Habit Heroes Closes Amid Controversy

You may recall a story we brought you in February highlighting Epcot's newest exhibit, Habit Heroes. Turns out, a whole lot of people had a whole lot to say about the attraction, and not all of it was high praise.

Habit Heroes was designed to give guests an interactive experience that focused on healthy habits and choices for a healthier lifestyle. In it, guests could help heroes Callie Stenics and Will Power battle such villains as Snacker and Lead Bottom. Sounds good, right?

Walt Disney World Rumors: Agent P & Fantasyland

What is Walt Disney World without a few rumors floating around out here in cyberspace? Here are a few choice morsels bumping around the net; keep in mind these are merely rumors at this time.

First off, there is some talk going around about the Kim Possible Adventure at Epcot getting a makeover a la Phineas and Ferb. Rumor has it the Adventure will be reworked with "Agent P" (a.k.a. Perry the Platypus) taking a starring role. If this does pan out, look for the changeover to happen sometime this summer.

Vision House To Open In Epcot This Spring

Innoventions in Epcot will be the site of yet another new exhibit as the new Vision House is set to open this spring. Disney Imaginnering has teamed with Green Builder Media to bring guests a glimpse at a home that is enviornmentally friendly as well as on the cutting edge of technology.

Italian Food To-Go Kiosk Open In Epcot

On the go in Epcot, but craving some Italian food? Good news! Recently, a new to-go Italian food kiosk has opened in the World Showcase while renovations are being made to Tutto Italia and the new Gusto Wine Bar is being built.

The kiosk serves up some well known Italian classics such as ravioli and pasta e fagioli and also has a selection of beer and wine. Guests can even grab a cannoli for desert.

Look for the to-go kiosk to be open only until April of this year as work continues on the restaurant and bar.

Habit Heroes: Epcot's Newest Exhibit

Guests heading to Epcot will be able to take in a new exhibit. Habit Heroes opened Friday, February 3.

The focus of Habit Heroes is promoting a healthy lifestyle by calling attention to such aspects as being active and eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet. In a game at the exhibit, guests can help characters Will Power and Callie Stenics try to wage war against the villains "Sweet Tooth and The Snacker." Also, guests can also try to snatch the remote control away from the "Control Freak" as well as teach "Lead Bottom" how to become more active through exercise.

Disney Announces Flower Power Concert Series Lineup

Disney has recently announced this year's lineup for the popular Flower Power concert series. The concert series is set to coincide with Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival and will begin March 9.

Look for two new acts to join the lineup this year: Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night and The Orchestra, a group that features former members of ELO. Here is the lineup as it currently stands:

  • March 9-11: Jose Feliciano
  • March 16-18: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  • March 23-25: The Guess Who
  • March 30-April 1: The Spinners

HGTV Stars For Flower & Garden Fest Announced

Another Flower and Garden Festival guest favorite is back for 2012 as Disney and HGTV continue their partnership and bring special presentations and demonstrations to the fest.

Recently, Disney announced this year's lineup of stars from HGTV for the 2012 International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. Here are the stars and the dates they are scheduled to appear:

  • March 9 - 11: John Gidding, HGTV's Curb Appeal: The Block
  • March 16 - 18: Sabrina Soto, HGTV's The High/Low Project

Epcot's Test Track Will Get "Re-Imagined" Treatment This Fall

Guests lining up to take part in the popular Epcot attraction Test Track this fall will find a new, re-imagined version of the ride thanks in part to a renewed business relationship between General Motors and Disney.

Look for the attraction's testing workshop to become the "Chevrolet Design Center at Epcot," a space where guests will be able to design their own vehicle. After trying out their had at automotive designing, guests will then be able to take their design out on the Test Track course in a six person "SimCar."

Where To Find Santa At Walt Disney World

Though he's traditionally someone the kiddos look forward to seeing each year, there are a lot of kids at heart out there who will keep an eye out for Santa Claus this year. Here's where (and when) you can find the man in red during this holiday season in and around Walt Disney World.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Preview

While this year's International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot has just ended, already plans are in the works for the upcoming 2012 Flower and Garden Festival. Here is a preview of what guests can expect when that festival gears up in March.

This year's centerpiece will be based on the classic Disney film "Fantasia" and will feature a larger-than-life Mickey Mouse topiary on top of a twelve-foot floral mountain. Below Mickey will be flower versions of buckets and broomsticks, elephants, alligators and hippos.

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Since I've gotten recent questions on the subject I thought I'd pull this post out of the archives because knowing how you're going to pay for all that grub Food & Wine Festival is important business! The 2015 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival offers a veritable plethora of sip and tastes for you to indulge in, as well as tastings, seminars, and food and wine themes merchandise.

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