Entries from Deb's Digest tagged with 'Epcot'

Updates for 2017 Holiday Season at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World released a few details on the upcoming holiday season at a special media preview. Let's start with Disney Springs! The Holiday Tree Trail will return with even more trees than before. The trees are 10' and...

Preview: Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge

Today I attended a preview of the new Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge that's opening as part of the DVC's 25th anniversary celebration. This lounge is in the Imagination Pavilion in Epcot at Walt Disney World and can be...

Tutto Italia 3-Course Summer Lunch Preview

Recently I had the opportunity to preview the new Three-Course Menu that will be offered at Tutto Italia this summer. Tutto Italia is located in Epcot's World Showcase in the Italy pavilion. This summer special menu will debut on...

French Family Meal Traditions - Epcot Food and Wine Festival

New this year at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival is a dining experience entitled: French Family Meal Traditions, held in Monsieur Paul (France Epcot). This has replaced the long standing French Regional Lunch. "For the past few years...

Epcot's Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Lunch Review

Ever wonder if the Princess Character Meal at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is worth the $40++ it costs? Deb Koma and myself review the popular princess meal in this episode. We tell you everything you need to know from...

New Epcot Holidays Around the World Entertainment

Epcot's Holidays Around the World kicked off on Friday, November 28. One of my favorite holiday things to do at Walt Disney World is see all the Holiday Storytellers around World Showcase. Disney is getting away from the "Holiday...

Eat to the Beat Dinner Package - Info and Review

New to Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival this year are the Eat to the Beat Dinner packages. Available on select nights, for a set price you dine at a select Epcot restaurant and get a guaranteed seat in...

Are you a Frozen Fan?

If you are a huge Frozen fan, you may be rejoicing at recent announcement by Tom Staggs to bring more of Frozen into Walt Disney World. To briefly recap: ** Epcot's Maelstrom is closing (last day of operation is...

Epcot's Holidays Around the World Opening Day Report

November 29th was the first day of Epcot's Holidays Around the World so I took a stroll "Around the World". At 9am the parking area was already starting to back up - but hey, it was the day after...

Deb's Annual Holiday IllumiNations Party Photos

Deb's Annual Holiday IllumiNations Party Over $5,000 raised in the fight against breast cancer! Thank you all! CHECK-IN THE PARTY ILLUMINATIONS EXTRA MAGIC - SOARIN' WITH NO WAIT!!!...

Epcot - Sculpting the Spirits of America -Looking Back

As we move closer to October 1st and the 30th anniversary of Epcot, I thought I'd dig into my archives and share some images and information. Over 300 sculpted art works, including 154 in World Showcase, helped theme the brand...

July 4th Celebrations in Epcot

A few years ago I was fortunate to be in Walt Disney World during the 4th of July. At that time, I had the privilege of seeing the special Voices of Liberty Concert. I knew that this year, I wanted...

VISION house® Opens in Epcot's Innoventions

On Earth Day, April 22nd, a brand new exhibit opened in Epcot's Innoventions called VISION house® ! The purpose of VISION house® is to provide green living ideas in a fun and informative manner so guests can know a sustainable...

Food Rocks Debuts in Epcot's Land Pavillion March 26, 1994

Let's step back in time 18 years ago when Food Rocks opened in the Land Pavilion. Food Rocks replaced the Kitchen Kaberet which opened with the Land but had become outdated. The new show featured hip singers belting out...

Habit Heroes opens in Epcot's Innoventions

The latest exhibit to debut in Innoventions is called Habit Heroes - created to teach families how to live a healthy and active lifestyle. It is presented by Florida Blue and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. I experienced...

Neil Patrick Harris Narrates Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Epcot's Candlelight Processional is one of the holiday traditions that takes place each season at Walt Disney World. The Christmas story is told by a celebrity narrator and accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, the Voices of Liberty, Cast Member Choir...

Epcot World Showcase Postcards

I also like to collect postcards and Epcot postcards being one of my favorites. When I was at the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet last month, one of the Disneyana vendors had a box of postcards. I found some Epcot...

AllEars Soarin' Meet in Epcot January 24, 2011

Thanks to all for taking time out of your day to spend it with AllEars. Jack Spence and I enjoyed meeting all our new friends and seeing old friends. Folks came from all over the United States as well as...

All Ears Annual VIP Illuminations Party - December 5, 2010

On December 5th, Walt's birthday, the 5th annual AllEars® VIP Illuminations party was held. As has become our tradition, we watched Illuminations with the holiday tag in a private viewing area and then hung around for a little extra magic!...

Electric Umbrella AllEars Meet in Epcot December 9, 2010

On December 9th, we gathered at 9am at the Electric Umbrella for our final AllEars meet of 2010. Another cold morning greeted us, but did not keep AllEars fans away. We had a great time trading cards and giving away...

VIP Ticket for AllEars 12/5/2010 Iluminations Party Plus Magic! - Auction #7 Collectibles for a Cause

In 2011 I will be participating in my 12th Avon Walk for Breast Cancer since 2001! To demonstrate my commitment to this cause, I am auctioning some special items from my personal collection as a way to aid my...

Duffy the Bear Debuts in Epcot at Walt Disney World

Duffy the Bear was introduced to Epcot at an Annual Passholders Event held September 18, 2010. While Duffy is mostly unknown in the US Disney Theme Parks, he is VERY well known and extremely popular at Tokyo Disneyland (Jack Spence's...

Captain EO Returns to Epcot - Cast and Media Preview

June 30, 2010 Cast Members and Media were invited to a preview of Captain EO's return to Epcot. Captain EO is vintage Michael Jackson in his prime. The songs are all original Jackson, and bring to life the story of...

D23 Flowers and Fireworks Celebration 2010 - Part 2

Today we were in for a very special experience as part of the D23 Flowers and Fireworks event. Once again folks arrived very early. D23 provided coffee and tea while we waited! In addition to breakfast in the Yacht...

All Ears® Soarin' Meet - March 5, 2010

Friday morning was a great time to meet up with folks visiting Walt Disney World. We asked everyone to grab a FastPass for Soarin' and then come mingle with us in Sunshine Seasons at the Land. We were fortunate...

Joyful! A Gospel Celebration of the Season featuring D’Vine Voices

Joyful! returns to Epcot for the 2010 Holiday Season. This blog is from a 2009 performance! New to Epcot's Holidays Around the World in 2009 is D'Vine Voices who perform four times daily on the Future World Fountain Stage. D'Vine...

Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps - Epcot

Each country in World Showcase has its own themed entertainment and the American Adventure is one of my favorites. The Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps usually plays outside the American Adventure pavillion Tuesdays - Saturdays. Be sure to...

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Here are a few photos I took during my trip last week. These are all pre-opening. For more Flower and Garden Festival Information visit: An Interview with Eric Darden, Horticultural Manager Our Flower and Garden Festival Information Center...

Incredible Strength Act at Party for the Senses

I attended the last 2008 Party for the Senses in November. This year, as others have reported, the Cirque entertainers were replaced. Here is one of the entertainment groups. These 2 gentlemen were AMAZING! I couldn't stop watching them. The...

Epcot's JAMMitors er JAMMin Chefs!

As I meandered around Future World during my recent trip, I heard a commotion and turned around to see what it was. My initial thoughts were that it must be the JAMMitors! They've been entertaining guests in Epcot for many...

Epcot's The Land - Circa 1982-1984

This is another in my sporadic series of "Step Back in Time" blogs -- this one returns to Epcot and the Land Pavilion. The Land opened in Epcot's Future World on October 1, 1982 and was sponsored by Kraft. When...

All Ears Meet at Epcot's Imagination - April 20, 2008

It's been a while since we had an All Ears meet outside of MouseFest, so I decided to have one the weekend prior to Animal Kingdom's 10th Anniversary. Let me digress just a bit. I flew in Saturday and stayed...

Spaceship Earth - Epcot

Tomorrow's child (Tomorrow's Child) Gathering gifts from our past. Tomorrow's child (Tomorrow's Child) Shaping a world that will last... Ah, that song brings back fond memories of Epcot's early days. I still vividly remember my first trip to Epcot in...

Sunday at the World

Sometimes it's hard to finish a trip report once home, but here is the conclusion of my late October adventure to WDW. In case you missed the earlier posts here are the links: Heading to Walt Disney World Magic Kindgom...

Epcot's 25th Rededication Ceremony - Part 2

Part 1 Epcot's 25th Rededication Ceremony Marty continued to reminisce about the early days of speaking with Walt about Epcot. He went on to say: "I'll never forget that opening day of Epcot" Marty: -�One of the things I remember...

Epcot's 25th Rededication Ceremony - Part 1

It really was a beautiful morning which was good since we spent a lot of time waiting. Even though Spaceship Earth remained closed for renovations, it made the perfect backdrop for the festivities against the blue sky. I purchased a...

Epcot - Sunday 9/30/07 Part 2

After our lunch break, the Celebration 25 history walks reconvenied at the Living Seas, or rather, the Seas with Nemo and Friends. The Land... from Kitchen Kaberet to Food Rocks to Soarin' Journey into Imagination becomes Journey into Your Imagination....

Epcot - Sunday 9/30/07 Part 1

For those of you wondering where the rest of Friday and all of Saturday's reports are, well, I'll have to fill them in later. Today I want to tell you about the start of Celebration 25. If you are just...

Epcot Friday 9/28/07 Part 2

After leaving the Festival Center at Wonders of Life I stopped in MouseGears. Folks have said there were some "retro" T-Shirts for sale and I wanted to get one. 3/4 Sleeve shirt $26.00 Yellow Retro Shirt $24.00 I inquired about...

Epcot and more...

My trip Thursday night started off a little iffy. Planes were very delayed due to weather in other areas. My 7:15pm flight didn't leave until 11pm! Meaning I wasn't in my room until 2:00am. Not a great way to start...

Epcot Celebrates 25 Years A Chat with Adam Roth

This is the 3rd in a series of blogs on Epcot's 25th Anniversary. Epcot Turns 25! Journey to Imagination Postcards . Less than a week from now, Epcot will be buzzing with all the excitement! Yes, the Food and Wine...

Journey Into Imagination - Epcot Center - Celebrating 25 Years!

Tuesday's issue (September 25, 2007) of the AllEars® (weekly newsletter) has a special feature on the original Journey Into Imagination ride (Future World, Epcot) written by Lou Mongello. As I read the draft, I found myself reminiscing about the ride...

EPCOT Turns 25!

UPDATE: Today, the Orlando Sentinel reports that Epcot is now having some official activities on October 1st. Special items of note include an exhibit on Epcot's 25 years and a special IllumiNations finale. The 25th anniversary of Epcot Center...

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