Category: FEATURE

#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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#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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#79: 12 Days of Christmas #4: Main Street Trolley Show

SamsDisneyDiary - Holiday Main-street Trolley Show

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #4 – Magic Kingdom’s Holiday Trolley Show. Like Disneyland’s Main Street USA, there is something magical about a walk down Main Street USA in Walt Disney World.  While different than Disneyland, Walt Disney World’s Main Street has a charm all its own and it

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#75: The Muppets Present: Great Moments in American History

The Muppets Great Moments in History - But Just the American Parts

The Muppets are coming, the Muppets are coming… This past October (2016) saw the debut of “The Muppets Present: “Great Moments in American History” at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom. The show takes place daily at the Magic Kingdom in Liberty Square, near the Hall of Presidents. The approximately 10 minute live show has multiple

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#74: Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

SamsDisneyDiary 74 - Hocus Pocus

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a ghoulish time to visit Walt Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom. An evening filled with special events and Halloween thrills, not to mention trick or treating – A “Boo to You Parade”, a special Celebrate the Magic castle projection show, HalloWishes fireworks and special Disney character appearances. SamsDisneyDiary Video #74: Hocus

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