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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.

Members of Off Kilter Performing at Scat Cat’s Club at Port Orleans French Quarter

If you're one of the many fans who have been missing Off Kilter performing at Epcot, things are looking up. Two members of the popular Celtic-rock band are reportedly performing throughout this month at Scat Cat's Club at Port Orleans French Quarter.

Forum Posts

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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Epcot’s World Showcase: France and China Pavilions To Get New Attractions in Preparation For Park Anniversary

There was a plethora of intriguing announcements made at the D23 Expo Parks and Resorts Presentation on Saturday, with a new vision for Future World that includes restaurants and attractions taken to astonishing new heights. Future World isn't alone in the rededicated vision for the Park, and we found out that great things are coming for World Showcase as well.

Epcot Future World Reimagined For Tomorrow

Chairman of Disney Parks and Resort Bob Chapek, and with Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald shared a vision with fans this weekend at the D23 Expo. That vision is a rejuvenated Epcot Theme Park staying true to its original mission, with new additions coming to both Future World and World Showcase in preparation for Epcot's 35th Anniversary, as well as the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World.

Exciting New Additions Coming To Walt Disney World

There was a ton of exciting news that came out of the D23 Expo as Bob Chapeck hosted the Disney Parks & Resorts Panel today. While the press releases haven't yet hit the streets, I'm going to give you a quick recap of the news, before digging into the details in coming days. Just like our speculation post, we'll break it down by Park Let's Go!

Speculation On What May Be Coming This Weekend From D23 Expo

This weekend thousands of Disney fans from around the world will converge on the Anaheim convention center for the D23 Expo 2017. The Expo is Disney's official fan convention, and the informational goodies that have come out of past Expos have given us a look at the ways The Walt Disney Company is shaping its future. We'll be keeping our eyes open especially for news coming out about changes for Walt Disney World. Here's an overview at some of the rumored announcements that may (or may not) be coming our way.

What to do When it Rains on Your Disney World Vacation

You know the old saying "A rainy day at Disney World is better than a rainy day at home?" Well, it's true! If it's going to rain and I'm at Disney World it is certainly going to be a better day than if it rains and I'm stuck at home. But, you might wonder, what should/can we do when it rains on our vacation? The answer " anything you want!

4th of July Hijincks From Some Of Our Favorite Disney Vloggers

I hope that everyone is enjoy their Independence Day! At Walt Disney World for Grown-ups we're taking it easy from the homestead as we spend time with our loved ones. The 4th of July is notoriously busy in Walt Disney World and sometimes the view from the couch is just as enjoyable. While you're waiting for the #DisneyParksLIVE webcast tonight, check out this collection Disney tributes to America.

Favorite All-American Eats and Drinks to Celebrate the Fourth of July at Disney World

Happy almost Fourth of July! One of our favorite parts of any Fourth of July celebration is the food. Traditional "all-American" eats include burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, BBQ ribs, and of course anything red, white, and blue. If you happen to be celebrating at Disney World we have some suggestions for all-American eats and drinks!

15 Reasons Walt Disney World Honeymoons Are The Way To Go

Did you know that Walt Disney World is one of the most visited Honeymoon destinations on the planet? The appeal of Disney magic for people of all ages, and the sheer variety of options available at the Vacation Kingdom of the World make it a place that just about anyone can enjoy. With service for all levels of honeymoon budgets and a unique registry to help fund your journey, these 15 reasons are why we believe Walt Disney World Honeymoons are the way to go.

2017 Eat to the Beat Lineup Announced for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

We're getting closer to the start of this year's Epcot Food and Wine Festival (which starts on August 31 this year!). And today Disney has announced the full lineup for the 2017 Eat to the Beat concert series. Several fan favorites are returning this year in addition to 11 new acts!

Top Reasons to Love Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Disney's Beach Club Resort has long been a favorite on my list of must-stay-here Disney resort. The Deluxe hotel ranks high on my list of favorites thanks its location, amenities, recreation, and some of the dining. Today we'll look at what there is to love about the resort.