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2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
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Get ready to sip, savor, and stroll across six continents at the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival! It’s time to celebrate the best in global food and drink at EPCOT’s longest festival ever! 

This year’s festival will be understandably different from what it was in the past. What has not changed is the chefs’ focus on authenticity through ingredients, cooking techniques, and presentation to honor the diverse global cuisines. And the beverage team has, once again, thoughtfully paired wine and beer with selections at each marketplace for the perfect sip.

New this year, a digital Festival Guidebook is available on the My Disney Experience mobile app! Check out the listing of the more than 20 festival-exclusive marketplaces and discover all the family fun activities like the return of Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt; entertainment including the merry Mariachi Cobre and the rhythmic JAMMitors crew; plus, a peek at the limited-edition 25th anniversary merchandise for purchase. Download the app today to learn more.

This link takes you directly to the 2020 Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Digital Guidebook on My Disney Experience, or links you to the app store if you do not have the app installed. 

Here is a peek at all the delicious offerings at the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Enjoy! 

Mac & Cheese Hosted By Boursin® Cheese (World Showplace)

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Food

  • Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese topped with Herbed Panko 
  • Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce topped with Carrots, Celery, and Blue Cheese Crumbles 
  • Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce and Lobster Cream topped with Herbed Panko 
  • Macaroni & Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers (Plant-Based)

Beverage

  • Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone, Salzburg, Austria 
  • L’ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA 
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

Appleseed Orchard (World Showplace)

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Food

  • Charcuterie and Cheese Plate featuring Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Maple Syrup 
  • Caramel-Apple Popcorn 

Beverage

  • Frozen Apple Pie (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Short’s Brewing Co. Mule Beer, Elk Rapids, MI 
  • Heavy Seas Brewery Tropicannon Citrus IPA, Halethorpe, MI 
  • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA, Broussard, LA 
  • 3 Daughters Raspberry Lemonade Dry Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL 
  • Short’s Brewing Company Starcut Ciders Mosa Hard Cider, Bellaire, MI 
  • Ciderboys Banana Bliss Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI 
  • Apple Blossom Sky: Fanta® Apple, Ginger Beer, Floodwall Apple Brandy, Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Syrup and Mini Marshmallows 

Desserts & Champagne (World Showplace)

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Food

  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops 
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops with Crumbled Twix® Original 
  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate Cake Pops with Crushed M&M’S® Milk Chocolate 

Beverage

  • Frozen S’mores (Non-Alcoholic) 
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut, Champagne 
  • Dom Pérignon Brut, Champagne 
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé, Champagne 
  • Frozen S’mores with Whipped Cream Vodka 

Wine & Dine Featuring Festival Favorites (World Showplace) 

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Food

  • Kielbasa and Potato Pierogi with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream, Poland 
  • Seafood Fisherman’s Pie, Ireland 
  • Spanakopita, Greece 

Beverage

  • Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Classique, Seneca Lake 
  • Conundrum Red Blend, California 
  • tenshən Rhône Style White Blend, Central Coast 
  • Lang & Reed Wine Company Cabernet Franc, North Coast 
  • Frog’s Leap Zinfandel, Napa Valley 
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills 
  • Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls 
  • Guinness Baileys Milkshake 

Canada

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Food

  • Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Prop & Peller® Pretzel Roll
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverage

  • Collective Arts Brewing Blackberry Fruit Beer, Hamilton, Ontario 
  • Inniskillin Icewine 
  • Château des Charmes Merlot 

Refreshment Port

Food

  • DOLE Whip® Pineapple (Plant-Based)

Beverage

  • DOLE Whip® Pineapple with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum 
  • Bud Light Seltzer 

Hawai’i (Showcase Plaza)

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Food

  • Kālua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise 
  • Teriyaki-glazed Spam® Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions, and Spicy Mayonnaise

Beverage

  • Maui Brewing Company Pineapple Mana Wheat, Kihei, HI 
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL 
  • AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLE® Pineapple Juice, and Grenadine 

The Citrus Blossom (Showcase Plaza)

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Food

  • Lobster Tail with Meyer Lemon Emulsion and Grilled Lemon (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Crispy Citrus Chicken with Orange Aïoli and Baby Greens (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverage

  • Orange Cream Shake in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (Non-Alcoholic)  
  • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale, Fort Pierce, FL 
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy 

Shimmering Sips (Showcase Plaza)

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Food 

  • Shimmering Strawberry Soft-Serve in a Waffle Cone
  • Banana Bread with Mixed Berry Compote (Plant-Based)

Beverage

  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava Juices 
  • Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice 
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice 
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont 

Islands of the Caribbean (Showcase Plaza)

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Food

  • Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli 
  • Jerk-spiced Chicken with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Flancocho:Passion Fruit Cake with Coconut Flan 

Beverage

  • Red Stripe Lager 
  • Opici Family White Sangria   
  • Frozen Mojito 

Earth Eats Hosted By Impossible™ (Near Mexico)

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Food

  • Impossible™ Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables, and Creamy Herb Dressing (Plant-Based) 
  • The Impossible™ Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and Spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (Plant-Based) 
  • Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumble, and Baby Herbs (Plant-Based and Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverage

  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea Featuring Twinings of London® (Non-Alcoholic) 
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, FL 
  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea Featuring Twinings of London® with Tito’s Handmade Vodka served in a Mason Jar 

Mexico

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Food

  • Ribeye Taco: Ribeye Steak with Ranchera Salsa in a Corn Tortilla topped with Onions, Chives, and a Lime Wedge 
  • Pork Tostada: Fried Corn Tortilla topped with Chipotle Black Beans, Roasted Pork, Fresh Salsa Verde, Onions, and Cilantro 

Beverage

  • Mexican Craft Beer: Tulum Artisanal Lager Crafted with Citrus Notes and made with Mexican Caribbean Seawater 
  • Passion Rose Sangria: Red Wine, Rum, Rose Petal Liqueur, Passion Fruit Purée, and Lime 
  • Clásica Margarita: Tequila, Chile Poblano Liqueur, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar with a Salt Rim 
  • Mango Smoky Margarita: Mango Purée, Mezcal, Applejack, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar with a Tajín Chile-Lime Rim 

China

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Food

  • Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw 
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun 

Beverage

  • Jasmine Draft Beer 
  • Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum 
  • Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice 

Africa

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Food 

  • Spicy Kenyan Vegan Corn and White Beans with Pigeon Peas, Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley, and Kachumbari Slaw (Plant-Based)
  • Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-Scented Couscous 

Beverage

  • Tusker Lager 
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, Western Cape 

Refreshment Outpost (Located in the African Outpost)

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Food

  • Frozen Slushy Coca-Cola® or Minute Maid® Lemonadein a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (Non-Alcoholic)

Beverage

  • Bud Light Seltzer 

Germany

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Food

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions, and Cheese  
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Prop & Peller® Pretzel Roll
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce

Beverage

  • Weihenstephaner Festbier Lager 
  • M.I.A. Brewing Company Hugo, Doral, FL  
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb 
  • Riesling 

Italy

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Food

  • Margherita: Rustic Italian Flatbread with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese 
  • La Classica: Cheese Tortellini with Ricotta, Provolone, Fontina, Parmesan, Vodka Sauce, and Crispy Bacon 
  • Cannoli Siciliani:Crisp Pastry Filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange 

Beverage

  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner 
  • Pinot Grigio, Terre Di Bacco 
  • Chianti, Gabbiano 
  • Prosecco, Terre Di Bacco 
  • Moscato, Batasiolo 
  • Rosa Regale, Banfi 
  • Italian White Sangria with Prosecco 
  • Italian Red Sangria with Cabernet Sauvignon 

Hops & Barley

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Food

  • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll  
  • Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, Mussels, Crawfish, Potatoes, Corn, and Andouille Sausage 
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing

Beverage

  • North Coast Brewing Co. Blue Star Wheat, Fort Bragg, CA  
  • 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Heavy Seas Americannon APA, Baltimore, MD 
  • Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY
  • Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands 
  • Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 

Funnel Cakes (Located in the American Adventure)

Food

  • Street Corn Funnel Cake topped with Roasted Corn, Cotija Cheese, Cilantro and Cumin Crema dusted with Paprika 

Japan

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Food

  • Tempura Donburi: Two Pieces of Tempura Shrimp and Kakiage Vegetable Tempura with Tentsuyu Dipping Sauce served over Sushi Rice 
  • Frothy Ramen: Chilled Noodles in a Dashi Broth topped with Egg White Froth 
  • Chirashi Sushi Flowerpot: Fresh-cut Salmon, Salmon Roe, and Spinach served over Sushi Rice with Furikake and topped with Poke Sauce 

Beverage

  • Kirin Draft Beer 
  • Strawberry Nigori Sake 
  • Furano Martini: Vodka, Lavender Syrup, and Yuzu Juice 

Morocco

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Food

  • Beef Kefta Pocket with Caramelized Onions, Garlic, and Spicy Tomato Concassée 
  • Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onions, Tzatziki, and Chipotle Sauce 
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce 

Beverage

  • Mediterranean Beer 
  • Kasbah Prestige Red 
  • Red Organic Sangria 
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur 

Brazil (Between Morocco and France)

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Food

  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato, and Onions (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)
  • Pão De Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (Gluten/Wheat Friendly)

Beverage

  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL  
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring Leblon Cachaça 

France

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Food

  • Tarte aux Oignons Caramelises Et Chévre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a Flaky Pastry Crust 
  • Canard Confit À L’orange: Braised Duck Confit À L’orange with Mashed Sweet Potatoes 
  • Tarte Tropezienne, Coulis Framboise: Brioche Cake Filled with Light Pastry Cream and Raspberry Coulis 

Beverage

  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Draft Beer 
  • VeRy Raspberry: Rosé Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor 
  • Bordeaux, Merlot and Cabernet Blend, Château Tarin 
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose L’orange, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice 

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

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  • Future World East – Spring Berry Bliss: Frozen Strawberry and Coconut Syrup topped with Raspberry Vodka 
  • Canada – Orange Splash: Frozen Lemon mixed with Orange Vodka 
  • American Adventure – Tropical Breeze: Frozen Lemon, Coconut Syrup, and Pineapple Rum 
  • Showcase Plaza – Passion Flower: Frozen Passion Fruit and Tea infused with Lemon Vodka 

What are you most excited to try at the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival during your Disney World vacation?

17 Fun Facts About The 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

17 Fun Facts About The 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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17 Fun Facts About The 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Walt Disney World Resort guests are invited to join the fun when the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival turns 22 from Aug. 31-Nov. 13, 2017.  On Oct. 1, Epcot will celebrate its 35th anniversary, and this year’s festival will feature, for the first time, 35 global dine-around marketplaces. Guests will discover delicious ethnic and specialty cuisine, refreshing new beverages and more concerts and musical acts than ever.

The record 75-day festival at Disney’s Epcot theme park will include five new Future World marketplaces featuring fresh culinary concepts to pair with select wines, beers, cocktails and other beverages.  ABC’s Emmy Award-winning lifestyle series, “The Chew,” will broadcast from the festival for the third year and will again showcase dishes inspired by “The Chew” show hosts. The festival is believed to be the largest food and wine event of its kind in the world.

Here are some fun facts about the 22nd festival celebration.

  • Now 75 days long, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival began in 1996 with a first run of 30 days
  • At the 2017 festival, 35 global marketplaces will include five new marketplaces to help celebrate 35 years of Epcot –they include Active Eats, Coastal Eats, Flavors from Fire and Light Lab, all expanding into the park’s Future World area. The Almond Orchard, hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, is the fifth new marketplace located along the World Showcase promenade
  • Producers of ABC’s “The Chew” will tape 5 episodes of the show before 5 festival guest audiences numbering in the hundreds for each show Oct. 4-6 against a backdrop of the park’s iconic Spaceship Earth
  • The 22nd festival will feature 39 new marketplace dishes and 65 new cocktails, beers, wines and ciders
  • This year, more than 50 domestic and international wines will be offered at global marketplaces
  • More than 50 wineries and more than 35 breweries from around the world, including local craft beer operations, will be represented at festival marketplaces
  • The new “Disney Food and Wine Festivals Coast to Coast Cookbook” by Pam Brandon and the Disney Chefs features 50 irresistible recipes, 26 recipes from the Epcot festival global marketplaces and 24 from Disney’s California Adventure
  • 5 Party for the Senses grand tastings will take place at World Showplace during the festival run. In all, the festival will feature 177 premium events ranging from Signature Dinners and Food & Wine Pairings to “What’s Cookin’ With” and additional festival events in World Showcase pavilions and Walt Disney World resorts
  • Guest chefs and Disney chefs numbering 197 will present culinary demonstrations and will cook for festival events
  • Celebrity chefs and visiting culinarians from 11 countries and 23 U.S. states will participate in the festival at culinary demos, book signings, and special tasting events and dinners
  • 379 culinary demos, beverage and interactive seminars will take place during the 75-day festival. That’s equal to more than 6,360 hours of scheduled seminars at the Festival Center. These include the fun-filled Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! interactive events, plus more
  • During Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak festival scavenger hunt, guests can help Remy scour the park for the ingredients to make his signature dish, ratatouille. Along the way, they’ll find 15 Remy statuettes hidden throughout World Showcase and the global marketplaces.  Guests can purchase their map and stickers at select merchandise locations, then take their completed maps to Disney Traders at the entrance to World Showcase or World Traveler at International Gateway to choose a new surprise, compliments of Chef Remy
  • 225 Eat to the Beat concerts will be performed;11 musical acts will appear for the first time at this year’s festival featuring entertainment ranging from rock and soul to funk and blues
  • The Festival Passport (previously called the Marketplace Discovery Passport) was introduced in 2010 for the 15th annual festival; today, the complimentary passport will feature pages with all 35 festival marketplaces and other outdoor food and beverage locations with special festival offerings such as Refreshment Cool Post, Fife & Drum Tavern and Refreshment Port
  • More than 1,200 fireworks will explode each night over World Showcase Lagoon in IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth nightime spectacular
  • 100,000-plus desserts, including Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (new at Hawaii) and Sweet Olive Oil Cake with Powdered Sugar and Lemon Curd (new at Spain), are expected to be served
  • In 1997, during the festival’s second year, festival planners introduced the first Grand Tasting culinary extravaganzain 2002, the event was renamed and moved to World Showplace as Party for the Senses, now featuring dozens of food and beverage stations and, in 2017, confirmed seating for all guests plus new and different themed entertainment and surprises for each event

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Visit the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort on O’ahu

Your perfect Hawai‘i vacation awaits!

Located on O’ahu and Hawai’i, The Big Island, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii are the crown jewels presiding over the world-renowned tropical islands. You can pamper yourself in world-class spas, find adventure on a water excursion, or simply experience a vacation with shopping, dining and authentic activities for the whole family. These resorts are the perfect destination for an island retreat.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort – O’ahu

Located on Waikiki’s widest stretch of beach, this unique getaway offers a wide selection of 90 shops and boutiques, nightly live entertainment, weekly fireworks, award-winning restaurants, lounges and bars, 5 pools including a 5 acre salt-water lagoon and the Paradise Pool which features a ’77 foot waterslide, Camp Penguin® – children’s activity program, Waikiki Starlight Luau Mandara Spa and much, much more.

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Guests staying a minimum of 4 nights will receive:

  • Special Daily Rates, mandatory Resort Charge is included
  • One Category Upgrade

Book by March 31, 2014 for travel through March 31, 2014

Honeymoon Package

Honeymoon guests staying a minimum of 4 nights will receive:

  • Special Daily Rates, mandatory Resort Charge is included
  • One Category Upgrade
  • Coupon for 2 Tropical Drinks
  • Coupon for 2 Golden Circle Tickets to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Starlight Luau

Booking  by March 31, 2014 for travel through March 31, 2104

Kids Stay FREE
Guests are allowed to have up to 3 children 17 and younger stay free of charge when sharing a guestroom with an adult and utilizing existing bedding.

Booking by March 31, 2014 for travel through March 31, 2014

Siera is a Hawaii Destinations Specialist and would love to help you plan your Hawaiian vacation at no cost to you. Request a free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email spreadingmagic@gmail.com. 

Enter to Win the Oz the Great and Powerful Sweepstakes

You can enter the Oz the Great and Powerful Sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip to the world’s largest balloon festival. Disney Movie Rewards and Delta Vacations have teamed up to bring you the Oz the Great and Powerful Sweepstakes.

The grand prize winner will receive a family vacation to Albuquerque, New Mexico and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, including:

  • Round trip airfare for a family of four
  • Three day, two night stay
  • Car rental
  • VIP Gondola Club tickets to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Fifty first prize winners will receive an Oz the Great and Powerful dress up prize package, including:
  • Theodora’s reversible witch hat
  • Spellbinding necklace and ring
  • Glinda’s signature light up tiara and wand
Fifty second prize winners will receive the Oz the Great and Powerful soundtrack from Walt Disney Records.

The Oz the Great and Powerful Sweepstakes is open to Disney Movie Rewards member who are at least 13 years of age and a legal resident of the United States or Canada. You can enter here now through October 31, 2013.

Have you not joined Disney Movie Rewards yet? You can create a free account here and still enter the sweepstakes!

Don’t forget, Oz the Great and Powerful is now available on Disney Blu-ray combo pack and HD Digital. Have you seen the movie yet? What did you think?

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Great Spots to See “Magical” Fireworks at Disneyland

Magical is the nighttime fireworks spectacular at the Disneyland Resort in California. You will celebrate Disney magic with the “Magical” fireworks display. You are sure to feel the enchantment as bursts of vivid color and brilliant visual effects dance in the sky while beloved Disney songs from classic films fill the air. A golden comet streaks across the sky as Tinker Bell flies around Sleeping Beauty Castle. You can hear “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and other favorites as part of the tribute to the magic of imagination. Lastly, glittering pink hearts erupt in the sky as part of a prince and princess salute to the magic of a kiss!

Here are some great spots to see “Magical” fireworks at Disneyland. Plus, all three of these locations also allow you to hear the show’s soundtrack!

  • Main Street, U.S.A.- There is something magical, exciting, and awe-inspiring about watching fireworks bursting around the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle from Main Street, U.S.A.
  • “It’s a Small World”- One feature that makes this location unique is that it even offers its own mini-show, with projections onto the attraction that complement the fireworks and music.
  • Rivers of America- This is a fantastic place to catch two Disneyland park nighttime shows. If you arrive early, you can watch the first “Fantasmic!” show of the night and then, stay right there in your spot to watch “Magical.”

Have you ever seen “Magical” at Disneyland? Where do you think is the best spot to see the fireworks?

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Great Deals Available at Paradissus Resorts for an All-Inclusive Vacation

Whether it’s a luxurious getaway or an action-packed family vacation, Melia Hotels International offers several distinct vacation brands custom-tailored to meet the needs of your client’s ideal getaway. Paradisus Resorts are part of the Melia Hotels family and are currently offering resort credits, free golf, free weddings and vow renewals, and even kids stay free discounts! Paradisus Resorts feature all-inclusive luxury vacation resorts designed to blend in with their natural surroundings in very exotic locations for a truly unique experience.

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This elegant resort has a Mayan ecological feeling, and an oceanfront location surrounded by a lush tropical mangrove preserve and with views of Cozumel Island.

  • 11 remarkable restaurants serving delicious cuisine from all around the world
  • Tango dance classes, sushi-making, and sensorial experiences
  • State of the art meeting spaces
  • Spa services

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Located in a stunning little bay, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla is the superior luxury resort in the Riviera Maya.

  • Adults-only resort
  • Tango dance classes, sushi-making, and sensorial experiences
  • State of the art meeting spaces

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Whether you seek relaxation or excitement, there is something for everyone at this upscale resort.

  • Sporting activities such as sailing, horseback riding, windsurfing and water biking
  • Luxurious golf and spa services

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Combining world-class facilities and modern amenities with indulgent golf and spa services, this polished resort transports guests into a world of sparkling pools and manicured gardens.

  • Casino, spa, and fitness center
  • 3 pools and 7 outdoor hot tubs
  • “Le Cirque” dinner and show, “Party Animals” dinner and show

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next all-inclusive vacation and you can take advantage of one of these great offers. Email spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information.

Enter The Little Mermaid Adventure At Sea Sweepstakes to Win a Disney Cruise

You can enter The Little Mermaid Adventure at Sea Sweepstakes for your chance to win a Disney Cruise Line vacation aboard the Disney Dream. You will discover a whole new world at sea with Disney Cruise Line, the vacation everyone in your family will think was created just for them.

The Grand Prize winner of The Little Mermaid Adventure at Sea sweepstakes will receive a 4-night Bahamian cruise for four aboard the Disney Dream, including a stop at Disney’s own private island paradise, Castaway Cay.

One first prize winner will receive a $500 Disney Store gift card!

Plus, there are even more prizes, including:

  • A Little Mermaid Home Prize Pack for 25 winners
  • A Little Mermaid Toy Prize Pack for 25 winners
  • A Little Mermaid Back to School Prize Pack for 25 winners
You can enter for your chance to win The Little Mermaid Adventure at Sea Sweepstakes here now through January 31, 2014. You must be a member of Disney Movie Rewards, at least 13 years of age or older, and a legal resident of the United States or Canada. You can sign up for a free Disney Movie Rewards account here if you don’t have one so you can still enter the sweepstakes!
Good luck and don’t forget to let us know if you win The Little Mermaid Adventure at Sea Sweepstakes!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be available on Blu-ray and HD Digital for the first time beginning October 1, 2013. You can even pre-order your copy now!

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New Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort and Spa Opening December 2013

Sandals is opening its newest location in Grenada, the new Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort and Spa. What was already picture perfect is being transformed into “The Most Alluring Destination in the Caribbean”. An exotic, unspoiled hideaway, Sandals LaSource Grenada will offer guests a romantic, authentic Caribbean vacation while providing the Luxury Included amenities and exceptional service that have come to be associated with the Sandals Resorts experience.

Here are some of the amazing features you will find at the new Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort and Spa:

  • 231 rooms and suites
  • 3 Villages: Pink Gin Village, South Seas Village, & Italian Village
  • Just minutes from the airport
  • 9 restaurants, including a Sandals first – a steakhouse
  • 3 pools plus 2 river pools
  • State-of-the-art fitness center and spa
  • Meeting facilities
  • A total of 75 professional butlers suites
  • Ultra luxurious Millionaire, Rondoval and Skypool suites
  • Romantic soaking tubs in all South Seas & Italian Village rooms
Grenada is known as “the island of spice” and is a mesmerizing island with some of the most incredible natural wonders in the Caribbean from stunning beaches and waterfalls to lush rainforests and pristine mountain lakes.

You can now book your tropical getaway for the new Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort and Spa for stays after December 12, 2013. Email spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information! 

Transportation from Animal Kingdom to Downtown Disney Now Available

If you’re going to be at Disney World this month or next, you will want to know about this exciting new test! Direct transportation is now available from Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park to the Downtown Disney area. The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will be running a limited time test now through October 31 which will allow guests to take Disney transportation (by bus) straight to Downtown Disney from Animal Kingdom. The bus service will run every day from 3:00 p.m. through 1:00 a.m. This transportation option will allow guests who are leaving Animal Kingdom the opportunity to enjoy the unique shopping, delicious food, and great entertainment that is available at Downtown Disney. You will be dropped off near Cirque de Soleil, near the Downtown Disney West Side bus station. Then, you can use return service for any of the Walt Disney World Resorts (Downtown Disney Marketplace or Pleasure Island bus stations) or the parking lot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Downtown Disney West Side bus station).

What do you think of this new transportation option? Do you plan to try it out?

Siera is a Disney travel specialist and would love to help you plan your next Disney Parks vacation at no cost to you. Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email spreadingmagic@gmail.com! 

Experience Orlando with the Orlando FlexTicket

Did you know that you can enjoy hotel accommodations, unlimited admission to Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica – a one-of-a kind waterpark by SeaWorld, and Wet ‘n Wild-Orlando, all-club access to Universal CityWalk, and much more?

You and your family can experience it all with a vacation package including the Orlando FlexTicket:

  • 7-Night hotel accommodations
  • Orlando FlexTicket, which is valid for the entire length of your stay, to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, and Wet ‘n Wild Orlando.Plus, you can even upgrade to an Orlando FlexTicket Plus and also receive admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!
  • Admission to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk
  • Plus, travel by 9/2/13 and receive Early Park Admission to TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D
  • Early park admission to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter before the rest of the general public
  • FREE transportation to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with the purchase of Orlando FlexTicket Plus

It’s a great time to visit Universal Orlando with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the new Simpsons area, and the new Transformers attraction!

You could stay at Quality Inn International, a Universal partner hotel, from $595 per adult, including taxes:

  • FREE scheduled transportation between hotel and Universal Orlando
  • Discounts on merchandise, food & non-alcoholic beverages at select Universal Orlando® theme park & CityWalk locations
  • Additional Universal Partner Hotels available

You could even stay at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, one of Universal’s on-site resorts, from $1425 per adult including taxes:

  •  Universal Express Unilimited ride access to skip the regular lines in both theme parks – a FREE benefit worth up to $89 per person, per day!
  • Complimentary water taxi or shuttle buses to make getting around the resort fast and easy & complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the destination to your hotel room
  • Universal Orlando character dining with some of your favorite theme park characters!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, 2009 & 2011 Disney Destinations Top Sales Performer and 2010, 2011, and 2012 Universal Orlando Travel Agency of the Year! Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information!