Walt Disney World Resort Skyliner Issues and Can They Be Fixed?

As frequent Walt Disney World visitors can tell you, transportation to and from the parks seems to be lacking. Traffic is bound to happen when there are over 52 million visitors per year! Because of that Disney has decided to do something to help alleviate some of the congestion, Disney’s Skyliner. Once a attraction in the Magic Kingdom, now this was to be a mode of transportation from select lucky resorts and 2 theme parks. Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s newest DVC resort, Riviera , would be sharing the Disney’s Skyliner to take guest to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT.

 

Visiting these parks is now made to be easier. While bus transportation to these parks will still be available, Disney’s Skyliner adds a magical experience. After recently riding in one I can say it will now be my favorite mode of transportation to and from the parks to my resort. Each ride can vary but expect 15-20 mins from the time you jump onboard to the time you transfer, if you need to, to the time you reach your destination. Of course this is not including wait times to get onto Disney’s Skyliner, it should make it easier for you to get there. In my recent experience I rode from Disney’s Pop/Disney’s Art of Animation station going over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

 

Coming onboard was easy. These are continuously moving, although at a slow speed. If someone in your party is in a wheelchair or has a mobility issue there are special cabins that are pulled aside for easier boarding. They are beautifully wrapped, some in bright colors, others in various Disney Characters. Each Disney’s Skyliner cabin fits 10 people. Most of the concern was to be the lack of air conditioning, once onboard we realized how cool it actually was inside. The breeze from the Skyliner moving is enough to make you feel very comfortable in the 15 to 20 minute ride. However if your Skyliner does come to a complete stop it will get warm quickly. We very much enjoyed the views from up high. The first part of our trip was short, going from Disney’s POP/Art of Animation station to Disney’s Caribbean Beach resort station.

 

At the transfer station, where we would transfer to either EPCOT or Hollywood Studios, signs are clearly posted letting you which Skyliner you will be wanting to board. It is a quick process to board and deboard and board again. The process goes pretty quick same as when you first board. The ride is quiet and peaceful. Great for children, but if there is a fear of heights you may not want to look down. Once arriving at Hollywood Studios. It is easy to get to the front gate!

 

If you are staying at one of the resorts with access to the Disney Skyliner, then you have a great advantage to get to and from Hollywood Studios and Epcot! And I greatly recommend them. Fast and efficient and they cut down on bus time as well!

 

If you are planning on visiting the Walt Disney World resort and need discount Hollywood Studios tickets, please call us today toll free at 1-877-406-4836 to purchase your tickets.

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

This year, the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival will be bigger than ever, expanding to 90 days, from March 2-May 30, 2016 at Walt Disney World® Resort. Enjoy fresh farm market flavors at the festival’s Outdoor Kitchens, new Disney character topiaries, interactive play gardens and live rockin’ music during this year’s annual event.

Come see incredible topiaries inspired by your favorite Disney characters! Nearly 100 topiary characters, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lady and the Tramp, Simba and Peter Pan, will animate the Epcot landscape surrounded by sweeping garden beds and exhibits.

New this year, Donald Duck’s mischievous nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, will make their topiary debut with Donald and Daisy at the park’s front entrance garden. Ranger Mickey Mouse in topiary form will also appear for the first time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service launched in 1916 to conserve the country’s natural scenic treasures.

Fresh garden produce, savory bites and sweet treats will be abundant at the festival’s Outdoor Kitchens, returning for a fourth year with Guest favorites and new food and beverage offerings along the World Showcase promenade. Get your complimentary Garden Passports stamped as you taste garden- and spring-inspired culinary creations.

For an inside look at the festival and gardening tips you can try at home, visit the Festival Center where Disney gardeners will lead weekend how-to Gardening Seminars. Catch guest experts as they conduct complimentary seminars on a wide range of gardening and outdoor living topics. The Festival Center is also home to signature festival merchandise.

End the evening with pop musical performances spanning four decades during the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the outdoor America Gardens Theatre. Catch these acts on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. throughout the festival.

  • March 4-6: The Orchestra, starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
  • March 11-13: STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas, known for their song “We Built This City”
  • March 18-20: Little River Band, known for their song “Reminiscing”
  • March 25-27: Village People, famous for “YMCA”
  • April 1-3: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, known for the song “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”
  • April 8-10: The Guess Who, famous for “American Woman”
  • April 15-17: Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
  • April 22-24: NEW! Brian Howe, former lead singer of Bad Company “Can’t Get Enough”
  • April 29-May 1: NEW! Georgia Satellites, known for their song “Keep Your Hands to Yourself”
  • May 6-8: Gin Blossoms, famous for “Hey Jealousy”
  • May 13-15: NEW! Darlene Love “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home”
  • May 20-22: Night Ranger, known for the song “Sister Christian”
  • May 27-30: The Spinners, famous for “Working my Way Back To You” *This concert series will run through Monday

*Entertainment is subject to change without notice. Please check the daily times guide.

The fun continues after the sun sets! Illuminated topiary and play gardens will glow brightly for an after-dark festival experience.

For more information about the 23rd Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, visit EpcotInSpring.com. The festival, including all gardening programs and exhibits, is included in regular Epcot admission.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2015

The Festival will run from March 4, 2015 until May 17, 2015

The Festival will run from March 4, 2015 until May 17, 2015

Refresh your sense of spring at the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival—with fresh seasonal dishes, enchanting Disney character topiaries, complimentary presentations and more!

Discover dazzling gardens, seasonal cooking and high-energy entertainment at this spectacular springtime event. Sprouting once again in March, the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will be budding with fresh experiences for every age and interest.

A few highlights coming into bloom include:

  • Locally grown topiaries featuring Disney characters
  • Outdoor Kitchens with spring-inspired dishes
  • A variety of vibrant entertainment offerings
  • Freshly picked music at the Garden Rocks™ Concert Series
  • Opportunities to learn how to bring spring at Epcot home

Plus, with so much to see and do, you can return again and again, and find something new every time… ‘cause in 2015, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is so much more than flower and gardens! Continue reading

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival – An Amazing Experience for Foodies

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

If ever there is a place where one can try all kinds of different foods, and pair finest of wines and beers with sweetest and savory dishes against one of the most magically themed backdrops then it is at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Truly this one of the most anticipated WDW (Walt Disney World) events turns the entire Epcot Theme Park into a food paradise.

Visiting the Park during the premier occasion is an amazing treat for all the food and wine lovers from across the globe. At every turn and every stop there is something very special and uniquely delicious for you to taste and try. In fact it puts you right in the middle of a culinary adventure unlike any other. Thanks to Epcot International Food & Wine Festival for such an incredible and unique experience.

Celebrated for its inspired culinary attractions, the special fall attraction offers the ultimate setting to explore the best of cuisine the World has to offer. Whether it’s the amazing food and beverage marketplaces or the lively food concerts, celebrity chef demos or the signature dinners and galas, it promises the most amazing culinary extravaganza ever.

From the moment one enters the park it turns into a never ending journey of food and flavors. Imagine a place where you are exposed to an incredible array of ever-inviting food booths with their all new mouth-watering menus and attention to detail ambiences. Or just think of an experience that puts you right in the middle of some incredible and live music-acts while you are enjoying your favorite foods, wine and beer.

I think for a Disney World fan a visit to this one of a kind event is a must. Being part of the epic celebration will not only make your vacation more special, but also exposes you to the wonderful world of tastes and aromas like never before. And regardless of whether you are attending the event for the first time or a repeat visitor for that matter, there will never be a dull moment at the party for sure. Also the addition of more and more new and innovative culinary attractions every year makes the event even more impressive to attend.

The annual event is having its 19th edition of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival this year. And like every year it brings along a host of new surprises for this year too, featuring new marketplace menus (such as the Patagonia Marketplace with flavors of Argentina and Chile) and a host of premium dining experiences and much more. No special ticket is required to attend this unique WDW event. The event is included with the regular Epcot admissions.

For discounts on Disney World tickets and passes to exclusive Orlando attractions and events, including discount SeaWorld Orlando tickets, Universal Studios tickets and other special Orlando packages you can consult authorized ticket Re-Seller – The Official Ticket Center

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