Combining visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world, the first-ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts will happen for six weekends in early 2017. [Read more…]
At D23’s Destination D: Amazing Adventures event in Orlando, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek revealed new concept art and details for several big projects coming to Walt Disney World in the future. [Read more…]
In the latest step along its journey to becoming Orlando’s year-round food festival theme park, Epcot Holidays Around the World is expanding this year with five new food marketplaces, which will serve seasonal treats from November 25 to December 30, 2016. [Read more…]
ABC’s daytime series “The Chew” returns to Walt Disney World this week to film five shows from the 21st Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. [Read more…]
Long-time Epcot performers Off Kilter are long gone from Walt Disney World but far from forgotten by fans, who can catch the Celtic rock crowd-pleasers at Winter Garden MusicFest on October 7. [Read more…]
Walt Disney World visitors have a few more weeks to experience three park attractions, because The Sum of All Thrills and Stormstruck at Epcot, and “The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic” at Animal Kingdom are all closing soon. [Read more…]
By Seth Kubersky
For the first time in forever (or at least a couple years) guests at Walt Disney World’s Epcot got to enter World Showcase’s Norway pavilion yesterday and experience a magical boat voyage, because the new Frozen Ever After ride is now officially open and we have exclusive low-light point-of-view videos of the brand new attraction. [Read more…]
The all new Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Member Lounge at Epcot is now open and welcoming members and their guests daily throughout the year. [Read more…]
Via Napoli, the popular pizza restaurant in the Italy pavilion at Epcot, served its one millionth pizza on May 23. “We opened in 2010,” said Charlie Restivo, pizza chef at Via Napoli, “and computing the number of pizzas we bake every single day, today someone in the restaurant is enjoying the millionth.” That averages out to around 450 pizzas a day!
Via Napoli’s pizzas are crafted using methods and ingredients that are as authentic as possible. The wood-burning pizza ovens were designed to closely match those found in traditional Italian restaurants and many ingredients are imported directly from Italy. Even the water used to make the dough is sourced from a spring similar to those found in Italy’s Campania region.
According to the staff, the most popular pizza served is the margherita pizza with the all-American pepperoni pizza coming in a close second. Other popular pizzas include the prosciutto and melon pizza and the affumicata, which is made with smoked salmon and arugula.
While pizza is the main attraction, Via Napoli does serve other types of Italian cuisine as well including eggplant Parmesan, lasagna, spaghetti and a specialty linguine carbonara with truffle oil.
Fans of the forgetful blue tang from Finding Nemo can follow in her linguistic footsteps (or finsteps?) as the Disney parks celebrate Speak Like a Whale Day on June 11, ahead of the June 17 premiere of Finding Dory in theaters. [Read more…]
Al fresco foodies and international imbibers everywhere will be drooling to learn that event dates and details are now available for the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which will run from Sept. 14 to Nov. 14, 2016. The 2016 festival, presented by Chase at Walt Disney World Resort, will expand by nine extra days over last year, growing from 53 to 62 days, and also debut a new interactive culinary experience and new marketplace tastes from around the world. [Read more…]
Walt Disney World has finally set opening dates for the lineup of new attractions and experiences this summer, starting next weekend. [Read more…]
We’ve just told you all about the new nighttime entertainment coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom this Memorial Day, but Walt Disney World guests will find new experiences debuting across all of the resort’s theme parks during this summer. [Read more…]
They’ve been around since 1967 and have had over one hundred members come and go over the years, but Blood, Sweat & Tears continues to rock and recently are performing at Epcot for the first time with their new lead singer, Bo Bice. [Read more…]
From May 2 through August 29, pasta-craving Epcot guests will be able to mangia for less money with the new Tutto Italia three course lunch menu.
Walt Disney World park guests who get off on rocking out to erstaz 80s-era musicians have three more reasons to rejoice, because a trio of new tribute acts have been announced for the 2016 Sounds Like Summer concert series at Epcot. [Read more…]
By Seth Kubersky
Good news for people who value shoe leather over cash: Walt Disney World is now offering preferred parking at Magic Kingdom and Epcot [update: Animal Kingdom too!] … for a price.
Whether you’re full of joy or sad to hear it, two characters from the Disney•Pixar movie “Inside Out” will soon be meeting guests at Epcot. [Read more…]
Characters from the new Disney movies “Zootopia” and “Finding Dory” will be coming to Disney parks later this year. Plus a couple of “Frozen” characters will play games with guests. [Read more…]