Around the “Disney” World: Epcot Norway Pavilion

Epcot Norway Pavilion

Norwegian architects and historians worked closely with Walt Disney Imagineers to intertwine the natural environment into the design of Epcot’s Norway Pavilion. Aged stone, stucco and wood surfaces enhance the rustic, earthy facades and create an authentic Guest experience. The plaza’s cobbled walkways and grass-covered roofs, like those of Alesund, Bergen, Oslo and the Setesdal Valley, center around a Stave church—or Stavkirke—a pagan building of worship once found in almost every Norwegian … [Read more...]

Mickey’s ‘Spooktacular’ In-Room Celebration Returns to the Walt Disney World Resort

Last fall, guests at the Walt Disney World Resort chose Mickey’s “Spooktacular” In-Room Celebration as one of their favorite offerings from Disney Floral & Gifts. This experience begins when guests return to their resort room to find that Mickey Mouse has surprised them by placing a sash with Halloween accents and cobwebs on their room’s door. Once inside, they find a not-so-scary personalized Halloween celebration waiting for them.This over-the-top celebration was so popular last … [Read more...]

Author Laura Schaefer Releases Children’s E-Book Guide to Walt Disney World


Laura Schaefer, author of The Teashop Girls (Simon & Schuster 2009) and The Secret Ingredient (Simon & Schuster 2011) has a new series of e-books for kids called Planet Explorers. Her first title, Planet Explorers Walt Disney World, is a guidebook to the parks for readers aged 8-12. With fun facts, tips, and active hyperlinks for kids who want to dig a little deeper into everything Disney, the e-books are designed to be read on smart phones, Kindles, Nooks, or iPads. They are … [Read more...]

Disney Food Confession – Seven Tiki Mai Tai


What is it? - Seven Tiki Mai TaiWhere can you get it? - The Hawaii marketplace at the 16th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 30-Nov. 13 at Walt Disney World ResortWhy you want it? - Cool and refreshing on Hot Summers Days!  … [Read more...]

Disney World Refurbishment Schedule August 2011

Refurbishment/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available on the Disney World Website.CurrentOsprey Ridge Golf Course closed Mondays only through 8/1/11 for refurbishment. Magnolia Golf Course closed Tuesdays only through 8/2/11 for refurbishment. Palm Golf Course closed Wednesdays only through 8/3/11 for refurbishment. Lake Buena Vista Golf Course closed Thursdays only through 8/4/11 for … [Read more...]