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P. 118: Guardians Cosmic Rewind opening May 27th!

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Went to Flower & Garden today. Here's a little video we put together along with some accompanying photos. Enjoy!

 

Photos by Robb Alvey & Jack Crouse

 

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Another year of Flower & Garden and it really keeps getting better every year!!!

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Elissa was a super huge fan of this topiary!

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See!

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I of course loved this one! =)

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And I was also quite fond of this as well!

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Lots of garden exhibits set up all over the park.

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Festival Center open weekends!

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Yay! New exclusive MagicBand!

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Yay! New exclusive MagicBand WITH Anna & Elsa!

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This might be my new favorite band!

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And I love that it does cool differently colored glowey lights when you come in the park! (Watch the video!)

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Want one of these Olaf rain meters!!!

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Elissa wants this.

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Mickey gnome is always cool.

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Love the new spring fashions for the girls!

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This is a good year for Flower & Garden merch!

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Hey look! My ex-boss! lol

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Epcot really does look beautiful this time of year!

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I wonder if our Japanese blogger friends want any of these guys?

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And yes! The food is BACK this year! Love that they expanded Flower & Garden to include food booths a few years back.

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We sampled lots of delicious stuff today.

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Veggie Quesadilla was a thumbs up!

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Jack inhaled whatever that thing was!

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Something a bit Asian you're looking for?

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Kung Pao Chicken bun was amazing!

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Timone and Pumba just hanging out.

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King of the Jungle!

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Menu from the Florida Fresh Booth!

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See! I told you!

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"Anyone wanna try my tart?"

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Kinda diggin' the Snow White & Seven Dwarfs topiaries!

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Something Italian? Yes, Please!

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Yum!

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Woody is keep guard at the Smokehouse.

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Yes, you are reading that correct...

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"Maple, Pretzel, and Bacon Cupcake!!!" Yes! It's back! And it's fantastic!

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Lots of good beer here, too!

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We recommend all of this!

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Now there's a guy who really knows how to handle his sausage!

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Japanese! My favorite!

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Pink sushi for the win!

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How about something Middle Eastern?

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Elissa said the Falafel pocket was her favorite of the day!

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It all sounds sooooo good!

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Hanging out in France...

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With a Beast...

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And an alarm clock! lol

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Good 'ol Capt. Hook!

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We spotting this guy Disneybounding as "Boy Alice!" Creative, slightly disturbing maybe, but totally fun! =)

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Gotta love all the floral displays all over the park.

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Monsters U play area!

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And the kids are playing!

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More gardeny stuff...

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Butterfly farm is one of my favorite features of the event! I try not to let them escape! lol

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A little nod to the upcoming Pixar movie, Inside Out.

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These plants bring me lots of joy!

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So sad....

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Sequel to Angry Birds perhaps? Or maybe a mash-up "Angry Plants Vs Zombies?"

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Let's go check out some Cars!

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Git 'er done!

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All the topiaries look so good!

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The sorcerer! Or is it the "author?" I hear they are very different people. (Thanks, Blue!)

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Heading out of Epcot for the day...

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I love this event and we will be back many times between March 4 to May 17, 2015!

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Beef brisket burnt ends hash - that alone would be worth the visit. And those cupcakes were unreal when we tried them last year and I am not a person that normally does sweets.

 

As far as that woman yelling at the older park employee on page 187 - she is the polar opposite of what one would call an elegant, sophisticated, attractive woman. That's about as 'play nice' as I could come up with.

 

Although Robb's description of 'bitch' nailed it pretty well...

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  • 2 weeks later...

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/theme-park-rangers-blog/os-disney-epcot-innoventions-west-closing-20150320-post.html

 

The Innoventions West attraction at Epcot will be undergoing changes this spring, Walt Disney World has confirmed.

 

"We've reached the end of our sponsorship agreements with the exhibitors in Innoventions West and will temporarily close the space in early May to begin preparing for a new experience," a Disney spokeswoman said Friday.

 

All three of the current tenants will leaving and will be replaced, she said. A number of exhibits have rotated through the park's Innoventions buildings over the years.

 

Exhibits set to exit now include Think, presented by IBM, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, presented by T. Rowe Price, and Where's the Fire?, presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance.

 

Disney has not yet identified replacements for Innoventions West, which is just southwest of Epcot's iconic attraction, Spaceship Earth.

 

Current Innoventions East exhibits include Sum of All Thrills (Raytheon), StormStruck (presented by Federal Alliance for Safe Homes), Habit Heroes (Florida Blue and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield), Vision House (Green Builder Media) and Take a Nanooze Break (Cornell University and the National Science Foundation).

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I'll be sad to see Where's the Fire leave. I hear it's pretty awesome after drinking around the world, right Larry?

 

I was about to post the same thing? I believe this incident occurred right before you slept it off in First Aid.

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The Disney Parks Blog has an announcement about a Tomorrowland Sneak Peek! Take a look.

 

 

Exclusive Sneak Peek of Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Coming to Disney Parks in April

posted on March 26th, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment

 

What if there was a place … a secret place where nothing is impossible?

You wanna go? Well, soon you can, when Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland” makes its debut in theaters. In the meantime, visitors to Tomorrowland at the Disneyland Resort and Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort can catch an exclusive preview of scenes from the movie.

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For a limited time, a sneak peek of “Tomorrowland” will be presented with special in-theater effects at the Imagination Pavilion theater at Epcot and the Tomorrowland Theater at Disneyland park.

Directed by Oscar® winner Brad Bird and starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney, “Tomorrowland” tells the story of a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen who embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space. “Tomorrowland” features a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen.

The Disney Parks-exclusive “Tomorrowland” sneak peek begins in mid-April at Epcot and Disneyland park. With every second that ticks by, the future is running out, so be sure to take advantage of this special opportunity before “Tomorrowland” opens in theaters on May 22, 2015.

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Yesterday I had the chance to stop into Epcot to check out the new Tomorrowland preview that has taken up residence in the former Magic Journeys/Captain EO/Honey, I Shrunk the Audience/Captain EO theater. Interestingly enough, the theater has been renamed the Magic Eye Theater, which was actually the name of the theater when the Imagination Pavilion first opened with Magic Journeys in 1982. The new preview for the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures film features an extended look at the film's revival of the 1964 World's Fair before quickly taking a turn towards a very different setting via clever segway through a notable Disney attraction... With in-theater effects and some fantastic on-screen content, I really loved this preview and I highly recommend it for anyone visiting the park!

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Well this is different...

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Changes are afoot...

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Looks nice though!

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I like the look of this!

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This too!

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No more Captain EO...

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The Magic Eye Theater is now home to a preview of the upcoming film Tomorrowland.

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This fails to mention that there are in-theater effects including wind, light, water and motion.

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Time to head inside!

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The old Captain EO lobby has been updated for the new film.

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The wall mural shows off concept art from the film including this lovely gem!

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The film's logo.

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The preview has a pre-show in the form of a stylized countdown clock and mini-featurettes with Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird discussing the film and its influences.

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What we're here for...

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The pre-show really takes a moment to focus on the heritage that inspired the film.

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These two just "get it."

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I seriously love it!

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Like I mentioned above, the preview is fantastic. The scenes recreated (and embellished) from the 1964 World's Fair gave me chills (as did the in-theater effects) and I couldn't stop smiling. The film looks amazing, but if you're on the fence, make sure to check out the preview to tip you to the proper side!

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Since I was at Epcot and the International Flower and Garden Festival is still going on, I had to stop in for a few of my favorites from this year's food options... The Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash is my favorite entree on the menu this year... So I picked up two!

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China has my favorite drink with the Kung Fu Punch and my favorite dessert with the Beijing Strawberries!

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Leaving World Showcase I noticed these neat pieces of art on the construction walls in Norway teasing the Frozen additions coming soon...

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Very nice!

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Very Maelstrom-esque...

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The Tomorrowland trailers really haven't don't anything for me to make me want to go and see the movie but I know some people are going crazy for it. Im looking forward to Inside Out a lot more. I do love the Frozen teasers though. I can't wait for that ride to open so i can plan my next visit out to Orlando.

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