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The Architecture of EPCOT

Traveling With Teddy

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TEDDY’s RATING: 

For those of you who have been following my blog for the past year, (Wow! A year already. Thank you to everyone!) you know that my favorite Walt Disney World theme park is EPCOT. And my favorite part of EPCOT is World Showcase. I’ve always loved to travel and around World Showcase you can visit 10 foreign countries all in one afternoon.

To pay tribute to those countries around the lagoon and to give you a taste of what those countries are really like, the Disney Imagineers did a beautiful job of recreating the architecture of each country when they designed the different pavilions. I’ve gathered some photos from both EPCOT and the countries to give you a comparison. EPCOT photos on the left, real places on the right.

Canada is patterned after a 19th century French chateau in Quebec City.

Canada Pavilion            

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Sunday Funnies: Saturday Night Live and the Real Housewives of Disney

Night in Epcot

How magical is EPCOT to you at night?

Under the Sea | A Review of the New Art of Animation Hotel

Are you planning on staying at the new Art of Animation hotel?

Dillo’s Diz: Hosts of Theme Park Thursday

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When we were younger and a new hotel opened, it was a Dillo tradition to drive over to the new area and check it out. We were always intrigued to see the new theme Disney had come up with, how the pool area may be different than some others and whether or not we would be won over by the lobby alone.

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Disney: Defying and Embracing Modern Arts

Disney- modern art? Agree or no?

Chris Damian

The Cinderella Castle in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom was completed in July of 1971. It is a 20th century building that drew upon centuries-old architectural styles. It has the appearance of a medieval castle, although it was inspired by many castles that were built during the modern era. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful building that stands in sharp contrast with many of the “great modern buildings” of the current age. It is grand and ornate, like a castle or cathedral, rather than sleek and geometric, like a space ship or a megachurch.

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Disney Villains Varnish Collection

What do you think of the Villains Designer Collection?

A Sparkling Finish

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Last year, Disney released their Villains Designer collection, a beautiful set of collectible dolls, each limited to 13,000. The six in the collection are Maleficent, Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, Queen of Hearts, Ursula and Mother Gothel. I was lucky enough to receive the Maleficent doll as a Christmas present from two of my friends, and yesterday I picked up Mother Gothel, which was half price in the sale. Ursula and Queen of Hearts are also still available online for half price (I’m very tempted with the Queen of Hearts!)

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Anyway, there is a few other things available in the villains collection, an eyeshadow palette, notepads, mugs etc, and nail polish. I spotted the nail polish in the sale, £5.99, reduced from £20, for 6 15ml polishes. Being a Disney/polish addict, I couldn’t resist! The only thing that put me off a little was that the Ursula polish in every…

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It’s Frozen Outside – Disney’s 53rd animated feature.

Excited? We are!

The Circus is in Town – the Posters of Storybook Circus

What are your thoughts?

Dining at the Liberty Tree Tavern

We LOVE the Liberty Tree- don’t you?

Mouze Kateerz

My Dreams of Disney

Liberty Tree Tavern is a one table-service credit restaurant on the Disney Dining Plan, and reservations for this restaurant are recommended.  When we last ate at the Liberty Tree Tavern, it was way back on Sophie’s birthday, June 19, 2008, and it was a character dining location.  Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Chip & Dale came to meet us, and it was a wonderful setting for a character meal.

Liberty Tree Tavern is no longer a character meal, but I’m betting that the food is as delicious as ever!  Themed much like the land that is occupies, Liberty Square, the food is based on what you would find during the Colonial Days, when the United States was in it’s infancy.  Here is the dinner menu, the kids menu, and the lunch menu for you to peruse at your leisure.

The dinner menu is served family style, with wonderful dishes, I…

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Photographer Leibovitz goes Disney

Do you enjoy the Disney series of her work? Share!