Orlando

One Reason to Visit Epcot ASAP

After this summer Epcot will never be the same. Epcot will soon be full of attractions based on Disney and Marvel characters. The days of Epcot teeming with scientific and cultural experiences are fading. One remnant of Epcot's former glory is its current nighttime finale: IllumiNations - Reflections of Earth. After this summer this fireworks… Continue reading One Reason to Visit Epcot ASAP

Orlando

Disney’s FastPass+ changes, where to go, how to get started, and which guests get what options

Many of my Florida Lifers know that Monday - Friday I am a hard working hotelier. This week was a BIG week for Orlando in the world of hotels. Universal's Cabana Bay Resort opened. Four Seasons Orlando started taking reservations. But the thing that impacts all hotels in Orlando the most is the big change… Continue reading Disney’s FastPass+ changes, where to go, how to get started, and which guests get what options

Orlando

The food and drink you’ve got to try at the 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The big news for this year’s Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot is the return of the delightful food and beverage booths, which are now called “outdoor kitchens.” Get ready to welcome spring with a beautiful floral feast for the eyes and a flavorful feast for your taste buds! I headed out to the opening… Continue reading The food and drink you’ve got to try at the 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Central Florida Suburbs

Magnolia Square Market: Take home the Grapefruit Beer from Epcot Food and Wine Festival

There are many reasons I love living in Seminole County. Sure my commute to work is a pain in the rear, but on the weekends I get to enjoy all the wonderful things that are offered here, away from all the tourist attractions. In fact, I don't have to journey to Epcot to enjoy authentic… Continue reading Magnolia Square Market: Take home the Grapefruit Beer from Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Orlando

Last chance to enjoy the 2013 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

I have said it on numerous occasions, the Epcot Flower and Garden festival has not really resonated with me in the past. Try as I might, I am just not able to raise beautiful, healthy plants. However, this year the festival is different and tastier than ever. Thanks to Garden Marketplaces throughout World Showcase, guests can… Continue reading Last chance to enjoy the 2013 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Orlando

A Fantastic Time at Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Mini-Golf

For my stepson's birthday celebration, we were ready for some fun outside of the Walt Disney World theme parks. He has gotten to the point where going to the parks and going on rides is not as exciting as it used to be. It's a sad side effect of being a frequent theme park visitor.… Continue reading A Fantastic Time at Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Mini-Golf

Orlando

Nobility has a name: Casey Noble at Epcot

  The heat and the humidity pressed against us.  A pleasant morning of exploring the Epcot Food and Wine Festival gave way to an oppressive, heat-filled afternoon.  Off to the Chase Cardholders Lounge we went.  Although the soda machine was out of order, the water we craved, the seating our feet needed, and the charging… Continue reading Nobility has a name: Casey Noble at Epcot

Orlando

Mini Enhancements to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

It totally goes against my philosophy of how World Showcase at Epcot should be experienced. However, I know many people especially Floridians, wish it was easier to experience the Food and Wine Festival on the go. Wish granted. This year marks the debut of two small features that for many festival goers will make conquering… Continue reading Mini Enhancements to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Orlando

The Most Important Thing to do at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

It's almost time.  Every Disney fan is on pins and needles as it draws near.  Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival is by far the most popular special event on Walt Disney World property. As a local, this event takes over my social calendar.  Seriously, for the next month and a half I will make… Continue reading The Most Important Thing to do at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

Orlando

Disney has a Drinking Problem

  UPDATE December 16, 2016 The Orlando Sentinel has confirmed that beer and wine will now be served at almost all of Magic Kingdom's table service restaurants! Tony’s Town Square Restaurant  Liberty Tree Tavern, Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen Cinderella’s Royal Table These four restaurants join Be Our Guest, which began servicing beer and… Continue reading Disney has a Drinking Problem