Category Archives: Future World

IllumiNations Upgrade Coming?

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

Circle of Life An Environmental Fable Closing

In a continuing trend of closing its least popular attractions, Disney has added one more to the list. After a 22 year run, Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable, will be closed. Effective Sunday, February 3rd, the film attraction, located on the 2nd floor of The Land pavilion, will close permanently. The attraction opened on January 21, 1995, about six months after The Lion King debuted. The 20-minute film is cen Continue Reading

Some Favorite Ways to Experience Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 25-Nov. 16

From Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. We’re counting down the days and deciding the best ways to take advantage of all the food, wine, celebrity chefs, live music and more at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Looking ahead, here are three ideas to maximize your fun. We love the idea of the new 20th Festival Tasting Sampler that gives you a credential (a Continue Reading

The Disney Store Releases Limited Release Hatbox Ghost and Classic Epcot Tees

The Disney Store has released two new limited availability shirts this week that celebrate Walt Disney World by showcasing iconic Disney Parks imagery. The new shirts showcase Disneyland’s Hatbox Ghost and Minnie and Mickey’s classic retro-1980s spacesuits from EPCOT. These shirts have limited availability and can only be ordered for a limited time or while supplies last. Also for a limited time, while Continue Reading

Garden Grill Restaurant Breakfast and Lunch Reservations Open Today

By by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator Disney Parks Blog Tucked into the back of the Land pavilion at Epcot, Garden Grill Restaurant is known for family-style food, unique views of the “Living with the Land” attraction, and fun antics and interactions with our favorite chipmunks — Chip ‘n’ Dale. Beginning November 8, Garden Grill Restaurant will begin serving up brea Continue Reading

Taste Track Now Open at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

From Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Taste Track, a new food and beverage location at Epcot, is serving up a few new twists on the favorite sandwich. These specialty grilled cheese sandwiches are as creative as the cars you can design at nearby Test Track. For a deliciously grown-up version of the grilled cheese sandwich, try the Gruyere Continue Reading

Disney Kingdoms Figment Hardcover Review

Epcot’s Theme Park opened in October 1981 as a park that is dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, namely technological innovation and international culture.  In March 1983, Disney introduced the Epcot guests to the Dreamfinder and Figment in an attraction called “Journey Into Imagination”. The attraction would take guests on a ride through the clouds and then you would see the silhou Continue Reading

Today Is The Last Day to Catch Captain EO at Walt Disney World Before It’s Temporary Closure

At the end of March we shared the news that “Captain EO” would be closing temporarily in “mid-April” at Epcot so that Disney could use the  Imagination Pavilion theater to run a sneak peek of “Tomorrowland” that would also include special in-theater effects. At that time a date Disney did not release when the  last day guests could see Captain EO would be before the “Tomorrowlan Continue Reading

Disney Days of Past: Food Rocks at Epcot

From Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Today, back in 1994, Food Rocks opened at The Land Pavilion at Epcot. Hosted by Fūd Wrapper, food items sang the virtues of eating healthy. Trying to crash the healthy party were the hard rockers, The Excess, who liked to shout about the best parts of an unhealthy lifestyle in their song “Give Us Junk.” Following Continue Reading

More Opportunities to Soar, Enjoy Toy Story Mania Coming to Walt Disney World Resort

From our friend Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks at the Disney Parks Blog Here at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, we’re always making investments to exceed your expectations – whether it’s creating new attractions and entertainment or making existing experiences even better. One of the things we’ve heard from our guests is that a visit to Walt Disney World Resort just isn’t complete with Continue Reading

Ice Station Cool and Club Cool

There are many eateries that I consider “must do’s” when I head south to visit the world. Among them are the Earl of Sandwich, a Nutella and fruit waffle sandwich from Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, a dole whip at Aloha Isle, Tonga Toast at the Polynesian. But there is one that I enjoy going to and is pretty much free. That’s Club Cool at EPCOT Future World. Ice Station Cool opened in June of 1998 and was sp Continue Reading