2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Starts Aug 30

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival starts Thursday August 30, and I have the complete menus for each marketplace.

This festival is a perfect opportunity to literally eat and drink around the world with the Global Marketplaces located throughout the park. Most samples are $3-$8, though a few are more.

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TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2018 Feature Central Florida Amusement and Theme Parks 

Universal Orlando parks

TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice® awards for Amusement Parks, and the list, not surprisingly, heavily features Central Florida theme parks.

Here are the Top Ten winners for U.S. amusement and theme parks and for all the parks worldwide:

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First Narrators Announced for 2018 Candlelight Processional at Epcot

Candlelight Processional at Epcot - Neil Patrick Harris

Walt Disney World has made its first announcement of the narrators scheduled to appear at this year’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot.

Returning favorites include actress/host Whoopi Goldberg; entertainer Pat Sajak; actors Neil Patrick Harris, Chita Rivera, Gary Sinise, Blair Underwood and Edward James Olmos; and Jodi Benson, who voices Ariel in Disney’s animated classic “The Little Mermaid.”

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Walt Disney World To Live Stream July 4th Fireworks From Magic Kingdom 

Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert In The Sky

Can’t make it out to the Magic Kingdom to see their awesome 4th of July fireworks tonight? Not to worry – Walt Disney World will be live streaming them for you to watch at home.

Starting tonight at 9:10pm EDT, “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert In The Sky” will paint the sky red, white, and blue with fireworks as patriotic music fills the air.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating The 4th Of July 2018 In Central Florida

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating the 4th of July in Central Florida

There are many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July here in Orlando and Central Florida, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.

Most of the events are on July 4 itself, but since the holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, this list goes from June 30 to July 5, in case you want to extend your holiday celebrations.

Here are our picks for where to celebrate 2018’s Fourth of July holiday, in the Central Florida area, from Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast:

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World to Offer New Experiences for 2018 #MNSSHP

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Walt Disney World has announced Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will add a few new treats to the evening’s festivities.

New for 2018:

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With special guest Melanie Fiona

 

Orlando Officially Named Host City For 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Florida announced Orlando has been officially awarded and named the host city for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. 

At a special presentation at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World, Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Florida announced Orlando has been officially awarded and named the host city for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.

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Incredibles 2 Sneak Peek Comes to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in May 

For a limited time, guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will experience a sneak peek of Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2," including an exclusive glimpse at the first ten minutes of the film.

For a limited time, guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will experience a sneak peek of Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” including an exclusive glimpse at the first ten minutes of the film.

The sneak peek will arrive on May 18, where guests to the park can visit the Walt Disney Presents theater for the viewing.

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Eat To The Beat Bands Revealed For 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World

David Cook at Epcot

We’re still a few months off from the start of the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, but Walt Disney World has released the line-up for this year’s Eat to the Beat concert series.

The line-up is a great mix of 80s, 90s and early-00s superstars. There are a lot of returning favorites, but there are also five new ones playing the fest this year, including two Christian artists, a first for the festival.

The festival’s 23rd year runs from August 30 to November 12, 2018. There are still six slots to be filled, but here is the announced line-up for the 2018 Eat to the Beat concert series:

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Walt Disney World To Live Stream Disney’s Animal Kingdom Anniversary Celebration April 22 

Disney's Animal Kingdom Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration Starting April 22

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will mark its 20th anniversary celebration on Earth Day, April 22, and Walt Disney World will live stream the festivities starting at 10:15am.

The park will mark its 20th anniversary with a ‘Party For the Planet’ that will stretch from April 22-May 5. During that time, Rafiki’s Planet Watch will take center stage for the celebration, which will offer backstage experiences that allow guests to learn about animal nutrition, visit the veterinary hospital, or hear how Disney promotes global wildlife conservation.

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