This Week in Disney News – Food & Wine Updates, Disneyland’s 60th, and More

epcot food and wine festivalThe news out of Disney World this week is all about the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, so let’s “dig in!”

2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival News

Our friends at the Disney Food Blog were busy this week reporting all the news about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

The week started out with news the all-new Eat to the Beat Dining Package! This year’s festival is full of great events and demos and the Disney Food Blog had all the details about the culinary demos and beverage seminars.

Later in the week, Disney released all the marketplace booth menus and the food and drink options for this year sound delicious. The week ended with the release of the DFB Guide to the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival ebook! The book is your one-stop resource for all things Epcot Food and Wine.

Walt Disney World Resort News

Downtown Disney is in the middle of an amazing transformation into Disney Springs, and this week Disney released some updates on the work. In addition to the expansion of Buena Vista Drive, the plans also include an I-4 interchange and more dining and entertainment choices.

The Disney Parks on both coasts are once again offering special discounted tickets and room discounts for all active and retired U.S. military personnel.

News from the West Coast

Disneyland is celebrating its 60th anniversary next year but the resort is already getting the party started with a new contest – the #Disneyland60Contest. Guests are encouraged to submit photos from the last six decades via Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #Disneyland60Contest. Readers on the Disney Parks Blog will vote on the pictures and one guest will be chosen to win a trip to Disneyland for the 60th anniversary next year.

Others Bits of News

Disney fans can catch a new episode of the PBS series American Experience featuring the story of Walt Disney. The episode is scheduled to air sometime in 2015.

If you’re visiting Orlando in September you’ll want to check out the Magical Dining event. The event takes place August 25 through September 30 and there are more than 75 Orlando-area restaurants participating. All the restaurants will feature a three-course meal for $33 with $1 from each meal going to to benefit the Foundation for Foster Children.

And if you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World, our friends at Walt Disney World for Grownups are talking about 10 souvenirs for under $10. They also have an article up talking about why The Hall of Presidents is a must-see attraction.

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