Entries from A Mom and The Magic tagged with 'epcot'

ABC's The Chew serves up fun and surprises for audience at Walt Disney World

If you visited Epcot this past week, you couldn’t miss the huge stage set up in the center of the World Showcase promenade. That’s because the cast and crew of The Chew television show were filming at Walt Disney...

Travel through 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival with one local family

As my children -- ages 13 and 15 as of later this week -- have gotten older, they have come to look forward to the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival almost as much as my husband and...

Tips for families at 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival begins tomorrow – and lasts a mouth-watering, record 75 days. My family and I look forward to this special event every fall. For years, my children, who are now a tween...

Welcome back, Disney World passholders! Don't miss these experiences

This week, it was announced that the summer blackout for Silver and Weekday Select passholders would be lifted early. As a result, those passholders can re-enter Walt Disney World parks on Tuesday, Aug. 1. If this applies to you,...

Dapper Day returns to Walt Disney World for both days this weekend

Time to trade in that T-shirt and flip flops for your finest clothes and head to Walt Disney World this weekend! That’s because Dapper Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 29, at the Magic Kingdom and on Sunday,...

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Epcot

Saturday is Earth Day, and Walt Disney World is celebrating! Animal Kingdom is marking April 22, which is also the theme park's birthday, with its annual Party for the Planet. This year, however, the celebration will be expanded to...

Author Ridley Pearson announces new Kingdom Keepers sequels coming in 2018

Good news, “Kingdom Keepers” fans! Author Ridley Pearson told me exclusively that this week’s release of “The Return: Disney at Last” is not a final farewell to Finn, Charlene, Maybeck, Willa and Philby. It’s always difficult to say goodbye...

Meet Author Ridley Pearson at Walt Disney World and get new Kingdom Keepers book early

“Kingdom Keepers” author Ridley Pearson returns to Walt Disney World this week, and fans and readers will be able to meet him -- without battling the Overtakers. As has become tradition, Pearson will be at the Orlando resort to...

Take a look behind the blooms at Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival and find out what's new for 2017

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival begins in just one week – March 1 – and runs through May 29. Each year, the festival has gotten bigger and better with more blooms, detailed character topiaries and edible gardens....

Should you take kids to Epcot's new arts festival?

We’re halfway through the inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Arts, and if you’re a Disney fan, you’ve probably read or watched plenty about what the festival has to offer guests. (Our own Deb Koma has written a detailed...

Walt Disney World rolls out The Magic Is Endless marketing campaign

Goodbye #UnforgettableHappensHere. Hello #MagicIsEndless. Disney Parks unveiled its new marketing campaign for 2017 in the fall, and the slogan already has appeared in TV ads and numerous promotional materials from The Walt Disney Co. Expect to see it highlighted...

How to survive the Christmas and New Year's crowds at Walt Disney World

The busiest time of the entire year at Walt Disney World – the week before Christmas and the week before New Year’s Day – begins this weekend. And although being in a Disney theme park during the holidays is...

Here's where you can meet Santa Claus at Walt Disney World

Santa Claus has been listening to wish lists for about a month now at Walt Disney Springs, and if you haven’t checked if you’re on the Naughty or the Nice List, what are you waiting for? You can find...

One family's recommendations for 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

As my children -- ages 12 and 14 as of next week -- have gotten older, they have come to look forward to the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival almost as much as my husband and I...

Tips for families at 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival begins tomorrow – and lasts a mouth-watering, record 62 days! My family and I look forward to this special event every fall. For years, my children, who are now a tween...

Frozen Ever After: What parents need to know about Disney World's newest attraction

“Frozen” is one of Disney’s most successful character franchises ever, but its instant popularity seemed to come as a surprise to the company that struggled to catch up with merchandise, attractions and other ways for fans to interact with...

Walt Disney World passholders: What not to miss before blackout starts Monday

Monday, June 6, is a not-so-magical day for many local Walt Disney World passholders. For Florida resident silver passholders, it’s the last day they can enter the theme parks until the blackout lifts on Aug. 12. So, for their...

Walt Disney World announces 2016 Shining Stars among its Dreamers and Doers

Walt Disney World has announced its 2016 Shining Stars recipients from among about 400 Central Florida students who were named Disney Dreamers and Doers last month. The students originally were chosen by their schools for actions they took this...

Celebrate Earth Day at Epcot with special meet-and-greet, family friendly activities

Many Disney fans know that Animal Kingdom celebrates Earth Day – that’s this Friday! – with its Party for the Planet. After all, Earth Day is the Walt Disney World theme park’s birthday, too. But did you know that...

Ocean Spray cranberry bog returns to 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Here’s berry good news! After a hiatus last year, Ocean Spray's popular cranberry bog is back at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival for the fourth year. If you've attended the festival, you've probably walked right past it...

We’ll miss Duffy the Disney Bear when meet-and-greets at Walt Disney World end next weekend

In a little over a week, Duffy the Disney Bear will be setting sail for new adventures that don’t include his post at Epcot any longer. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Walt Disney World has confirmed that Duffy’s...

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with Party for the Planet at Walt Disney World

To celebrate Earth Day, Walt Disney World is bringing back popular activities from past years -- and adding a few surprises -- at the resort on Tuesday. The biggest celebration, Party for the Planet, takes place at Animal Kingdom,...

Raytheon celebrates National Engineers Week with "Science Thrills Live" shows at Epcot

No matter what your kids tell you, science can be fun, and one of Epcot's corporate sponsors, Raytheon, is offering theme-park guests the opportunity to discover this for themselves during special events planned for National Engineers Week, which is...

Walt Disney World's Epcot offers kids a variety of fun activities

Recently, a parent at my children's elementary school told me she would never take her kids to Epcot because there just isn't anything for them to do at that Walt Disney World theme park. Huh? As an annual passholder...

Personalized children's book at Epcot celebrates holidays around the world

Epcot long has offered a global view of the holidays, and now the park offers something special that allows kids to read about holidays around the world, too. kidsHeritage, Inc., the company that creates custom books for children and...

Take a tour of Epcot's private Living Seas Salon

Everyday guests at Walt Disney World may not be aware that there are private restaurants, offices, suites and lounges tucked away among the buildings at Walt Disney World. These spaces are not accessible to the general public and, for...

New IBM THINK exhibition at Epcot is difficult for young kids to understand or appreciate

IBM put a lot of thought into creating its new THINK exhibition in Innoventions West at Epcot. Unfortunately, the company thought more about presenting information than it did about entertaining young guests. On approach, THINK is inviting with all...

Kids can learn about physics behind roller coasters this week at Epcot

To celebrate National Engineers Week, one of the sponsors at Epcot is offering short and entertaining demonstrations that teach kids the physics behind roller coasters. Though National Engineers Week has a focus of calling attention to the importance of...

Fulfill your need for speed at Test Track 2.0 in Epcot

My family and I finally got to ride the new Test Track at Epcot last weekend, and -- though we all still enjoy the ride -- we're divided on whether we prefer the new version or the previous one....

Tell your kids about their heritage with personalized books sold at Epcot

Deanna Bufo Novak A new retail stand at Epcot shares the same mission as the World Showcase portion of the Walt Disney World park -- to educate visitors about countries around the globe. In this case, though, the nations...

Disney World's reworked Habit Heroes attraction opens

Habit Heroes, an exhibit at Epcot's Innoventions that teaches guests about healthy lifestyles, reopened on Friday. It soft-opened in February 2012 but quickly was closed after widespread criticism about the game's insensitivity to overweight children. I did not see...

An inside look at the exclusive Siemens VIP Center at Epcot

When you've walk underneath Spaceship Earth, you probably think you know all about what's inside the structure that houses the geodesic sphere and the ride's post-show attractions. But there's one area that isn't seen by the vast majority of...

Ideas for unusual family photos at Walt Disney World

For many Walt Disney World visitors, photos of their magical vacations are the best souvenirs. At the top of everyone's list, of course, is the iconic image of the family on Main Street, U.S.A., in front of Cinderella Castle...

Tips for helping your kids start pin trading at Disney World

My son and daughter have been trading pins at Walt Disney World for almost four years now and the excitement of it hasn't dulled. As a parent, I think it's a fun hobby for them, and it adds a...

Phineas & Ferb attraction opens at Disney World

Epcot's scavenger hunt through the global pavilions, Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure, reopened last week as Disney Phineas & Ferb: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure. Recently, my kids and I accepted two missions from Phineas & Ferb's pet platypus...

Epcot's VISION house: A Disney World attraction for adults, older kids

The recent rain in Central Florida finally helped me persuade my kids and their friends to check out VISION house, a new attraction in Epcot's Innoventions that opened on Earth Day this year. Like many younger guests, they didn't...

Disney brings Highland Games of 'Brave' to Epcot

The much-anticipated opening of Disney-Pixar's new animated movie, "Brave," is still more than a week away, but Walt Disney World has added another experience to get kids interested. Brave - The Highland Games Tournament can be found at Epcot...

Disney helps protect ocean wildlife and you can, too

Yesterday Walt Disney World celebrated World Oceans Day with various education stations and interactive activities for kids inside Epcot's The Seas with Nemo & Friends. Even if you missed the event, though, you still can learn about ways in...

Feed Subscription

If you use an RSS reader, you can subscribe to a feed of all future entries tagged 'epcot'. [What is this?]

Subscribe to feed Subscribe to feed

Other Tags

Other tags used on this blog: