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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Sept. 29, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

This week, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase opened with more than 300 national and international wines and more than 220 tastes and sips around World Showcase Lagoon.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Launches Today

To kick things off, we shared some tips on where to begin when you visit this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival as well as an update that one of our favorites – Party for the Sensesgrand tasting events are back this year on October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2. The festival runs through November 11.

Check Pam’s post for more details or call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378) to make reservations this weekend.

‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Floats ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade’ Floats

And we also shared a sneak peek of “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade,” the new daytime parade that’s set to debut at Magic Kingdom Park in spring 2014. There will be several different floats featured in the parade, including one celebrating Disney Princesses in a Royal Court Garden and another featuring Peter Pan and Wendy soaring high above on a pirate galleon ship, joined by Captain Hook, Mr. Smee and Tinker Bell.

You can find more details about the parade and renderings in Jennifer’s original parade story.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park – Tips For Beginners – Will you be visiting Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for the first time this year? Check out our tips for having an extra-magical experience.

Make Your Disneyland Resort Dining Reservations Online Beginning October 3 – Beginning October 3, you can make dining reservations online! This new service will make it easier than ever to book a meal at your favorite restaurants throughout the Disneyland Resort.

Behind the Scenes: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Car Completes Drop Test at Magic Kingdom Park – See photos from Monday, when Imagineers and Design & Engineering marked a milestone in the construction of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland.

Lend Your Voice to ‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ at Disney California Adventure Park – Find out how you can virtually lend your voice to an original composition that will be part of the new holiday spectacular coming to Disney California Adventure park.

A Day In the Life of Disney Ducks at Magic Kingdom Park – Have you ever noticed the ducks that reside within our parks at the Walt Disney World Resort? Watch this video to follow one lucky duck family through an average day.

Market House, Serving Starbucks, Opens Today at Disneyland Park – Market House is now open on Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland park, serving Starbucks drinks along with house-made Disney treats.

A Taste of South America at Carioca’s on the Re-imagined Disney Magic – Peek inside Carioca’s, a fun and festive dining room named after Donald Duck’s parrot pal in “The Three Caballeros.”

Mmmmm! Lobster Roll a Big Hit at Harbour Galley at Disneyland Park – One of the most popular new tastes at Disneyland park is a warm, buttery lobster roll now on the menu at Harbour Galley in Critter Country. Now, with this recipe, you can make it at home!

Chris Colfer Book Signing in Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort – On October 12, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Golden Globe winner, and huge Disney fan Chris Colfer will join us as the World of Disney as we celebrate the release of his second book, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns.