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D23 "Imagining Tomorrow, Today" Pavilion Teases Great Things To Come

D23 Expo has kicked off in Anaheim, California and even before the doors opened to fans exciting news about the future of Disney Parks and Resorts was revealed. A pavilion at Disney's ultimate fan convention entitled "Imagining Tomorrow, Today" shares a peek at what's in development at Disney Parks worldwide. Included in the preview are exhibits featuring new attractions in store for the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Check it out.

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.

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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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EPCOT Festival of the Arts in Disney World Begins In January 2021

Dates for the 2021 Epcot International Festival of the Arts have been set to run January 8th through February 22nd, 2021. This annual celebration of creativity will run at Walt Disney World seven days a week again in 2021.

Walt Disney World Celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month and honor current, past and fallen military heroes. Earlier this month "The Thunderbirds" U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron flew over Walt Disney World Resort performing two passes above Spaceship Earth at EPCOT, including the famous "Delta Break" maneuver.

Epcot's 2020 Festival Of The Holidays Makes Merry For Guests

Epcot's International Festival Of The Holidays is a huge annual draw for Walt Disney World travelers. The 2020 "Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays" will scale back the celebration to allow for social distancing, but the Park will still be bringing the fun with Holiday Kitchens, Special Musical Performances, and of course an appearance by Santa Claus all happening November 27 - December 30, 2020.

Inside The Epcot Preview Center At The Odyssey

Last week while in Epcot, Jen and I stopped in to the Odyssey Building to see what was inside. We were excited to see the display of the future of Epcot. The room contained a model display of Epcot in the center with a movie screen all around the room. The movie screen showed the new rides and experiences coming to Epcot. The colors of the display changed to match the movie.

Winter Holiday Flavors Begin To Arrive At Epcot

One of my favorite flavors has been stopped a little early this year at the Karamell Kuche shop in EPCOT's Germany pavilion... Gingerbread! This charming little shop is known to lure guests in with the sweet smell of real Werther's caramel, where they are greeted by friendly cast members and cases filled to the brim with sweet treats featuring the classic candy. We hear that a recent addition is all about welcoming in a new season of delight.

The Annual Passholder Pop-Up Store At Epcot

A few days before my most recent trip to Walt Disney World, a new store exclusive to Annual Passholders opened in Epcot. The Annual Passholder Pop-Up Store is located in the Der Teddybear store in the Germany pavilion. The store is open weekdays from 11:30am " park close until November 17 (dates and times are subject to change).

In order to enter the store, you have to show a valid Annual Pass and matching ID.

25th Anniversary Of The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival marks the 25th anniversary of this exciting special event which also will be the longest festival in Walt Disney World Resort history. Though things are a little different this year, there is still a lot to love about this annual fan favorite. With more than 20 marketplace groups guests can still sip and savor their way around the World Showcase promenade.

Disney Park Hours, Construction, and Refurbishment August 2020 Updates

With the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World happening in October 2021, this year was always going to be a transformative phase for the Disney Parks in Florida. However, few could have anticipated the roadblocks that would pop up due to the current world climate. It's August and the four main Theme Parks are not only accepting a limited number of guests through the gates again, but refurbishments and construction projects are moving forward.

Tips For Enjoying Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

All reports coming out of Epcot point to the altered foodie fest going on being a truly different experience. While some visitors may just be happy to get the shadows of the annual special event others are questioning if the the effort is worth it. I've got some great tips for making the best of your 2020 experience at the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Is Now!

Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park is open once again, and with that comes the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. This new spin on the fan favorite event blends together some of our favorite elements from Flower and Garden Festival with the deliciousness that is Food and Wine in a more intimate manner.