EPCOT has become the “Park of Festivals” over the past couple years. The only time that a festival is not going on at EPCOT is between Memorial Day to the weekend before Labor Day. My thinking is it’s the busy summer months and World Showcase could get really crowded with the extra booths and the heavy crowds that come into the parks. But also over the past few years, I have been able to attend all four of the EPCOT Festivals. How do I rank them?
It’s been a long time since I’ve written on the blog. But I hope to change that starting today. Last night, some big news was announced. Illuminations will be ending its run as EPCOT’s night-time fireworks show on September 30, 2019. EPCOT Forever will debut the very next night on October 1, 2019. Illuminations had a long 20-year run as the night-time show in EPCOT. Illuminations made it’s debut on October 1, 1999 as part of EPCOT’s Millennium Celebration.
The summer means two things for visitors coming to Walt Disney World: 1) big crowds because school is out for the summer and 2) heat and humidity that suck the soul out of most people especially the little ones. How can you prepare for those crowds and that heat? Dad For Disney is going to give you some tips on how to survive the summer.
While my wife was spending time with her sister and niece at the Bon Voyage Breakfast, my daughter and I headed into the Magic Kingdom for some exciting time in the parks. We hopped on the monorail for the short ride from The Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom. I really wish there was a way to make a walkway from The Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom like the walkway from The Contemporary but, alas, the water way where the Electrical Water Pageant floats are stored gets in the way. Still we were in the park before 8 am. However, we could not beat the end of the opening stage show and had to walk through the crowds to our first stop, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
On my family’s most recent trip to Walt Disney World, my wife, her sister and niece dined at The Bon Voyage Breakfast hosted by Trattoria al Forno on Disney’s Boardwalk. I was off with my daughter climbing the four mountains of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom (that’s another blog post for another day). My wife knew this was a new and unique experience for our family and took great pictures of her experience for use on the blog.