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Disney News Round-Up: FastPass+ Opens for Pandora Attractions, Check out the Theme Song for ‘Happily Ever After,’ and More

Happy Monday! We have some exciting news to report about Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom, plus Disney is giving guests a sneak preview of the theme song for the new nighttime spectacular at the Magic Kingdom.

Disney News Round-up: Party for the Planet Announced, New Trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Released, and More

Happy Thursday! It's time for another Disney news round-up and today we're talking about the Party for the Planet at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, and much more. Let's check it out.

Disney World Might be Building a Gondola-Style Cable Car System on Property

There's a rumor swirling about that seems to be gaining some ground and that rumor is that Disney World might possibly maybe be building a gondola-style cable car system on property to link certain resorts and theme parks.

Disney Gives Sneak Preview of Commemorative Merchandise for 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival kicks off in less than two weeks on March 1 and Disney has recently given guests a preview of some of the commemorative merchandise from the Festival. This year's merchandise includes apparel, garden items, and much more.

Disney News Round-up: Full Menus for Flower and Garden Festival Announced, Disney Rolls Out MagicBand 2.0, and More

Happy Monday! We have some fun news today including the full menus for the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens, and an update on the rollout of the MagicBand 2.0. Let's check out what's happening in today's round-up.

Disney News Round-up: Disney Vacation Club Member Event, Geyser Point Pool Bar and Grill Opening Soon at Wilderness Lodge, and More

Happy middle of the week! We have some exciting Disney Vacation Club news and an update about the new restaurant and pool bar opening soon at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Let's check out what's in today's round-up.

Disney News Round-Up: Planet Hollywood Observatory Opening Soon, MagicBand 2 News, and More

Happy Tuesday! We have a bit of news to share today including an update on the opening day for Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs and some news about the new MagicBand 2. Let's check out today's news.

Disney News Round-up: Spring at Disney World, Preview of Festival of the Arts Merchandise, and More

As we head toward the middle of January, things are starting to heat up at the Walt Disney World Resort. This week the first ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicks off, and there are more exciting events happening this season around Disney World. Let's check out the latest news.

Disney News Round-Up: New Ambassador Team for Disney Parks, New Tequila Bar Coming to Epcot, and More

Happy New Year! We hope you had a magical New Year's celebration. We have some exciting Disney news to bring you today including confirmation that a new tequila bar is coming to Epcot's Mexico Pavilion! We'll drink to that!

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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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Top 10 Bakeries and Candy Shops at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort is home to so much wonderful and delicious food choices at kiosks, bakeries, candy shops, and restaurants that it is a daunting task to narrow things down to a top 10 list. However, we're always up for a challenge here at Grownups, so this week we're taking on the bakeries and candy shops at Disney World and naming our top 10.

Northern Bloom Outdoor Kitchen At The 2017 Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival

A new addition to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival this year, Northern Bloom Outdoor Kitchen takes a place amongst festival favorites. Located in the Canada Pavilion, Northern Bloom offers hearty mini entrees and one truly decadent dessert along with plenty of beer.

The Top 5 Snacks in Epcot’s World Showcase

If there's one thing we love to do at Epcot - aside from queueing up for Soarin' Around the World and thanking the Phoenicians in Spaceship Earth - it's eating! Epcot is home to some of the best eats at Disney World, including some of our favorite snack foods.

And while we've found some tasty treats at Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion, our favorite Epcot snacks are found around World Showcase. Today we're going to check out the Top 5 Snacks in World Showcase.

Urban Spice Garden In Morocco Pavilion

Guests of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival will find that the things growing in the Morocco Pavilion center around flavoring foods with a wide variety of fruits, herbs, and spices that are native to the region and lend Moroccan cuisine its unique flavor profiles. Near the rest area of this beautiful pavilion, guests will come across the Urban Spice Garden, where Disney's gardeners have planted containers of greenery producing exotic flavors.

Breakfast at Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

On a recent stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort we had a few open hours in the morning before heading to the airport, so we decided to check out the breakfast spread at Captain's Grille at the hotel. We had wanted to dine at Trattoria al Forno for breakfast but it was all booked, so Captain's Grille was our second choice.

The Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Recently I had the chance to stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort and it has been added to my list of must-stay-here-again deluxe resorts. The resort has a different vibe from its sister resort Beach Club, and is located just a short walk from the International Gateway entrance of Epcot.

Take A Tour Of The Twinings Tea Garden During The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

One of my favorite parts of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is the Twinings Tea Garden in the UK Pavilion. To be clear, the English garden behind The Tea Caddy is one of my favorite all year long, but during the Flower and Garden Festival, it gets dotted with these adorable giant tea cups that are each planted with varieties of ingredients for one of Twining's Tea blends.

Bonsai at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The garden setting of Epcot's Japan Pavilion is a spectacular showpiece of the park no matter what time of year you visit. However during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival the horticulturists reach out to expert Bonsai artists to bring their most spectacular trees for display in the pavilion.

The Spitting Gargoyle at Impressions de France

Every now and then I come across a Disney tidbit that I probably should have know but escaped me. My most recent trip held one of these rediscovered gems when my friends and I went in search of the much overlooked "Spitting Gargoyle." We found him stoically waiting for us in the lobby of Impressions des France.

The Smokehouse Barbecue & Brews Outdoor Kitchen at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The Smokehouse Barbecue & Brews Outdoor Kitchen at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is located in the American pavilion, and is serving up some truly tasty Barbecue. My husband and I stopped by one afternoon for a taste of what they had to offer.