Category: Epcot

#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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#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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#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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#69: Frozen around World Showcase… Frozen Drinks that is..

Sams Disney Diary Episode #69 - Frozen around World Showcase.. Frozen Drinks that is

I’m sure you’re aware that Frozen Ever After will be opening in Epcots Norway pavilion, replacing Maelstrom.  At this point the Maelstrom attraction has been closed since October 2014, almost a year and a half ago.  The construction walls went up about a year ago between Mexico and the Norway pavilion, the location for the

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#63: Epcot Club Cool

Free Flavors from around the World at Epcot Club Cool

Since 2005 Club Cool has been a welcome distraction for Epcot guests, especially during the heat of the Florida summer.  Located in Epcot’s Innovations West near the new Starbucks, Club Cool offers exclusive Coca-Cola merchandise and “complimentary samples” of Coca-Cola products from around the world.  Wait a minute, back up… complimentary samples?  Yes, free samples

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#55: Les Halles Boulangerie and Patisserie

Visit an empty France Pavilion, any day of the week: Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie.  Opening at 9am, Less Halles Boulanderie & Patisserie offers a unique opportunity to visit France before World Showcase Opens at 11am With little fanfare, compared to Starbucks in all four parks, Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie opened in World Showcase’s France

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#44: Lumberjacks Invade Epcot’s Canadian Pavilion!

After nearly 17 years of continuous performances, Off Kilter, the Canadian Celtic-Rock Band played its last set at “The Mill Stage” on September 28th 2014. The Mill Stage was quickly updated and opened just 7 days later on October 5th, 2014.  This time the sounds of Celtic Music were replaced with the sounds of Chain

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#41: Hidden Epcot Surprise, be a Canadian Ranger!

When I tell my non-Disney Nerd friends I’m headed back to Walt Disney World, I get the same reaction and puzzled look, again? My answer is always the same, “Yep, again!” I’ve given up trying to convince most of them. It does bother me to know the only experience some of them will have is

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