2011 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Details

Details will continue to unfold between now and the start of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, themed “Passport to a World of Flavors,” but here are the early highlights for the 16th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.From Sept. 30-Nov. 13, Epcot World Showcase Promenade features a panoply of delicious tastes, wine and cocktail pairings and other drinks, live entertainment and special culinary fun. More than 25 international marketplaces feature tapas-sized … [Read more...]


Disney gives us a Peek behind the Fantasyland Wall

Soon fans of all ages will have the opportunity to take a trip through the world of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Enchanted Tales with Belle storybook adventure, which is currently under construction as part of the Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom Park.Walt Disney Imagineering is currently building Maurice’s workshop, which will serve as scene one of the experience. The workshop, which is modeled after a French cottage, will be surrounded by a wishing well, footbridges and lush … [Read more...]


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 STEP Classic 2012 Dates Announced

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A high-energy and highly memorable experience awaits your step team at the 2012 Disney STEP Classic, hosted by Disney Youth Programs! We are excited to announce that next year’s competition dates are February 18-19, 2012.I am also thrilled to announce that we have decided to add a new age group to the competition: 14 & Under. There will still be the traditional 18 & Up and 19 & Under age groups.Participating teams will have the magical opportunity to perform on stage in the … [Read more...]


New ‘American Idol’ Scotty McCreery Set to be Honored Monday at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Exciting news Idol fans! We can confirm that the new “American Idol,” Scotty McCreery, is scheduled to be honored at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in a gala motorcade on Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m.While the details are still coming in, we’ve learned that the 17-year-old country crooner from Garner, N.C., will join Mickey Mouse in a sports car near the park’s entrance and take a celebratory ride down Hollywood Blvd. toward the Sorcerer Mickey Hat icon. The car will turn left and head toward “The … [Read more...]


Joe Perry of Aerosmith Rocks with Goofy and Guests

While Disney’s Hollywood Studios was abuzz last week with all-things-Star Tours, there also was an electric (guitar) feeling in the air along Sunset Blvd., as Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry made a surprise visit to the roller coaster bearing his band’s famous name.The legendary musician, who recalled riding Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith dozens of times with guests on its opening day in 1999, posed with Goofy in front of the four-story-tall, iconic guitar in the attraction’s … [Read more...]


A Look Inside ‘Star Tours – The Adventures Continue’ with Ashley Eckstein

Our good friend and former Disney’s Hollywood Studios Cast Member, Ashley Eckstein, returns today to take us on a quick video tour behind-the-scenes of “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue.”Ashley, the voice of Anakin Skywalker’s eager Padawan, Ashoka Tano, on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, has had quite a busy and exciting week in the Walt Disney World Resort galaxy. In addition to shooting a series of “Star Tours” sneak peek videos for you and other Disney Parks Blog readers (keep a lookout … [Read more...]


Delightful, Delicious Narcoossee’s at Walt Disney World

Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is one of those tucked-away restaurants on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon that we don’t always think of first – but what a treat. The place has plenty of loyal fans and was so busy on a recent evening that we grabbed seats at the bar, ordered a glass of red wine and settled in with Sergio the bartender taking care of us.“Narcoossee,” by the way, is a Native American word that means “little bear.” (Just thought you might want to … [Read more...]


Ashley Eckstein Quizzes Fans Promoting ‘Star Tours – The Adventures Continue’

Excerpt from the Disney Parks Blog:As we await the gala launch of "Star Tours -- The Adventures Continue" at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, we asked C-3PO, R2-D2 and some of their closest pals to join us for some sneak peek events.Don't forget Sorcerer Radio's coverage of the Star Tours: The Adventures Continue VIP screening Thursday 5/19 after 7 pm/eastern. Sorcerer Radio's WDW Tiki Room show will also be broadcasting from the Walt Disney World Resort for the Star … [Read more...]


New Cars 2 Trailer from Pixar Weekend at Epcot

Here is a look at the Cars 2 trailer that was shown during the 25th Anniversary Pixar Weekend event at Epcot this past weekend. Enjoy!Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, … [Read more...]