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Journey Into Imagination

Posted in DISNEY ATTRACTIONS, DISNEY'S EPCOT with tags , on March 6, 2012 by disneychronicles

What Figment? who? a dragon? in a sweater? whaaaaat????

How long has it been since you went on Journey into Imagination??

In case you don’t know….

Figment, a small purple dragon, occasionally seen sporting a yellow sweater, is the mascot of the Imagination! pavilion at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort. He is extensively seen in Epcot merchandise.

The actual ride opened March 5, 1983 but was revamped quite a few times.  The biggest changes were made in 1999 but they brought on numerous complaints so to keep a long story short once again to keep us Disney folk HAPPY , a modest 2002 refurbishment modified the 1999 version to add the dragon as a playful foil for Dr. Channing throughout the Imagination Institute tour. The new version pointedly was branded Journey Into Imagination with Figment.

….and so now that is what it is…..

(SPOILER ALERT) this is part of the ride if you want to be surprised….DON’T WATCH!

Figment (Click to watch video)

and then of course there’s the SHOPPING!!!!

Figment Trivia…

Did you know that Figment has briefly appeared in several educational short films in the early ’80s two of which featured Peter Pan and Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

Holidays Around the World-EPCOT

Posted in DISNEY'S EPCOT with tags on December 29, 2011 by disneychronicles

Holidays Around the World at Epcot will run from November 25-Dec 29, 2011

Explore holiday traditions from around the globe such as France’s Pere Noel, Italy’s LaBefana and America’s Santa Claus at this extravagant Epcot seasonal celebration. Festivities include a daily tree-lighting ceremony, themed storytellers and a candlelight processional, all followed by the spectacular “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.”

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Posted in DISNEY DINING, DISNEY'S EPCOT with tags , , , on December 16, 2011 by disneychronicles

The Rose & Crown is located in the United Kingdom of World Showcase at Epcot.  There is a stand outside selling beer and the front façade of the building puts you right on the UK streets.  One of the biggest draws for this restaurant is the patio seating.

This is a traditional English Pub! Serving…fish-and-chips, shepherd’s pie (ground lamb with onions, carrots, and peas, topped with mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese), and the ever-popular bangers and mash (sausage over mashed potatoes) ect.  I started with the Potato-and-leek soup and was disappointed!  I like soup to have some consistency but this tasted like it was thrown in a blender & I could drink it! UGHHH! For my meal I had the Bangers and Mash and it was FANTASTIC! I would return for this meal! It also tasted very authentic!

This would be a great spot to have a late dinner, linger, and watch Illuminations.  If you want a laid back atmosphere to have a tall beer  this is the place!

Living with the Land

Posted in DISNEY ATTRACTIONS, DISNEY'S EPCOT with tags , on November 27, 2011 by disneychronicles

Living with the Land is a 14-minute boat ride in Future World at Epcot theme park that explores agricultural advances in the rain forest, Africa and beyond. I went on with my two boys and was rather surprised they enjoyed it as much as they did.  It does have a very educational feel and is very interesting to guests of all ages.  You will see the Innovative techniques used such as hydroponics and Aeroponics.

15 to 20 Percent of the food grown in the greenhouses are used in the restaurant right above the attraction, “The Garden Grill”.

Overall, Great for a plant lover but even if your not worth to do at least once. You never know it might inspire you!

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