Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2011

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

 

Walt Disney World Orlando, FL. ~ The weather in Orlando this past Saturday was picture perfect for Disney’s Epcot Annual International Flower & Garden Festival. To stay at home on a day like this would have been such an injustice and with a festival like this, it was a no-brainer what we were going to be doing on this day. We packed up our daughter and drove the 15 minutes to the parking lot of Epcot. Continue reading

Walt Disney World Salutes Chilean Miners and their Families With Magical Festivities

GRAND MARSHALS: Wearing mouse-eared hard hats, the rescued Chilean coal miners were Magic Kingdom parade Grand Marshals Jan. 31, 2011 at the Walt Disney World Resort. Riding in the Grand Marshal vehicle with Mickey Mouse, thousands of theme park guests honored the miners and rescuers.

GRAND MARSHALS: Wearing mouse-eared hard hats, the rescued Chilean coal miners were Magic Kingdom parade Grand Marshals Jan. 31, 2011 at the Walt Disney World Resort. Riding in the Grand Marshal vehicle with Mickey Mouse, thousands of theme park guests honored the miners and rescuers.

 

Magical new memories were embraced today by the rescued Chilean miners as they paraded down Main Street, U.S.A. in grand fanfare at Walt Disney World Resort toward the close of a Disney-sponsored vacation honoring the miners, their rescuers and their families. Continue reading

Epcot Center ~ New: ‘Toy Story 3’ and ‘Cars 2’ Topiaries, Expanded Butterfly House

 

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

 

Epcot Center, Orlando, Florida – The heroes of “Toy Story 3” have left the toy box. Woody and Buzz Lightyear meet arch-enemy Lotso the teddy bear on the Future World playground for the 18th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 2 through May 15, 2011, at Walt Disney World Resort. Continue reading

Epcot Center ~ A Look Back At Their Theme Park Merchandise

A very cool blast from the past from Epcot Center

A very cool blast from the past from Epcot Center

 

If given the option to live in a Theme Park, I would move to Epcot this afternoon. My family first visited then EPCOT Center in July 1983, and I was immediately hooked (perhaps it was the dream of tomorrow, seeing “John Hench purple” everywhere, or that Figment of Imagination). Of the things I collect, I love EPCOT Center merchandise from pre-opening to around 1985. After reading the many incredible memories shared in “The Florida Project” post, I thought a follow-up post about my favorite park was in order. Continue reading

Walt Disney World ~ Parades, Fireworks and Special Dining Parties Let Guests Ring in the New Year with Style

New Years Eve Party at the Walt Disney World Parks 2010/2011

New Years Eve Party at the Walt Disney World Parks 2010/2011

 

Walt Disney World  – Guests spending New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney World Resort can choose from fireworks extravaganzas, evening dance parties, delicious dining experiences and more as nighttime activities.  Here’s a look at what’s in store at the Vacation Kingdom on New Year’s Eve (show times and entertainment are subject to change without notice) … Continue reading

Walt Disney World Orlando Offers Sleighful of Merriment with Festive Holiday Favorites Galore

List Of Events For The Disney Parks During Christmas

List Of Events For The Disney Parks During Christmas

 

Walt Disney World Orlando ~  From a sparkling ice castle and symphony of dazzling lights … to legendary international customs and wondrous displays … to magical entertainment and musical delights, Walt Disney World Resort unwraps an enchanting celebration of the holiday season in 2010.
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New Years Eve Parties In Orlando 2011 ~ What Will The Orlando Theme Parks Have In Store This Year?

New Years Eve Parties In Orlando 2011

New Years Eve Parties In Orlando 2011

 

As many of the locals know, Orlando is a busy town during New Years Eve. As with any town, the New Years Eve Parties are the most popular place to be when ushering in the 2011 New Year, but in Orlando, it is big business. When New Years Eve hits Orlando, the Orlando theme parks jockey to have the best, most exciting events and the locals and travelers from around the world are the winners of this healthy competition. Continue reading

Walt Disney World Gets Ready For The Holidays 2010

Holiday Season In Style at The Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Holiday Season In Style at The Walt Disney World Theme Parks

 

If you think that your neighborhood goes all out at Christmas time then take a trip to Orlando Florida and spend a few days at the Disney theme parks during the holiday season. Walt Disney World in Orlando sets out every year to bring the holidays of yor to you and your family. Continue reading

Sneak a Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

 

Belgian Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream

Belgian Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream

 

The Official Ticket Center Inc. ~ I just found out that there will be three new tasting marketplaces – Belgium, South Korea and Singapore – joining the line-up at the 15th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival kicking off in just weeks. For 45 fabulous days, you can nosh your way around World Showcase Lagoon tasting everything from savory chicken souvlaki to sweet Belgian waffles. Continue reading

Walt Disney World ~ Where’s Scoop Sanderson

 

 

Where's Scoop Sanderson Trading Pins???

Where's Scoop Sanderson Trading Pins???

 

 

The Official Ticket Center Inc. ~ “Where’s Scoop?” It is one of the more popular questions I’ve been asked during my time writing for this blog. For those who are unfamiliar, “Scoop” is Scoop Sanderson, Main Street Gazette Reporter, Town Councilman and Pin-thusiast. Fellow Disney Blogger (and awesome photographer) Gene Duncan first introduced The Official Ticket Center readers to Scoop back in May 2010. Gene also provided the great picture at the top of this article featuring Scoop holding the first Scoop Sanderson pin. Continue reading