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[16 May 2019 | No Comment | ]
Name and Opening Season Announced for New Restaurant in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

The new Signature dining location in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion has a name and an opening season.
The restaurant – Takumi-Tei – is scheduled to open this summer!
The restaurant’s name means “house of the artisan,” and according to Disney “the design celebrates the relationship between Japanese craftsmanship and the natural world, while the food is inspired by the wonderful collaboration between nature and takumi, the artisan.”
The menu will feature wagyu beef and guests can enjoy a multi-course tasting menu with a traditional tea service.
Takumi-Tei will be operated by Mitsukoshi USA – the …

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[16 May 2019 | No Comment | ]
Eat to the Beat Concert Series Lineup for 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicks off August 29 this year and there’s a full lineup for the Eat to the Beat concert series!
This year’s concerts take place Sundays through Thursdays 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM and 9:00 PM.
The concerts run until November 19 – which is a few days before the Festival ends.
This year’s lineup is:
 

Jukebox
September 25 through 26 – Blue October
September 27 through 29 – Mark Wills
September 30 through October 2 – Sugar Ray
October 3 through …

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[11 Apr 2019 | No Comment | ]
End Date Announced for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot

The very last date for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot is September 30, 2019.
The new, temporary nighttime show Epcot Forever will begin its run on October 1, 2019.
IllumiNations has been a part of Epcot’s nighttime entertainment for the last 20 years and guests can still enjoy the spectacular all summer long.
Epcot Forever is one of two new shows coming to Epcot to replace IllumiNations. It will run nightly starting October 1, 2019, and will feature fireworks, music, lighting, lasers and choreographed, special effects kites.
According to the description from Disney, …

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[20 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]
New Film “Awesome Planet” Coming to Epcot’s The Land Pavilion

A new film, Awesome Planet, has been announced for The Land Pavilion in Epcot.
The film “showcases the spectacular beauty, diversity and dynamic story of our earth.”
This new addition at The Land is part of the on going expansion at the park that includes updates to the film in Canada and the new Beauty and the Beast sing along that will rotate with Impressions de France in the France Pavilion.
Awesome Planet will feature “spectacular nature photography, immersive in-theater effects, and space sequences” created by Industrial Light & Magic.
No opening date has …

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[18 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]
Epcot’s France Pavilion to Welcome An Authentic Crêperie

A new restaurant – an authentic crêperie is planned for Epcot’s France Pavilion as part of the pavilion’s enrichment.
The new crêperie will be built in a location near Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and will feature the cuisine of celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse.
The new restaurant will feature table service dining along with a quick service option for guests who want savory and sweet crepes.
The new restaurant – along with Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and the new Beauty and the Beast sing along – are slated to open for the 50th anniversary of Walt …

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[21 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]
New Park Entrance, Play Pavilion, and More Announced as Part of Epcot’s Transformation

Epcot is in the midst of a multi-year transformation and today Disney announced additional plans for big changes at the park.
First, the entrance to Epcot is getting an update. The entrance plaza will feature new walkways, green spaces, and a reimagined fountain.
The Leave A Legacy photos will also be moved to an area just outside the entrance. Additional redevelopment will also begin between Spaceship Earth attraction and the World Showcase Promenade.
A new play pavilion is also part of the transformation. This new pavilion will be located in the pavilion previously …

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[14 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]
Menus Announced for the 2019 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The 2019 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival kicks off March 6 and Disney has released all of the menus for the Outdoor Kitchens!
This year’s Festival will feature a record 17 Outdoor Kitchens plus several additional locations including Refreshment Port, Taste Track, and more.
New booths for 2019 include: Arbor at The Gardener’s Terrace, Flavor Full Kitchen, The Citrus Blossom, and Trowel & Trellis.
Returning favorites include The Smokehouse, Hanami, Bauernmarkt, La Isla Fresca, and more.
You can check out the full booth menus at the Disney Food Blog’s 2019 Epcot Flower and Garden …

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[29 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]
Disney Skyliner Testing Underway at the Walt Disney World Resort

Disney has begun initial testing on the gondolas for the Disney Skyliner transportation system.
The Disney Skyliner is slated to open this fall and will connect Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Pop Century, Art of Animation, Disney Riviera Resort, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
The gondolas will feature characters from several popular Disney films including: Beauty & the Beast, Frozen, Lilo & Stitch, Moana, Peter Pan, The Princess and the Frog, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Zootopia.
Other themed gondolas include: Coco, Finding Dory, Monsters, Inc., Pirates of …

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[9 Jan 2019 | No Comment | ]
IllumiNations Dining Package Coming to Epcot’s Rose & Crown

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is ending this summer, but there’s a new dining package coming to Epcot so guests can enjoy the last season of the nighttime show.
The IllumiNations Dining Package will be offered at Epcot’s Rose & Crown Dining Room in the United Kingdom Pavilion.
Guests can enjoy dinner on the Rose & Crown patio – with a prix fixe menu that includes a selection of Rose & Crown favorites, and unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Menu options include: a Scotch Egg or the United Kingdom Cheese Platter; Fish and Chips, …

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[26 Dec 2018 | No Comment | ]
Additional Acts Announced for the Garden Rocks Concert Series

The 2019 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival kicks off March 6, and today we’ve got details on additional acts that have been added to the lineup for the Garden Rocks Concert Series.
The new acts announced this week include: Richard Marx, A Flock of Seagulls, Jon Secada, Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri, Air Supply, Rick Springfield, Starship starring Mickey Thomas, and Blood, Sweat and Tears.
The Garden Rocks Concert Series takes place nightly throughout the Festival at the America Gardens Theater in Epcot. Shows are performed at 5:30pm, 6:45pm, 8:00pm and …