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Foodie Guide to 2020 Fall Treats at Walt Disney World Resort: Parks Edition

August 28, 2020

 

It’s spooky season again at Walt Disney World Resort, and that means it’s time for the highly-anticipated return of yummy fall eats and treats! From pumpkin spice, apple, and cinnamon delights to sweet sips and fun novelties, each of Disney’s four parks is offering a wonderful assortment of autumn-themed items and you won’t want to miss them.

In addition, Disney will be featuring touches of fall décor at Magic Kingdom Park, a special cavalcade down Main Street U.S.A., and more!

To book your visit to Walt Disney World, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

Below is Disney’s official Foodie Guide to 2020 Fall Treats at Walt Disney World Resort: Parks Edition. All offerings below will be available starting September 8 unless otherwise specified. Happy snacking!

Magic Kingdom Park

  • Mickey Cinnamon Roll (Available at Main Street Bakery) – Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll drizzled with orange and white icing
  • Cinnamon Donuts (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Served in a Hitchhiking Ghost Novelty container
  • Hades Nachos (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Black bean nacho chips with “fiery” buffalo chicken, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, salsa, and jalapeño
  • Constance’s For Better or For Worse Wedding Cake (Available at Liberty Square Market) – Citrus cake with raspberry Bavarian cream, whipped cream flowers, and a chocolate axe

  • Pumpkin Spiced Waffle Sundae (Available at Sleepy Hollow) –Pumpkin spice-flavored waffled topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and sprinkles
  • Poor Unfortunate Souls Float (Available at Storybook Treats) – Cream cheese soft-serve, black raspberry syrup, and Coke
  • Pumpkin Spice Milkshake (Available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, sprinkles, and a Mickey-shaped marshmallow straw
  • Pumpkin Spice Soft-Serve Sundae (Available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Served as a sundae topped with whipped cream, caramel, and sprinkles

  • Mickey Monster Mash Burger (Available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café) – Burger with Meunster cheese, potato barrels, bacon, and sriracha aïoli
  • Headless Horseman Rides Again (Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace) – Strawberry DOLE® Whip with Fanta Strawberry and a Headless Horseman Novelty Straw
  • Not So Poison Apple Cupcake (Available at Pinocchio Village House) – A spiced apple cupcake with pecan crunch buttercream themed after a poison apple
  • Orange and Black Sugar Churros (Available at Various Churro Carts and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café)
  • Oogie Boogie Dice Novelty Glow Cubes (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants)

  • Jack Skellington Sipper (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants and Outdoor Vending Locations)
  • Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts)
  • Mickey Pumpkin Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts)
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts)

 

  • Hitchhiking Ghost Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Liberty Square Popcorn Cart)
  • Hitchhiking Ghost Sipper (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants)
  • Madame Leota Sipper (Available at Sleepy Hollow)

Epcot

  • Halloween Cupcake (Available on Halloween Day Only at Sunshine Seasons) – Choice of vanilla or chocolate cupcake with buttercream and a Mickey Pumpkin garnish
  • Nemo & Squirt’s Noggin Concoction (Available on Halloween Day Only at Coral Reef Restaurant) – Chocolate brownie stuffed with a chocolate chip cookie topped with white chocolate-covered pretzels and a Mickey Pumpkin Garnish
  • Halloween Sugar Cookie (Available on Halloween Day Only at Traveler’s Café and Garden Grill) – Sugar cookie topped with Halloween Sprinkles
  • Liquid Nitro Cake Pop (Available on Halloween Day Only at Desserts & Champagne Marketplace in World Showplace for EPCOT Taste of International Food & Wine Festival) – Liquid nitro chocolate cake pop with Halloween sprinkles
  • Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available Canada Popcorn Cart and Fife & Drum)
  • Green Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Eats at EPCOT Experience and Mission Space Popcorn Cart)
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at all EPCOT Popcorn Locations)
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Sunshine Seasons and Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • Scar Cupcake (Available at Creature Comforts, Flame Tree Barbecue, and Restaurantosaurus) – Red velvet cupcake with toasted marshmallow filling, chocolate marshmallow frosting, chocolate pebbles, white chocolate flames, and an edible icing image
  • Spooky Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Non-Alcoholic) (Available at Flame Tree Barbecue and Isle of Java) – Sprite with Monin Apple Syrup poured over ice, garnished with a rocky candy apple straw, a gummy worm, a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and a sugar lime rim
  • Rotten Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Alcoholic) (Available Flame Tree Barbecue) – Angry Orchard and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky over ice, garnished with a rocky candy apple straw, a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and gummy worms
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Tamu Tamu, Trek Snacks, Restaurantosaurus, TriloBites, and Outdoor Vending Ice Cream Carts) 
  • Purple Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Trek Snacks)
  • Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at Trek Snacks)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Poison Candied Apple (Available at Trolley Car Café) – Apple and caramel mousse covered in red glaze with a crunchy candy base
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Cannoli (Available at PizzeRizzo) – Pumpkin cheesecake mixed with a hazelnut praline crunch in a cannoli shell
  • Pumpkin Tiramisu (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café) – Layers of cream mascarpone and spiced pumpkin cake
  • Box of Bones Chocolate Éclair (Available at Backlot Express) – Chocolate éclair with dark chocolate mousse and white chocolate bones

  • Frozen Apple Cider (Non-Alcoholic) (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, and PizzeRizzo) – Served with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube
  • Frozen Apple Cider with Crown Royal Regal Apple (Alcoholic) (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, and PizzeRizzo) – Served with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube
  • Orange Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Anahiem Produce, Hollywood Popcorn, and Animation Popcorn)
  • Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, PizzeRizzo, and Anaheim Produce)

 

To book your visit to Walt Disney World, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

Foodie Guide to the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

July 17, 2020

 

Get ready to sip, savor, and stroll across six continents at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival! YES, it’s time, once again, to celebrate the best in global food and drink at the longest festival ever starting July 15!

This year’s festival will be understandably different from what it was in the past. What has not changed is the chefs’ focus on authenticity through ingredients, cooking techniques, and presentation to honor the diverse global cuisines. And the beverage team has, once again, thoughtfully paired wine and beer with selections at each marketplace for the perfect sip.

New this year, a digital Festival Guidebook available on the My Disney Experience mobile app! Check out the listing of the more than 20 festival-exclusive marketplaces and discover all the family fun activities like the return of Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt; entertainment including the merry Mariachi Cobre and the rhythmic JAMMitors crew; plus, a peek at the limited-edition 25th anniversary merchandise for purchase. Download the app today to learn more.  To book a Walt Disney World Vacation Package, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

Here is the first peek at all the delicious offerings from the official Disney Parks Blog Foodie Guide to the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Enjoy!

Mac & Cheese Hosted By Boursin® Cheese (World Showplace)

Food

  • Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese topped with Herbed Panko
  • Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce topped with Carrots, Celery, and Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce and Lobster Cream topped with Herbed Panko
  • Macaroni & Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers (Plant-Based)

Beverage

  • Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone, Salzburg, Austria
  • L’ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

Appleseed Orchard (World Showplace)

Food

  • Charcuterie and Cheese Plate featuring Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
  • Caramel-Apple Popcorn  

Beverage

  • Frozen Apple Pie (Non-Alcoholic) 
  • Short’s Brewing Co. Mule Beer, Elk Rapids, MI
  • Heavy Seas Brewery Tropicannon Citrus IPA, Halethorpe, MI
  • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA, Broussard, LA
  • 3 Daughters Raspberry Lemonade Dry Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Short’s Brewing Company Starcut Ciders Mosa Hard Cider, Bellaire, MI
  • Ciderboys Banana Bliss Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Apple Blossom Sky: Fanta® Apple, Ginger Beer, Floodwall Apple Brandy, Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Syrup and Mini Marshmallows

Desserts & Champagne (World Showplace)

Food

  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops with Crumbled Twix® Original
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops with Crushed M&M’S® Milk Chocolate

Beverage

  • Frozen S’mores (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut, Champagne
  • Dom Pérignon Brut, Champagne
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé, Champagne
  • Frozen S’mores with Whipped Cream Vodka

Wine & Dine Featuring Festival Favorites (World Showplace)

Food

  • Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream, Poland
  • Seafood Fisherman’s Pie, Ireland
  • Spanakopita, Greece

Beverage

  • Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Classique, Seneca Lake
  • Conundrum Red Blend, California
  • tenshən Rhône Style White Blend, Central Coast
  • Lang & Reed Wine Company Cabernet Franc, North Coast
  • Frog’s Leap Zinfandel, Napa Valley
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls
  • Guinness Baileys Milkshake

Canada

Food

  • Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Prop & Peller® Pretzel Roll 
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverage

  • Collective Arts Brewing Blackberry Fruit Beer, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Inniskillin Icewine
  • Château des Charmes Merlot

Refreshment Port

Food

  • DOLE Whip® Pineapple (Plant-Based)

Beverage

  • DOLE Whip® Pineapple with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
  • Bud Light Seltzer

Hawai’i (Showcase Plaza)

Food

  • Kālua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise  
  • Teriyaki-glazed Spam® Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions, and Spicy Mayonnaise 

Beverage

  • Maui Brewing Company Pineapple Mana Wheat, Kihei, HI
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLE® Pineapple Juice, and Grenadine

The Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza)

Food

  • Lobster Tail with Meyer Lemon Emulsion and Grilled Lemon (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Crispy Citrus Chicken with Orange Aïoli and Baby Greens (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverage

  • Orange Cream Shake in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale, Fort Pierce, FL
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy

Shimmering Sips (Showcase Plaza)

Food 

  • Shimmering Strawberry Soft-Serve in a Waffle Cone 
  • Banana Bread with Mixed Berry Compote (Plant-Based) 

Beverage

  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava Juices
  • Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont

Islands of the Caribbean (Showcase Plaza)

Food

  • Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli
  • Jerk-spiced Chicken with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Flancocho:Passion Fruit Cake with Coconut Flan

Beverage

  • Red Stripe Lager
  • Opici Family White Sangria
  • Frozen Mojito

Earth Eats Hosted By Impossible™ (Near Mexico)

Food

  • Impossible™ Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables, and Creamy Herb Dressing (Plant-Based)
  • The Impossible™ Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (Plant-Based)
  • Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumble, and Baby Herbs (Plant-Based and Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverage

  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea Featuring Twinings of London® (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, FL
  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea Featuring Twinings of London® with Tito’s Handmade Vodka served in a Mason Jar

Mexico

Food

  • Ribeye Taco: Ribeye Steak with Ranchera Salsa in a Corn Tortilla topped with Onions, Chives, and a Lime Wedge
  • Pork Tostada: Fried Corn Tortilla topped with Chipotle Black Beans, Roasted Pork, Fresh Salsa Verde, Onions, and Cilantro

Beverage

  • Mexican Craft Beer: Tulum Artisanal Lager Crafted with Citrus Notes and made with Mexican Caribbean Seawater
  • Passion Rose Sangria: Red Wine, Rum, Rose Petal Liqueur, Passion Fruit Purée, and Lime
  • Clásica Margarita: Tequila, Chile Poblano Liqueur, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar with a Salt Rim
  • Mango Smoky Margarita: Mango Purée, Mezcal, Applejack, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar with a Tajín Chile-Lime Rim

China

Food

  • Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun

Beverage

  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum
  • Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice

Africa

Food 

  • Spicy Kenyan Vegan Corn and White Beans with Pigeon Peas, Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley, and Kachumbari Slaw (Plant-Based)
  • Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-Scented Couscous

Beverage

  • Tusker Lager
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, Western Cape

Refreshment Outpost (Located in the African Outpost)

Food

  • Frozen Slushy Coca-Cola® or Minute Maid® Lemonadein a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (Non-Alcoholic)

Beverage

  • Bud Light Seltzer

Germany

Food

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions, and Cheese 
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Prop & Peller® Pretzel Roll 
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce 

Beverage

  • Weihenstephaner Festbier Lager
  • M.I.A. Brewing Company Hugo, Doral, FL
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
  • Riesling

Italy

Food

  • Margherita: Rustic Italian Flatbread with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese
  • La Classica: Cheese Tortellini with Ricotta, Provolone, Fontina, Parmesan, Vodka Sauce, and Crispy Bacon
  • Cannoli Siciliani:Crisp Pastry Filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange

Beverage

  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
  • Pinot Grigio, Terre Di Bacco
  • Chianti, Gabbiano
  • Prosecco, Terre Di Bacco
  • Moscato, Batasiolo
  • Rosa Regale, Banfi
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon

Hops & Barley

Food

  • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll
  • Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, Mussels, Crawfish, Potatoes, Corn, and Andouille Sausage
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing 

Beverage

  • North Coast Brewing Co. Blue Star Wheat, Fort Bragg, CA
  • 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Heavy Seas Americannon APA, Baltimore, MD
  • Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY
  • Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Funnel Cakes (Located in the American Adventure)

Food

  • Street Corn Funnel Cake topped with Roasted Corn, Cotija Cheese, Cilantro and Cumin Crema dusted with Paprika

Japan

Food

  • Tempura Donburi: Two Pieces of Tempura Shrimp and Kakiage Vegetable Tempura with Tentsuyu Dipping Sauce served over Sushi Rice
  • Frothy Ramen: Chilled Noodles in a Dashi Broth topped with Egg White Froth
  • Chirashi Sushi Flowerpot: Fresh-cut Salmon, Salmon Roe, and Spinach served over Sushi Rice with Furikake and topped with Poke Sauce

Beverage

  • Kirin Draft Beer
  • Strawberry Nigori Sake
  • Furano Martini: Vodka, Lavender Syrup, and Yuzu Juice

Morocco

Food

  • Beef Kefta Pocket with Caramelized Onions, Garlic, and Spicy Tomato Concassée
  • Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onions, Tzatziki, and Chipotle Sauce
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce

Beverage

  • Mediterranean Beer
  • Kasbah Prestige Red
  • Red Organic Sangria
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur

Brazil (Between Morocco and France)

Food

  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato, and Onions (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Pão De Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverage

  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring Leblon Cachaça

France

Food

  • Tarte aux Oignons Caramelises Et Chévre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a Flaky Pastry Crust
  • Canard Confit À L’orange: Braised Duck Confit À L’orange with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Tarte Tropezienne, Coulis Framboise: Brioche Cake Filled with Light Pastry Cream and Raspberry Coulis

Beverage

  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Draft Beer
  • VeRy Raspberry: Rosé Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor
  • Bordeaux, Merlot and Cabernet Blend, Château Tarin
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose L’orange, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Future World East – Spring Berry Bliss: Frozen Strawberry and Coconut Syrup topped with Raspberry Vodka
  • Canada – Orange Splash: Frozen Lemon mixed with Orange Vodka
  • American Adventure – Tropical Breeze: Frozen Lemon, Coconut Syrup, and Pineapple Rum
  • Showcase Plaza – Passion Flower: Frozen Passion Fruit and Tea infused with Lemon Vodka

Details for the Historic Transformation of Epcot

August 25, 2019

 

Walt Disney once said Epcot® “would always be in a state of becoming” – it is a place that changes with the times. Over the next several years, the Walt Disney World® Resort theme park will live up to that promise in a whole new way as it continues the biggest transformation of any Disney park in history, bringing the next generation of immersive storytelling to life through a plethora of new attractions and experiences.

 

 

Sunday at D23 Expo 2019, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek, joined by Zach Riddley of Walt Disney Imagineering and other special guests, made several exciting announcements about the future of the park.

 

 

Epcot will be unified with four neighborhoods that each speak to important aspects of the world and its people: World Showcase, World Celebration, World Nature and World Discovery. These neighborhoods will be filled with new experiences rooted in authenticity and innovation that take you to new destinations, where the real is made fantastic in a celebration of curiosity, hands-on wonder and the magic of possibility.

 

 

World Showcase

  • World Showcase will continue to be a celebration of culture, cuisine, architecture and traditions – infused with new magic.

  • The United Kingdom pavilion will welcome the first attraction inspired by Mary Poppins. You will step in time down Cherry Tree Lane past Admiral Boom’s house, then enter Number 17, home of the Banks family, where the adventure will begin.
  • In 2020, following the limited-time run of “Epcot Forever,” the new “HarmonioUS” will debut as the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park. It will celebrate how the music of Disney inspires people the world over, carrying you away harmoniously on a stream of familiar Disney tunes reinterpreted by a diverse group of artists from around the globe. “HarmonioUS” will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, lasers and more.
  • In summer 2020, the France pavilion will offer even more for you to discover, including the much-anticipated attraction Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, where you will shrink to the size of Chef Remy and race through Gusteau’s restaurant on a wild adventure. Summer 2020 will also see the debut of a delicious new restaurant in the France pavilion, La Crêperie de Paris, offering both table- and quick-service options featuring a menu from celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse.
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  • Also in the France pavilion, the classic Impressions de France film will be joined by the new “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along,” debuting in January 2020 and directed by Don Hahn, producer of both the animated and live-action versions of this tale as old as time.
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  • “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360”will debut in January 2020 in the Canada pavilion with new scenes and a new story.
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  • In the China pavilion, “Wondrous China” will take you on a spectacular journey across the country, filmed and presented in a completely seamless 360-degree digital format.
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World Celebration

  • World Celebration will offer new experiences that connect us to one another and the world around us.
  • The iconic Spaceship Earth will remain a voyage through time as the journey transforms to reflect the power of storytelling to unite the human experience. New narration and an entirely new musical score will focus on the moments and ideas that define our story. You will follow a magical “story light” that brings the entire experience to life in dynamic ways, giving each scene energy and beauty that ties the entire journey together.

  • new pavilion will be the perfect place for live events, and the home base for Epcot’s signature festivals. It will provide a stunning elevated view of the entire park and an ideal spot to witness Epcot’s nighttime spectacular. This beautiful three-level structure will have one of the most remarkable architectural designs at any Disney park, featuring a plaza level, a middle expo level, and a park that sits in the sky on the top level.
  • Epcot’s entrance plaza will be transformed with new experiences that connect us with the world, welcoming you with a reimagined fountain, new pathways and sweeping green spaces that beautify the entryway. The design will pay homage to the origins of Epcot.

  • As you exit Spaceship Earth, you will discover a breathtaking new view of World Showcase from Dreamers Point. World Celebration will also feature a new statue celebrating the legacy of the original dreamer, Walt Disney, plus beautiful natural environments and global design elements filled with Disney magic and surprises, including a wishing tree in an enchanted forest and a story fountain celebrating the power and music of iconic Disney storytelling.

 

World Nature

  • World Nature is dedicated to understanding and preserving the beauty, awe and balance of the natural world. It will include The Land and The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilions.
  • Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” will be the first experience inspired by the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film. This lush exploration trail will invite you to meet and play with magical, living water. The water will have a life of its own – just like Moana’s friend, the ocean – and you will learn about the importance of the natural water cycle.
  • The Land pavilion’s new film, “Awesome Planet,” which showcases the beauty, diversity and dynamic story of the planet, will debut in January 2020.

 

World Discovery

  • In World Discovery, stories about science, technology and intergalactic adventure come to life.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be the first “other-world” showcase pavilion at Epcot. The adventure starts in the “Galaxarium,” a planetarium-like exhibition that explores the similarities and mysteries of the formation of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar. You will be invited to learn more about the treasures Xandar has to share – until the moment when the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive, and adventures across the cosmos ensue. The attraction will feature a new innovation from Walt Disney Imagineering – a storytelling coaster that rotates 360 degrees to focus your attention on the action, including the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster.
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  • An expansion of the Mission: SPACE pavilion, the new restaurant Space 220 will be a culinary experience featuring the celestial panorama of a space station, including daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up. You will board a special elevator for a journey to a space station that is home to an incredible dining experience. Along the way, viewports will give you a real-time perspective as you travel high above the planet. Once they arrive, you will enjoy fantastic meals and drinks while taking in views that are truly out of this world. Opening this winter, Space 220 will be operated by the Patina Group.
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  • The PLAY! pavilion will open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. In this digital metropolis, you will discover an interactive city bursting with games, activities and experiences that connect you with friends, family and beloved Disney characters – both real and virtual – like never before. As part of this new pavilion, you have the chance to help legendary fashion icon Edna Mode on her quest to rid the world of uninspired style, or make a splash competing in a water-balloon fight hosted by Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby.
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You will be able to visualize these exciting plans for Epcot when doors open Oct. 1, 2019, for Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience in the Odyssey Events Pavilion. Guests will discover engaging and interactive exhibits that showcase the relentless innovation, energy and excitement driving the park’s future throughout this unprecedented period of transformation.

 

Clearly … there’s a LOT happening at Epcot. Stay tuned for more updates during the park’s historic transformation!

Dates Announced for new Epcot Nighttime Spectaculars

April 14, 2019

 

After a dazzling 20-year run, we will bid a fond farewell to “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” at Epcot® on Sept. 30, 2019. So come and gather around World Showcase Lagoon this summer to enjoy this breathtaking display of lasers, lights and fireworks, as we get ready to launch two new nighttime spectaculars as part of the park’s unprecedented, multi-year transformation.

 

Debuting Oct. 1, 2019, “Epcot Forever” will be an all-new, limited-time spectacle of fireworks, music, lighting, lasers and choreographed, special effects kites. The show will take us on a journey through the past, present and future of Epcot. Featuring a stirring collection of songs that paint a colorful picture of the park, this nighttime extravaganza will offer both a trip down memory lane and a look towards the future and all the magical possibilities still to come.

 

Disney Parks Live Entertainment is busy getting “Epcot Forever” ready for its opening day. Show Director Alan Bruun recently shared some details about the concept behind the show and the team’s collaboration with noted conductor and composer Don Harper, who is producing new arrangements of classic Epcot tunes to weave into the soundtrack of “Epcot Forever.”

 

To book a Walt Disney World vacation, call 855-434-9397 or request a quote online!

‘IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth’ at Epcot is ending next year!

September 17, 2018

 

After nearly 20 years of delighting Epcot® Guests with the emotional story of humanity told through music, fireworks, light torches and more, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will be ending in the second half of next year. The Disney Parks Live Entertainment team is already busy creating new thrills to debut immediately following the conclusion of “IllumiNations,” continuing the tradition of nightly entertainment on the World Showcase Lagoon.

 

“IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” which is currently planned to run to the end of summer 2019, has entertained millions of guests gathered around World Showcase Lagoon sharing the light and a story since it debuted in October 1999 as part of the Walt Disney World® Millennium Celebration. During the coming year, Disney will be celebrating this classic show, so you still have plenty of time to experience it again and again, as excitement builds for what’s next.

 

We know that Disney has got big plans for their multi-year transformation of Epcot, with new experiences that will “Wow!” your while keeping true to the original vision of the park. And the all-new nighttime fireworks spectacular coming to Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon will be part of the park’s exciting evolution.

 

The new show will join several previously announced experiences coming to Epcot, including the highly-anticipated “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster attraction, a “Ratatouille”-inspired attraction in World Showcase, a new table-service restaurant adjacent to Mission: SPACE, and much more!

 

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Dates For 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays & Candlelight Processional

May 22, 2018

 

Recently, we shared dates for this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties at Magic Kingdom® Park. And today, we’re back with another holiday update for  you! We’re happy to share that the 2018 Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays will return to the park Nov. 18 – Dec. 30, 2018. The Candlelight Processional also returns this year and for the first time, the popular holiday tradition will open for Thanksgiving on Nov. 22-Dec. 30, 2018.

 

The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays invites you to discover holiday cheer throughout the park and across all 11 World Showcase pavilions. Special entertainment, storytellers, seasonal favorites at Holiday Kitchens, and eye-catching holiday decor are all part of the fun. Evenings during this time are topped off with a special holiday presentation of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.”

 

The Candlelight Processional, a holiday must-do for many Epcot Guests, is a retelling of the traditional Christmas story read by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a massed choir and live orchestra.

 

Stay tuned for updates on this year’s Candlelight narrators and dining package information.

 

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New Art Exhibition Coming to Epcot American Adventure Gallery

April 2, 2018

American Adventure

 

One of the hallmarks of the Epcot® World Showcase pavilions is their ongoing mission to bring authentic cultural experiences to Guests.

From live entertainment, to cultural representative Cast Members, to film experiences showcasing majestic vistas of the countries, Disney strives to give guests a glimpse of the people, culture and history of the country through art, dining and architecture.

For some countries, that includes an exhibition of authentic cultural art. There have been recent updates to the art gallery in Mexico, and more exciting work is underway to refresh the gallery in Norway.

Also coming this summer to the American Heritage Gallery at The American Adventure is a brand new exhibition called “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art”.

“Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” is made possible through the collaboration of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.

Among the featured artists with works on display are fashion designer Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo), noted doll maker Glenda McKay (Ingalik-Athabascan), and Juanita Growing Thunder (Assiniboine Sioux) from the Growing Thunder family of Montana.

As with other exhibitions that have graced the American Heritage Gallery, this new exhibition will feature interactive elements, where some of the artists will share the creative process and inspirations behind their works in their own words.

Stay tuned for updates to the art exhibitions at Epcot, including an opening date for “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art.”

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The 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

March 7, 2018

Epcot Flower & Garden 2018

It’s the 25th anniversary of the Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival, and the park is once again overflowing with the brightest plants, flowers, trees and topiaries adorning both Future World and World Showcase.

Here are some of the top things you shouldn’t miss at the Festival:

  • Gardens, Gardens and More Gardens: In addition to all the natural flora throughout the park, the Walt Disney World® horticulture squad has curated some truly breathtaking gardens for Guests to enjoy this year. New garden destinations this year include “The How-To Garden” and “The Imagination Play Garden” which are perfect for adults and kids to enjoy together. Returning favorites include “The Goodness Garden Butterfly House” and “The Water Wise Garden,” which showcase environmental responsibility as well as just being fun!
  • Outdoor Kitchens: What would an Epcot Festival be without fun food and drinks? 15 Outdoor Kitchens this year grace World Showcase, with the newest being “The Honey Bee-Stro,” which features Roasted Cauliflower with Buckwheat Honey Carrot Purée; Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread with White Cheddar Cheese; and Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream garnished with Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses. These dishes were created to showcase multiple honey varietals in creative and exciting ways. Returning Outdoor Kitchen favorites include “The Berry Basket” (featuring a lamb chop with quinoa salad and blackberry gastrique) and “THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brew” (featuring a pulled-pork slider and warm chocolate cake with Bourbon-salted caramel sauce and spiced pecans). YUM!
  • Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration: One of the beloved characters from Disney animated short cartoons, Spike the honeybee, has been “pollen-nating” throughout the Festival. In this springtime scavenger hunt, gardeners of all ages can follow Spike on his pollination trail around World Showcase, where he will “bee” busy collecting nectar and pollinating gardens at Epcot. To get started, you can purchase your map and stickers at Port of Entry. Available while supplies last.
  • Garden Rocks Concert Series: Each Friday through Monday of the Festival (what we like to call a “Disney Weekend”), favorite artists from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s will rock out at the America Gardens Theatre. Rick Springfield, Survivor and Lonestar are just some of the popular rock and rollers in the lineup. Each night, there will be three performances – 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. – and you can pair a wonderful meal at several of Epcot restaurants with reserved concert seating in a nice package.
  • Character Topiaries: Locations throughout the park feature some of the most beloved Disney and Disney•Pixar characters including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lady and The Tramp and Buzz Lightyear.
  • Merchandise: Guests will find a wealth of hats, T-shirts, mugs and other fun Festival merchandise throughout Future World and World Showcase.
  • Tours: One of the great ways to get the “inside track” on the Festival or the latest in gardening techniques is to take one of the tours offered during the Festival. There are tours of The Land pavilion greenhouses and the “Gardens of the World – Spring Edition.” There is also the daily Royal Tea Garden Tour at the United Kingdom pavilion that includes a tea tasting.

If you want to visit this year’s festival, call us at 855-434-9397, or begin planning online today!

 

New Information on the Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction at Epcot

February 13, 2018

Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Concept Art

 

With the “Guardians of the Galaxy”-inspired coaster, Disney is going big. This one-of-a-kind family attraction will be one of the world’s longest enclosed roller coasters when it’s added to Future World at Epcot®.  It will feature a unique story currently being created by Walt Disney Imagineering and include a new innovative ride system that’s guaranteed to “wow” Guests.

 

The “Guardians of the Galaxy”-inspired coaster is part of Disney’s ongoing work to transform Epcot into a place that’s more family, more relevant, more timeless and more Disney. “As we build upon its core mission of optimism and hope to inspire the world, the real will become fantastic and the fantastic will become real—in whole new ways at Epcot,” Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, said.

 

The attraction will open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.  Stay tuned for future updates.

 

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Can’t-Miss Experiences at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts!

January 13, 2018
Epcot International Festival of the Arts Pop’t Art cookie with strawberry filling!

Pop’t Art Cookies

 

Back by popular demand, the Epcot® International  Festival of the Arts started on Jan. 12, 2018 and runs all the way to Feb. 19, 2018. This year’s fest is seven days per week with the Disney on Broadway series running Fridays through Mondays.

Here are some of the highlights you can enjoy!

5. Workshops/Seminars – A plethora of different offerings spotlight this year’s Odyssey Festival Center. You can learn to draw Disney animated characters; get tips on taking the perfect photos; and study a host of artistic genres including acrylics, watercolors, musical composition, storytelling and even floral arranging. The seminars are included with Epcot admission and are generally 30 minutes; and the workshops have a nominal fee but last 75 minutes and include hands-on training and a cool take-away. Seminars can be reserved day-of at the Odyssey Festival Center. Workshops can be booked in advance by calling (407) WDW-TOUR.

4. Kids’ Activities – Younger Guests will discover lots of activities including “Figment’s Brush with the Masters,” a scavenger hunt through the countries of World Showcase. They can also grab a paintbrush and join in on the fun as they help create a wall mural at Expression Section in World Showcase Plaza; and there is even an interactive kids “chalk art” area this year.

3. Artful Photo Ops – You can put yourself into classic masterworks of art and take the perfect selfie. This year’s newest photo ops allow Guests to step into Boticelli’s “Birth of Venus” and “picture” themselves in an homage to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

 

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Artful Photo Op

Artful Photo Ops

 

2. Food Studios – With more culinary options this year, you can find edible works of art including a basil- scented salmon roulade with purple rice and Romesco sauce; wild mushroom risotto with aged parmesan, truffle shavings and Zinfandel reduction; and a deconstructed Reuben sandwich, with shredded corned beef, Thousand Island dressing, pickled red cabbage and a rye curl. And the sweets are just as tempting!

1. Disney on Broadway Series – You can expand your theatrical horizons with show-stopping songs from award-winning Disney on Broadway musicals. One of the best ways to experience Disney on Broadway is through a dining package. Book a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner and you can enjoy priority seating at the show. Disney on Broadway Dining Packages are available for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner and include a 3-course meal or full buffet, depending on the location.

 

Want to visit Walt Disney World during the Epcot International Festival of the Arts?

Call us at 855-434-9397 to book your vacation!

 

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Disney on Broadway Concert

Disney On Broadway Concert Series