Tagged with " World Showcase"
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.
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 [...]
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.
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Epcot to say goodbye to Test Track on Sunday and while he was there, he took plenty of newsworthy photos to share with us: Habit Heroes – Still closed Some portions of it are now behind a large curtain I don’t think so The original Test Track is now gone… They wasted no time removing the infamous Test Track pizza truck The Odyssey building is slowing getting a blue paint scheme All of the water features in Canada were off Shoes? Still can’t get used to this weird sandy patch in front of the Seas with Nemo and Friends You can see where the new pavement begins No visible progress from here of the rumored [...]
From Pam Brandon on the Disney Parks Blog: With an opening set for early May, here’s a sneak peek at Tutto Gusto, the new wine bar adjacent to Tutto Italia Ristorante in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot that’s sure to be a new World Showcase hot spot. Gusto takes over the former lobby space of Tutto Italia and extends back toward Via Napoli. The 96-seat Tutto Gusto will be a more intimate space, with décor inspired by an Italian wine cellar with stone walls and floors, and vaulted ceilings and a fireplace in the dining room. Hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The chefs have created a small-plate menu that takes guests on a fabulous culinary tour of Italy. There are six sections and all [...]
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the Magic Kingdom on Friday and has a TON of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Flower and Garden Festival in bloom at Epcot IF ONLY WE HAD XPASS!!!! Queue modifications are done… it’s a completely different queue experience now… Peacock Cool graphics on the Epcot tip board Enjoy Kim Possible while it lasts Habit Heroes and the VISION House now on the list inside Innoventions East Habit Heroes is still closed I’m offended… Work continues on the VISION House Habit Heroes now has a sign on the entry wall Goodbye VISION House will be added soon as it opens in April Phineas and Ferb [...]
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 [...]
From Super Bowl MVP parades to Animal Kingdom, WDWNT Reporter Zach Larson brings us around the world with him on a very busy photo report. Let’s take a look: Land clearing continues for the Grand Floridian DVC wing Meanwhile, some brush is being cleared from this island in the Seven Seas Lagoon The main street characters were out entertaining guests waiting for Eli Manning to parade down the street. I really don’t like the new one in the beige shorts… They were offering free balloons with every audio guide purchased! Giants fans out in force Here comes the Super Bowl MVP Congratulations to our hometown champions, the New York Giants… even though I’m a Dolphins fan… stop laughing… The Big [...]