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Dates Announced for the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The dates for the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival have been announced. This year's festival kicks off Wednesday, September 14 and runs through November 14. That's 62 days of food and wine goodness.

Disney Hints at Summer Opening for Frozen Ever After and Sommerhus

The latest edition of the Mickey Monitor, the Annual Passholder newsletter featured a small but important bit of information: Frozen Ever After and the Royal Sommerhus in Epcot's Norway pavilion should be open by this summer.

Disney Parks Egg-stravaganza Starts March 2 at Epcot

It's almost that time of year again: time for the Disney Parks Egg-stravaganza. Once again this year guests at Epcot will have a chance to search for "eggs" themed after Disney characters and track their findings on a special map.

Disney Gives Guests a Sneak Preview of Merchandise for the 2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The 2016 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival kicks off in just a couple of weeks on March 4, and Disney recently gave guests a sneak peek of merchandise for the festival. Fans of Figment will be happy to see that he makes his first appearance on the festival artwork.

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrating Black History Month with Author Appearances

The Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating Black History Month with several author appearances and book signings. The events take place at the American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot and the first event is today, February 6.

Lineup Announced for the 2016 Garden Rocks Concert Series at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

The 2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival kicks off March 2 for its 90-day run. This year's extended run means there are two more weekends for the Garden Rocks concert series and this year's concerts will feature four new acts.

Nine Dragons Restaurant and Morimoto Asia Celebrating Chinese New Year with Special Menu Items

Nine Dragons in Epcot's China Pavilion and Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs are celebrating the Chinese New Year with new menu items and special menus beginning February 8.

New Musical Act Takes the Stage in Epcot’s Canada Pavilion

The lumberjacks are gone and music has once again returned to the Mill Stage in Epcot's Canada pavilion. No it isn't Off Kilter but guests can check out a new musical act, TradNation, five days a week at the pavilion.

Disney Vacation Club Announces New Member Lounge as Part of 25th Anniversary

Disney Vacation Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with special events and the opening of an all-new Member Lounge. This new lounge will be located in the Imagination Pavilion in Epcot's Future World.

Walt Disney World Resort Hosting Special Merchandise Events this Month

The Walt Disney World Resort is kicking off the New Year with a slate of new merchandise events featuring artists and merchandise representatives. The list of events for this month is smaller than other months but there are some great events happening.

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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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35 Reasons To Love Epcot For The 35th Anniversary

Yesterday Epcot experienced the 35th Anniversary of its opening date with a special ceremony and huge crowds. We wanted to mark the day here on the blog, so the team came up with a list of 35 Reasons We Love Epcot at 35! It was hard to limit our list to just 35 reasons to love Walt Disney World's second gate, but here is our list, in no particular order.

Cool Down With Great Drinks at The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort. With all the delicious food and wine to indulge in, it can be easy to spend a lot of time out in that hot summer sun. If you're looking for something to help you cool off at the festival, be sure to make a stop at one of these booths at kiosks that are serving up some delicious cool beverages.

Celebrating Epcot’s 35th Anniversary In Park October 1, 2017

On Oct. 1, 1982 Walt Disney World opened its second Theme Park on the vast Florida property. A Park dedicated to the exploration of art, science, and culture, Epcot was a new kind of destination, a permanent world's fair where guests could enjoy learning about the world around them and new horizons in the future.

On October 1st, 2017 Disney Parks will be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the opening of Epcot. Let's take a look at some of the fun things Disney has in store for this very special day.

10 Reasons Fall Is My Favorite Time Of Year To Visit Walt Disney World

One of the most frequent questions I get asked when discussing Walt Disney World travel with people, is what time of year is best to travel. While my answer is always dependent on the interests of those inquiring, I also make mention of when I like to travel. Year after year Fall continues to be one of my favorite times of year to visit Walt Disney World, here are ten reasons why.

5 New Must Try Dishes at the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

A little hurricane doesn't stop the mouse for long, and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is up and running once again in Walt Disney World. The Festival is running now through November 13th, 2017 so head on down and eat your way around the world!

Keeping Cool on Your Walt Disney World Vacation

I've visited Disney World during every month of the year, and with a few exceptions it's usually quite warm. There are a few really nice months when you might need a jacket in the morning or evening (January, February, November, December) but since we are talking about Florida, you need to be prepared for warm weather.

Ode To Dole Whip And Where To Find It At Walt Disney World

Ahhh... Dole Whip. Your sweet pineapple swirls of velvety goodness are the things that Disney dreams are made of. Mountain peaks of icy cold nectarous bliss spun into a little paper cup, or rising from a lagoon of tart pineapple juice, you brighten any day with your sunny color and fresh bright flavor.

Some Of The Most Beautiful Spots In Epcot For A Proposal

Winter holidays are the most popular time of the year for marriage proposals, and seeing that it's also one of the most popular times of the year at Walt Disney World, it seemed like time to toss out some ideas for you. So read on for some of the most beautiful and romantic spots around World Showcase.

Top 10 Comfort Foods at Walt Disney World Resort

Comfort food is defined as a food (or drink) that provides a sense of well-being and is usually high in sugar or carbs. That pretty defines everything I love to eat, so narrowing down a list of my favorite "comfort food" at Disney World might seem daunting.

A New Spin On An Old Favorite Mission:SPACE

When looking for a thrill at Epcot many guests head straight for Mission: SPACE. Since 2003 this exciting attraction has been launching guests into space for a thrilling, authentic, NASA-style Mission. Currently there are two different voyages for "trainees" ready to take on the X-2 Deep Space Shuttle flight to Mars; the Orange Team which experiences a 2.5 g-force inducing spin, or the Green Team which is a much more mild version of the experience.