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Show Your Dark Side in the STAR WARS Half Marathon

For all of my Dark Side Hipsters, the Star Wars Half Marathon is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort April 14-17, 2016. This new Star Wars race will be an intergalactic experience with kids’ races, a 5K and a 10K in addition to the half marathon.

star wars marathonAccording to Disney Parks Blog, this race will feature a unique 13.1-mile course that propels runners through Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and finishes at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

NikkyJ

2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Complete Guide

No it’s not Christmas in September, but it sure feels like! To Disney enthusiasts it’s our most wonderful time of the year, the 20th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! Our yuletide, stomach-stuffing delight is just what we need to complete every year. If you haven’t been before, then it would be slightly hard for you to understand our obsession with every detail regarding this wonderful festival.

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival will feature more than 30 global marketplaces with dates from September 25th through November 16th… So I take it as my duty to inform both new comers and returnees of everything each person will need to know for the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

What’s New at the 2015 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival?

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Expands to Future World

For the first time ever, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be in the Future World section of Epcot with four new food and beverage marketplaces. The new Artistry of Wine & Cheese festival area will feature the Cheese Studio (offering a cheese sampler served on an artist’s palette to pair with wines) and the Wine Studio (offering premium wines on tap). The Cheese and Wine Studio will be located along the walkway toward Future World West.

New Next Eats Area will debut with Sustainable Chew and Chew Lab marketplaces inspired by ABC’s The Chew. Both marketplaces will be located near the Epcot Character Spot.

Photo: Disney

Photo: Disney

NikkyJ

2015 Epcot Candlelight Processional Packages Now On Sale

The Epcot Candlelight Processional is one of my favorite Theme Park Christmas traditions to do at Walt Disney World. Each guest at Epcot is entertained with the jubilant reciting of the divine holiday story presented in true Disney fashion. The story is usually told by celebrity narrators such as Neil Patrick Harris and Whoopi Goldberg; accompanied with a 50-piece orchestra and a magnificent mass choir.

NikkyJ

Test Track Brings Food to the Race with Taste Track!

Test Track at Epcot introduces a new quick service kiosk called Taste Track. The new food and beverage location at Epcot is serving up a creative twist on one of America’s favorite sandwiches, the grilled cheese.

According to Disney Parks Blog, Test Track’s Taste Track offers the Gruyere and Applewood smoked bacon with an option to spice it up to the Fontina and tomato basil version. If you’d like to try a sweet rendition on the classic sandwich (which is pretty cool), then you should try the Canadian cheddar and apples grilled cheese sandwich on cinnamon raisin bread.

NikkyJ

Celebrating the Fourth of July at Disney World

Happy Fourth of July weekend Hipsters!

If you’re heading out to enjoy Fourth of July at Disney World theme parks today, then it’s my duty to help you navigate through the holiday celebrations occurring this weekend.

Let’s check out the list of a few Fourth July events going on around the Florida theme parks according to Disney Parks Blog.

NikkyJ

New Epcot Tour: World Showcase DestiNations Discovered

I am super excited to let you know about the new walking tour coming to Disney’s Epcot. World Showcase DestiNations Discovered will bring the global culture, adventurous history and Epcot globe-trotting magic to life. This tour will give guests an onstage and backstage glimpse and will discuss highlights from over four thousand years of architecture and world history.

From the streets of Paris to the Bavarian countryside, the World Showcase DestiNations Discovered tour will show the different cultures and discuss what inspired Disney animators for years in the creation of many classic films.

NikkyJ

Innoventions West Now Closed!

Photo: Disney Co.

Photo: Disney Co.

Innoventions West is now closed after reaching the end of their agreements with the exhibitors THINK presented by IBM, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure presented by T. Rowe Price and Where’s the Fire? presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance.

NikkyJ

HIPSTER Drink of the Week: Toast with Grand Marnier

Happy Friday Hipsters!

It’s time to toast to another weekend! We’re doing something special by having a smooth glass of Grand Marnier complete with a delicious Chocolate Pyramid at Epcot’s Spice Road Table in Morocco.

Grand Marnier and Chocolate Pyramid at Spice Road Table Epcot

Grand Marnier and Chocolate Pyramid at Spice Road Table Epcot

NikkyJ

Mexican Marimba Trio to Perform Mondays and Tuesdays in World Showcase

New entertainment has been added to the Mexican Pavilion at Disney’s Epcot.

The Mexican Marimba Trio is the newest addition to the talented Mariachi Cobre! This group will showcase uniquely, prepared musical pieces centered around the marimba that celebrate the colorful, musical heritage of Mexico and the diverse influences on their music and culture.

NikkyJ

Theme Park Therapy: Spring into Life!

Epcot in the SpringLooking for the positive in anything can be difficult, especially if that anything is something ghastly consuming to your life. We all have our days where the glass half full seems to be a bit emptier than ever. All I can say to you is that your Spring is here and your Summer is awaiting you.

NikkyJ