Eat to the Beat 2011 Lineup Schedule for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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DIsney has just shared the lineup of performers for the “Eat to the Beat” Concert Series at the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and it’s going to be good. Look who’s coming – there will be several Grammy-winning artists and some new acts for music lovers. This year’s schedule (subject to change) includes:Taylor Dayne: 9/30-10/2/11 38 Special: 10/3-5/11 Jon Secada: 10/6-7/11 Roger Hodgson formerly of Supertramp: 10/8-9/11 Billy Ocean: 10/10-12/11 Starship … [Read more...]





Disney’s Grand Gathering: The Experiences

If you’re traveling in a Grand Gathering, you have the option to enjoy exclusive experiences only for parties of 8 or more. Yes, these have an additional charge but they are wonderful experiences designed to delight everyone in your travel party.International Dinner and IllumiNations Desert Reception: Enjoy a buffet dinner with international cuisine (from five different nations) while you are entertained with live music and storytelling. Keep an eye out for some of your favorite characters, … [Read more...]





Disney’s Grand Gatherings: Explanations and Tips

The term “Grand Gathering” can cause a lot of confusion when it comes to your Walt Disney World vacation. There always seems to be confusion about what a Grand Gathering is, how it’s different than a normal reservation and what it entails, so let’s take a look at the basics and some tips to make your next Grand Gathering truly magical.A “Grand Gathering” is Disney’s term to describe a group of 8 people (or more) traveling together. Any mixture of family and friends (with a total of 8 people) … [Read more...]





2011 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Details

This fall the World Showcase will host the 16th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The food and wine festival is a popular event that celebrates your favorite culinary delights. If you have never experienced the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival here are some highlights that you can look forward to:Tasting of regional food, beer and wines around the World Showcase (there are approximately 25 kiosks offering foods from 6 continents). Participate in seminars and … [Read more...]





The Best Ice Cream at WDW – Downtown Disney’s Ghirardelli Soda Fountain

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain, Downtown Disney.

When I’m at Walt Disney World, my taste buds crave ice cream. And if you scream for ice cream, too, try some of the best ice cream on property at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop.Ghirardelli (pronounced gear-ar-delly, for everyone who’s like me and forgets) has two connected stores. The Chocolate Shop sells packaged candies, baked goodies and other merchandise. That side of Ghirardelli is also where you can buy coffee and chocolate drinks.But it’s the slurp-tastic Soda … [Read more...]