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Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Christmas at Disney WorldThe holiday season is getting closer and Disney World is slowly but surely transforming into a magical winter wonderland for the pleasure of everyone!

With the holiday season comes the classic Disney World festivities, Christmas shows, Christmas greetings and so on! If you think the festivities are only held at Magic Kingdom, then think twice! Epcot doesn’t evade the all powerful Disney World Christmas festivities rule! Epcot International Festival of the Holidays is showcasing 11 nations from around the world this year and is starting from November 19th to December 30th!

Previously known as the Holidays around the World, the newish Epcot festival brings back the Holiday Kitchen this year, except even bigger than last! Enjoy festive foods from all over the globe and breathe in the holiday spirit!

Don’t forget the beloved Candlelight Processional with celebrities narrating the traditional Christmas story Stars such as Whoopy Goldberg, Kurt Russel, CCH Pounder, Matt Bomer and many many more will tell you an enchanting story of Christmas accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir!! You can enjoy the Candlelight Processional 3 times per evening and the various famous artists will hold the story teller position on selected dates! What’s more is that you don’t need an extra ticket to enjoy this show!! However, if you book a diner package you will ensure to have a seated seat throughout the whole spectacle.

In order to make your time at Disney World a true holiday, don’t forget to rent a stroller for your little ones from Magical Stroller Rentals!! That way you can enjoy the shows and breathe in the holiday spirit as freely as your kids!!

 

Disney World Swan and Dolphin Classic Returns This October!

Disney World Swan and Dolphin Classic 2017

If you are a big fan of food and wine, then you should think about attending Disney World Swan and Dolphin Classic this year! For the eighth year in a row, this is the biggest festival to date hosting more than 60 food and beverage stations as well as 11 seminars! If you fancy a bit of an adult party over Friday 27th October and Saturday 28th, then this is for you!

Why not get on a cheese and wine paring seminar, learn about pasta making or even cocktail making to impress your friends at your next dinner party? The show offers you a multitude of seminars to chose from! During the day, you will be able to taste and savor many different wines from all over the worlds as well as gourmet food from restaurants such as Il Mulino New York Trattoria, Kimonos, Shula’s Steak House and many more.

You can chose to purchase a Causeway ticket to access all seminars and have unlimited (yes, unlimited!) sample food and beverage! But you also have the choice of getting separate tickets for seminars that you prefer, as well as wine and food tasting that takes your fancy.
The Causeway ticket is $115 and you can upgrade to get access to the festival exclusive Beer Garden for $25!

Book soon as Saturday 28th is almost booked out already!

Guardians of the Galaxy: The New Epcot Attraction

Epcot Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction

Epcot is about to undergo major changes. Indeed, Disney World recently announced that the old “Universe of Energy” is soon to be replaced by the a brand new “The Guardians of the Galaxy” attraction. This is the first ever Marvel-themed attraction to come to Disney World Florida! Epcot will host our favorite Guardians of the Galaxy characters who will bring a whole new dimension of fun and games to the ageing park.

The brand new attraction will be an E-ticket attraction and is likely to feature ‘Groot’ and ‘Rocket’ as Disney revealed to the D23 Expo guests. The idea is to re-energize Epcot with some Disney “wow” factor, and what better way to inspire young and old generations with the funny and adventurous movie “The Guardians of the Galaxy”?

The many changes announced by Disney this year for its Orlando parks are taking a distinct ‘out-of-this-world’ path which will take guests on many space adventures, and Epcot is not being left behind! The reason to “The Guardians of the Galaxy” coming to Epcot is directly linked to Peter Quill (aka Star Lord in the movie) visiting Epcot when he was a child.

The current “Universe of Energy” attraction has already been closed since earlier this August and guests who are eager to meet ‘Groot’ are likely to have to wait a few years before the attraction opens to the public! In the meantime we will follow the advancements of this new attraction very closely in the future!

Celebrate World Photo Day with Disney’s PhotoPass Day!

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On August 19th the world will celebrate World Photo Day! Disney’s also keen to join the celebration by bringing back Disney PhotoPass Day! Disney PhotoPass Service will offer exclusive photo opportunities with a special emphasis on Disney Princesses!  Disney Princesses will be put on a pedestal on August 19th in honor of Disney’s “Dream Big, Princess” campaign. Guests will be able to find great photo opportunities with Disney Princesses such as, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Jasmine etc. Each park will hold different celebrations and opportunities to meet different Disney Princesses as well as other favorite Disney characters.

  • Disney Animal Kingdom: meet Pocahontas and get a Jungle Book magic shot!
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studio: meet the evil Queen from Snow White, Cruella De Vil and Maleficent and take a shot in front of the Theater of the Stars
  • Epcot: meet Princess Jasmine and take Baymax Animated Magic Shot
  • Magic Kingdom Park: meet Snow White and Dopey, and take a picture in Cinderella Coach in Fantasy land!
  • Disney Springs: get a Fairy Wing Magic Shot or get your personalized story book and become a Disney Princess yourself!

They will be many more Princesses and photo shot opportunities during Disney PhotoPass Day that you shouldn’t miss if you’re planning a day out to Disney World on August 19th! Don’t forget to share pictures taken with your Disney PhotoPass with the #DreamBigPrincess, so Disney can donate to the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign to help empowering girls around the world! If you’re going with your own little Princes and Princesses, don’t forget to rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals to have a relaxed and enjoyable day out with your family.

Launch Yourself Into Space with Epcot’s New Outer Space-Themed Restaurant

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Disney World recently announced that the famous theme park will undergo a bunch of upgrades as part of its 35th anniversary! Disney came up with a new visionary dining concept for guests, sending them out of this world for a dinner under the stars.
Epcot restaurants are famous for being completely original and immersing guests into different culinary worlds, but this one will literally send them into space! The new restaurant will be established next to the “Mission Space” attraction, a NASA-style simulator, which will re-open next summer.

Disney presented the space restaurant design during the D23 Expo this year, which showed guests dining in a space station floating above Earth. Disney sets the standards high using digital technology to make the illusion possible! Guests will even be able to interact with astronauts floating on the outside of the station.

Menu is yet to be established but one can only imagine the futuristic forms, colors and tastes the delicious space food will take! As for the name of this new space diner, it is yet to be announced!

If you’re traveling with kids, remember that your journey into space will be made easier if you rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals as you will be able to go where you please with your family as you know your little ones will feel secure and comfortable in their stroller

New Disney Transportation Project Will Lift You Up!

Disney Skyliner

It has been made official that Disney is preparing for the construction of its new transportation project: Disney Skyliner!

This amazing new transportation will connect hotels and parks from Epcot International Gateway to Hollywood Studio via the Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts. These flying gondolas will revolutionize the transportation systems at Disney World. Each gondola will be able to accommodate 10 passengers and will feature some of your favorite Disney characters! Passengers will be able to experience Disney from above, giving them a stunning view of the parks and attractions. Unlike the previous Skyway ride that used to link Magic Kingdom’s Fantasy Land to Tomorrowland and which closed in 1999 after a tragic accident, these brand new gondolas will be completely enclosed, therefore ensuring everyone stays inside while being transported in the air!

Disney World is hoping to set an example for the whole of the United States with this new mode of transport which could revolutionize transportation in American cities!

Another transportation system is also about to come to Disney World, and will surely contribute to making your holiday at Disney World a unique experience: Minnie Mouse themed vans! This new point-to-point service will take guests anywhere they would like to go around Disney World Resort in a classic styled Minnie Mouse decorated car!!

No date was set for the opening of either of these two new transportation systems yet, but both the projects are well on their way.

Taste the World with Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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This year’s International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot is going to be the longest ever! Starting on August 31st until November 13th, the festival will be a record 75 days long!! Moreover, celebrating the 35th Epcot anniversary, the festival will count 35 marketplaces as opposed to 25 global marketplaces in 2016. More to enjoy for your palate!

Disney World has recently released this year’s menu and it will make your mouth water! Come and enjoy food from all over the world coming from places such as Africa, Australia, France, Greece, and even South Korea! You will be able to try out delicious eats, and attend numerous food shows and food and wine related entertainments! Moreover, this year’s bulk of the festival is included in the general park admission; all you need to do is cover the cost of your delicious treats! There are lots of free things to do also if you would like to get your favorite cook book signed or meet culinary experts for example!

You’re a fan of cheese? Attend a cheese seminar and learn about the texture and awesome drink combinations for the perfect cheese plateau! Attend an alcoholic beverages seminar (for adults only..!) and sample the best wines, spirits and beers while learning more about wine making, beer brewing and distilling techniques.

This is a very popular event and hotel spaces book out very quickly, so you’ll need to plan a bit in advanced! Coming with you kids and make them discover a piece of the world through their taste buds is a fantastic idea, but think about renting a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals to make your experience and that of your children more enjoyable!

World Ocean Day: Get Closer to Wildlife at Epcot

 

World Ocean Day: Epcot

If you live in Florida or going on holiday there, you will most likely marvel at its beautiful beaches and diverse marine life! Thursday 8th, June, 2017 is World Ocean Day and if you are visiting Disney World then, make sure you go to Epcot park to spend sometime learning about, and marveling at the beautiful sea creatures at ‘the Seas with Nemo and Friends’!

Disney World has planned for you a full day of fun and educational activities! You and your family will be able to ask all the questions you might have about the marine ecosystem in Florida, and all the endangered (or not) species you can find along the coast! Sharks, turtles, sting rays, you will be able to see it all, and learn how you and your children can help protecting these incredible creatures and their environment!

A team of education instructors and conservation specialists will be there all day to guide you through the marine wildlife ecosystem and provide fun and educational activities around the park for you and your kids.

If you get hungry, make sure you go to the Coral Reef Restaurant and order the special World Ocean Day dessert, specially made for the occasion! Indulge yourself and your kids with a delicious ocean designed white chocolate dessert. 

Make sure to rent a stroller from Magical Stroller Rentals if you’re going with your little ones to ensure your day and theirs is as perfect as it should be!

Celebrating Spring at Disney World resort!

International Epcot Flowers and Garden Festival

Come celebrate Spring at Disney World Orlando and treat your senses to a world of beautiful sensations with the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival! 

The International Flower and Garden Festival takes place every year at Epcot between March and end of May. This year will boast a plethora of new gardens, new characters topiaries as well as plenty of food and drinks for your best enjoyment! Taking place from March 1st to May 29th, this famous 90 days flower and garden festival is a fantastic way to spend some time away with your whole family.

You will be able to enjoy brand new “Princess” topiaries with the welcoming a Belle topiary from the “Beauty and the Beast” as well as a newly redesigned play garden inspired from “Cars” also introducing new characters. A six-foot tall topiary of Figment, the dragon mascot, will be a first in this flower and garden festival this year! Treat yourself and your family to delicious fresh food from the farm-market and taste some of the best cooking of the festival.
Garden Rocks concerts series will also expand to four days, from Monday to Friday, so you and your family can enjoy three different concerts featuring multiple genre musicians and welcoming new acts this year, such as Simple Plan or Exposé.

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is a magical and inspiring way of spending time with your family and will leave you enchanted and light hearted.

Admission tickets to Epcot themed park are required to get access to the festival. These can be purchased directly on the official Disney World website.

Walt Disney Baby Care Centers: a Peaceful Haven!

 

Disney Baby Care Centre Maps

All parents traveling with little ones know that even if very gratifying, the whole expedition also comes with challenges!
Disney World Resorts are experts in making family travels as easy as possible. Therefore, if you are coming to Disney World with your baby, Baby Care Centers are your allies!

First of all, each theme park is equipped with one Baby Care Center making it practical and impractical at the same time as you could be quite far away from it even if it is within the park. However, the location of each Baby Care Center is marked on each theme park map, so you can easily plan time away from the crowd with your baby. Most Disney Baby Care Centers are located close to the First Aid Center and you can find signs directing you to them.

Each Baby Care Center is equipped with:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Private nursing room equipped with rocking chairs
  • Changing tables with unisex bathrooms
  • A feeding area equipped with highchairs
  • A kitchen with a microwave and oven and a sink.
  • A main room equipped with a television, sofa, chairs and a table.
  • An on-site shop providing various products for purchase such as, formula, diapers, wipes, baby food, sunscreen, over the counter medication, juice and clothing.

All Baby Care Centers are free to use and anyone with small children are allowed to use them.

These are real peaceful havens for you and your baby, where you can step away from the crowd, and noise, take some time to relax and take care of your little one. Baby Care Centers can make a real difference to your holiday, as you will not have to compromise between enjoying the park and being comfortable with your baby. They can transform what could be difficult times, real moments of joy.