Category Archives: Epcot

Swan & Dolphin Resort Tower – Update

Swan & Dolphin Resort Tower - Update 1 Earlier this year we reported an expected expansion at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Now we have more details about the planned third tower. Currently, the resort has 2,270 guest rooms, numerous restaurants, a spa, and 331,000 of meeting space. The new tower, set to be built on the current tennis courts next to the Swan, will add 349 guest rooms on 14 stories and meeting space of more than 2 Continue Reading

WDW Refurbishment Sept. 2018

WDW Refurbishment Sept. 2018 3 Planning a trip and want to know whether any rides are scheduled to be closed during your visit? We’ve got the updated list of attractions that are scheduled to be closed temporarily for refurbishment. We do try to keep the information accurate, but please know that Disney is subject to change at any time. Magic Kingdom Stitch’s Great Escape – unknown if it will return Liberty Square Riverboat – scheduled t Continue Reading

Magical New Merchandise at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival #tasteepcot

Magical New Merchandise at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival #tasteepcot 4 Recap from Thursday in case you missed it! Today, Epcot kicked off their International Food and Wine Festival! This yearly event is a fan favorite for sure. Guests love to try the various new food offerings, and yes, drinks too! Let’s not forget the concerts. Another huge draw for Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival is of course the new merchandise that Disney puts out each year. I was able to browse all th Continue Reading

IllumiNations Upgrade Coming?

IllumiNations Upgrade Coming? 19 For the last few months, there has been speculation floating around about Epcot replacing its nightly show IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. We are now getting word that the lagoon where the fireworks show takes place is getting some work done. IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth has been the nighttime show at Epcot since October 1, 1999.  The show includes explosive fireworks, pyrotechnics, water fountains, f Continue Reading

Fry On! #DisneyFood

Fry On! #DisneyFood 21 Today it’s all about fries! Crispy, salty, deep-fried sticks of pure joy. Fries are great as a side, but even better when you can make a meal out of them! That’s right, a meal made of fries that are loaded with a variety of toppings and sauces, and Walt Disney World has quite a few spots that can make that happen. Let’s start with the original topper of the fry; Canada. Canada is known for their famous dish p Continue Reading

Tuesdays With Corey: The Norway Pavilion Part 2

Tuesdays With Corey: The Norway Pavilion Part 2 26 This is Part 2 of the Noway Pavilion, if you missed last week’s article, you can read it HERE. The Restaurant Akershus and Royal Banquet Hall is named after the Akershus Fortress still standing in Oslo and serves as the backdrop of the Norway pavilion. Akershus Fortress in Oslo is now used for offices by the Norwegian Ministry and contains the Norwegian Resistance Museum, but originally it was used to guard t Continue Reading

Tuesdays With Corey: The Norway Pavilion Part 1

Tuesdays With Corey: The Norway Pavilion Part 1 31 When Epcot opened in 1982, it brought us what was referred to as a “permanent World’s Fair” dedicated to the celebration of human achievement and technological innovation. But it also brought us the World Showcase, which gives us glimpses into the cultures of eleven different countries. The Showcase originally opened with nine countries: Mexico, China, Germany, Italy, The American Adventure, Japan, France, Un Continue Reading

Tuesdays With Corey Explores The Mexico Pavilion

Tuesdays With Corey Explores The Mexico Pavilion 34 Left or right? The question we often ask ourselves when we begin our way to the World Showcase. To the right, we have the United States northern neighbor Canada and to the left, we have our southern neighbor Mexico. Which way do you choose? Me, I often like to make my way around the promenade clockwise beginning with Mexico. I just love the look of the 36-foot high pyramid that greets you as you cross into World Sh Continue Reading

Photos from the Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2018 ~ #artfulepcot

Photos from the Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2018 ~ #artfulepcot 38 Today, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicked off, and we were invited to attend a media preview of all the festival has to offer. This is the second year of the art festival, and this year Epcot has even more food, drinks and merchandise offerings for guests. It’s pretty amazing. Take a look at some of our photos from this morning! As you can see by the photos above, this years festi Continue Reading

The Story Behind Figment

The Story Behind Figment 51 “Two tiny wings, eyes big and yellow, horns of a steer, but a lovable fellow. From head to tail, he’s royal purple pigment, and there, viola! You’ve got a figment.” Anyone who knows the lyrics to this classic Sherman Brothers song will probably know who this article is going to be about. It’s not going to be about the lost but not forgotten Dreamfinder, but a character who is still a p Continue Reading

Fountain Of Nations

Fountain Of Nations 52 Besides Spaceship Earth, one focal point in Epcot is the Fountain of Nations. The 180ft x 120ft fountain, located in Innoventions Plaza, opened with the park on October 24, 1982. At the opening, representatives from countries around the world traveled to Epcot with a container of water from their native land. The water was then poured into the fountain during the dedication. A total of 25 bodies of water represent Continue Reading