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Genevieve Gorder at Epcot This Weekend

If you're heading out to Epcot this weekend, it's not too late to get some expert advice from "Dear Genevieve" star Genevieve Gorder. In this opening week of Epcot's 18th Annual International Flower and Garden Festival, the HGTV personality is the first of the celebrity presenters to offer up advice to guests as part of the HGTV Designer Presentation series.

You can catch Genevieve as she presents "The Art of Sculpting Space" at noon and 3 p.m. both today and Sunday.

Lineup Announced For Epcot's Flower Power Concert Series

It's become an annual - or perennial - favorite of Disney guests. We're talking, of course, of Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival and the accompanying Flower Power Concert Series. This year's lineup was recently announced and will feature artists and music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Here are the dates and acts:

  • #March 4-6 Jose Feliciano
  • #March 11-13 The Guess Who
  • #March 18-20 Chubby Checker and the Wildcats
  • #March 25-27 Melissa Manchester

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Epcot

With Michael Douglas' health issues a constant headline, it was nice to see he and wife of 10 years, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, out and about enjoying a day in the parks.

The celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in Epcot, with kiddos Dylan (at left, age 10) and Carys (at right, age 7).

While Zeta-Jones and Douglas' anniversary is technically November 18th, the couple was seen in Epcot on the 24th.

Kodak to End Imagination! Pavilion Sponsorship

The relationship between Walt Disney parks and Eastman Kodak is soon to end after over a half-century long run. The partnership started in 1955, when Disneyland originally opened, and at present there are over 50 Kodak picture spots in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Although Kodak will not disappear completely from Disney parks, the presence will be slightly decreased.

Kodak has provided corporate sponsorship for Mickey's Philharmagic in the Magic Kingdom and the Imagination! Pavilion at Epcot. Support for the Imagination! Pavilion and Tomorowland theater will end as a result.

Plan Now For 2011's Flower and Garden Festival

Want to say good-bye to winter and hello to spring with a Disney flair? Then mark your calendars now for the 18th annual "Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival."

The Festival is set to take place in Epcot March 2, 2011 through May 15, 2011.

Guests to the festival can expect some 300 million blooms throughout 300 acres of Epcot. Celebrity speakers and the Flower Power concert series are just a few of the things planned to usher in spring at Disney.

Via Napoli Grand Opening Celebration Set for September 10

Disney-goers now have a second table-service restaurant option in Epcot's Italy pavillion. Via Napoli, currently open for walk-up service only, will see a grand opening celebration September 10.

Guests in Epcot's Italy craving authentic pizza can get their fix at Via Napoli. The restaurant is said to import such classic pizza ingredients as cheese and tomato sauce as well as water used in making their dough. During this walk-up phase, remarks on Via Napoli's offerings have been positi

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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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Walt Disney World Merchandise and Artist Events Announced for October

Fall has arrived at the Walt Disney World Resort which means Halloween parties and the Epcot Food and Wine Festival are in full swing.

This month also brings several special artist and merchandise events to the theme parks and beyond.

Guests at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival can take part in these artist appearances this month: Paola Gutierrez on October 24 at the Festival Center, Rob Kaz at the Art of Disney on October 24-26, and Michelle St. Laurent at the Art of Disney on October 30.

Another Great Week of Eat To The Beat Concerts At The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The fun continues well into the night at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival with plenty of food for your body, and some great music to feed your soul. Included in your Theme Park ticket admission currently is the the 'Eat to the Beat' Concert Series held each night at the American Gardens Theatre. Musical acts take the stage three times a night at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m during the course of the event.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series Continues For a Super Second Week

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival has kicked off and once again this annual event includes the 'Eat to the Beat' Concert Series held at the American Gardens Theatre. Musical acts take the stage three times a night at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m during the course of the event.

Blast Off on a Mission to Mars at Epcot’s Mission: SPACE

If you've ever dreamed of being an astronaut and blasting off into outer space, there's an attraction at Epcot that you can't miss. Of course we're talking about Mission: Space where you can be part of a cadet crew heading into deep space.

Mission: Space opened in 2003 and was built in the former location of Horizons, which closed in 1999. The ride is meant to simulate what it would feel like to train as an astronaut for the first manned mission to Mars on the X-2 Deep Space Shuttle.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series Kicks Off At Epcot This Weekend

Once again the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will play host to the 'Eat to the Beat' Concert Series at the American Gardens Theatre. Each night a remarkable musical act will take the stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. Guests looking to take a break from eating their way around the world will be able to line up to grab a seat for the show on a first come first serve basis.

Abundant Apples Fill Autumn Treats at Walt Disney World

One of the best parts of autumn is the abundance of apples fresh out of the orchards and onto your plates. Walt Disney World offers a wide variety of tempting treats that highlight the many fine qualities of apple-y goodness. From hard ciders by Angry Orchard on many bar menus to a broad variety of fresh apple filled pastries and candies delights; we've gathered together some of our favorite apple goodies to share with you!

Don’t Let a Rainy Day at Epcot Get You Down

If there's one Walt Disney World theme park where getting caught in the rain isn't such a bad thing, it would be Epcot. Of course, a rainy day at Disney World beats a rainy day anywhere else and you shouldn't let a little rain dampen your day at any of the theme parks.

New Entertainment Options Replacing Several Fan Favorites at Epcot’s World Showcase

Disney has announced that several popular entertainment acts are being replaced in Epcot's World Showcase.

In the next few weeks Mo'Rockin', Off Kilter, Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps, and the World Showcase Players will all have their final performances at Epcot.

Disney said they are "refreshing the atmosphere entertainment around World Showcase with the addition of new acts and enhancements to some existing performances."

Dine on Authentic Wood-Fired Pizzas and More at Epcot’s Via Napoli

The Walt Disney World Resort is full of incredible food options and dining locations and that is especially true at Epcot. You can experience an exotic tapestry of flavors as you tour World Showcase, but one of the best is Via Napoli in the Italy Pavilion.

The restaurant sits in the back of the Italy Pavilion and has a rather grand facade in a stately looking building. Via Napoli is owned by the Patina Restaurant Group, the company the runs the other two restaurants in the pavilion, Tutto Italia and Tutto Gusto.

Bookings for Epcot Food & Wine Festival Special Events Begins July 31

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is just a couple of months away and there is some exciting news to share this week.

Bookings for the Food & Wine Festival special events open on July 31 at 7 a.m.