Pixar’s 25th Anniversary Weekend Celebration

The 18th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will celebrate all-things Pixar, including the upcoming release of “Cars 2,” during Pixar’s 25th Anniversary Weekend May 13-15 at Epcot.Mater from “Cars” and “Cars 2” leads the celebration, which will include special Pixar character meet and greets, kids activities, informational discussions by Pixar filmmakers and more.World Showplace (located between the Canada and United Kingdom pavilions), will serve as the celebration … [Read more...]

Character Dining at Walt Disney World, Part One

Tigger at The Crystal Palace

One of my favorite things to do when we visit Walt Disney World is to meet our favorite characters.  Previously, I talked about where you can find your characters at the various meet and greet locations throughout the parks, but for today, I would like to talk with you about all of the different character dining locations and who you can meet there.For my family, there is nothing better for us than having a nice sit-down dinner at a character meal.  We get the best of both worlds – a … [Read more...]

Breaking News: The British Invasion to end Epcot run April 30

The British Invasion, Beatles tribute band, at Epcot. D.K. Peterson

Yesterday, The British Invasion confirmed the band will have its last regularly scheduled performance at the United Kingdom pavilion in Epcot on April 30.The British Invasion is a Beatles tribute band that has regularly played at the U.K. pavilion for more than 15 years, with a variety of performers playing the Fab Four. In addition to Beatles songs such as “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Can’t Buy Me Love,” The British Invasion also performs other English songs of the 1960s, ‘70s and ’80s.The … [Read more...]

C-3PO Pilots Star Tours 2 – I Have a Good Feeling About This!

More details on the re-tooled Star Tours: The Adventures Continue attraction have surfaced today. The cue line seems to stay true to the original attraction. The legendary duo of R2-D2 and C-3PO greet travelers at the busy spaceport while a Starspeeder 1000 prepares for flight. According to the Disney press release, Anthony Daniels, the voice of C-3PO and the only actor to appear in every theatrical chapter of the Star Wars Saga, reprises his role as the golden protocol droid. Daniels worked … [Read more...]

Disney VoluntEARS Team with City of Orlando to Beautify Carver Shores Neighborhood


Demonstrating their commitment to the environment, nearly 100 Disney VoluntEARS joined hundreds of Orlando neighbors Saturday morning to help beautify one of the city’s neighborhoods.As an early celebration of Earth Day, the cleanup crews planted oak, magnolia and crape-myrtle trees along Carver Shores’ streets and removed debris including a bicycle, automobile tires and a few signs from Lake Fran. They also painted picnic benches, fences, water fountains and recreational amenities at … [Read more...]