At a Tables in Wonderland dinner on Saturday at Walt Disney World, guests were invited to preview some of the offerings for this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The popular event, which begins Sept. 27, allows Walt Disney World visitors to taste their way around the world via kiosks that sell foods and beverages representing various countries.
I'm pretty sure the most important thing you need to know about Captain Cook's Snack Company at Disney's Polynesian Resort is that it sells Dole Whips. (Yes, there is a place outside the Magic Kingdom where you can get that popular pineapple dessert!) But you might not be aware that some equally popular Disney foods can be found at Captain Cook's, too.
SeaWorld has added a new tour to compliment their newest attraction, Antarctica Empire of the Penguins. I recently was invited by SeaWorld to experience the tour.
The approximate 45 minute experience begins with an introduction to Antarctica and the penguins.
This year, my con experience started off with Disney Infinity's preview event. Here, con-goers could take a turn playing the big upcoming Disney Infinity video game, enjoy snacks, and even get character sketches drawn by Disney artists.
Having grown up in the Southern California area and visiting Disneyland many, many times a year, it was quite a "Twilight Zone"-like experience to enter the Magic Kingdom for the first time. While there were areas that seemed similar to what was at Disneyland, the differences were more pronounced than the similarities.
Children don't have to be born into royalty to be treated like a prince or princess at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. The property is giving all parents the chance to treat their kids like VIPs through the hotel's Love Your Family package.
This week's Limited Time Magic was all about holiday food and holiday merchandise. Holiday cupcakes were the highlights at the Main Street Bakery and at the Plaze Ice Cream Shop, a a gingerbread sundae. Ye Old Christmas Shop in Magic Kingdom had new holiday ornaments that replicated the "Ear Hats". You can also check out some of the "scarier" Ear Hat ornaments.
Walt had planned for his boyhood hero, Abraham Lincoln, to be a part of Disneyland. Imagineer Wathel Rogers stated in 1963, "Lincoln is part of a Disneyland project called 'One Nation Under God'. (A curtain) will open to reveal the Hall of Presidents. The visitor will see all the Chief Executives modeled life-size. He'll think it's a waxworks-until Lincoln stands up and begins to talk."
Nearly 500 Walt Disney World Cast Members who share a passion for singing, dancing and acting are currently in rehearsals preparing for a musical performance to benefit local children with an interest in music.
Known for staging entertaining concerts for charities, the Encore! Cast Performing Arts group is getting ready to present "The Art of the Possible - The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" later this month at Disney's Hollywood Studios Premier Theater. This year, the troupe has chosen A Gift For Music as their beneficiary.