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Sunshine Plaza Disney’s California Adventure

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Introduction | Attraction | Dining | Shopping | Interesting Facts     INTRODUCTION Just inside Disney’s California Adventure is Sunshine Plaza – the gateway to the rest of the park. A 50′ golden sun sits over a perpetual ocean wave fountain, and offers an excellent photo op. Hum or sing along with the background music … Continue reading "Sunshine Plaza Disney’s California Adventure"
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Carthay Circle Restaurant: The Glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age Meets the History and Heritage of Disney

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With the new Buena Vista Street, instead of depicting California as it is today, guests are transported to Los Angeles of the 1920s, the time when Walt Disney first arrived. Now much more similar to Main Street USA at Disneyland, Buena Vista Street includes an array of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Guests can hop aboard the Red Car Trolley as it takes them past stores such as Oswald's Gas and Oil, Elias and Company Department Store, Mortimer's Market, and the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cafe and Bakery. The crown jewel of Buena Vista Street, however, is a replica of the Carthay Circle Theater; it has become to California Adventure what Sleeping Beauty Castle is at Disneyland or Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom.
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Landscaping the World – Epcot – Part Two

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Yesterday I discussed the landscaping found in Epcot’s Future World. Today I’ll finish this park with a look at World Showcase. The main entrance into World Showcase always contains manicured hedges and brightly colored ground cover or flowers. In November and December, this area is used to display the yearly Christmas tree. This spot is … Continue reading "Landscaping the World – Epcot – Part Two"
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Water at Walt Disney World — Part Two

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Last Monday I wrote how the Walt Disney World property was crisscrossed with canals and levees to help maintain water integrity. I also discussed the many water features found in the Magic Kingdom and how these help add atmosphere to the park. Today I’m going to take a look at Epcot. Unlike the Magic Kingdom, … Continue reading "Water at Walt Disney World — Part Two"
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World Showcase Quiz – Answers

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Hey everyone, Here are the answers to yesterday’s World Showcase quiz. Since this was an “open book” test, I’m sure you got them all right. However, for those of you who decided to wing it, here is the grading scale. 24 – 27: A 20 – 23: B 16 – 19: C 12 – 15: … Continue reading "World Showcase Quiz – Answers"
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World Showcase Quiz – Questions

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World Showcase Quiz Over the last year, I have written a number of blogs about Epcot’s World Showcase. Today, I’m going to test what you’ve learned by reading my blogs. But don’t worry; I’m going to make it an “open book” test as all of the answers can be found within my blogs. To help … Continue reading "World Showcase Quiz – Questions"
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Epcot’s China Pavilion – Part One

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When the idea for a World Showcase of nations was beginning to gel, Disney sent feelers out to a number of countries to see how much interest could be generated and how much financial support could be secured. Among those solicited were two communist countries, China and the Soviet Union. Both liked the idea and … Continue reading "Epcot’s China Pavilion – Part One"
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A Walking Tour of Epcot’s China Pavilion

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I don’t know about you, but I ate far too much over the holidays and I really need a little exercise; OK maybe I need more than a “little” exercise. -:) So, come join me as we take a walk through the beautiful China pavilion and hopefully burn a few calories along the way. Growing … Continue reading "A Walking Tour of Epcot’s China Pavilion"
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Disney Pic of the Week – China

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This week we’re going to pass under the Gate of the Golden Sun and visit China in Epcot’s World Showcase. Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/1000s shutter, f5, ISO 400 I always enjoy taking pictures of the Dragon Legend Acrobats. These young students from the Pu Yang Academy of Acrobatics in … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – China"
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Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival Fun Facts! 90 Festive Days, New Topiaries, Outdoor Kitchen Eats and Fresh Trivia

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Disney guests can enjoy 90 days of fresh festival fun during the 23rd Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival March 2-May 30, 2016. Thirty million multi-hued blooms, 100-plus whimsical topiaries, nearly 1,000 native butterflies and dozens of new Outdoor Kitchen food and beverage tastes add multi-sensory festival fun to the "Fresh Epcot"-themed Walt Disney World Resort event.
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