's offerings have been positi

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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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How to Dine With the Disney Princesses At Walt Disney World

No matter your age, one of the most popular dining experiences at Walt Disney World is enjoying a meal with Disney's Royal Princesses. Two different castle locations create the settings for characters meal fit for royalty. Cinderella's Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom, and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot's Norway Pavilion.

Meet Disney Princesses at Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom

The Disney Princesses are one of the most popular meet-and-greet opportunities at Walt Disney World and some are easier to find than others. Fan favorites including Belle, Snow White, and Cinderella can be found at character meals including Akershus in Epcot, and others like Mulan and Tiana have meet and greets in the parks. But there's one special place where guests can meet the princesses and that's Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom.

The Most Romantic Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World

Not every Disney traveler has room in the budget to hit one of the fabulous fine dining experiences at Walt Disney World. But those looking to add some romance to their trip don't need to worry, because amore' is about more than laying out the big bucks. Dim lights, a water view, soft music, and starry sky go a long way to turn these quick service restaurants into romantic musts. Here are my picks for Quick Service favorites that can be big on romance.

Best Spots to Find a Quick Breakfast at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Maybe you've experienced this: you wake up before dawn at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel and you're the first people in line for the bus to your favorite theme park so you can get there at rope drop. But then as you're standing there waiting for the park to open you realize you're starving! You forgot to grab something quick at your hotel and now you need to eat breakfast before tackling your daily touring plan.

15 Things You Should Do at Walt Disney World in 2015

It's the New Year, so that means everyone is making (and breaking) resolutions. As a Disney fan it seems only fitting that we make some Disney-themed resolutions too. And so we have come up with 15 things that Disney fans should do at the Walt Disney World Resort in 2015. We've included food, rides, experiences, and more to our list of things we can't wait to do this year.

Walt Disney World for Grown-ups Most Popular Posts of 2014

2014 has been an awesome year here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups, and our staff and guest authors have enjoyed every minute of bringing you all the exciting happenings from the Vacation Kingdom of the World. We compiled a list of the top articles representing each month of the year, as voted on by you (and by "voted on," we totally mean "clicked on").

Whoopi Goldberg Narrates Epcot's Candlelight Processional [Video]

We've shared many videos with you this year of Disney's winter celebrations, but Epcot's Candlelight Processional is a can't miss tradition of the Holiday Season for many a Disney fan. First performed in Disneyland in 1958 the Processional first made its way to the Walt Disney World Resort in 1971. It found its current home at the American Gardens Theatre in Epcot in 1994.

Disney Food Trucks Find Permanent Home in Downtown Disney’s Exposition Park

Guests visiting Downtown Disney won't have to search high and low for the four Disney food trucks anymore. The trucks are now located in their dedicated space, Exposition Park, in Downtown Disney's Westside.

The Exposition Park area is near Bongo's Cuban Cafe and Starbucks.

Enjoy Good Food and Great Views of the World Showcase Lagoon at Morocco’s Spice Road Table

The newest table service restaurant in Epcot's World Showcase is located on the shores of the World Showcase Lagoon in the Morocco pavilion and is serving up small plates of delicious food. Of course we're talking about Spice Road Table which opened to much fanfare at the beginning of the year.

Holidays Around the World at Epcot Features Unique Holiday Treats and Merchandise

Guests visiting Epcot during this holiday season can enjoy the Holidays Around the World throughout World Showcase. The special event includes festive foods and unique merchandise options.