Disney’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival menus released

Start making your foodie plan of attack by perusing the newly released menus for this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The event will be held from Aug. 30-Nov. 12. Park admission is required.

This year’s festival doesn’t have as many new marketplaces as last year: the Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar. The Festival Center Wine Shop will serve food and drink as well.

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Is there a special formula for Disney animated films?

Before Disney became the animation powerhouse that it is today, it suffered monumental losses because of a series of commercial flops in the ‘70s until the mid-‘80s.

In 1989, however, Disney released a film adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, “The Little Mermaid,” which became the highest-grossing animated film of that year, trumping “The Land Before Time,” and winning the Academy Award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (for “Under the Sea”). An unexpected heroine, Ariel ushered in what is now known as the Disney Renaissance.

Besides “The Little Mermaid’s” iconic songs, one that stood out during that time was the color choice for Ariel — the stark red hair that shone even more brightly when in contrast to the greens and blues of the sea.

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11 delicious vegan foods you can order at Disneyland

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Amongst the thousands of turkey leg and churro stands at Disneyland are hidden vegan gems waiting to be discovered. Although seemingly impossible, the most magical place on Earth got a whole lot better with the introduction and continued vegan additions to the park.

Both Disneyland and Disney World are home to dozens of delicious vegan options, from the famed Mickey Mouse pretzels on Main Street to hearty Vegetable Jambalaya in New Orleans Square, there’s no lack of vegan options in any corner of the park.

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Disney parks: Every upcoming ride, hotel and attraction

Walt Disney once said, “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” More than 60 years after his beloved park first opened, Disney’s words still reverberate.

Much of the original park remains intact, and many of its opening day attractions still delight visitors. But Disneyland has evolved considerably since Disney, who passed away in 1966, last walked its storied streets. And planned for summer 2019, the park will welcome its most ambitious new land to date, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

 

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This tiny town is the site of Disney’s ‘lost’ park

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You may have paid to see gussied-up variations of the quaint town of Marceline, Missouri. The community of about 2,500, two hours northeast of metro Kansas City, was the hometown and emotional lodestone of Walt Disney.

His boyhood remembrances of Marceline influenced such films as the 1949 live-action/cartoon “So Dear to My Heart” and “Lady and the Tramp” (1955). When Disneyland opened in 1955, visitors entered the Southern California theme park through Main Street USA, an idealized rendition of downtown Marceline’s Kansas Avenue of the early 1900s.

Such Main Streets are at the gates of most Disney theme parks.


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