Thursday, April 21, 2011

We Interrupt Regular Programming to Bring you This...

Check out this article (click here) to read about a perhaps new pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot! The Brazilian invasion will be 12 months a year instead of just during the summer!  There are always rumours circulating about new pavilions, and it's rarely true, but it's always nice to hear them discussing something new. With all the incredible improvements going on at the West Coast parks (click here to read/see an update) it would be fantastic to see a little love in Epcot.  I know there is the huge Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom, but the World Showcase has pretty much been the same since 1982.
I shall finish my road trip updates later today!!


If you are in the Orlando Area and a fan of Pixar this may be of interest:


Celebration of Pixar coming May 13-15

Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida wraps up the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival May 13 – 15 with a celebration of Pixar’s 25th anniversary. It’s a great opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the world of Pixar films and their characters.

Guests will find topiary based on their favorite Pixar Characters throughout Epcot®.

Special Pixar Meet and Greets

And the Pixar fun will continue throughout World Showcase, where characters from Toy Story, Ratatouille and A Bug’s Life wait to greet guests in three areas of Epcot:

Future World

  • Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story at Mission: SPACE
  • Mater from Cars and Cars 2 at Test Track
  • Living Coral Stiltwalkers at The Seas with Nemo and Friends and Crush at Turtle Talk with Crush

World Showcase

  • Woody, Jessie and Bullseye from Toy Story at the American Adventure
  • Flick, Atta, Gypsy Moth and stilt walking Slim from A Bug’s Life at the Art of Living Garden
  • Remy and Emile from Ratatouille at France

World Showplace

  • Mr. & Mrs. Incredible and FroZone from The Incredibles
  • Lotso from Toy Story 3
  • Mike, Sully, Boo and Smitty from Monster’s Inc.
  • Carl, Russell and Dug from Up

Pixar Celebration Headquarters

World Showplace (located between the Canada and United Kingdom pavilion), will serve as the celebration headquarters. Inside, families can enjoy meet and greets with characters from The Incredibles, Toy Story 3, Monsters, Inc. and Up, and browse a photo gallery that calls out some of Pixar’s best Easter Eggs from past films. There also will be an art gallery that displays the creative work that went in to Pixar films.

Speaker Series

A special speaker series featuring talks by Oscar®-nominated Pixar producer Jonas Rivera, Oscar®-winning composer composer Michael Giacchino and Cars Franchise Guardian Jay Ward will also take place at World Showplace.

Daily Speaker Series Schedule

  • Noon: Jay Ward
  • 2:00 PM: Jonas Rivera
  • 4:00 PM: Michael Giacchino
  • 6:00 PM: Special Presentation by Jay Ward, Jonas Rivera and Michael Giacchino
  • portrait of Pixar employee Jonas Rivera
    Jonas Rivera
  • portrait of film score composer Michael Giacchino
    Michael Giacchino
  • portrait 
of Pixar employee Jay Ward
    Jay Ward


Kids also can play the  Cars 2 Race Around World Showcase game, by picking up a booklet with clues that send them on a journey to specific World Showcase pavilions, where they’ll receive more clues, and receive a reward at the end.
The special experiences are included with Epcot admission.

This was taken off the original Disney Pixar Weekend website is the link:

Definitely check this event out!! I will be in Orlando at the time however don't have park tickets until August! Ahh!  So close and can't get in? It's heartbreaking! I've heard good things come to those who wait...patience? Yah, I don't have those :)

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