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Friday News Round-up September 21st, 2018

Have you stayed in the know with all things Disney this week? Don't worry if you didn't have a chance, we're here with the Friday news round-up to bring you up to date!

Limited Time Fun Coming To Walt Disney World In 2019

Disney just announced a whole slew of limited time offerings for 2019 that will keep guests in the party mood from January to September! We'll have more information coming for you about the exciting new events as Disney expands the details, but here's a peek at how Walt Disney World will be celebrating all year long in 2019.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Ending in the Second Half of 2019

Since October of 1999 Walt Disney World guests have enjoyed gathering each night on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon to watch the nightly spectacular IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Today Disney announced that the popular nighttime show will end its run at the close of the 2019 summer season.

Kick Off Your Incredible Summer With A Walt Disney World News Round-up

Welcome back to another great week! Need a Disney fix to get your Monday moving in the right direction? Recently #DisneyParksLIVE broadcast 'Sunrise at Epcot' and you can watch the replay any time you want. Once you've had your coffee and you're ready to go, read on for the latest news from Walt Disney World.

Springtime Walt Disney World News Round-up

There's been a lot going on down in Walt Disney World, as the Parks and Resorts get ready to greet the Spring Break crowds. Read on on to learn how the Disney crowd is kickin' it this Spring with new fun filled adventures, and old favorites that are standing strong.

Disney Gives Update for the New Disney Skyliner System

Disney announced the Disney Skyliner transportation system this past summer at the D23 Expo, and now we're getting more information about the systems and the Skyliner stations at Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and three resort hotels.

Disney News Round-up: Ale & Compass Restaurant Now Open, Minnie Van Updates, and More

Happy day before Thanksgiving! If you're traveling today, here's to short lines at the airport and no traffic jams! If you're at home, we hope you're enjoying a great day. In today's round-up we're talking about the brand new Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, a new addition to the Minnie Van rotation, and more.

2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts Runs January 12 through February 19

The 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts is slated to run for 39 days from January 12 through February 19, 2018. The schedule for next year's Festival is a change from the inaugural event which only ran Fridays through Mondays. Next year just the Disney on Broadway performances are happening Friday through Monday each week.

Full List of Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced

The full list of narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional has been announced. Additions to the complete list include Disney Legend Kurt Russell, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, and the voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson.

Dates Announced for 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The dates for the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts have been announced. The Festival, which debuted this year, will kick off January 12, 2018 and run through February 19. And for the first time the Festival will run seven days a week!

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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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2019 Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands All Festival Long

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will return to Walt Disney World Resort once again March 6 through June 3, 2019. This annual affair sees Epcot bursting with blossoms and blooms in vivid colors, elegant greenery displays, and a dedication to the freshest foods that welcome spring. Of course there's always plenty of music, and in 2019, the festival's Garden Rocks Concert Series will expand to seven days a week at the American Gardens Theater.

Discover Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Kitchens

The winter holidays at Walt Disney World have delighted visiting guests for decades. One of my favorite more recent additions are the Holiday Kitchens at Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays. Tucked in around the 1.2 mile World Showcase promenade, guests will find charming culturally inspired kiosks serving up traditional holiday fare. Sights and sounds of cultures near and far entertain all who come, but it's the flavors of the holidays that keep me coming back.

Why I Love Fall At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort is a year round vacation destination with fanciful activities just waiting for your whenever you choose to visit. That being said, Fall is without a doubt one of my favorite times of year for a Disney getaway. There are just so many wonderful reasons to visit in fall, I thought I would share a few and let you know why I love fall at Walt Disney World!

Food & Wine Festival Gift Cards Are A Great Way To Budget

The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing down at Walt Disney World Resort. Guests at the annual culinary event can expect a whirlwind tour of foods and beverages highlighting traditional flavors from around the globe. With so many good things to eat it can be easy to get carried away, and if you don't watch your costs you may end up with a big surprise when you get your final bill.

Blanc de Bleu At The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The episode of 'Inside Disney Parks' this week took a closer look at some of the exciting finishing touches going in place for the start of the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. One of the segments in the video, piqued my interest for its mention of a rather unique bottle of bubble that guests will be able to taste.

Drinking Around the World Responsibly

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is starting soon at Walt Disney World and as always there will be a plethora of fantastic cocktails to try as you make your way around World Showcase Lagoon. DFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book offers a fantastic selection of "crawls" to help you make your way without missing a sip. The book offers on point suggestions for not to miss beer, wine, and cocktail stops all the way around the world.

Planning Tips For The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

We're just a week away to the kick off of the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. As the summer season begins to wind down and kids have gone back to school grown-up Disney fans can feel the change coming in the air. Fall brings one of the most celebrated seasonal special events of them all, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Disney Chefs come out to play in the Park as Guests set on for culinary adventure.

5 Favorite Breakfast Spots At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney Word offers an amazingly broad range of dining options for families to fuel up at. I find though, that people have pretty varying tastes when it comes to breakfast. While I'm always in the mood for a big, hot, savory breakfast, my traveling companions often light something on the lighter side. And I know plenty of folks who don't eat breakfast at all. No matter what your breakfast preference, here are five of my favorite breakfast spots across the Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney Halloween-themed Food Novelty Souvenirs

Disney-themed food novelties are some of the most popular souvenirs for Guests of Disney Parks. As we move into the fabulous fall festivities, we're hearing news of a whole new set of spooky novelty items for you to enjoy! You'll find these cute food filled takeaways at select points across the Walt Disney World property.