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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!

The Epcot International Festival of Holidays Begins November 19

We've been reporting on the upcoming holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort and today we have news about the renamed holiday festival at Epcot and what guests can expect when the festivities begin in November.

Disney World Announces What’s New and What’s Returning for the 2017 Holiday Season

Sure, it's only mid-September and we just started celebrating Halloween at Disney World but today we're talking about the winter holiday season! Disney has just release a ton of information about what's coming to the parks and resorts for the holidays!

Disney News Round-up: Hurricane Irma Updates, Food News, and More

Happy Thursday! We're back with a news round-up today featuring some post-Hurricane Irma updates from Disney World, The Walt Disney Company, and Disney Cruise Line; plus we also have some food news! Let' check it out.

Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks Reopen After Hurricane Irma

The Walt Disney World Resort felt the force of Hurricane Irma Sunday night after the hurricane took a turn and headed north to Orlando. The theme parks were closed Sunday and Monday due to the storm, but the Resort hotels were full of guests riding out the wind and rain.

Celebrate the Holidays this Fall at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios

If you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season, there are two events you won't want to miss. One is a newly-renamed holiday event at Epcot and the other is a new holiday experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

Disney News Round-up: Epcot Food and Wine Festival News

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is in full swing with 35 Marketplace Booths (in honor of Epcot's 35th anniversary), seminars and demonstrations, entertainment, and much more. If you're making plans to attend this year's Festival we have some news that might help you plan!

My Disney Experience App Now Allows Guests to Track Disney Dining Plan Entitlements and More

Did you update your My Disney Experience app this week? If you did, you might have noticed a couple of really awesome updates in the app including the ability to track your Disney Dining Plan credits! Read on to find out more about this update!

Disney News Round-up: Rivers of Light Live-Stream, Minnie Van Service Expands, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another news round-up from Walt Disney World! Today we have news about a Rivers of Light live-stream event, an expansion of the Minnie Vans service, and much more. Read on to find out more.

Disney News Round-Up: Epcot 35th Anniversary Merchandise, Slinky Dog Dash Track, and More

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Today we're checking out the commemorative merchandise for Epcot's 35th anniversary, news about the track for the new Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster at Hollywood Studios, and much more!

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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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2020 Flower and Garden Festival Dates Announced

Grab your calendars and look forward to springtime travel, because the 27th Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will be happening March 4 through June 1, 2020. 90 days of everything blooming and bright will return with specially Themed Gardens, How To Garden Seminars, Outdoor Kitchens, the Garden Rocks Concert Series, and the famous Disney topiaries.

Disney Skyliner Gives Guests A New Perspective In Transportation

It just goes to prove that everything old becomes new again. Disney Skyliner is opening to all September 29th at the Walt Disney World Resort, giving guests a new perspective in transportation. This brand-new aerial gondola system glides above the treetops connecting four resorts directly to Disney Parks in a fun and free way to travel.

2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Gear At shopDisney

Want to get a head start on your 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival shopping? Some of the cutest gear available just showed up on the shopDisney website. Chef Minnie is cooking up something special in foodie style this year with a whole lot of pink in play.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 30, 2019

It's been a busy week for news about the Walt Disney World Resort, at D23 we got a peek of what the Reimagined Epcot will look like, while Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened! It's a good time to be a Disney fan, so read on and make sure you haven't missed a thing. Before I start with the theme park news though I want to remind folks that it is hurricane season.

Guests Will Be Able To Explore The Journey of Water In Epcot's New Future World

The future of Epcot looks lush and green from concept art shown at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California this weekend. Included amongst the plans revealed is a new walk through attraction called "Journey of Water" that was inspired by the playful personality of the element in Disney's Moana.

New Epcot Concept To Have Four Distinct Neighborhoods

Zach Ridley is the Imagineer in charge of transforming Epcot from the theme park we have known, to a vibrant family focused place to be enjoyed for decades to come. Zach took the stage at the D23 Expo to give fans a peek at what is in store. He told us how this next chapter of Epcot's Journey had "deeply personal meaning to the Imagineers working on the transformation." The transformation of Epcot is about "the power of hope, the power of possibility, the power of wonder." Let's talk about what's going on.

New Cinematic Adventures Around World Showcase

Four new films are on their way to the theaters of Epcot. Movies play a role in all of our lives, bringing us a sense of travel and adventure that leave us wanting more. They spark our imaginations and challenge us all to go forth into the world and explore. In this spirit Disney is bringing a new level of artistic beauty to The Land and World Showcase which will offer a bright new picture our planet that inspires guests to discover more.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 2nd, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week and I hope that yours was filled with summer fun. If you're looking to immortalize your good times, check out the brand new PhotoPass Royal Portrait Studio at Sir Mickey's in the Magic Kingdom. Let's get on with a snapshot of what else is going on at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday July 6th, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week and I hope that yours was filled with 4th of July fun. I'll kick off the news round-up with an interesting tidbit, to the best of my knowledge there were no park closures down at Walt Disney World which is unusual. Looks like the creative pricing Disney is currently using has actually made an impact on one of the busiest days of the year. Now let's get on with the news!

New 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Booths and Menu Items

Grab your planning tools and settle in with me because it's one of my favorite times of the year. The Marketplace Booth menus have been announced for the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! You know you've been waiting for it too, so let's get our planning on.