The 23rd Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, the popular spring festival at Walt Disney World known for its tasty edibles, sweeping floral displays and dazzling topiary creations, starts tomorrow March 2, 2016.
Guests of the 2016 festival can celebrate spring with culinary creations and libations from the festival’s thirteen Outdoor Kitchens, including the new Cider House and La Isla Fresca offerings.
This summer, one of the biggest hits at Walt Disney World was the Frozen Summer Fun event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Last month, it was announced that the promotion was being extended until September 30.
This week, Disney announced select elements of the Frozen Summer will be staying at the park through the holiday season.
Among them are “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” show, and Wandering Oaken’s Frozen Funland, which will move closer to the show and feature a larger play area with real snow.
The feature film Walt Before Mickey has been spotted filming in locations around the city of DeLand, on the north side of Orlando.
Based on the book of the same name, Walt Before Mickey covers the early years of Walt Disney’s career. It stars Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie movies, “Party of Five”) as Walt Disney, Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory) as Roy Disney, and Jodie Sweetin (“Full House”) as Charlotte Disney. Also appearing are David Henrie (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), and Hunter Gomez (National Treasure, “Family Guy”).
One of the locations the movie has been seen using is the historic Athens Theater in downtown DeLand.
Disney Parks declared 2013 the year of “Limited Time Magic” – where throughout the year, Walt Disney World and Disneyland would offer special events and celebrations that would only last a day to a week.
Walt Disney World attendees got to enjoy events like Unleash the Villains at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Long Lost Friends week at Magic Kingdom, Monstrous Summer with a 24-hour day at Magic Kingdom, Teen Beach Movie at Typhoon Lagoon, and so much more.
Disney put together this video showcasing highlights from Limited Time Magic at both parks to recap the year. Did you get to enjoy any of these?
Tomorrowland, the Disney movie starting George Clooney, is slated to film scenes in New Smyrna Beach in November.
The movie was written, and will be directed by, Brad Bird (who also had a hand in Disney Pixar classics such as The Incredibles and Up). Also starring in the film are Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, and country music star Tim McGraw.
The IMDB synopsis reads: “Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.”
It will be a three day shoot (Nov. 12-15), and publicists for the film are not releasing any details on which of its stars will be in town for filming.
There is also a rumor that filming may also come to Orlando, but nothing has been confirmed as of this morning.