Category: Special Events

#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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#70: Gearing Up for Epcots Annual Flower and Garden Festival

Sams Disney Diary Episode #70 - Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - Preparing for 2016, looking back at 2015

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing what you can expect when you visit the Disney parks this spring It’s that time of year again; to me, the most wonderful time of the year. The snow is finally leaving the northern states, the sun is making some appearances, the local baseball

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#66: Jingle Cruise

Sams Disney Diary Episode #66 - The Jingle Cruise - some lights, a few decorations and a single letter is all that's needed

What’s that I hear from Adventure Land during the holiday season?  Jingle Cruise, Jingle Cruise, Jingle all the way!   Changing a ”U” to an “I” along with some well-placed holiday decorations and holiday themed narration is all it took to change the “Jungle Cruise” into the “Jingle Cruise”.   I’m sure you’ve heard the story… The

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#52: Star Wars Weekends 2015 “Stars of the Sage”

Sams Disney diary episode #52 – Star Wars Weekend 2015: Stars of the Saga  The Theater of the Stars served as the new location for Star Wars Weekend Theater events.  The Three main theater events, all hosted by James Arnold Taylor included; Star Wars Rebels, Stars of the Saga and Obi-Wan and beyond.  I attended

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#51: Star Wars Weekend 2015 “Star Wars: Rebels”

Star Wars Weekend 2015: Star Wars Rebels. The Theater of the Stars served as the New location for Star Wars Weekend theater events. The Three main theater events, all hosted by James Arnold Taylor included; Star Wars Rebels, Stars of the Saga and Obi-Wan and beyond. I attended the First Weekend of Star Wars Weekend

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#50: Star Wars Weekend “Feel the Force” Premium Package

The recent announcement of the Feel the Force Premium Package and its expansion in 2015 provided the perfect opportunity to look back at my experience from last year.  The package premiered in 2014 and was billed as a VIP experience with special parade viewing and a Fireworks Dessert Party to go along with the all

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#48: Star Wars Weekend “Galactic Breakfast” at the Sci-Fi

Welcome back to SamsDisneyDiary Episode #48.  The official announcements have been made, and the ever popular “Star Wars Weekends” will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios covering 5 weekends from May 15 – June 14, 2015.  Along with all of the Star Wars Weekends festivities, the “Galactic Dine In Breakfast” will also be returning to the

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#43: Star Wars Weekend 2014 – “The Premiere Theater”

For years now, Star Wars Weekend has taken advantage of the space provided by Hollywood Studios “Premiere Theater”. The space, behind Muppet Vision 3D near the Streets of America, was originally used for the Beauty and the Beat Stage Show (1993-1994), then the Spirit of Pocahontas (1995-1996), then The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996-2002), and

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#42: Star Wars Weekend 2014 Recap

Yep, I’m a Disney Nerd – and I’m a Star Wars Nerd!  It should be obvious based on past blog posts, Star Wars Weekend 2013 and Star Wars Weekend 2012.  I was able to attend Star Wars Weekend 2014 this past June, and while the blog is overdue, it feels like yesterday!  Being a Star

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#39: FIFA World Cup 2014 at Walt Disney World

Are you a FIFA World Cup Fan?  Not sure where to watch the games while visiting Walt Disney World?  Disney has you covered, and covered in a big way!!  Every game will be broadcast in the United States on a Disney owned network (ESPN, ESPN2 & ABC).  Not only does Disney have you covered now,

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