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Sister Hazel to Replace Smash Mouth at Epcot This Weekend

Smash Mouth was scheduled to perform at Epcot’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series this weekend but had to cancel.  According to the band’s Twitter page, the singer had an emergency illness that required hospitalization.  Sister Hazel will now perform on October 13 and 14.  You can see the updated schedule below.

  • 8/30-31 – Blue October – “Into the Ocean”
  • 9/1-3 – Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • 9/4-5 – MercyMe – “I Can Only Imagine” NEW
  • 9/6-7 – Glass Tiger – “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) NEW
  • 9/8-9 – Tauren Wells – “Hills and Valleys” NEW
  • 9/10-11 – Postmodern Jukebox
  • 9/12-13 – Vertical Horizon – “Everything You Want” NEW
  • 9/14-16 – Baha Men – “Who Let The Dogs Out”
  • 9/17-19 – Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah”
  • 9/20-21 – Living Color – “Cult of Personality”
  • 9/22-23 – Sheila E – “The Glamorous Life” NEW
  • 9/24-26 – Sugar Ray – “Every Morning”
  • 9/27-28 – David Cook – “Light On”
  • 9/29-30 – Jeffrey Osborne – “On The Wings of Love”
  • 10/1-2 – Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts – Soulful rhythm and blues covers  NEW
  • 10/3-4 – Everclear – “Santa Monica”
  • 10/5-7 – Mark Wills – “19 Somethin’”
  • 10/8-10 – Air Supply – “All Out Of Love”
  • 10/11-12 – 10/11-12 – Anderson East – “All on My Mind” NEW
  • 10/13-14 – Sister Hazel
  • 10/15-16 – 98 Degrees – “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” NEW
  • 10/17-18 – 38 Special – “Hold On Loosely”
  • 10/19-21 – Devon Allman Project – “Ragged and Dirty”
  • 10/22-23 – Kenny G – “Songbird”
  • 10/24-25 – Billy Ocean – “Get Outta My Dreams”
  • 10/26-28 – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – “We Built This City”
  • 10/29-31 – Hanson – “MMMBop”
  • 11/1-2 – High Valley – “She’s With Me” NEW
  • 11/3-4 – Taylor Dayne – “Prove Your Love”
  • 11/5-7 – Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
  • 11/8-9 – The Hooters – “And We Danced”
  • 11/10-12 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – “Go Daddy-O”

Performances are 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. daily at The America Gardens Theatre and included in Epcot admission.

For more information visit EpcotFoodFestival.com.


Spaceship Earth at Epcot Closing Early October 1-4

Spaceship Earth at Epcot will be closing early Monday, October 1 through Thursday, October 4.  During this time, the Future World attraction will close at 8pm for routine maintenance.

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Guests who have FastPass+ reservations scheduled after 8pm will be provided with other options, including another time to ride the attraction that works with their itinerary orchoosing a FastPass+ selection for another experience.

Spaceship Earth plans to resume normal hours on Friday, October 5, 2018.

NEW Details Announced for 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays kicks off November 18 at Walt Disney World Resort and features Holiday Kitchens, the Candlelight Processional, special entertainment, the Chip & Dale Christmas Tree Spree, exclusive merchandise and more!  Today Disney announced some new details for the event including food and merchandise items!  Check it out!

The all-new menu at the Feast of the Three Kings marketplace features sofrito-marinated beef with sweet plantains and olives, queso fresco-stuffed arepa topped with shrimp, crushed avocado aji and tomato sauce, as well as arepas topped with melted queso fresco.

Other new food items this year include:

  • Black forest roulade with cherry whipped cream (Bavaria Holiday Kitchen, Germany)
  • Hand-carved smoked ham with green beans and sweet potato casserole (American Holiday Table, The American Adventure)
  • Three variations of croissant doughnuts at the Taste Track marketplace

For even more new foodie fun, track your purchases of five select holiday cookies in your Festival Passport by collecting a unique stamp for each one. Then, stop by Holiday Sweets and Treats to receive a special complimentary “completer” cookie…and a glass of milk!

There will also be a brand-new marketplace this year! Stay tuned for more details!

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Guests should also be on the lookout for a new Festival of the Holidays t-shirt and hoodie featuring those lovable rascals, Chip & Dale, in festive attire.

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Or check out the new Festival of the Holidays throw. Merchandise will be available inside Mouse Gear and throughout World Showcase.

Beyond the Candlelight Processional, several other favorites return for this year’s Festival of the Holidays. Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree Scavenger Hunt is fun for the whole family as you travel around World Showcase looking for the famous chipmunks with their ornaments. When you purchase a map and stickers for the hunt and find all the ornaments, return your completed map for a festive surprise courtesy of Chip & Dale.

Then make your day of merrymaking complete with a viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. The nighttime spectacular takes place on World Showcase Lagoon and features a special holiday-themed finale that will paint the night sky with joy. This will be the final holiday season for IllumiNations, as it is currently scheduled to conclude at the end of summer 2019. Whether you’ll be seeing it for the first or 50th time, now, more than ever it’s time to give this classic show a fond farewell.

For more information about Epcot International Festival of the Holidays or all of the other magic happening at Walt Disney World during this season, visit DisneyWorld.com/Holidays.


Remaining 2018 Candlelight Processional Celebrity Narrators Announced

Candlelight Processional takes place at Epcot November 22 – December 30 and presents the traditional story of Christmas  with a celebrity narrator accompanied by a  50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.  Today, Disney announced the remaining four celebrity narrators who will join the previously announced line-up.

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Here is the complete  line-up (newly announced narrators are in bold):

  • Chita Rivera, Nov. 22 – 23
  • Helen Hunt, Nov. 24-25 – NEW
  • Alfonso Ribeiro, Nov. 26-27 – NEW
  • Neil Patrick Harris, Dec. 3 – 6
  • Whoopi Goldberg, Dec. 7 – 9
  • Bart Millard, Dec. 10-12 – NEW
  • Blair Underwood, Dec. 13 – 14
  • Gary Sinise, Dec. 15 – 17
  • Pat Sajak, Dec. 18 – 20
  • Auli’I Cravalho, Dec. 21-23 – NEW
  • Edward James Olmos, Dec. 24 – 25
  • Jodi Benson, Dec. 26 – 27
  • Cal Ripken Jr., Dec. 28-30

The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre.

Also available, on select days and evenings, Candlelight Processional Dining Packages which include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.

Lunch and dinner packages are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway pavilion); Biergarten Restaurant (Germany pavilion); Chefs de France (France pavilion); Coral Reef Restaurant (The Seas pavilion); The Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land pavilion); La Hacienda de San Angel** and San Angel Inn Restaurante (Mexico pavilion); Nine Dragons Restaurant (China pavilion); Restaurant Marrakesh and Spice Road Table (Morocco pavilion); Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room (United Kingdom pavilion); Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining (Japan pavilion); and Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy pavilion).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Epcot-area resort restaurants at Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages start at:

  • For Breakfast: $38 plus tax per person for adults and $22 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
  • For Lunch: $50 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
  • For Dinner: $55 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

Book a Candlelight Processional dining package or find out more information here.

*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required and not included in the dining package.


Dates Announced for the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return in January 2019 for its third year.  This event celebrates food, art, and entertainment and will take place January 18 – February 25, 2018.  Also, this year the Disney on Broadway Concert Series expands to seven days a week during the festival, providing even more opportunities than ever before to bask in live Disney magic.

Each week, different pairs of Disney on Broadway stars will take to the America Gardens Theatre stage to sing favorite songs from award-winning Disney on Broadway productions. Song choices will derive from the singers’ repertoires, and the lineup will rotate regularly.

Get ready for phenomenal artists, gourmet fare, musical performances, stage productions and other amazing acts.  Stay tuned for more details, and in the meantime you can visit DisneyWorld.com for more information!