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Disney Announces 2018 ‘Eat to the Beat’ Concert Series Line-Up

The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will run for 75 days this year and will bring 32 “Eat to the Beat” bands to perform at the event.  Theline-up includes several new acts such as singer Sheila E, ‘80s Canadian rockers Glass Tiger, and 98 Degrees featuring brothers and Nick and Drew Lachey.  Returning favorites include Boyz II Men, Sugar Ray, and Hanson.

Here’s the 2018 Eat to the Beat concert line-up so far: (Lineup is subject to change; songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list.)

  • 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 – TBD
  • 9/14-16 – Baha Men – “Who Let The Dogs Out”
  • 9/17-19 – TBD
  • 9/20-21 – Living Color – “Cult of Personality”
  • 9/22-23 – Sheila E – “The Glamorous Life” NEW
  • 9/24-26 – Sugar Ray – “Every Morning”
  • 9/17-28 – David Cook – “Light On”
  • 9/29-30 – Jeffrey Osbourne – “On The Wings of Love”
  • 10/1-2 – Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts – Various Hits
  • 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 – TBD
  • 10/13-14 – TBD
  • 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 – TBD
  • 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 – TBD
  • 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

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival opens Aug. 30 and runs through Nov. 12.

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.

Gods of the Vikings Exhibit Debuts at Norway Pavilion at Epcot

Beginning today, guests can check out an all-new exhibit at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot.  The “Gods of the Vikings” exhibit in the Stave Church Gallery features the legendary Norse gods and goddesses.


Celebrating the legendary Norse gods and goddesses that inspired the ancient Vikings of Scandinavia in their daily lives, guests can stop in to learn more about the popular Viking gods Thor, Odin, Freyja, and Loki through displays of authentic Viking artifacts.


Historically, Norse gods and goddesses were as real and as important to the Vikings as the air they breathed. Through this exhibit, guests will discover how Norse mythology helped the Vikings live their lives and understand the world around them.


Test Track at Epcot Closing Early on Thursday, April 19

If you plan on visiting Epcot tomorrow, be aware that Test Track will be closing early for a private event. Test Track will close to guests at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Test Track is a thrill ride located in Future World where guests design a “simulation car” and put the virtual vehicle they created to the test.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments and closings at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

Check Out These New Eats and Treats at Epcot

Epcot is one of the best places at Walt Disney World Resort to grab some tasty bites.  Recently, Refreshment Port, Electric Umbrella, Liberty Inn and more all updated their menus with some new eats and treats.  Let’s take a look!



First up, let’s head to Sunshine Seasons located at The Land pavilion in Future World.  There’s a couple new breakfast options here including a Breakfast Croissant Sandwich – eggs, bacon, and Colby Jack on a flaky croissant and served with a side of breakfast potatoes and a Breakfast Broccoli and Egg-White Soufflé served with a multigrain croissant and fresh fruit. New items on the lunch and dinner menus include the Rotisserie Turkey Breast Club Sandwich that comes with roasted turkey breast, bacon jam, and avocado spread served on fresh ciabatta bread. There’s also the Tuna Poke Salad – a noodle and wakame seaweed salad topped with tuna poke, spicy mayonnaise and sweet soy. And the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with coleslaw and garnished with a fresh, crisp pickle.



Over at Electric Umbrella, there’s a Mojo Pulled Pork Burger which comes with cilantro and lime aïoli;



and a Brisket sandwich that comes with a delicious beer cheese sauce. Vegetarians can order the Veggie Quinoa Salad which consists of quinoa, riced cauliflower, pickled carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, edamame, and agave-lime dressing.



If we head over to the World Showcase and stop at the Refreshment Port near Canada, you’ll find two new special poutines. Traditional Poutine consisting of french fries topped with beef gravy and cheese curds and Signature Poutine consisting of french fries topped with Canadian cheddar-bacon sauce and cheese curds. You can also still order a sweet Croissant Doughnut with cinnamon sugar and the option to top it with vanilla, chocolate, or swirl soft-serve ice cream. There’s even a specialty Bloody Mary for the adults!



Over at the Liberty Inn in the American Adventure pavilion you can find new menu items like Fried Shrimp and a Fried Chicken Sandwich with lettuce, pimento cheese, and smoked bacon.



On the lighter side, you can try the new Cobb Salad with warm chicken, green apples, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, hard-boiled eggs, blue cheese, and bacon, topped with a sherry vinaigrette.



For dessert, you can choose between an Apple Pie Cheesecake and a Marshmallow Cookie Crunch Cupcake.



Finally, if you make a stop in Norway, you can check out the Midnattssol Bakeri which is now open for business. Here you’ll find your favorite Norwegian snacks such as the popular School Bread, Lefse, Anna’s Birthday Cake, and Chocolate Pretzels. On the savory side, the Norwegian Club Sandwich and the Viking Dog can also be found at this new bakery location. The Norwegian Club Sandwich consists of ham, turkey, bacon, Jarlsberg, and Muenster with fresh tomatoes, sliced red onion, and lingonberry mayonnaise on toasted multigrain bread. The Viking Dog is an all-beef hot dog served with pulled pork, purple cabbage, spicy mayonnaise, bacon, and fried onions.

What’s your favorite treat to grab at Epcot? Let us know in the comments below!

New Art Exhibition Coming To Epcot American Adventure Gallery This Summer

This summer, a new art exhibition called “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” will be coming to the American Heritage Gallery at The American Adventure in Epcot.

According to Disney, “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” is made possible through the collaboration of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.

Among the featured artists with works on display are fashion designer Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo), noted doll maker Glenda McKay (Ingalik-Athabascan), and Juanita Growing Thunder (Assiniboine Sioux) from the Growing Thunder family of Montana.

As with other exhibitions that have graced the American Heritage Gallery, this new exhibition will feature interactive elements, where some of the artists will share the creative process and inspirations behind their works in their own words.

Stay tuned for an exact opening date!