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→ Garden Grill Restaurant Breakfast and Lunch Reservations Open Today

I wonder how this will impact early morning touring. Being right next to Soarin’ before the park opens could be a “game changer.”

→ ‘Frozen Ever After:’ An Exclusive Look at Disney’s Upcoming Attraction – Speakeasy – WSJ

Some really interesting bits in this Wall Street Journal article:

Maelstrom, on which visitors ride a floating log on a tour through Norwegian mythology, has been “gutted,” Ms. Mangum said, and is currently getting “a whole new overlay with ‘Frozen.’” While the logs and the path will remain the same, everything you see along the way is being replaced.

The audio-animatronic characters will be cutting edge, Ms. Mangum said, using a new technology that includes projectors behind the faces to enable more lifelike animation. It was first used on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride that opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom last year.

There is no doubt that the ride is going to be a huge hit, but I think it’s going to be a really good experience, too.

→ Possible May 2016 Opening for new Frozen Attraction in Epcot

Unfortunately, if Disney is estimating May 2016 as of today, I would assume we wouldn’t see this attraction open until at least the fall.

→ Menu Monday: Best Counter Service in Epcot

Is anyone surprised that it was Sunshine Seasons?

→ 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Details

It’s time for one of the two major festivals at Walt Disney World to get under way. Honestly, I might like this better than International Food and Wine.

→ Ranking the Beer Available at Epcot

Important information from Scott Wurzel over at TouringPlans.

→ Epcot Planning Live Entertainment Changes in September

This is a huge bummer. I loved Off Kilter. I can understand that Disney wants to update its entertainment offerings, but I wish there was some way they could keep Off Kilter playing a few days a week.

→ Want to see all the Menus in Epcot?

Eating WDW has you covered.

→ New after hours street party coming to this year’s Epcot Food and Festival

These types of after hours events are going to keep popping up at Disney World. Clearly, the existing options have been successes.

→ Menus for 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens Announced

It's going to take me some time to figure out if there is something I want to try.1

  1. Other than bacon cupcake, of course. 

→ Frozen Meet and Greet Now Opens at 9am

Now, instead of trying to line up at 10:30am for the 11:00m am entry, you can just go there directly at rope drop. Unfortunately, if you want to meet Anna and Elsa without having to wait 2 hours, you should plan on making them your first stop.

→ Spice Road Table to open on Saturday, January 11

It looks like the Spice Road table is going to be opening quite soon. The menu looks quite good1, and I bet it is going to be a great place to watch Illuminations.2

WDW Magic also has some pictures of the venue itself.

  1. I am particularly interested in the fried calamari and lamb sliders. 

  2. If you can get a spot, of course. 

→ Daisy Lauren Recaps New Year’s Eve at Epcot

Over at Touring Plans, Daisy Lauren gives an excellent recap (including photos and video) of what New Year’s Eve night is like at Epcot. If you are at all interested in seeing what the crowd levels are like on the busiest day of the year, than I highly recommend giving it a looks.

→ New Items at Karamell-Küche in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

The caramel apple tart looks amazing. I want one now.

→ Epcot Food & Wine Festival Snack Reviews

Speaking of Food and Wine, here is Tom Bricker’s review of some of the snacks that have been available in the various kiosks.

→ Photo tour around today’s International Food and Wine Festival preview at Epcot

In case you needed more reasons to go to this year’s Food and Wine Festival.

→ New Restrooms Open at the American Adventure in Epcot

Who says Disney is not opening new stuff?1

  1. Yes, I am obviously kidding. 

→ A Couple of Myths about World Showcase at Epcot

Huh. I never realized how much space the World Showcase has to expand if Disney chooses to do so.