Category Archives: Tuesdays With Corey

Tuesdays With Corey – The Italy Pavilion

So here we are again casually making our way around the World Showcase. If you’ve been keeping up for the past couple of weeks then you’ve been with us as we stopped and ate churros while watching a mariachi band in Mexico. We then made our way over to Norway and learned a little about Viking folklore. Our next stop was China where we admired and discussed the architecture. Next we hopped over to Germany where Continue Reading

Tuesdays With Corey: The Germany Pavilion

>Most everyone who comes to World Showcase at EPCOT has a favorite pavilion that they must visit during their trip. To some it may be taking in the romantic atmosphere of the France pavilion while sipping wine and eating a pastry. To others it may be a trip down south to Mexico listening to a Mariachi band, drinking tequila and playing with some maracas. For others it may be heading straight to one of the origin Continue Reading

Tuesdays With Corey: The China Pavilion

Over the last few weeks, if you’ve been following along you know that I’ve been doing a walking history of the World Showcase countries starting with Mexico and followed by Norway. So if you know the layout of the World Showcase then you’ll know that we will be making a trip into China. As you round the corner walking away from Norway into China, the first thing that becomes immediately noticeable is the Zha Continue Reading

Tuesdays With Corey: The Norway Pavilion Part 2

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

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

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

Tuesdays With Corey ~ Tips To Help Out The Newbie Traveler

  C’mon, admit it. We’ve all been there. We’ve all had a friend or family member or co-worker that all they talked about was their vacation to Walt Disney World. They asked you a few questions, but that was all they did. Then they get back from their trip tired and complaining about how much a souvenir cost or the only restaurant that their child wanted to eat at was full. There are many comm Continue Reading

Pirates of the Caribbean Facts – Tuesdays With Corey

For those of you TMSM fans who actually read my articles, you know that I am a sucker for random facts about Disney. I’ve done several different articles on various attractions and recently completed one on the ever-popular Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. So here you go, 10 Random Facts about Pirates of the Caribbean. 1. Next time you’re walking through the queue line and come upon the two fine fellows pl Continue Reading

Tuesdays With Corey: Miyuki

How many of you have ever heard of Amezaiku? Anyone? Maybe some of you know exactly what it is. For those of you who don’t, I’m here to fill you in. Amezaiku is the Japanese art of crafting candy sculptures. The process involves an artist utilizing rice taffy, their hands and special tools such as tweezers and scissors to create sculptures out of candy. Beginning with a starchy syrup recipe, the candy b Continue Reading

Tuesdays With Corey: Western River Expedition and Thunder Mesa

In 1971 when Walt Disney World opened it contained much of the beloved rides and attractions that we still have today.  There was The Haunted Mansion and It’s a Small World.  Peter Pan and The Jungle Cruise were also present. But there was no Pirates of the Caribbean. How could a ride that was so popular with guest today not be included in the original concept?  At the time of designing the Imagineers thought Continue Reading

Tuesdays with Corey: Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama

Most Disney fans know that behind the majority of the attractions comes a backstory. Haunted Mansion has one, so does Pirates of the Caribbean. But do you know the one about Chester and Hester? Most don’t, as a matter of fact, a lot of people may bypass this area altogether because they feel it doesn’t add anything to the Animal Kingdom theme park. I’ve heard some people exclaim that it makes the Continue Reading