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New Global Marketplaces, ESPN Tailgate Tasting and Entertainment Surprises have been added to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival fun!! The popular festival is set to begin August 29 and run until November 23.

An all-new dining adventure coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom select nights beginning July 24, 2019.  Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night is a family-friendly progressive dining experience drawing inspiration from the many facets of African cultures. In addition to celebrating the beloved story of “The Lion King,” this experience honors some of the most majestic and endangered African animals through delicious flavors, fun activities, live music, and appreciation for animal conservation.

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year and with it comes the return of Epcot International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth. This special event runs November 29 to December 30, 2019, inviting guests to discover holiday cheer throughout Epcot and across all 11 World Showcase pavilions. Seasonal fun includes sweet and savory treats at Holiday Kitchens throughout the park and special entertainment such as the guest-favorite Candlelight Processional.


It’s time to make new memories and hop aboard Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind in Disney California Adventure. Pixar Pier’s latest attraction is a whimsical, family-friendly delight!

Inspired by the hit Disney and Pixar film “Inside Out,” Emotional Whirlwind takes guests on a sense-ational spin while aboard one of eight Memory Movers. Help Riley’s Emotions—Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear—sort through memories being collected.

If you didn’t think summer at the Disneyland Resort could get any better, you may want to sit down for this. An all-time fan favorite, a “spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination” is coming back to Disneyland Park for a limited-time encore engagement! That’s right, the Main Street Electrical Parade, along with its half-million sparkling lights and “electro-syntho-magnetic musical sounds” will once again create magical summer memories for Guests of all ages.

This limited-time encore engagement is set to begin on Aug. 2 with nightly performances through Sept. 30, 2019.

If Guests are heading to the Disneyland Resort this summer, the beloved “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” is livening up Disneyland Park, now through July 17.

This popular parade puts music in motion with Disney characters, performers and two new parade floats, which debuted earlier this year. Mickey starts the party in a larger-than-life opening as he and his drum corps kick off a lively, musical procession with Disney characters. Next, Chip ‘n’ Dale arrive with a giant new celebration cake, followed by Goofy pulling another new float, inspired by the classic and nostalgic Mickey pull toys.

Fans can catch their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, fresh off his latest adventure, during heroic encounters in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure Park. Spidey is part of an epic lineup of heroes appearing at the park, including Captain Marvel, Black Panther and the Dora Milaje, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America.

Disney's Grand Californian Resort lobby

There’s a brand-new dining experience coming to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and Guests will definitely want to check it out! GCH Craftsman Bar & Grill is the newest addition to the resort’s variety of dining establishments, adding a relaxing bar and grill with an incredible menu to the pool area.


Eric Crowe is a Vacation Specialist with Coasters & Castles Travel. He almost was trampled by the Seven Dwarfs on his 1st visit to Walt Disney World in 1972.

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