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Holidays Around the World at Epcot

One of my favorite Christmas holiday features at Disney World is the ‘Holidays Around the World’ at the World Showcase in Epcot.  I didn’t expect it when we went during Christmastime so it was quite an exciting surprise.  In college I majored in International Business and French, so I’ve always had an interest in other cultures and I think that is probably why Epcot is my favorite park (along with the food and drinks!)  So when I saw that each pavilion in the World Showcase had a short performance about that country’s holiday traditions, I wanted to see them all!  Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to the performance in every country because of the scheduling, but the ones we saw were perfect for getting in the Christmas spirit!  For a listing of the different holidays-around-the-world events, check out Disney’s website here.

In Germany, Helga tells a Christmas story about her first nutcracker, which *spoiler alert* comes to life during the show!

Holiday story with Helga in Germany pavilion at Epcot

Holiday story with Helga in Germany pavilion at Epcot

Holiday story with Helga in Germany pavilion at Epcot

Holiday story with Helga in Germany pavilion at Epcot

In Norway, there was a completely amazing performance that we came back to see a second time!  It’s the story of Sigrid and the Mischievous Christmas Gnome, Julenissen.
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Giant Gingerbread at Disney World

When we went to Disney World last December I expected to see elaborate Christmas decorations everywhere, and I wasn’t disappointed!  What I didn’t expect to see were the giant gingerbread structures, using hundreds of pounds of sugar, chocolates, icing and eggs!  Two of the displays we saw in 2012 were at the BoardWalk Inn lobby and in the American pavilion at Epcot.  They are quite amazing when you consider the sheer volume of ingredients that is somehow whipped together to form giant houses with every tiny detail in tact (not to mention the hidden Mickeys!)  There are even Disney pins depicting the gingerbread houses at the Grand Floridian, Contemporary, BoardWalk, and Beach Club according to the Disney Parks blog.

Gingerbread house at Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Gingerbread house at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Gingerbread house at Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Gingerbread house at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Gingerbread house at Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Gingerbread house at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn


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Eat to the Beat Concert Series Trivia Answers!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Series trivia contest on Twitter!   Congratulations to the lucky winner of the wine cork keychain – @the_real_cho!

For everyone who’s wondering, here are the complete questions and answers:
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Eat to the Beat Concert Series Trivia Contest

Labor Day is over and that means we’re even closer to the start of Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival.  The fall edition of the Mickey Monitor passholder newsletter included the musical lineup for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series lineup and I have to admit, I didn’t immediately recognize all the artists.  So I thought it would be fun to do a Twitter trivia contest to see if people can identify the 19 acts who will be performing this year from clues I’ll put on Twitter.  Make sure you follow @InDisneyBubble to get the clues!

RULES OF THE CONTEST: Revised 9/6 at 6:00PM to make it easier!

  • The contest will run from Friday, September 6, 2013 – Monday, September 9, 2013.
  • Each artist/group will have 2 clues tweeted about them, along with the hashtag #EatToTheBeatTrivia
  • To guess the answer, reply to that tweet so I know which question you’re answering with your answer including the hashtag #EatToTheBeatTrivia
  • At the end of the contest, all who answered a question correctly will be entered in a random drawing to win a wine cork key chain (in honor of the food and wine festival.) Each correct answer is another entry into the drawing!
  • I’ll post the clues/answers along with winners here on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

Disclaimer: I got of my trivia facts from the artists’ websites and Wikipedia, I apologize in advance for any errors!

A Typical Day at Epcot

One of the most re-pinned pins on my Pinterest board has been the infographic I created on A Typical Day at Animal Kingdom – see the pin on Pinterest here.

Creating infographics is fun, but they can be pretty time consuming and I just haven’t set aside the time to create more until now!  I decided my next ‘typical day’ infographic would be about Epcot.  Since it’s my favorite park, it was really hard to fit everything I love to do into tiny geometric shapes, but I think I figured it out.  I may not eat quite as much as I have outlined, but it isn’t for lack of trying!  Is there anything in your typical day at Epcot that’s not on my list??  Re-pin a Typical Day at Epcot here.

A Typical Day at Epcot (INFOGRAPHIC)

A Typical Day at Epcot (INFOGRAPHIC)

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