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Very few times and I left speechless and in awe at something I read on the interwebs. This is one of those times.
I just read this very detailed article about why Disney hasn’t added any countries to World Showcase at Epcot since Norway in 1988. Werner Weiss shares with us why that is, along with pictures and diagrams..Very Nice!
This article comes to us from Yesterland’s very own blog called WW goes to WDW.
The Claim: “Disney can’t add any more countries to World Showcase at Epcot because there isn’t any more room.”
The Claim: “Each of the World Showcase pavilions was paid for by a national government. Any new countries would also have to be paid for by a national government.”
I don’t want to spoil the article so click here to read it. I promise you, you will be scratching your head at Disney.
Great article and video from the Disney Park Blog:
To see a story in the sky, you need a great view for Magic Kingdom Park fireworks. But where to go? Are you like me, continually searching for a new favorite viewing area or do you have your own “special” go-to spot? We’re curious. So today, we’re in the parks asking, “Where is your favorite place to watch fireworks at Magic Kingdom?”
Here is my list of Best Fireworks Viewing Locations at Walt Disney World.
The musical sounds of decades of summers gone by will fill July evenings at Epcot during Sounds Like Summer concert series performances featuring tribute bands that celebrate the music of Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, U2 and Chicago.
“The key thing about tribute bands is that their intention is to reproduce, as closely as possible, the music of the artist whose work they are celebrating,” explains Senior Show Director Alan Bruun of Walt Disney World Entertainment. “It’s not an impersonation, which mimics the personality and visual aspect of a star, or a cover band that puts their own spin on a song. A tribute band goes for authenticity. Each band that performs as part of the Sounds Like Summer concert series has received written authorization from the band whose music they play.”
Performances at America Gardens Theatre are scheduled for 5:45, 7 and 8:15 p.m. – except on July 4, when shows are scheduled for 5:15, 6:30, 7:45 and 9 p.m. They are included with Epcot admission. Here’s the schedule (entertainment is subject to change without notice):
- June 27-July 3: Karin Lawson – A Tribute to Janet Jackson
- July 4-10: Satisfaction – A Tribute to The Rolling Stones
- July 11-17: Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute
- July 18-24: 2U – A Tribute to U2
- July 25-31: Beginnings – A Tribute to Chicago
Sounds Like Summer is part of Walt Disney World “Summer Nightastic!,” which also features extra fun after the sun goes down at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
- Through Aug. 14 at Magic Kingdom, thousands of tiny lights illuminate the return of the beloved “Main Street Electrical Parade,” and the elaborate new “Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Spectacular”paints the night sky more brightly than ever.
- At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror adds new effects – and a summer-only drop sequence – to the mix for guests daring to step into the attraction’s infamous service elevator for a ride into the “fifth dimension.” And on Hollywood Boulevard, in the shadow of the 122-foot-tall Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat icon, guests are invited to the Rock n’ Glow Dance Party, where a DJ and live rock band keep popular tunes coming five nights a week.
Franck’s Bridal Studio at Walt Disney World Resort is undergoing a major enhancement, bringing high-tech tools to couples tying the knot at the popular wedding destination.
Franck’s, named after the wedding planner character Martin Short played in the film “Father of The Bride,” was built 15 years ago alongside Disney’s magical Wedding Pavilion. The Victorian summerhouse was created as a one-stop shop for couples to meet with a Disney wedding planner to review all the details for the big event. The immersive studio showcases cakes, linens, floral, table settings and other details for a dream-come-true affair.
A highlight of the Franck’s makeover involves online tools to assist with remote planning, including a Facebook application so couples can easily share details of their wedding with friends and family. The tools also allow guests to accept RSVPs and purchase tickets and room nights. Using Google Earth images and video, the Virtual Venue Tool brings storybook wedding and reception venues at Disney to life with the click of a mouse.
Two new planning rooms, additional computers and televisions, andnewly designed furnishings round out the elegant setting. The new Franck’s studio will open mid-July.