In this sign, Buzzy seems to be looking for new recruits – but what’s his slogan? “We’re looking for a few good ___.” Do you recall the word that’s blurred out here? Let us know in the “Comments” section below.
posted on April 5th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
posted on April 1st, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer
Look for a new waterfront eatery by the end of this year at the Morocco Pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot. Spice Road Table will feature various small plates and refreshments inspired by the cuisine of the Mediterranean. With seating both indoors and out, it’s a welcome addition to the line-up along World Showcase Lagoon.
Stay tuned for other “enhancements” to the pavilion and more news on Spice Road Table as menus are finalized.
posted on April 1st, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
Today’s “Caption This” photo was taken in 1994 during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
Sure looks like this colorful gecko is taking an interest in these guests. What’s he got his eye on? Remember, this is 1994 – is he looking for some friends to ride World of Motion or Horizons . Or maybe he’s already grabbed a great seat for tonight’s “IllumiNations” fireworks. You tell us – go ahead and “Caption This”!
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posted on March 29th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
It’s shaping up to be a lovely Easter weekend here at Walt Disney World Resort. If you’re in town, here are a few different ways you can celebrate at our parks.
At Magic Kingdom Park, hop down Bunny Lane to visit Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. (See the park’s Times Guide for an appearance schedule).
At Epcot, Easter Egg Hunts and Relays will take place at the Maze Garden in the United Kingdom Pavilion. The Easter Egg Hunts are open to guests ages 3-9, and an Easter Egg Relays are available for guests ages 8-12. A smaller area will be available for Egg Hunts for guests under the age of 3. Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will also pop in to meet-and-greet guests periodically. (Again, see the park’s Times Guide for more).
Easter Egg Hunts and games will also take place in Future World at Epcot for children ages 3-9. To join, stop by the Future World East-er Garden (between Innoventions and Universe of Energy). Space is limited.
posted on March 28th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks
It’s springtime, and Humphrey the Bear and Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore have left Brownstone National Park to enjoy the season at the Canada Pavilion at Epcot in our newest desktop/smartphone wallpaper. Look closely – there’s a hidden Mickey to be found.
The wallpaper, created by Disney artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett, shows the pavilion’s Victoria Gardens, modeled after the famous Butchart Gardens near Victoria, British Columbia. Ranger Woodlore is doing some bird watching while Humphrey “dives” right into fishing season with his unique method for catching a big fish.
If you enjoy this wallpaper, there are more to discover on our page of Disney Parks Blog wallpapers.
posted on March 26th, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer
All five senses are engaged at this year’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, especially “taste,” at a dozen new Garden Marketplaces around World Showcase Lagoon. The flavors of springtime abound, especially at the Florida Fresh Marketplace, where guests can enjoy a classic strawberry shortcake – fluffy angel food cake, Florida berries macerated in sugar, freshly whipped cream and a flourish of fresh mint.
We had Chef Jens Dahlmann show us how he creates this colorful dessert. You can sample his version, as well as a variety of other sweet and savory dishes featuring local fruits and veggies, through May 19 at Epcot.
Read on for more updates from the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival:
posted on March 25th, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Merchandise Marketing & Communications Project Manager, Disneyland Resort
Put some spring in your step and plan your trip to the Walt Disney World Resort during April, because we have a lot of events taking place!
April 5-7: Spring is in the air and the 2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom. Take time to join us for Art in the Garden Weekend, taking place from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. each day along the promenade in Epcot. Throughout the weekend, artists Larry Dotson, David E. Doss and Noah, along with ACME artist Annick Biaudet will be on hand for artist demonstrations and signings. Note: Noah will appear April 6–7 only.
April 6: I guarantee this next event is not a figment of your imagination, it’s in fact a signing with Sculptor Bruce Lau at Art of Disney in Epcot from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Bruce will be on hand to sign his latest sculpture Magician Figment, while Disney Design Group Character Artist Monty Maldovan will be joining in the excitement to sign his latest Figment-inspired piece, Mickey and His Pal Figment. Look for Monty at the Art of Disney in Epcot as well, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
April 8–12: Check out the latest releases from David E. Doss, who will be appearing daily at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace.
April 10–11: This next event is literally an open book. World renowned author Ridley Pearson is returning to the Walt Disney World Resort for a special appearance and signing April 10-11. Want to know more? Watch for a special post about his appearance and his newest release from author, Erin Catalano.
April 18–22: Be on the lookout for Larry Dotson who will be appearing at Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., each day.
April 19-22: Rounding out the month is a special Disney’s Animal Kingdom park Earth Day celebration with artists and vendors such as Just Plumerias, Elemental Nursery, Photographer Carlos Cuba, Silver Designer, Tim “Bushman #1” Adebule and ACME Archives artist, William Silvers. Looking for something special merchandise to commemorate the day? Keep an eye out for more information to be released shortly.
Look for details on all of these events and more on www.ArtofDisneyParks.com.
posted on March 25th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
As a writer, this part of the attraction – which depicts the adoption of Gutenberg’s printing press – has always been one of my favorites. Have you traveled through this scene and stared at the guy in the red jacket and wondered just what he was reading?
You tell us…what’s he so engrossed in reading about? Go ahead and give us your headline in the “Comments” section below.
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Flower Power Concert Series Continues with The Guess Who at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Resort
posted on March 22nd, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
One of my favorite parts of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is attending a Flower Power concert at the America Gardens Theatre. There’s just something about an outdoor concert that just makes it feel like spring, am I right?
March 29-31: Nelson
April 5-7: The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie
April 12-14: Paul Revere & the Raiders
April 19-21: Village People (new!)
April 26-28: The Orchestra, Featuring Former Members of ELO and ELO II
May 3-5: Tommy Roe (new!)
May 10-12: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
May 17-19: Starship starring Mickey Thomas.
Join the conversation about the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival on Twitter with the hashtag #EpcotInSpring.
posted on March 22nd, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks
There’s a special weeklong Easter celebration planned for you as part of “Limited Time Magic” at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. And today, we have a peek at what to expect beginning on Monday.
From March 25-31, Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will greet guests at Magic Kingdom Park at Bunny Lane (located next to City Hall) at the Walt Disney World Resort. The pair will also join butterflies, flowers and dancing hippos for an Easter procession down Main Street, U.S.A.
Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will be hopping over to Epcot to greet guests in the United Kingdom Pavilion, where egg hunts will be held throughout the day. And if finding eggs is a family favorite, Easter egg hunts will also be held each day in Future World East.
Things get hopping at Disneyland park as well on Monday, when the Easter Bunny stops by to greet guests in Town Square. Each day, the Easter Bunny will join some of his long-eared Disney friends, along with the Dapper Dans and Mickey and Minnie Mouse, for a Bunny Hop dance on Main Street, U.S.A.
At Disney California Adventure park, Russell and Dug have hidden oversized Easter eggs throughout Redwood Creek Challenge Trail for a Wilderness Explorer Egg Hunt. Track them down, follow the clues and solve the puzzle to earn your very own Spring Egg-tivity Badge.
Let us know if you’ll be joining us for the celebration next week.
You can find updates on our latest extra sprinkle of pixie dust on Twitter using hashtag #LimitedTimeMagic and on our LimitedTimeMagic.com web page.