Disney’s Epcot Flower And Garden Festival 2014 Picture Gallery

Disney's Epcot flower and garden festival 2014

It’s been some time since I posted in here, sorry about that. Been very busy with new ventures and life in general. Nothing stays the same you know! As a result I have not updated this site for a bit.

But today I went to Disney’s Epcot flower and garden festival for 2014. I must say it was very pretty there with lots of fantastic flower and garden showcases and exhibits. It was a perfect day, not too many people, even got a sunburn!

I took a ton of pictures, it got hard to decide just what to keep and throw away. They had a lot of very cool Topiaries shaped like Disney characters. That is the practice of making plants and flowers form the shape of a person or animal.
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Epcot Food And Wine Festival Picture Gallery

Disney Epcot festival

I just got back from this years Disney’s Epcot food and wine festival. I went today with the main purpose of sampling many of the “round the world” foods you can eat at all the country “marketplaces” they have out.

Those are the little food booths they have out during the festival. What your suppose to be able to do is sample each countries popular, or classic dishes that are known for each country.

Sounds like a great idea! However I must say I was very disappointed. Because they have to deal with masses of people, they basically pick whatever kind of food that will hold up well being mass produced and sitting in a heating table outside all day.
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Best Amusement Parks over the World

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Amusement parks offer a wide variety of amenities including roller coasters, fun and food, where you and your family can spend the day out and have fun. Most of these parks provide attractions that cater to the imaginations of certain age groups, whereas some can accommodate people of all ages. Below is a look at some of the best parks.

1. Disney Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Walt Disney is behind the original conception of this theme park. It is the biggest of the theme parks that Walt Disney conceived and its over 500 acres have over 1,700 animals that roam around it. It has seven areas and its visitors can see a live production of lion king. It also offers a real life safari.

2. Legoland in Carlsbad, California
This theme park is for all the kids in America who are between 2 and 12 years old. It is famous for its sculptures that are made from Legos ranging from cars to rides. This theme park, which has a beautiful landscape of bonsai trees and other plants, has Lego themed shops and restaurants, attractions and shows as well as over 50 interactive rides.
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Disney’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2013

Disney's Epcot food and wine festival

This great annual event at DisneyWorld’s Epcot theme park is a real treat for the senses. Foodies and those who appreciate good wine will want to save the date for the 18th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival from September 27th to November 10th 2013.

What’s on the ‘menu’?
As expected there will be an abundance of culinary delights to sample at the International Marketplaces, tasting events and seminars, as well as concerts and celebrity chefs to schmooze with.

International Marketplaces
The Marketplaces offer up cuisines from countries around the world. Back again for another year are the Brazil and Hawaii Marketplaces which were well received at last year’s festival. Making its debut is the Scotland Marketplace with products synonymous with the country such as Scotch, mead and beer. Will there be haggis too?
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Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2013

Disney's flower and garden festival 2013

The 20th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will boost flowering fun and culinary creations to a whole new level. The event runs from March 6 through May 19 and boasts whimsical topiary displays featuring your Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Pluto and other popular characters.

Guests will discover a new garden and children’s play area inspired by the Disney film “Oz the Great and Powerful,” admire colorful garden displays, and attend weekend concerts.

Disney’s own wonderful landscaping is enhanced by illuminated gardens, new topiary additions, and Disney character-shaped shrubs.
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Disney’s Epcot Soarin’ ride review

Disney's Epcot Soarin' ride review

Soarin’ Over California is the newest ride addition to The Land pavilion at Disney’s Epcot. This hang-gliding simulator flies you over various landmarks of California. Many guests say that this is the most popular ride in the entire Walt Disney World theme park.

The attraction opened in 2005. Gentle tilting of the seats and wind effects create a simulated flying sensation. The three rows are designed to hold 87 guests. Two theaters double the capacity.

This popular ride uses state of the art technology to lift you 30 to 50 feet in the air while projecting panoramic images of the Golden State of California. The journey starts at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
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Living with the land ride at Disney’s Epcot

Living with the land ride at Epcot!

Living with the Land is one of the coolest and most exciting experiences at Disney World. This 14-minute boat ride explores agricultural advances in the rain forest and Africa.

Located within The Land pavilion at Disney’s Epcot theme park, it begins with an introduction of the land before humans came along. This one-of-a-kind attraction was originally called Listen to the Land and sailed through different environments.

Anyone who has ever been to Florida has probably visited Epcot Center, which was originally intended to be a futuristic model community. The Land, one of the most popular attractions at Epcot Park, is centered on agriculture and food.
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The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion at Disney’s Epcot

The living seas at Epcot

The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion is a popular attraction based on underwater exploration located in Disney’s Epcot theme park. Previously known as The Living Seas, it features one of the world’s largest saltwater aquariums.

Exhibits in the pavilion include the manatees, the Observation Deck, Life Support Systems, Nemo & Friends, and Bruce’s Sub House. This is a whimsical attraction for people of all ages.

At the Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion, you can discover the mystery of life deep below the ocean surface. This place features a wide range of attractions and a massive aquarium.

The living seas at Epcot

There is also a gift shop, an underwater themed restaurant and the Turtle Talk with Crush show. Guests can meet characters from the movie with the same name, watch as the oversized fish swim among tons of real life fish, and admire thousands of varieties of sea creatures.

This famous attraction is located at the front right end of Future World at Epcot. Here you will find several exhibits devoted to ocean study. Children are encouraged to attend the Turtle Talk with Crush, an educational show featuring a sea turtle that answers visitors’ questions.

Visitors can interact with the dolphins, swim in the aquarium with the assistance of a snorkel system, and take an underwater tour of the aquarium.

Guests of all ages can enjoy a thrilling ride and venture into the sea to join Dory, Marlin, Bruce, Crush and other characters searching for Nemo. The ride was created with the help of the original Finding Nemo animators.

The living seas at Epcot

Another popular attraction is Mr. Ray’s Lagoon where you can watch the stingrays swimming around. At the Caribbean Coral Reef, you can admire over 6,000 sea creatures representing more than 60 species, including sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, and rays. If you are looking for a kid-friendly attraction that is both fun and educational, make sure you visit the Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion at Epcot!

Holidays Around The World, Candlelight Processional at Disney’s Epcot

Disney's holidays around the world

The Candlelight Processional at Disney’s Epcot has been a Disney World Resort tradition since 1958. Held every year at Epcot, this event is not to be missed. Rich in holiday splendor, The Candlelight Processional is a narration of the Christmas story featuring an orchestra performing traditional carols.

This year the Christmas story will be narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Geena Davis, Amy Grant, Olivia Newton John, Andy Garcia, Neil Patrick Harris, Gary Sinise and other celebrities, full list below.

This dramatic event features celebrity narrators, joyful sounds of student performers, and the glimmering lights pf Epcot. The generic “Believe in the magic of the holidays” or “Come celebrate the holidays” are the typical Disney themes presented to the public.
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Disney’s 17th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Disney's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Great food and fine wines await you at the 17th anniversary of the Disney Epcot International Food & Wine Festival from September 28 to November 12, 2012.

This yearly event celebrates food and spirits from around the world, featuring signature dining experiences with world famous chefs, live shows and musical acts by pop, rock, and R&B artists, wine seminars, and culinary demonstrations. Guests can purchase a bracelet that gives them access to unlimited food and beverage samples.

Disney does a good job of creating a fun environment at the festival. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival was named one of the Best Food and Wine Festivals by the Travel Channel.
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Fly in and see Disney’s Epcot flower and garden festival 2012!

Disney's Epcot flower and garden festival

Soon it will be time for Disney’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival for 2012! This is a great annual event and many fly in from all over the world to be a part of it.

If you’re a landscape and gardening enthusiast, you probably watch the HGTV channel pretty regularly. Now you can get in on the scene in person when HGTV hosts the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. The dates for the events will take place beginning March 7, 2012, and will continue through May 20.

You will want to check out the best flights to Florida deals you can find and be a part of this popular annual Disney event. There will be lots of experts on hand to help you with landscaping ideas, gardening designs, and ways to improve the looks of your yard and your home’s exterior.

Some of the experts you’ll recognize from your favorite HGTV shows, and others will be from the University of Florida. You’ll even have a chance to pose your questions to the pros. Different topics are discussed daily, ranging from floral arrangements to garden insects.

You’ll love all the displays at the festival, too. Some of these include bonsai gardens, spice and herb plants, orchids, and a lovely English tea garden. Your visit will be enhanced with some famous musical talents in the Flower Power Concert Series.

Among the performers will be Starship, The Guess Who, Jose Feliciano, The Spinners, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Chubby Checker and the Wildcats, The Turtles, members of Electric Light Orchestra, The Monkey’s Davy Jones, Herman’s Hermits, and Three Dog Night’s Chuck Negron.

Kids will have a blast at this event, too. They’ll especially enjoy the whimsical topiary presentations of their favorite Disney characters. They’ll also love the Butterfly House and the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden, which includes play structures just for kids.

The youngsters can find even more play structures at Let’s Get Moving, which is located at the Imagination Walkway. So book your flight now and come down to enjoy Disney’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival for 2012!

Disney Epcot GM test track ride getting makeover

Disney Epcot GM test track ride getting a makeover

If you’ve kept up with the news at Disney for the past couple of years, you probably know that General Motors, the huge auto maker, has had some financial problems.

Also, if you’ve been to Epcot, you’re most likely familiar with the GM Test Track ride attraction. In light of GM’s woes, many Test Track fans were concerned about the fate of the premier attraction. Not to worry – GM and Disney have made a new deal!

Test Track is currently scheduled to close in the spring of 2012, but it’s going to reopen in the autumn, better than ever. The Chevrolet will be the new star, and guests to the theme park will have the chance to design and create their own custom Chevies.
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