Tag: Walt Disney World

#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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#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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#77: 12 Days of Christmas #2: Mickeys Most Merriest

SamsDisneyDiary Mickey's Most Merriest

Welcome to Sams Disney Diary 12 Days of Christmas 2016!  Day #2 – Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration. I’ve covered Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party previously on SamsDisneyDiary.  Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom transforms into Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a hard ticketed event that transforms the Magic Kingdom into a holiday celebration.  New for 2016:

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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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#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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#67: Farewell Osborne Lights, plus 5 reasons why the lights will be back

Why the Christmas Lights will be back at Hollywood Studios Reason #5: Osborne Electric Co.

Earlier this week, January 6th 2016 the final performance of Disney Hollywood Studios “Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights” was completed.  The lights have been entertaining guests and creating magical memories for 20 years.  As you are most likely aware, Disney goes through great lengths to develop a “back story” for every attraction; for the Osborne

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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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#65: Cinderella Castle Holiday Lights “Cinderella vs Frozen”

Sams Disney Diary #65 - Elsa in the process of freezing the castle - The Castle "Transforms" during the process in 2015

The holiday season at Walt Disney World is a magical time; with so much to see and do, it’s difficult to keep track of everything.  One of the most magical experiences of the holiday season is the lighting of “Holiday Dream Lights”.    The Cinderella “Castle Holiday Lights” were added to Cinderella’s Castle in 2007. 

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#64: Osborne Lights: “Made with Magic” formerly “Glow with the Show”

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights has been entertaining guests at Hollywood Studios for 20 years!  Unfortunately, 2015 marks the last year for the Osborne Lights the way we know them.  The lights started dancing after they moved to The Streets of America in 2006.  For more on the story behind the lights and

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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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