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Epcot World Showcase: Canada Pavilion

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The Canada Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase gives Guests a glimpse at the splendor that lies North of America’s border. Eastern Canadian architecture is represented by the stately Hotel du Canada. The Hotel, modeled after Ottawa’s Fairmont Chateau Laurier which is celebrating its centennial year, was recently restored to more closely resemble the Canadian castle’s [...]

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Make a Splash this Summer at SeaWorld Camps

MAKE A SPLASH WITH SEAWORLD CAMPS Get Up-Close Animal Experiences at SeaWorld Orlando Looking to expand interests this summer for your children and their friends?  SeaWorld Camps™ offer educational, fun and exciting encounters for kids of all ages and include up-close experiences with marine animals that encourage a lifelong passion for wildlife and the environment. [...]

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Epcot World Showcase: Morocco Pavilion

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In 1777, the Kingdom of Morocco was the first country to officially recognize the United States of America as an independent nation. It is only befitting, then, that Walt Disney World’s Epcot honor the United States’ oldest friend with a Pavilion fit for a king. A framed replica of His Majesty Mohamed III’s correspondence with [...]

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Epcot World Showcase: France Pavilion

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Epcot World Showcase’s France Pavilion is a must-stop photo op. Showcasing La Belle Epoque of France, or Beautiful Age (1850 to 1900), this Pavilion, like the city after which it is modeled—Paris, is one of the most aesthetic on the World Showcase. Signature mansard roofs and dormers, elegant parks complete with hedge maze, and welcoming [...]

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Epcot World Showcase: Japan Pavilion

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Each Pavilion around Epcot’s World Showcase is unique to the nation it represents. Some, such as the France Pavilion, present bustling cities, shops, and society. Others, such as the Japan Pavilion, blend nature and architecture into an equally exquisite experience. Here, earth and water, symbolizing in Japanese culture the long life of the earth and [...]

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Epcot World Showcase: The Norway Pavilion

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Epcot’s Norway Pavilion is an authentic, picturesque piece of Scandinavian scenery. When designing the World Showcase, Disney Imagineers desired to capture each country’s unique spirit. Norway’s seafaring heritage, folklore, and distinctive architecture are magnificently displayed in the Pavilion’s use of natural materials, Norse décor, and village atmosphere. The Pavilion pulls from different locales around Norway. [...]

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Epcot World Showcase: The Italy Pavilion

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Let’s leave Future World for now and venture on to Epcot’s World Showcase. This is one place in the World where I personally could spend days on end without growing weary. Each Pavilion is so packed with cultural treasure, I feel I will never be able to take it all in. And it’s a prime [...]

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Magical Blogorail Red: St. Patty’s Mighty Festival at Downtown Disney

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***This article was originally published on March 5, 2014, as part of the Magical Blogorail Red loop. As it pertains to today’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, I’m re-posting it, so you can know all the special holiday happenings at Walt Disney World Resort. Please be sure to click through the entire loop for lots of [...]

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Epcot: Innoventions East

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Photo property of Disney Parks Epcot’s Future World East focuses on natural sciences and industrial technology. Ellen’s Universe of Energy Pavilion takes Guests on an entertaining journey through the history of energy sources and presents options for the future. Mission: Space uses NASA-grade centrifuge technology to replicate the physical sensations of space travel. And Test [...]

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Epcot: Food at the 2014 International Flower & Garden Festival

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Flower buds aren’t the only tasteFULL sights at this year’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The food offerings have expanded to include 12 outdoor kitchens, where Guests can pick from garden-grown treats to delectable desserts. Kiosks are interspersed around the World Showcase, beginning near Port of Entry. The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews (pictured above) [...]

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Epcot World Showcase: Canada Pavilion

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The Canada Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase gives Guests a glimpse at the splendor that lies North of America’s border. [...]

Wordless Wednesday: Disney Characters on Parade

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Festival of Fantasy Parade at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Park Add MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE to your home library!

Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia: Japan Pavilion Torii Gate

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The red torii gate in the lagoon near Epcot’s Japan Pavilion resembles others found throughout the country of Japan. The [...]

Epcot World Showcase: China Pavilion

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Ni hao, hello! When Walt Disney World’s Epcot opened in 1982, special ceremonies spotlighted various attractions, and the China Pavilion [...]

Make a Splash this Summer at SeaWorld Camps

MAKE A SPLASH WITH SEAWORLD CAMPS Get Up-Close Animal Experiences at SeaWorld Orlando Looking to expand interests this summer for [...]

Epcot World Showcase: Morocco Pavilion

Epcot Morocco Pavilion http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

In 1777, the Kingdom of Morocco was the first country to officially recognize the United States of America as an [...]