Posts Tagged ‘Epcot’

The Best of Walt Disney World for Seniors

by on October 4, 2017

The Best of Walt Disney World for Seniors

Welcome back to Part 6 of my blog series – The Best of Walt Disney World! In case you missed it, over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing with you the top picks in attractions for various groups of travelers visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks. So far we’ve discussed favorites for babiespreschoolersgrade school kids, teens and adults. Next up are the still-going-strong seniors. When checking out the list, keep in mind each attraction that made the cut scored at least four stars by the seniors surveyed. Come on, everybody, here we go!

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Tokyo Dining: A Hidden Jewel in Epcot Dining

by on October 3, 2017

One of my favorite places in Epcot to dine is one of the places that I don’t hear people talk about very often – Tokyo Dining. Located on the second floor of Mitsukoshi in the Japan pavilion, Tokyo Dining offers interesting food options, and you can often snag a dining reservation at the last minute. I’ve never had a disappointing meal here. So, what makes Tokyo Dining so special?

Tokyo Dining menu

Tokyo Dining is a great restaurant for a last-minute ADR.

First, the atmosphere in Tokyo Dining is top-notch. The décor is sleek and contemporary, yet comfortable. The restaurant also offers fantastic views of World Showcase with gigantic floor to ceiling windows on one side. Don’t feel like gazing out at the torii gate? Request a table next to the sushi counter and watch the chefs work their magic. Another thing that I really love about this location is that, since it is on the second floor, I feel much more removed from the chaos of World Showcase. To me it is a nice, quiet(er), getaway from the hubbub of people.

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New ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos Exhibit at Epcot

by on September 29, 2017

‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos

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In case you didn’t know, Pixar has a movie coming out this Thanksgiving holiday called Coco. Well, in an obvious attempt to tie in the movie with the theme parks, Disney is introducing a brand new exhibit for the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot called ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos.

The exhibit features artwork of prominent Mexican and Mexican-American artists that explores the traditions of Día de Muertos. (The main premise behind Coco.) For those who are unaware, Día de los Muertos is a two-day celebration that honors departed children and adults and takes place on November 1st and 2nd each year.

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The Best of Walt Disney World for Adults

by on September 27, 2017

The Best of Walt Disney for Adults

Welcome back to Part 5 of my blog series – The Best of Walt Disney World! In case you missed it, over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing with you the top picks in attractions for various groups of travelers visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks. So far we’ve discussed favorites for babiespreschoolersgrade school kids, and teens. Next up are the young-at-heart adults. When checking out the list, keep in mind each attraction that made the cut scored at least four stars by the adults surveyed. Come on, everybody, here we go!

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Attraction Overview: Gran Fiesta Tour + Video

by on September 26, 2017

It’s Attraction Overview Day!

Today, enjoy a video all about the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros.

This attraction is found inside the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase.

Have fun!

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Special Events to Mark Epcot’s 35th Anniversary

by on September 22, 2017

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Wow! I can’t believe it’s already been almost 35 years since Epcot first opened its doors! To celebrate the park’s anniversary on October 1, Walt Disney World is offering a few special opportunities for those who would like to partake.

First, there will be a special commemorative map and times guide! So, you map collectors, make sure to pick up yours! (And maybe grab one for your favorite blogger who isn’t gonna get to be there this year. I’m just saying…she did tell you about it! 😉 )

Then, beginning at 10:01 a.m., there will be a special ceremony that will be held on the Fountain View stage. The ceremony will include performances by both Mariachi Cobre and Voices of Liberty. 

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The Best of Walt Disney World for Teens

by on September 18, 2017

The Best of WDW for Teens

Welcome back to Part 4 of my blog series – The Best of Walt Disney World! In case you missed it, over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing with you the top picks in attractions for various groups of travelers visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks. So far we’ve discussed favorites for babies, preschoolers, and grade school kids. Next up are those thrill-seeking teens. When checking out the list, keep in mind each attraction that made the cut scored at least four stars by the teens surveyed. Come on, everybody, here we go!

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Epcot Holidays Around the World Changing to Epcot International Festival of Holidays

by on September 7, 2017

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The Epcot Holidays Around the World has always been a holiday season staple. During the event, Guests get to experience holiday storytellers from countries around the world, taste different holiday cuisines, and more. Well, this year, it’s going to be seeing a change, because everything at Epcot is a festival. 🙂

The experience will now be known as the Epcot International Festival of Holidays. Guests will still be able to learn about the holiday traditions of the countries found in World Showcase. You’ll get to enjoy live musical performances and take a festive global tour as performers bring time-honored traditions to life throughout World Showcase.

Oh and it wouldn’t be an Epcot festival without food and beverage booths! Guests will be able to enjoy more seasonal food & beverage specialties at the now expanded Holiday Kitchens. Guests will be able to indulge in the flavors of the season as they explore the tastes of the holidays around the world as each marketplace booth will celebrate a different nation. We don’t know all the options yet, but here’s what booths we do know will be there:

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The Best of Walt Disney World for Grade School Kids

by on August 29, 2017

Welcome back to Part 3 of my blog series – The Best of Walt Disney World! In case you missed it, over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing with you the top picks in attractions for various groups of travelers visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks. So far we’ve discussed favorites for babies and preschoolers. Next up are those fun-loving pirates and princesses, grade school kids (ages 6-12). When checking out the list, keep in mind each attraction that made the cut scored at least four stars by the grade school kids surveyed. Come on, everybody, here we go!

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New Entertainment for Epcot This Fall

by on August 29, 2017

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For the past few years, the entertainment that can be found around World Showcase has been updated quite frequently. New entertainment acts grace the stages of the different countries of Epcot with unique representations of that country’s culture. One thing is for sure though; these acts, for the most part, are exceptionally entertaining. This fall, there will be some great new acts that join the Epcot entertainment roster, as well as some great fan favorites that will be returning. (Oh and I also bring good news as there are no lumberjacks that are returning!)

 

  • Suroît – This band is new to Epcot. They come from Canada’s Magdalen Islands in eastern Quebec and their sound has embraced influences from Cajun, Celtic, bluegrass and rock music. Suroît will perform on the Mill Stage at the Canada pavilion from August 31 – October 1.
  • Bodh’aktan – Returning once again, Bodh’aktan mixes Quebecois, folk and polka to make fantastic rock and dance music. This popular, kilted band is returning Canada Pavilion’s Mill Stage from October 2 – 22.
  • Raffy – This musical quartet makes their Epcot debut from October 23 – November 26 on the Mill Stage at the Canada Pavilion. Raffy has an infectious energy that they will be bringing to the park.
  • Margret Almer & The Bavarian Band – World-famous yodeler Margret Almer will be returning to the Germany Pavilion this fall. She’ll be performing with The Bavarian Band beginning August 31 and continuing through the holiday season.
  • Musique Aramenco – Returning to the stage at the Morocco Pavilion from September 1 – December 30. Musique Aramenco presents a fusion of traditional and modern Moroccan music.

I know I can’t wait to catch some of these great musical acts when touring around Epcot’s World Showcase this fall. What about you?