We soldier on in our discussion of the food and drink options available at the various Marketplaces during Holidays Around the World at Epcot. Part 1 included an introduction, in addition to reviewing several items from Feast of the Three Kings, Canada Cart, Alpine Haus, and more.
On the merchandise front, I really liked this ornament, though it makes no mention of the year.
Some good news for those of you visiting between December 16th and December 31st – Disney has added the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to those dates.
When Disney announced that the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! projection show would replace Galactic Spectacular during the holidays, it seemed a bit surprising given that there is such a strong push for Rogue One – It’s About Star Wars Just In Case You Didn’t Know That.
We’ll take a visit out to Epcot to check in on this year’s Holidays Around the World Marketplace offerings.
In what “feels” like a concerted effort to turn Epcot into one giant all year Food and Wine Festival, Disney has re-purposed about a half dozen of its Food/Wine Booths into Festival Marketplaces for the holidays. This one here is called “Feast of the Three Kings” and would have been the Islands of the Caribbean booth from mid-September through mid-November. You probably saw that the Food and Wine Festival starts on August 31st next year, which is a solid three weeks earlier than it would have started three years ago. That’s in addition to next year’s new “Epcot International Festival of the Arts,” which is scheduled over six weekends from January 13th through February 20th. More details on that are available here.
Disney released some new concept art and additional details about Pandora – The World of Avatar at last month’s D23 event. No, I was not in attendance as Bob Chapek’s restraining order against me is not up until this time in 2020. If you don’t remember something, is there really any proof that it happened? That argument did not go over very well. Above is the current status of the project as seen from the Animal Kingdom bus loop.
And while it’s still impossible to capture how big everything is from the ground, we can get a better idea about the massive amount of detail involved.
We’ll take a look around each of the various Lands that make up Disney’s Animal Kingdom beginning with Africa and then moving to Asia and DinoLand.
The website has been rather busy the last couple of months. As you might be able to guess, I am not particularly organized and rely on the “vaguely titled folders” method of categorization: