Entries from Disney and Florida Attractions News Blog tagged with 'epcot'

Epcot Celebrates Coco with New Entertainment, Interactive Exhibits

This holiday season, guests of Epcot will get a taste of the magic and music of Disney•Pixar’s film “Coco,” which is now playing in theaters. From now until January 6, 2018, El Mariachi Coco de Santa Cecilia, a new...

The SpectacuLAB Interactive Show Set to Debut at Epcot in November

Every day, guests have a blast exploring their imagination, creativity and curiosity at Innoventions at Epcot. Disney Parks Blog announced today that Innoventions will welcome The SpectacuLAB, an engaging new interactive show this November. In it, guests will be...

Epcot Festival of the Arts Returns Jan. 12 - Feb. 19, 2018!

Returning to Epcot for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate all things art -- performing, visual and culinary -- from January 12 - February 19, with festivities running seven days a week and...

Epcot at 35: Reflecting on a Storied Past, Poised for a Promising Future of Creativity and Innovation

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. – Oct. 1, 2017 – Epcot marked its 35th anniversary Sunday doing what it does best: looking to the future. Against the backdrop of its iconic Spaceship Earth, Disney’s theme park that celebrates human achievement...

Celebrate Epcot's 35th!

Celebrate Epcot’s 35th October 1 With Exclusive Merchandise, Special Fireworks Finale & More Here are a few highlights of what’s planned for this year’s anniversary celebration. Commemorative Guide Map – Be sure to pick up a commemorative Epcot Guidemap...

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Merchandise

Looking for Epcot Food and Wine Merchandise? The Disney Store online has many items for purchase. Here's some you may be interested in..... Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2017 T-Shirt for Adults Epcot International Food & Wine Festival...

New Adventures at Mission: Space Start August 13 at Epcot

UPDATE: Mission: Space will "relaunch" on August 13, 2017! In addition, younger astronauts can now ride -- the height restriction will be changed for the Green Mission side with the addition of new X-2 booster seats allowing children 40"-44”...

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Announces Extraordinary Line-up of Experiences Coming to Disney Parks around the Globe

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek Announces Extraordinary Line-up of Experiences Coming to Disney Parks around the Globe ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 15, 2017) – Today at D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced an extraordinary...

First Look: New Space Restaurant to Offer 'Out-of-this-World' Dining Experience at Epcot

First Look: New Space Restaurant to Offer ‘Out-of-this-World’ Dining Experience at Epcot Today at the D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald shared a first look at a new restaurant that will be located adjacent to Epcot's Mission:...

'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Ratatouille' Attractions Coming to Epcot

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ & ‘Ratatouille’ Attractions Coming to Epcot Plans were unveiled unveiled at the D23 Expo on July 15 that Epcot will receive not one, but two new attractions inspired by popular films. First, a “Guardians of...

Sunday Roast Coming to Rose and Crown Epcot

Rose & Crown Dining Room is well known as a family-friendly pub which offers guests British comfort food and stellar views for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Recently, a traditional British favorite, the Sunday Roast, has been added to the...

Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday

Epcot is celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday with special commemorative buttons. Answer a trivia question and win a button. Available until July 1, 2017 (or while supplies last)....

Spaceship Earth to Become Star Wars Death Star

Spaceship Earth at Epcot to become Giant Star Wars Death Star during Special After-Hours Event In celebration for the upcoming release of Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, Walt Disney World is hosting a special (now sold out)...

2017 Food and Wine Festival Dates Announced

Dates Announced for the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Mark your calendar: August 31 through November 13 will be a record 75 days of global culinary creations, celebrity chefs, premium events, Eat to the Beat concerts, and...

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Launches Jan. 13 - Feb 20, 2017

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2016) Combining visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world, the first-ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts will create a global masterpiece for six inspired weekends. Held Fridays through Mondays starting...

Yelloween Party for the Senses Still Booking Guests

Bookings Still Open for Party for the Senses Yelloween Masquerade Oct. 28 and 29 at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival There’s still time to plan for the premier masquerade event of the year – the Yelloween Masquerade Party...

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrating a Season of WonderFALL Experiences

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The arrival of fall marks one of the best times of the year to indulge in sips, savors, songs and scares across the Walt Disney World Resort. Special events and seasonal celebrations all add...

Celebrate Disney PhotoPass Day August 19th

On Friday, August 19, PhotoPass teams at both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will celebrate the art and fun of photography at Disney Parks through the first-ever #DisneyPhotoPassDay, a one-day celebration that will feature exciting offerings...

Tables in Wonderland Members Pre-Booking Starts July 19

Tables in Wonderland members have the opportunity to pre-book select Epcot International Food & Wine Festival events starting at 9 a.m. (EST) on July 19, 2016. Booking opens to the general public on July, 21, 2016. The following events...

Chase Returns To The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival With Exclusive Cardmember Lounge

Two-Day Pre-Sale Available for Disney Visa Credit Cardmembers WILMINGTON, Del. – July 18, 2016 – Chase today announced that as part of its multi-year agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, U.S., it continues as the presenting sponsor of...

Soarin' Around the World Takes Off June 17

Imagine a wind-through-your-hair flight above The Great Wall of China, a bird’s-eye view of the Sydney Harbor in Australia, gliding around the Matterhorn in Switzerland … These are among more than a dozen breathtaking ways you’ll be able to...

Inside Out's Joy and Sadness to Appear at Epcot Character Spot

Starting in April, visitors to the expanded Epcot Character Spot in Epcot's Future World will be able to meet Joy and Sadness, two of the Emotions who help guide Riley through life in the Disney•Pixar film "Inside Out." On...

Blockbuster Experiences Will Debut This Summer Across All Four Walt Disney World Theme Parks

New ‘Star Wars’ Stage Show Premiere April 4; ‘Rivers of Light’ Set for Earth Day Opening and Finding Dory Swims into Epcot this Summer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (March 2, 2016)– An unbeatable lineup of blockbuster attractions will debut...

Disney*Pixar Short Film Festival Debuts Today - 12/23/15!

As previously announced by the Disney Parks Blog, Epcot would be filling the space left by Captain EO with the "Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival!" The Short Film Festival debuts today, December 23, 2015. "This new experience will feature...

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival Expands to 90 Days!

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival is expanding from 75 days to 90 days in 2016! March 2 - May 30, 2016 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE Outdoor Kitchens Return! Huey, Dewey and Louie make the topiary debut at the park entrance with...

Colortopia Presented by Gliden Opens in Innoventions East

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 13, 2015 – The GLIDDEN paint brand today unveiled the COLORTOPIA exhibit, a new colorful experience in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot, part of Walt Disney World Resort, that entertains, informs and inspires guests about the...

Goodbye Captain EO - Hello Disney*Pixar Film Festival

Captain EO, Fuzzball and Major Domo's last days are here! After returning on July 2, 2010 (after a 16 year hiatus), the movie is moving on to Yesterdayland! The show officially closes on December 6, 2015! A new 4D...

Countdown to New Year’s with Sensational Entertainment, Extended Hours and Dining Options at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place to ring in the New Year. With spectacular fireworks shows, world-class entertainment, and endless dining options, guests can celebrate New Year’s Eve with a touch of...

20th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Announces Future World Marketplace Expansion

photo courtesy Disney Milestone Celebration Sept. 25-Nov. 16 to Offer New Tastings and Premium Events; Event Bookings Will Begin July 30 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (July 13, 2015) – Walt Disney World Resort announced today that four new food...

Epcot Food and Wine Festival News: ABC’s 'The Chew' at the Festival; Two Future World Marketplaces Debut

ABC’s “The Chew” is leaving its Manhattan studio for the first time in the show’s history to broadcast from the 20th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. The Emmy-Award® Winning...

A Sensational Star-Spangled Celebration Set for Walt Disney World Resort Guests July 3-4

Dazzling Fireworks and Fanfare Festivities celebrate Independence Day at Walt Disney World Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Guests can rock their patriotic Disney Side at Walt Disney World Resort on July 3 and 4 to celebrate Independence Day....

"Frozen Ever After" to Open in Epcot's Norway Pavilion in 2016

Walt Disney World has announced some details on the new "Frozen" attraction that is being constructed in Epcot's Norway pavilion, slated to open in 2016. The new attraction will be called "Frozen Ever After," and it will be "an...

20 Years of Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival - Details

Milestone Celebration Queues Up New Tastings and Events LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A global culinary journey celebrating 20 delicious years of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will tantalize taste buds from Sept. 25-Nov. 16, at Walt...

Exclusive Sneak Peek at Tomorrowland Movie at Disney Parks

For a limited time, beginning mid-April, guests at Epcot in Walt Disney World and Disneyland at the Disneyland resort can get a sneak peek of "Tomorrowland" starring George Clooney and directed by Brad Bird. This is the story of...

Soarin and Toy Story Updates

In response to overwhelming guest demand for Epcot's Soarin' and Toy Story Mid Way Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World has announced plans for expansion and updates of the popular attractions. Another theater is being added to...

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Offers Springtime Savings

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - Feb. 27, 2015 - Flowers are in bloom and activities abound at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, where springtime savings offer guests up to 40 percent off for stays between March...

Holidays Around the World in Epcot Changes

The changes in Epcot live entertainment offerings continue into the Holiday Season. The Disney Parks Blog announced new experiences will take plan in Mexico, Morocco and China. "In Mexico, guests will enjoy the songs and traditions of "Fiesta de...

Trattoria al Forno Replaces Kouzzina at Boardwalk

Disney has announced that Italy will replace Greece on the Boardwalk starting in December 2014. Look for simple foods "trattoria" baked in an oven (al forno) at the new eatery serving dishes from Italy's various regions. Everything from Neopolitan...

Epcot's After-Hours Wind Down - Lounges to Remain Open

Have you ever wanted to hang out at Epcot after IllumiNations but you have to leave the park? From April 17 - September 15 you'll now be able to wind down at La Cava del Tequila (Mexico), Spice Road...

A New After-Dark Experience Treats Epcot Guests to One More Bite of Fun

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla " The magic doesn't end once the sun sets during the 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. A new after-dark experience gives guests one more taste of World Showcase excitement like never before. After a...

The Guess Who Kick Off Flower Power Concert Series March 7-9

The Guess Who will kick off the "Flower Power" concert series March 7-9 during the 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. and are included with Epcot...

New Medal to Mark 5th Anniversary Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Commemorative medal only available for 2014 event; popular post-race party during Epcot International Food & Wine Festival to return; registration opens today for November race weekend LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (March 4, 2014) - Registration opens today for the...

Epcot Expands "Re-Discovering America: Family Treasures from the Kinsey Collection" Gallery this Spring

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2014) - Walt Disney World Resort guests visiting The American Adventure pavilion at Epcot will see exciting updates as part of an expansion of "Re-Discovering America: Family Treasures from the Kinsey Collection" this...

Spice Road Table Coming to Morocco Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Spice Road Table is coming soon to Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort, offering a variety of Moroccan small plates and specialty drinks. Regional flavors from the Mediterranean are highlighted, along with a scenic...

New Soda Flavors at Epcot's Club Cool

(from the Disney Parks Blog) As of October 30, 2013, Club Cool, in Epcot's Future World, will offer several new international soda samples. New flavors added to the sample station are: -- Fanta Pineapple: Fanta debuted in Europe in...

Frozen Coming to the Disney Parks this Fall

The Disney Parks Blog has announced that Frozen (arriving in theatres November 27, 2013) will have a presence at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort. Anna and her sister Elsa, will appear in the Norway pavillion at Epcot for...

Air Supply to Perform October 2-4 in Epcot's "Eat to the Beat" Concert Series

Air Supply ("All Out of Love") will perform October 2-4, 2013, as part of the 18th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival "Eat to the Beat" concert series. Shows are nightly at America Gardens Theatre in Epcot's World Showcase...

The Go-Gos Perform Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in "Eat to the Beat" Concert Series

The Go-Go's ("We Got the Beat") will perform September 30-October 1, 2013, as part of the 18th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival "Eat to the Beat" concert series. Shows are nightly at America Gardens Theatre in Epcot's World...

Starship Starring Mickey Thomas Kicks Off 2013 "Eat to the Beat" Concert Series

Starship starring Mickey Thomas ("We Built This City") will perform September 27-29, 2013, as part of the 18th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival "Eat to the Beat" concert series. Shows are nightly at America Gardens Theatre in Epcot's...

Fountain View at Epcot Reopens; Includes Starbucks Products

Reopening September 4, Fountain View has a new look and new offerings for Epcot guests -- featuring Starbucks products. Popular Disney-made treats will be served alongside Starbucks favorites like coffee, espresso and Frappuccino-blended beverages, as well as breakfast sandwiches...

Sounds Like Summer Final Weeks

The latest group in Epcot's Sounds Like Summer concert series is The Police Experience - A Tribute to The Police (pictured above). They will perform at the America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.,...

Reservations for Epcot Food and Wine Festival Premium Events Begin August 13!

(from the Disney Parks Blog) Reservations for premium events for the 18th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which runs September 27-November 11, will begin at 7 a.m. on August 13. From the Party for the Senses grand tasting...

Sounds Like Summer Concerts - Stayin Alive!

Summer sizzles at Epcot as some of the world's greatest tribute bands rock the stage on select summer nights. Classic hits U2, The Bee Gees, The Police, and many more will rock during Sounds Like Summer concert series. The high-energy...

Where Art and History Intersect: Epcot Welcomes the Kinsey Collection

A Celebration of African-American Achievement and Contribution LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Guests to the American Adventure pavilion at Epcot will journey "between the pages" of history as the American Heritage Gallery opens its doors to an art exhibit...

Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles Opens in France Pavilion

Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles has opened in Epcot's France pavilion, in the space adjacent to the movie theater exit. The new bakery, which replaces the former Boulangerie Patisserie in the pavilion, is much more spacious and offers a new,...

Disney’s Animal Programs Works with New England Aquarium to Aid Sea Turtles

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 28, 2012 --The Seas with Nemo & Friends welcomed some new swimmers recently, with the addition of eight Kemp's Ridley sea turtles suffering from hypothermia after a recent cold snap in New England. As...

Agent P Expands in Epcot's World Showcase

New elements are coming soon to the interactive game, Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure. The new features will be added to the United Kingdom, Mexico and Japan pavilions. The game is based on the wily...

Starbucks Locations at Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot Set to Open Next Year

According to the Disney Parks Blog, two Starbucks locations will open in Walt Disney World Resort next year, one in the Magic Kingdom and one in Epcot. The Magic Kingdom's Main Street Bakery will close for refurbishment in January 2013...

Buckle up for Fun! Epcot Guests “Drive their Design” at the Re-Imagined Test Track Presented by Chevrolet

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Walt Disney World Resort guests will experience the thrill of designing their very own virtual vehicle - then putting their design through its paces - when the re-imagined, multi-sensory Test Track Presented by Chevrolet grand...

Ring in a Happy New Year at Walt Disney World

Ring in a Happy New Year with Special Dining, Dance Parties and Fireworks Galore at Walt Disney World Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - New Year's Eve is one of the biggest fireworks evenings of the year at Walt...

Test Track to Reopen December 6, 2012

Test Track will officially reopen on December 6. When Test Track reopens, this reengineered attraction will allow guests to experience the fun world of automotive design firsthand. Guests will first enter a Design Studio and make a series of...

D23 Celebrates Epcot's 30th Anniversary

More than 1,000 Epcot enthusiasts, members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, gathered at Epcot's World Showcase on Sunday, September 30, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the theme park, which first opened on October 1, 1982. A...

Ocean Spray’s Cranberry Bog Exhibit is a Feast for the Eyes

Ocean Spray's Cranberry Bog Exhibit is a Feast for the Eyes at 2012 Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival Cranberry cooperative shares the secrets behind the taste, health, and heritage of the exceptional cranberry LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass. (Sept. 26, 2012)...

Test Track Epcot Update

Epcot's Test Track is entering final stages of a major rehab. The revamped attraction will allow you to design your own custom concept vehicle, and then put it through its paces on the hills and switchbacks of the Test...

Special Events/Merchandise for Epcot's 30th Anniversary

October 1 marks Epcot's 30th anniversary, and Walt Disney World has announced several special events to mark the occasion. Throughout the day on October 1, you can attend Epcot history presentations in World Showplace courtesy of D23: The Official...

Manatee Day at Epcot Helps Educate Guests

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 6, 2012 - In ancient days, sailors may have mistaken manatees for mermaids, but many Epcot guests won't be making that same mistake after visiting The Seas with Nemo and Friends during International Manatee...

Imagineer Reveals Details about Test Track Redesign

Imagineer Melissa Jeselnick revealed details about the "re-imagined" Test Track attraction that is currently under development in Walt Disney World's Epcot during an online chat via the Disney Parks Blog on Monday, August 27. The revamped attraction, due to...

"Keep Moving Forward" Epcot Segway Tour and Breakfast Debuts September 17

Beginning September 17, Epcot guests will be able to enjoy a new Segway tour that explores Walt Disney's vision for a better tomorrow, and the results of that vision: The Florida Project and Epcot. "Keep Moving Forward: See the World,...

Epcot Sounds Like Summer Concert Series - SouthBound and Company

SouthBound and Company A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd appearing July 15-21 All performances are scheduled to take place at the open-air American Gardens Theater in World Showcase. Show times are 5:45, 7 and 8:15 p.m. Sounds Like Summer concerts...

Epcot Sounds Like Summer Concert Series - The Police Experience

The Police Experience~ A Tribute to the Police Appearing July 8-14 From July 8-14 The Police Experience~ A Tribute to the Police will perform during the Sounds like Summer concert series at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in...

D23’s EPCOT 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

COMMEMORATES 'THE DAWN OF A NEW DISNEY ERA' THAT BEGAN OCT. 1, 1982 The Official Disney Fan Club Salutes Three Decades of Epcot on Sept. 30, 2012, as the 21st Century Begins Again With the Most Comprehensive Retrospective Ever...

Savor Global Tastes, First Vegan Marketplace, Florida Flavors at 17th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 28-Nov. 12

Festival Planners Add Extra Day of Tasting Fun LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - For a record 46 days beginning Sept. 28, 2012, Disney guests can taste their way around the world during the 17th annual Epcot International Food &...

Brave – The Highland Games Tournament Runs June 1-July 8 at Epcot

From June 1-July 8, Epcot will serve as the setting for Brave - The Highland Games Tournament, a kid-focused offering that will include games like Mini Caber Toss, Cake Toss, Haggis Flip and archery. There will also be a...

New Tutto Italia Wine Cellar Opens May 1 at Italy at Epcot

NEW YORK, NY April 30, 2012 - Patina Restaurant Group officially opens Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar at the Walt Disney World Resort on May 1. Located in a reproduction of the Medici Palace in the Italy pavilion at Epcot,...

Epcot's Test Track to Get Major Redesign

The Disney Parks Blog has announced details and concept art relating to the redesign of Epcot's Test Track. The revamped attraction will allow you to design your own custom concept vehicle, and then put it through its paces on...

Chuck Negron to Perform April 27-29 at “Flower Power” Concerts

Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night will perform April 27-29 at the 19th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival "Flower Power" concert series. Concerts are performed at the America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase. Show Times: Fridays, Saturdays...

VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot Opens April 22nd, Earth Day

Green Builder® Media Launches Inspirational New Green Home Exhibit: VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot Vanguard Exhibit Proactively Addresses Sustainable Living Solutions. VISION House in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot launches on Earth Day. Eastsound, WA (PRWEB) April 18, 2012 Green Builder®...

The Spinners to Perform at Epcot's Flower Power Concert Series March 30-April 1

The Spinners will perform March 30-April 1 at the 19th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival "Flower Power" concert series. Concerts are performed at the America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase. Show Times: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:15...

The Guess Who to Perform March 23-25 at Flower Power Concerts

The Guess Who will perform March 23-25 at the 19th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival "Flower Power" concert series. Concerts are performed at the America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase. Show Times: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:15...

Jose Feliciano to Perform at Epcot's Flower Power Concert Series

Jose Feliciano will perform March 9-11 at the 19th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival "Flower Power" concert series. Concerts are performed at the America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase. Show Times: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:15 p.m.,...

Habit Heroes Exhibit Debuts at Innoventions at Epcot

from the Disney Parks Blog: A new interactive exhibit, Habit Heroes presented by Florida Blue and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, debuted at Innoventions at Epcot today. This new experience encourages children of all ages to learn healthy lifestyle habits...

Disney and General Motors Renew Alliance and Create Magic for Guests at a Re-Imagined Test Track Experience

Two of the world's most recognized brands extend an alliance that will create a new experience for millions of Guests at Epcot. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 6, 2012 - Disney and General Motors have renewed their long-term business...

Marlee Matlin Narrates Epcot's Candlelight Processional December 28-30

Marlee Matlin, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning actress, will be a guest narrator December 28-30 at the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. This beloved holiday tradition, continuing nightly through December 30, features a joyous retelling of the Christmas story...

Chita Rivera,Tony Award-winning Actress, Guest Narrator December 16-18 at the Candlelight Processional

Holiday Tradition -- Chita Rivera,Tony Award-winning actress, will be a guest narrator December 16-18 at the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. This beloved holiday tradition, continuing nightly through December 30, features a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a...

Neil Patrick Harris Narrates Epcot's Candlelight Processional December 10-12

Neil Patrick Harris, the Emmy Award-nominated star of the hit television series "How I Met Your Mother" and former star of the hit series "Doogie Howser, M.D.," will be the guest narrator for the Candlelight Processional at Epcot December...

New Sorcerer Mickey Topiary Conducts Floral Magic at 19th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 7-May 20

Colorful New Gardens, Popular Gardening Workshops and Whimsical Fun in Store LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A little gardening magic will go a long way when an eight-foot-tall floral Sorcerer Mickey topiary holds court at the entrance to the...

The Pointer Sisters - Eat to the Beat concerts

THE POINTER SISTERS: One of three new Eat to the Beat concert acts appearing at the 16th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, The Pointer Sisters take the stage Nov. 2-3 with crowd-pleasers like "He's So Shy."...

Gin Blossoms - Eat to the Beat Concerts

GIN BLOSSOMS: One of three new Eat to the Beat concert acts appearing at the 16th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Gin Blossoms are set to rock audiences Oct. 27-28 with top hits like "Hey Jealousy."...

The Orchestra Starring Former Members of ELO

THE ORCHESTRA STARRING FORMER MEMBERS OF ELO: One of three new Eat to the Beat concert acts appearing at the 16th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, The Orchestra starring former members of ELO take the stage Oct. 20-21...

Kakigori Cart in Japan Pavilion at Epcot Expands with Savory, Sweet Bites

from the Disney Parks Blog... On a hot afternoon, nothing is better than a shaved ice, or kakigori, from the little cart in front of the Japan pavilion at Epcot. A brain freeze is inevitable as we slurp the...

Manatees Receive Expert Care at The Seas with Nemo & Friends

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 21, 2011 - Jasper and Vail may sound like two western United States vacation spots, but they're actually the names of two manatees at Walt Disney World Resort. Both male manatees were brought to...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas pose with their children, Dylan (left), age 10, and Carys (right), age 7, on Nov. 24, 2010, along with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in front of the Epcot theme park Christmas...

Openings Grand at Sea and on Land: Disney Unwraps Magical, Memory-Making Attractions, Cruises, Resorts, Tours

NEW YORK - Nothing like a little Disney magic to make memories that last a lifetime. Just in time for "Let the Memories Begin," Disney is embarking on exciting, all-new experiences for guests that will take them over the horizon,...

New Pizzeria Via Napoli Unveiled at Epcot World Showcase at Walt Disney World Resort

Patina Restaurant Group has opened a new casual pizzeria, called Via Napoli, adjacent to Tutto Italia Ristorante, its restaurant in the Italy pavilion in Epcot World Showcase at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This becomes...

New Pizzeria "Via Napoli" Set to Open August 5th at Walt Disney World

NEW YORK: July 20, 2010 - Patina Restaurant Group will open a new casual pizzeria August 5th, called Via Napoli, adjacent to Tutto Italia Ristorante, its restaurant in the Italy pavilion in Epcot® World Showcase at Walt Disney World® Resort...

Cast Members to Perform Benefit Concerts for Make-A-Wish Foundation

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Rehearsals are underway for the Encore! Cast Choir and Orchestra's summer production, Dream Our Dreams, A Musical Tribute to the Legacy of Disney. Known for staging spectacular charity concerts, the volunteer ensemble has chosen Make-A-Wish...

Endangered Sea Turtles Thriving at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 9, 2010 - Two ailing Kemp's Ridley sea turtles are on the road to recovery after being brought to Walt Disney World Resort last month from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport,...

World Showcase Presents Delicious Discoveries Oct. 1-Nov. 14 at 15th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Chefs Whip Up Global Goodies from South Korea, Belgium, and More LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Like a fine wine that improves with age, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival celebrates 15 years Oct. 1-Nov. 14 with an unrivaled...

Chubby Checker & The Wildcats Epcot's Flower Power Concert Series

May 14 - 16, Chubby Checker & The Wildcats "The Twist": Flower Power Concert Series Fills Weekends with Special Music during 2010 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. America Gardens Theatre shows at 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m....

Growth is Underway at Epcot: Two New Restaurants, Two New Stores Set to Open in 2010

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 30, 2010 - Just in time for the 15th Annual Epcot Food & Wine Festival, Walt Disney World guests will be able to experience the newest enhancements to the World Showcase at Epcot - a...

Florida Residents Find Two Ways to Win with New Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Web Site

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The 17th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival continues through May 16, 2010. And now Florida residents have two ways to win with a new Web site dedicated to this year's festival. · At...

Take a Nanooze Break

New Epcot exhibition brings nano to the masses Photo of the marquee banner for the Take a Nanooze Break exhibition. February 24, 2010 A new long-term exhibition at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., will...

Inaugural Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend in 2010

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Disney's Endurance series is adding a mouth-watering half marathon to its list of already popular race weekends. The inaugural Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is set to take place Oct. 1-2, 2010, culminating...

Community Candlelight Glows with Charitable Spirit

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 8, 2009 - Warm holiday wishes filled the air at sunset on December 6 as more than 1,400 community leaders gathered to enjoy a performance of the Candlelight Processional at Epcot's America Gardens Theatre....

New Exhibit at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot Showcases Math in Action as Students Design and Experience Their Own Ride Using Math Fundamentals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 14, 2009 - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today unveiled the Sum of all Thrills™ at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. This new ride is a unique experience that lets park...

New La Cava del Tequila Serves Up Tastes of Mexican Tequila Heritage

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Tasty tequilas and mouthwatering margaritas are on tap at La Cava del Tequila, a new offering for Epcot guests to explore the heritage and tradition of tequila-making in Mexico. Tucked away in the Mexico...

Dan Rather Visits Walt Disney World

TWO LEGENDS: Journalist and TV anchor Dan Rather poses with Mickey Mouse Aug. 16, 2009 at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Rather was on vacation at the Walt Disney World theme park....

Musical Tributes Under Way at Epcot

Stayin' Alive-A Tribute to the Bee Gees kicked off a series of music acts slated to entertain Walt Disney World guests now through Aug. 9 at Epcot. "Sounds Like Summer" concert series acts in July and August will celebrate the...

Disney’s Smallest Audio-Animatronics Figure Brings ‘Chef Remy’ to Life at Les Chefs de France in Epcot

From the Silver Screen to Haute Cuisine! LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The newest chef at Walt Disney World Resort may be small in stature, but he's a big hit with guests enjoying haute cuisine at Les Chefs de...

The Seas Granted Accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, Maryland, March 30, 2009 - The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that The Seas was granted accreditation by AZA's independent Accreditation Commission. "The Seas has been awarded AZA accreditation because of its high standards...

16th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Celebrates Floral Fun and 'Going Green' March 18-May 31, 2009

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - An elaborate "Cinderellabration" topiary and an environmentally friendly Green Garden bring fresh springtime flair to the 16th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, presented by Disneynature, March 18-May 31, 2009. Amid a colorful...

The Great Piggy Bank Adventure Exhibit to Open this Spring at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot

T. Rowe Price to Collaborate with Walt Disney World Co. to Promote Financial Empowerment and Education for Families BALTIMORE, March 16 -- T. Rowe Price, the global investment management organization, today announced that it has signed a sponsorship agreement to...

Raytheon to launch “The Sum of All Thrills” at Epcot in 2009

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 9, 2009 - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) plans to unveil an interactive, math-based experience called "The Sum of All Thrills" at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The exhibit,...

Candlelight Processional Memories at Epcot

Celebrity narrators of the 2008 Candlelight Procession at Epcot share their favorite holiday memories. The Candlelight Processional at Epcot is a Walt Disney World Resort holiday tradition; a telling of the Christmas story featuring celebrity narrators, a mass choir and...

En Vogue Performs at Epcot's Eat to the Beat Concert Series

EN VOGUE ROCKS THE HOUSE -- En Vogue sings "Hold On" and other pop hits during Eat to the Beat! concerts at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival....

CULINARY GREATS -- Bocuse d'Or USA Semifinal Competition at Walt Disney World -- Sept. 26, 2008

Disney Chefs present an elaborate fish dish, Sept. 26, 2008, created by Chef Richard Rosendale of Rosendales in Columbus, Ohio, during the Bocuse d'Or USA semifinal competition held during the launch of the 13th annual Epcot International Food and...

Al Roker to Emcee, Charlie Trotter to Whip up Magic at Bocuse d’Or USA ‘Culinary Olympics' at Walt Disney World Resort

Contest to Culminate Sept. 27 in Star-Studded Gala Featuring World's Top Chefs LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - When the gold-standard Bocuse d'Or USA culinary cook-off unfolds Sept. 26 and 27 at Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort, TV personality Al...

The Smithereens (NEW) “A Girl Like You”.

Oct. 10-12, 2008 THE BEAT GOES ON AT EPCOT A lineup of great musicians play rock, jazz, funk and pop when they take their turn in the Eat to the Beat! concert series during the Epcot International Food & Wine...

New Interactive Attraction at Epcot with Disney’s Kim Possible

New Ultra-Interactive Attraction at Epcot Immerses Walt Disney World Guests In the High-Tech World of Disney's Kim Possible Epcot guests at Walt Disney World Resort will be treated to a brand new, highly interactive attraction inspired by Disney Channel's Emmy...

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