Today’s Hidden Mickey Monday is from the Morocco in World Showcase at Epcot. I have walked past this Mickey many times and as I was reviewing pictures it looks like I really enjoyed taking pictures of it. The Morocco area is currently under construction as a new waterfront restaurant “Spice Road Table” is built. The new restaurant will serve various small plates and refreshments inspired by the Mediterranean. Seating will be both indoors and out, and will be open by the end of 2013.
Our Favorite Food This Week: Wild Mushroom Filet Mignon
Location: Le Cellier (Epcot – Canada World Showcase)
If you hungry for a steak and you are at Epcot, look no further than Canada and Le Cellier restaurant. I’m not a big fan of mushrooms, but this is one of my wife’s favorite meals at Disney World. This steak is cooked to your liking, laid on a bed of wild mushroom risotto and covered with a white truffle butter. Is your mouth watering yet? The atmosphere at Le Cellier is very relaxing is its darker and designed to look like a wine cellar.
Did You Know Today’s TIGGERIFIC TUESDAY TRIVIA About The American Adventure Building?
Keeping with a patriotic theme today. How many stories is The American Adventure building?
If you guessed 5 then you are right. Wait; there are only 3 windows so how can the building be 5 stories tall??? It’s all forced perspective. Imagineers wanted the building to fit with the colonial architecture when buildings were never more than two/three stories. This is the opposite perspective than on Main Street USA where buildings that are only 2 stories tall are made to look like they are 3.
Our friends at the Disney Parks Blog continue to offer up some exciting news for this summer. For those of you who missed the last 24 hour park event, or those of you that were there and want to experience it again you are in luck. This Memorial Day weekend (Friday night) you will be able to hang out for 24 hours in the Magic Kingdom Park, Disneyland, and Disney’s California Adventure. Who’s with me???
- The parks will stay open from 6 a.m., May 24 to 6 a.m., May 25, 2013, local time. And here are more details – along with Mike introducing us to the action….In Florida, Magic Kingdom Park will feature a “Monsters University” theme where Mike and Sulley will be the Grand Marshals of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” day parade and make appearances in Tomorrowland. There will be extra entertainment throughout the day and night, including characters in their pajamas in Town Square during the late night and early morning, and late-night dance parties in and around the courtyard of Cinderella Castle.
- In California, you’ll be able to party the night away at both parks with special entertainment including: a “Monsters University” “TLT Monstrous” Dance Club and Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland and late-night Character Pajama Party in Mickey’s ToonTown at Disneyland park. The new Fantasy Faire Royal Theatre at Disneyland park will become a Royal Dance Hall late at night with a live band and dancing; and guests of Disney California Adventure park will find Monstrous photo opportunities with new “Monsters University” “Dorms” in Hollywood Land and a new “Monsters University” float leading the Pixar Play Parade.
What is our favorite time to visit Epcot??? Anytime really, but it is simply beautiful during the yearly Flower and Garden Festival. This year the festival runs from March 6th to June 3rd and don’t miss the food kiosks! The Flower and Garden Festival gives Disney guests a chance to view some amazing expertly designed flower beds, Disney character topiaries, attend special programs and seminars from expert gardeners, and listen to live music. Yes, it is a whole lot to, so give yourself time and be sure to review the Flower and Garden Website for details when planning your visit.
Interested in more? Our photo tours below will give you a taste of what you will see during this festival.
Flowers, flowers and more flowers
This is what this Festival is all about. Everywhere you look there are stunning displays of flowers, from the Festival Blooms to the Disney movie inspired topiaries. Be sure to stop by Tinker Bell’s Butterfly House; here you can see flowers, live butterflies, and chrysalises ready to hatch. Check out our photo tour.
For the first year the Flower and Garden Festival features food booths, very similar to the Food and Wine Festival but on a smaller scale. These booths are scattered throughout World Showcase and feature food inspired by nature, and the culture of each country. Be sure to watch for the items in Green (TRY it) these items encourage kids and families to TRY fun foods. Give them a taste and let us know what you think. Check out our photo tour.
Kid’s fun areas
Those of you familiar with the Flower and Garden festival know that each year a few new playground areas pop up around the world showcase. This year they have replaced a few of those areas with seating to enjoy your selections from the new food booths. You will still find a playground on the path from Imagination to the World Showcase in the Oz area. You will also find tables scattered throughout World Showcase with kids crafts (all free with park admission) Check out our photo tour.
Garden Tour Video
Tinker Bell’s Butterfly House Walk Through
Theme: Spring Fever