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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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Find Authentic and Colorful Souvenirs at El Ranchito Del Norte in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion

Epcot's World Showcase is a great place to find that perfect souvenir and we've talked about many of the shops before. But some of the shops, namely the small kiosks, sometimes get overlooked in the hustle and bustle of a vacation day.

One of those is the El Ranchito Del Norte kiosk in the Mexico pavilion. And while we love the plaza of shops inside the pavilion's pyramid, this little kiosk always catches our eye.

Learn about the Man behind the Mouse at ‘Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream’ in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If there is one attraction that should be a "must see" on any Disney fan's list, it is 'Walt Disney: One Man's Dream' at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Originally created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Walt's birth, it opened on October 1, 2001 as part of Walt Disney World's 100 years of Magic Celebration. A few years ago the attraction's marquee was updated to reflect that D23: The Official Disney Fan Club was now presenting the attraction.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Germany’s Karamell-Küche

There are plenty of iconic and fan-favorite snacks at the Walt Disney World resort, including Dole Whip, schoolbread, and Mickey ice cream bars.

But over the last few years another snacks has been added to the "must eat" list of Disney foodie fans. We're talking about the homemade caramel corn from Karamell-Kuche in Epcot's Germany pavilion.

Shopping at the House of Good Fortune in Epcot’s China Pavilion

Epcot's China Pavilion is one of the more beautiful locations around World Showcase, and it's also a hidden gem when it comes to great shopping.

When visiting the pavilion, we always stop and take time to explore the garden. The lotus pond in front of the temple is stocked with floating water lilies and other plants and fruit trees, and also features a small waterfall. The area was designed to create a mood of serenity and if you stand there long enough you might feel a sense of calm wash over you.

5 Reasons To Love Disney's Yacht Club Resort

It's no secret that Disney's Beach Club is one of the most popular deluxe resorts on Disney property, but have you spent any time at its adjacent sister resort, Disney's Yacht Club? This beautiful grand New England-style yacht club is nestled along the shore of Crescent Lake and if one of my favorites. Check out these 5 Reasons to Love Disney's Yacht Club Resort.

Great Tastes 2014 Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen

Strolling through Epcot to take in the beautiful gardens of the International Flower and Garden Festival is a wonderful way to spend some time this spring. Our friends over at the Disney Food Blog are on the beat and tasting all of the wonderful things that the Festival's Outdoor Kitchens have to offer!

Delicious Springtime Treats at Walt Disney World

Like many Northerners I've just plain had it with winter and I am more than excited to get on with the Spring! To celebrate the change of seasons (and hopefully the last of seeing all that snow) I thought that I would share some of the delicious treats available at Walt Disney World right now. There's always something new to taste and try - why not start with these?!

runDisney Race Recap: Princess Marathon Weekend

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by to read my Princess Half Weekend recap! This was my first time running this event, but my fifth and sixth Disney races, so I feel like I'm getting the hang of this runDisney thing! Today I will focus on the Half Marathon part of the weekend.

Take a Shopping Trip Around the World in Epcot’s World Showcase Pavilions

When you're in search of a unique souvenir during your vacation at Walt Disney World, one of the best places to look is in Epcot's World Showcase. You will find an abundance of authentic trinkets in each of the pavilions.

Let's start with a couple fun souvenirs for the younger travelers in your group.

The 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Includes New Floral Display Inspired by ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

Spring has officially sprung at Epcot now that the 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is open.

This year's festival features topiaries including Classic Disney Couples, Beauty & the Beast, Mike & Sulley's Monstrous Garden, Mater's Parts, Plants & Play Garden, and one with Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto.

There is also a display between Germany and Italy inspired by the soon-to-be-released film Muppets Most Wanted. The topiary features Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.