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I don’t often get to contribute with a photo report, but I took a short two day trip to Walt Disney World stopping at Epcot and the Magic Kingdom so I took some photos. Let’s take a look at a rare Tom Corless photo report: Work continues on the separate entrance to Turtle Talk One of the exhibits in the Turtle Talk pre-show is being fixed up Some work happening between the Refreshment Port and the Canada pavilion in World Showcase On to the Magic Kingdom, work continues on the former Skyway site, expected to soon be home to restrooms, a new pathway, and the Tangled meet and greet The castle walls are coming along nicely This section looks nearly [...]
From Steven Miller on the Disney Parks Blog: One celebration I’m looking forward to this fall is the 30th anniversary of Epcot, which takes place on October 1, 2012. A few months ago, I gave you a first look at artwork created by Disney Design Group for merchandise we will be releasing. While we haven’t finalized all items or release plans at this point, I’m happy to share another look at items that are coming soon. I caught up with product developer Mary Myers to learn more. In recent years, Mary has developed theme park logo merchandise for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot. She recently kicked off the 30th anniversary a little early by releasing new items under the “Epcot 82” banner. I [...]
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Epcot on Friday and has some great photos to share with us from his trip: Phineas and Ferb topiary went up as part of the “Summer to Remember” I had no idea there was a summer promotion… I imagine guests had no idea either… Large patches of grass back after Flower and Garden clean-up The Test Track pizza truck and many props from the area are gone, but the tool sheds remain Test Track is still closed of course The signage from Inside Track is gone A pretty bare exterior right now I love the people checking out the car while Test Track All-Stars are performing… Looks liek they are surveying guests about their experience [...]
October 1, 2012, marks the 30th anniversary of Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort and D23: The Official Disney Fan Club invites its members and their guests to fete one of Disney’s crowning achievements on this special occasion. The event on Sunday, September 30, will whisk D23 Members back to a time touted as when “the 21st century begins”—those early Epcot years when guests first marveled at “Astuter Computers,” “Smellitzers,” the novelty of “riding on sunshine,” and were awed by a massive geodesic sphere called Spaceship Earth. The celebration will feature rare and never-before-seen artwork; film and video footage and photos; along with a number of pioneers of Epcot, including such Disney Imagineers, Legends and Epcot luminaries as Marty Sklar (exclusive pre-taped [...]
So, while we have been tweeting a lot over the last 10 days or so, Disney’s wonderful wifi at their resorts (Pop Century and Art of Animation) have kept us from posting some news. Apologies for the long gap without stories, but there is about to be a flood of news coming you way over the next week or so starting with this interesting tidbit. If you thought that Epcot may soon replace the Journey Into Imagination with Figment attraction (just now celebrating its tenth anniversary), you may be in for a surprise. Another significant investment in the ride has just been made, this time in the attraction lighting. A few months ago we showed you the installation of new [...]
From June 1-July 8, Epcot will be home to a special offering called “Brave – The Highland Games Tournament”. Being billed as a “kid-focused offering”, guests will get to play games like Mini Caber Toss, Cake Toss, Haggis Flip and archery. Also included is a small playground and a little something for the parents… FREE WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS! The event will take place on the Rose Walk (right where Future World blends into World Showcase), from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., daily.
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Epcot yesterday and has a quick update for us: Props and decorations slowly vanish from the exterior of Test Track The exterior queue is gone and various pieces are being thrown away… I know plenty of people who would want whatever you are throwing away… The old sign is history Innoventions just seems to get darker… Habit Heroes is completely walled-off from the world I assume this means there is work going on inside We hope…
Patina Restaurant Group officially opened Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar and re-opened Tutto Italia at Epcot earlier today. Located in a reproduction of the Medici Palace in the Italy pavilion, the new wine cellar is a space that was “discovered” as Tutto Italia was being built. This “unearthed treasure” features 200 Italian wines and a selection of authentic Italian small plates. “Tutto Gusto offers a refreshing place to relax and sample authentic tastes of Italy during a day at Epcot,” said restaurateur and CEO of Patina Restaurant Group, Nick Valenti. “It is a welcome addition to the popular dining options at the Italy pavilion.” “We are always looking at ways to keep Epcot fresh and vibrant for our Guests,” said Erin [...]
The new logo for Test Track presented by Chevrolet As you can see. they are changing the entire ride completely. The first image is clearly the hill climb. The top right looks to be the first break-test zone. The lower two pictures look like replacements for the environmental chambers. Ride icons? I assume these are categories you will be graded in after designing your vehicle. Yep, the Test Track you once knew is gone… If you look closely at tis image, you can see plenty of concept art for the Chevrolet Design Studio, where guests will design their SimCars Disney also released some new details: When complete, the reimagining of this attraction will allow guests to design their own custom [...]
We now know that “Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure” will open in June at Epcot, replacing the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure. The following video doesn’t reveal much, but there are some interesting sound-bites as an Imagineer gives the show creators and voice of Phineas a tour of World Showcase: The video does confirm that not much will be changing with the attraction as far as physical props, except where it is absolutely necessary (like Doofensmirtz replacing the Kim Possible villain inside the Glockenspiel in Germany). The video portions at the recruitment centers and on the communicator devices will be all new, obviously. Stay tuned to WDWNT as more information on this upcoming attraction becomes available.