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Disney Time Magical Mashup By DJ Steve Porter (from Disney Parks Blog) 8(:-D

20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Route (video from RunDisney)

Happy 15th Anniversary to EPCOT’s OFF KILTER (Disney Parks Blog)

I was blessed enough to get to know the guys from OFF KILTER when they played the American Gardens stage (American Pavilion) when the acts for the summer concert series weren’t there in 2002.

And tho I don’t get to “hang” out with these guys much any more, I always make it a point to see at least one show whenever I visit EPCOT 🙂


May you be blessed with 15 more years of playing your wonderful music!!!

KD 8(:-D

This is the DISNEY PARKS BLOG post….

This July 1, Epcot’s Off Kilter Celtic rock band will mark 15 years of performances at the Canada Pavilion in World Showcase.

Off Kilter founder Jamie Holton first started playing the bagpipes when he was 11, inspired by his family’s Scottish heritage and his father’s love for bagpipe music.

In addition to classic Celtic folk tunes, Off Kilter will often throw radio hits into the mix, like Bryan Adam’s “Summer of ’69″ or Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Takin’ Care of Business.” (Both Canadian bands, by the way.) If you’re lucky enough to hear Off Kilter play “Farewell to Nova Scotia,” don’t be surprised if it suddenly sounds a whole lot like “Mickey Mouse March (The Mickey Mouse Club March).”

Entertainment is subject to change. Check the park’s Times Guide for more.



Voices Of Liberty 4th of July Concert (2011-You Tube)

This took place on the 4th of July 2011 at EPCOT’s American Garden Theater

My friend Tiffany is the soloist for the National Anthem (last song)

Artists For 2011 Eat To The Beat Concert Series Announced (from Disney.com)

Eat to the Beat! Concert Series

(during Epcot’s Food  and Wine Festival)

Musical entertainment pairs perfectly with culinary fun during the nightly Eat to the Beat! concert series. Enjoy a varied lineup of classic rock, soul, R&B, jazz and funk hit-makers!

Location: America Gardens Theatre at World Showcase
Show Times: Daily at 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Please note that Epcot Theme Park theme park admission is required. Entertainment is subject to change without notice. All songs listed below are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the playlist.

Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne

Dates: September 30 – October 2, 2011
“Tell It To My Heart”

38 Special

.38 Special

Dates: October 3—5, 2011
“Hold on Loosely”

Jon Secada

Jon Secada

Dates: October 6 & 7, 2011
“Just Another Day”

Roger Hodgson formerly of Supertramp

Roger Hodgson (Formerly of Supertramp)

Dates: October 8 & 9, 2011
“Give A Little Bit”

Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean

Dates: October 10—12, 2011
“Caribbean Queen”


Starship starring Mickey Thomas

Dates: October 13—16, 2011
“We Built This City”

Sugar Ray

Sugar Ray

Dates: October 17—19, 2011

The Orchestra starring former members of ELO

The Orchestra starring former members of ELO – NEW!

Dates: October 20 & 21, 2011
“Don’t Bring Me Down”

Howard Jones

Howard Jones

Dates: October 22 & 23, 2011
“No One Is To Blame”

Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men

Dates: October 24—26, 2011
“End of the Road”

Gin Blossoms

Gin Blossoms – NEW!

Dates: October 27 & 28, 2011
“Hey Jealousy”

Sister Hazel

Sister Hazel

Dates: October 29 & 30, 2011
“All For You”



Dates: October 31 & November 1, 2011
“Give a Little”

Pointer Sisters

The Pointer Sisters – NEW!

Dates: November 2 & 3, 2011
“He’s So Shy”

Night Ranger

Night Ranger

Dates: November 4—6, 2011
“Sister Christian”

Air Supply

Air Supply

Dates: November 7 & 8, 2011
“Lost in Love”

Richard Marx

Richard Marx

Dates: November 9 & 10, 2011
“Right Here Waiting”

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Dates: November 11—13, 2011
“Go Daddy-O”



This year’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is bringing something new to the table with a first time sponsorship with HGTV. Besides sponsoring the entire festival, HGTV is adding some pavilions, classes, and celebrities to the festivities!

There will be a Festival Center where celebrities such as Patti Moreno, Brian Patrick, Kim Myles, and many more will give gardening tips to guests. Other additions include a larger Bambi’s Butterfly House and a twice-daily series called “Disney Gardening at Home,” where guests can create and learn about projects they can do at home.

Of course, the festival still has some classic features like the Disney character topiaries.  This year’s lineup includes Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Lotso at the front-entrance garden and topiaries featuring Lightning McQueen and Mater from the Pixar movie “Cars 2” coming out in June.

The Festival runs from March 2 through May 15, and the celebrity lineup according to the Disney press release is as follows:

Genevieve Gorder, HGTV Design Star and Dear Genevieve (March 4-6)
The Art of Sculpting Space

Lisa LaPorta, Designed to Sell (March 11-13)
Design It Yourself: Easy-to-follow Tips for Designing Your Favorite Rooms

Kim Myles, Myles of Style (March 18-20)
The 5 DIY Secrets That Can Transform Any Space

Brian Patrick Flynn, Design Happens, HGTV.com (March 25-27)
Mobile Gardens

Taniya Nayak, Designed to Sell and Destination Design (April 1-3)
Adding Value to Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

Ahmed Hassan, Yard Crashers (April 8-10)
Life, Love and Landscaping

Patti Moreno, Garden Girl, HGTV.com (April 15-17)
Gardening with Kids: Fun Seed Starting Projects

Michele Beschen, B. Original (April 22-24)
When Nature Calls: Creative, Back-to-Basics Style for All Things Natural and Decorative

John Gidding, Curb Appeal: The Block (April 29-30, May 1)
The Design Process: Curb Appeal Projects from Concept to Construction

Frank Fontana, Design on a Dime (May 6-8)
Beautiful on a Budget: High Style, Low-Cost Secrets to Bringing Indoor Styling Outside

Vern Yip, HGTV Design Star (May 13-15)
Top Design Trends Made Affordable and Accessible

Contributed by: Jessica Clawson (NDI#21) Jessica is the News and Current Events Blogger. She is also the creator of The True Disney Fan.

My World Showcase (EPCOT) Must Sees

This came from a response I gave in a thread on the WDW Radio forums and thought it would be cool to post here…by no means is this the end of what can be done at EPCOT’s World Showcase, just things I prefer to do when I am there 🙂

Be sure to ck the time sheet that you get when you enter the park for exact time of performances (and yes most of my must sees are music related)  ENJOY KD <>< 8(:-D

World Showcase Players

Off Kilter
(who can resist a man in a kilt!?!?!)  hehehe

Mo Rockin

Voices of Liberty

The Acrobat Show (exact name I can’t remember…sorry)
The 360 movie (name???) 

Mariachi Cobre

Via Napoli (Italy Pavillion at Epcot) via Disney Parks Blog

Via Napoli Ovens

Up until this week, our coverage of Via Napoli at the Italy pavilion at Epcot only included descriptions and a rendering. But authors Pam and Gene changed that by taking us inside the new Walt Disney World restaurant – and it’s even better than I’d hoped. The three wood-burning pizza ovens that represent Italy’s active volcanoes (Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli) also have a Disney touch.

Via Napoli Pizza

As for the pies, Via Napoli Executive Chef Charlie Restivo shared the secret combo: the oven, the mixer and the ingredients. The mozzarella is flown in from Italy, the water from a source in the U.S. that is similar to the alkaline of the water in Naples and San Marzano tomatoes. The official opening is September 10 and you can start making reservations today – (407-WDW-DINE).

Flavors of Club Cool (Disney Parks Blog)

Flavors of Club Cool at Epcot

posted on July 14th, 2010 by Dave Herbst, Print Managing Editor, Disney Destinations

It’s that time of year when I look longingly as little kids abandon their shoes and run around getting soaked by the pop-up fountains at Epcot. For a whimsy-filled nanosecond I consider joining in the frolic. Ultimately, though, I leave “being a kid” … to kids: I can’t abandon my adult inhibitions!

So what’s a person to do: It’s sunny, and “warm” was fifteen degrees ago?

Well, one of my alternatives to acting like a kid by jumping into a fountain is a little spot in Innoventions at Epcot called Club Cool. It’s a place that sells Coca-Cola logo merchandise and “brain freeze” via frozen Coke.

But there’s also a “World Showcase kind of adventure” in Club Cool that doesn’t cost a penny and is a great thing to do on sultry summer days. It’s the fountains that dispense Coca-Cola products from other parts of the world. Here are the choices:

  • Krest Ginger Ale from Mozambique
  • Fanta Kolita from Costa Rica
  • Beverly from Italy
  • Vegeta Beta from Japan
  • Kinley Lemon from Israel
  • Lift Apple from Mexico
  • Smart Watermelon from China
  • Mezzo Mix from Germany

My favorites are Lift Apple and Smart Watermelon – which are usually in high demand and can run out on busy days. If I’d heard Club Cool was out of Beverly, though, THAT would surprise me (enough said about that!).

When I was in Club Cool a couple of weeks ago, I overheard other guests lamenting that the “pours” (as they called them) were so large. They truly were going on a world tasting adventure and just wanted a sip. As for me: I was going back for seconds of those wonderful drinks from Mexico and China.


So this post from the Disney Parks Blog got me to thinking….
What is your FAVORITE and LEAST FAVORITE beverage at Club Cool???

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