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Paris……ok, yes at Epcot!

Posted in DISNEY'S EPCOT with tags , on July 13, 2012 by disneychronicles

It is my favorite country! even if just for the shopping since I can’t be there myself!!

Be transported across the Atlantic and travel the streets of Paris and the provinces of France during an era known as La Belle Epoque, or “the beautiful time.” Beautiful gardens, quaint shops and architecture full of character, along with a scaled-down replica of the Eiffel Tower, suggest an air of French life.

and who can resist!

Here you will find a book shop, art, a perfume shop, theater, a sidewalk cafe, restaurant, and the busy garden marketplace of Paris. You can purchase wine, books, kitchen accessories and of course Ratatouille goods!

I think on my next trip I will come home with a hot pink eiffel tower! Hey, Why Not 😀

Disney World Refurbishments 2012

Posted in DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM, DISNEY'S EPCOT, DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags on May 4, 2012 by disneychronicles

 

Are you planning a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth?

Keep the refurbishment schedule in mind!

Magic Kingdom® Park
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Liberty Square Riverboat
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
01/09/12 – 05/27/12
04/16/12 – 05/20/12
06/27/12 – 06/29/12
Epcot®
Tutto Italia Ristorante
Innoventions: House of Innoventions exhibit
Test Track
01/08/12 – 04/27/12
12/04/11 – Late April 2012
04/16/12 – Fall 2012
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Sounds Dangerous
Lights! Motors! Action! Extreme Stunt Show
Closed; Operates Seasonally
04/29/12 – 05/02/12
Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
None

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Annual Refurbishment 12/04/11 – 03/17/12
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
None

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Beverage Cooler Installation – Installation will take place one floor at a time between 9am and 5pm. Guests will be notified via an in-room flier the day before the work is scheduled to take place. 03/05/12 – 04/30/12
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Beverage Cooler Installation – Installation will take place one floor at a time between 9am and 5pm. Guests will be notified via an in-room flier the day before the work is scheduled to take place. 03/05/12 – 04/30/12
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Beverage Cooler Installation – Installation will take place one floor at a time between 9am and 5pm. Guests will be notified via an in-room flier the day before the work is scheduled to take place. 03/05/12 – 04/30/12
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Pool slide at feature pool – The pool remains open. 01/05/12 – 04/05/12
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Grand Floridian Spa – As part of some planned changes for Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, there’s currently construction going on near the Grand Floridian Spa. The spa will temporarily close on Sept. 19 and reopen in approximately 18 months. During this construction, the Fitness Center will remain open. Guests may be referred to The Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort for spa services. 09/19/11 – Mid 2013
Disney’s Old Key West
Guest room door lock replacement – Letters will be placed in the rooms advising Guests the door locks will be replaced. Guests will not need to get new keys as their existing Key to the World cards will work with the new lock. 03/18/12 – 04/17/12
Pool near building 55 (leisure pool) – The feature pool and other leisure pools will remain open. 05/21/12 – 05/25/12
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Beverage Cooler Installation – Installation will take place one floor at a time between 9am and 5pm. Guests will be notified via an in-room flier the day before the work is scheduled to take place. 03/05/12 – 04/30/12
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Lobby/Atrium refurbishment 04/09/12 – 05/25/12
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Pool slide and a portion of Stormalong Bay Pool – Guests may use pool and slide at BoardWalk in addition to the portion of Stormalong Bay that will not be closed and the three leisure pools located throughout Yacht & Beach Club Resorts during this time. 04/09/12 – 04/20/12
Dunes Cove Spa (hot tub) 04/16/12 – 04/19/12
Cape May Cafe 07/09/12 – 08/03/12
Yachtsman Steakhouse 08/27/12 – 09/14/12

Maelstrom…..the Ride…

Posted in DISNEY ATTRACTIONS, DISNEY'S EPCOT with tags , on April 26, 2012 by disneychronicles

Maelstrom uses a 16 passenger Viking-style boat that takes you through a 10th century Viking village and a mythical forest where you’ll encounter trolls who cast a curse on the boats. ohhhhhhh scary…..lol ok not really!

The ride first takes visitors back to a mythological version of Norway’s Viking days. The boats first pass through scenes of seafarers and Vikings. The boats then enter an enchanted swamp, and are forced backwards down a waterfall by angry trolls. The boats float rapidly past scenes of polar bears and living trees, before coming to a stop on the edge of another waterfall, exposed to the Norway pavilion’s main thoroughfare. After again rotating to a forward-facing position, the boats plunge forward into the stormy North Sea. The boats pass dangerously close to an oil rig and the ride comes to an abrupt end in a calm harbor.  After the ride, guests disembark and then have the option to watch a 6 minute film highlighting the history and folklore of Norway.A decent enough water ride but not suited for thrill-seekers! and it really seems these rides are getting shorter & shorter 😦

spoiler alert……You may not want to watch 🙂

Click to watch….

Maelstrom

Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival 2012

Posted in DISNEY'S EPCOT with tags , on April 15, 2012 by disneychronicles

We stopped in on a Saturday, the weather was a little cloudy but it sure did not take away from the creativity and beauty of these creations.

The festival is held March 7, 2012 through May 20, 2012. It is worth checking out! Green thumb or not you will be AMAZED!

I promise you.

You’ll find more than 100 topiaries throughout Epcot theme park—including more than 75 Disney character topiaries!

Highlights include character topiaries representing Buzz, Woody and Lotso from the Disney•Pixar film Toy Story 3, Lightning McQueen and Mater from the Disney•Pixar film Cars 2, and other classic favorites.

They are beautiful and amazing! It makes you wonder how long it took to make some of them. No detail was left behind!

Lady & the Tramp was my favorite!

Check out all my pics here….

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150701464203853.407196.142061353852&type=3

Check out the official Facebook page…

https://www.facebook.com/EpcotFlowerandGarden

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