Author: SamsDisneyDiary

#89: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017

SamsDisneyDiary Episode #89 - The 2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

With the 2017 introduction of the Epcot Festival of the Arts this past January and February, Epcot has now up to 4 festivals covering 9 months of the calendar year.   Between Festival of the Arts, Flower and Garden, Food and Wine, and Holidays around the World, Epcot is a festival destination 9 months out of

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#88: What is “The Living Character Initiative”?

SamsDisneyDiary Episode #88 - What is a Living Character?

There is a long list of references to the “Disney Living Character Initiative”.  The most recent is the “re-appearance” of “Muppet Mobile Labs” at Walt Disney World’s Epcot in late 2016.  Through the internet, you’ll find numerous blogs and videos referring to The Living Character Initiative, but what exactly is it? Some speculate that the

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#87: 12 Days of Christmas #12: Disneyland Small World Holiday

SamsDisneyDiary Small World Holiday

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #12 – Disneyland’s Small World Holiday. If Walt Disney World is your “Home Park”, Disneyland’s Small World Holiday also is enough reason to make the trip to California for the holidays.  As you approach the outdoor facade, you can’t help but realize something is

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#86: 12 Days of Christmas #11: Epcot Holidays Around the World Musical Tour

SamsDisneyDiary #86: Epcot Holidays Musical Tour

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #11 – Epcot Holidays around the World – Musical Tour. On the last episode of SamsDisneyDiary, we focused on the holiday story tellers around World Showcase.  This time, let’s take a musical tour around World Showcase.   Music is such an important piece of any

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#85: 12 Days of Christmas #10: Epcot Holidays Around the World – A Norwegian Tale

SamsDisneyDiary 85 Holidays around the World

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #10 – Epcot Holidays around the World – A Norwegian Tale. Epcot Holidays around the World is an annual holiday celebration, and Epcot’s 3rd annual “festival” – not only around World Showcase, but all of Epcot. Similar to the Flower and Garden and Food

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#84: 12 Days of Christmas #9: Epcot Fountain of Nations Holiday Edition

SamsDisneyDiary 84 - Fountain of Nations Holiday

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #9 – Epcot Fountain of Nations Holiday Edition. Epcot’s Fountain of Nations is located directly behind Spaceship Earth, so you can’t miss it; in fact, you walked past it more than once on your last trip.  The 180 x 120 foot oval fountain is

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#83: 12 Days of Christmas #8: Disney Springs Starbright Holiday

SamsDisneyDiary 83: Star Bright Holiday

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #8 – Star Bright Holiday at Disney Springs. It’s a first not just for Disney Parks, but in the United States: A new holiday experience at Disney Springs featuring 300 show drones illuminating the night sky. In “Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration,” guests will get a

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#82: 12 Days of Christmas #7: Disneyland Christmas Fantasy Parade

SamsDisneyDiary 82 - Disneyland Christmas Fantasy Parade

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #7 – Disneyland’s Christmas Fantasy Parade. It’s time to ring in the season, and there is no better way than with a Disneyland Christmas parade.  A long list of Disney characters join Santa for a merry musical celebration that’s headed straight down the middle

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#81: 12 Days of Christmas #6: Jingle Bell Jingle Bam

Sams Disney Diary - Jingle Bell Jingle BAM

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #6 – Jingle Bell Jingle Bam! Christmas Day is almost here, but Jolly Old Saint Nick is nowhere to be found. Luckily, Wayne and Lanny, the stars of ABCs Prep & Landing, are on the job, and they won’t rest until the Big Guy’s

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#80: 12 Days of Christmas #5: World of Color Celebrate

World of Color Celebrate

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #5 – World of Color Season of Light! I’ve covered Disney California Adventure’s World of Color before on samsdisneydiary, in fact, multiple times all the way back at the beginning during episode #8 and again for Disneylands 60th in episode #60.  Recently this year,

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