We caught up with Disney Legend Kurt Russell at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Kurt came to visit to share his passion and love of wine and to showcase his GoGi label (pronounced GO-Ghee), which launched in 2008.
The year 2015 marks GoGi’s debut at the Festival. Kurt hosted a wine seminar and bottle signings with his Pinot Noir and GoGi Chardonnay, which is dubbed “Goldie,” a nod to his longtime sweetheart.
This week we shared many new images from inside Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, including new shots of “Happy HalloWishes” fireworks and the new “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.”
Have you seen either of these sights yet this year? Tell us what you liked most about them in the comments section below, or join the conversation online with the hashtag #NotSoScary.
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival might not immediately sound like an event for families with young children, but it is actually very kid-friendly. Epcot provides a great setting for families to explore new experiences and tastes together in a casual environment. I love taking my kids during the annual culinary festival because it gives me the chance to expose them to new foods in a low-pressure way – we don’t need to make reservations or commit to one cuisine, instead we nibble on smaller portions as we wander around the park. This way, they are much more receptive to trying a more exotic dish, and my husband and I are thrilled to be able to sample a variety of food and beverages from around the world.
This year at the festival there are some fun new additions to keep kids of all ages engaged, such as Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak, a scavenger hunt with maps, stickers and prizes as kids search for little Remy statuettes hidden around World Showcase. We’ve also introduced new “taste buds” characters that represent different flavors and have names like “Sweet,” “Zesty,” and “Meaty” that can help kids select dishes they want to try. I plan to make turn it into a challenge to see how many of the taste buds my kids can conquer!
Outside of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, the park is a lot of fun for families. Here’s a look at some of the other kid-friendly activities that are perfect for little ones:
October is all about seasonal celebrations in the restaurants, shops and entertainment venues of the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. Whether your taste runs to harvest, Halloween or “hoisting” a beverage for the occasion, the Downtown Disney District offers something for every age and every member of the family.
Parents looking for the perfect opportunity to bring their little ones to Walt Disney World Resort won’t want to miss the new bite-sized resort offer that includes a special Disney Junior Park Pack. And the early 2016 travel dates provide you the chance to surprise your kids at the holidays!
Since April, we shared behind-the-scenes looks at the development of “Tangled: The Musical,” the first-ever stage adaptation of the beloved animated film “Tangled.” Before it premieres aboard the Disney Magic next month, we want to test your knowledge about the show. Only the most dedicated fans will have what it takes to ace this one …
Fall fashion is one thing I love, especially when it comes in the form of ALEX AND ANI! If you’re curious as to what releases we have lined up this October at Disney Parks, wait no more! Here are all the details and a look at what you can expect to find.
Beginning this weekend, Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have the chance to see what went into the production of the upcoming compilation album, “We Love Disney.” A unique collaboration between Verve Records and Walt Disney Records, “We Love Disney” features interpretations of classic Disney songs by some of the hottest artists from the worlds of pop, rock, R&B and country.
I loved seeing the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” a few weeks ago during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park. If you plan on attending an event in October, I invite you to look for a few commemorative items inspired by this new show.
With farm-to-fork cuisine, Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine, Chef Art Smith’s new restaurant concept, opens in Summer 2016 at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.