Tagged with " Epcot"
Every year, Disney World holds a special release of a Figment statue from the Walt Disney Classics Collection, and this year will be no different. In addition this year, there is a matching piece of artwork: Walt Disney Classics Collection Sculpture Premiere and Artist signing for Figment: Heights of Imagination Event: Walt Disney Classics Collection Product Release & Artist Signing for Figment: Heights of Imagination Special Guest: Sculptor, Bruce Lau Event Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012 Event Times: 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. & 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. Event Location: Art of Disney, Epcot® Join Figment on an expedition into breathtaking wonder and towering imagination! Creativity is a never-ending adventure, and this intrepid, little dragon is the personification of that all-too-human quest to push the boundaries of the possible [...]
WDWNT Reporter Robert Ashburn visited Epcot a few days ago and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: I LOVE this topiary This needs Xpass… Whatever queue modifications were done in the middle are complete PEACOCK See ya’ later Kim… Still closed… They are still testing with some guests though… The VISION House is coming in April to replace the former House of Innoventions The Festival Center is open once again I don’t think you can call most of those anymore… Another Disney Vacation Club booth sporting new signage Some awesome new shirts available at Mouse Gear They are still finishing up this sculpture The remodeling of Tutto Italia continues A temporary booth open [...]
In an interview with TravelWeekly.com recently, Disney Parks chairman Tom Staggs was asked… Q: A number of the park rides are based on movies. How about the Disney Channel shows? To which he responded… A: We have an interactive experience based around Kim Possible in Epcot and will be converting it to one developed around Phineas and Ferb. It’s possible that we could see other attractions that are hard assets, but we do think about what their life cycle will be. So, it is official: the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure is to become history after just 3 years and replaced with a Phineas and Ferb experience that is rumored to have guests join Perry the Platypus (Agent P) in [...]
WDWNT Reporter Melissa Weber stopped by Epcot earlier today to find that the park is just about ready for the Flower and Garden Festival which officially begins tomorrow: Everything hasn’t completely grown in yet, but the Fantasia display already looks spectacular This might be my favorite display ever! Too cool… Hyacinth Hippo, Ben Ali Gator, Lady Upanova, and friends make up the back portion The princesses are out near International Gateway again Woody and Buzz near the American Adventure Beauty and the Beast in France Lady and the Tramp in Italy Mater and Lightning McQueen in Japan Garden at United Kingdom Pooh and Friends also in the U.K. Piglet riding Eeyore Peter Pan characters between Future World and World Showcase [...]
It’s time to start playing catch up with all the news from the last week, and we start with a photo report from one of the newest members of our team, Melissa Weber: Art of animation sign near the road being installed The Spaceship Earth queue layout has been modified for future changes to FASTPASS Some queue modifications being made at the Seas with Nemo and Friends as well Even though it is closed, cast members are still being staffed at Habit Heroes New Animal Kingdom shirts available Park specific plates and mugs have been released, a neat idea!
WDWNT reader AJ P. was nice enough to offer us some newsworthy photos they took on their recent trip to Walt Disney World, so let’s take a look around all 4 parks and Downtown Disney: Land clearing continues for the Grand Floridian DVC wing the rain left some large puddles Welcome to the Magic Kingdom Chamber of Commerce behind tarps The Bakery as well On to New Fantasyland Work being done on the facade of Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid Large walls popping up on the site of the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train Supports and such for the Mine Train in the foreground, Storybook Circus tents in the background A green and red wall will separate the [...]
From Jennifer Fickley-Baker on the Disney Parks Blog: A new interactive exhibit, Habit Heroes presented by Florida Blue and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, debuted at Innoventions at Epcot today. This new experience encourages children of all ages to learn healthy lifestyle habits and become more active. Guests can join forces with Habit Heroes Will Power and Callie Stenics to fight off villains like Sweet Tooth and The Snacker. Two Habit Heroes even made a special in-person appearance today for the kick-off of the exhibit. Can’t make it to Epcot? Kids can visit www.HabitHeroes.com to create their own avatar and learn how to fight bad habits.
Inspired by Green Builder Media’s VISION House demonstration home series, the experiential exhibit will highlight the major themes of whole-home automation, energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor environment quality, security, multi-generational design, and durability. Visitors will learn that each house is a set of interactive systems, and that proper management of those systems will maximize comfort and minimize operational costs.
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot on Friday and has some noteworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: One of the rock arches is being rebuilt in the Oasis Major reconstruction Could we refurb this please? This water fits the theme, but it is disgusting… Waterfalls running at Everest Is this photo from 1971? The steam is still working Well, he moves more than Harold… The new Disney Vacation Club logo is everywhere now On to Epcot where the old Alfredo’s facade is being ripped apart in the long-delayed remodeling of Tutto Italia This makes me want to cry… The quick serve window is open at Via Napoli to accommodate guests Mmmmmm… [...]
WDWNT Reporter Zach Larson visited the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot on Friday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Land clearing continues for the Grand Floridian DVC wing More Main Street U.S.A. facades are going behind tarps, this should be the last batch A temporary sidewalk ramp installed Signs point guests around to the meet and greet FASTPASS distribution Center Street tarps still up The Bakery is now behind tarps A temporary cart is also serving some bakery items Plaza Ice Cream is closed This facade will be behind tarps soon Storybook Circus construction Dumbo is almost ready to roll The queue seems a bit behind Dumbo was testing We’re [...]