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EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2010

7 Apr

So it must be spring time again and that means I make my annual visit to the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival! You can check out my previous visits from 2008 and 2009. While we are digging up old posts, remember my Nick Lachey encounter at EPCOT? How about my reaction when I found out they removed Dreamfinder from my favorite EPCOT ride?

As always I took LOTS of pictures! 113 to be exact! Be sure to check out the end of the post for a link to the whole slide show on Photobucket! New this year to my photos will be people! Keep an eye out for my wonderful mom and my beautiful girlfriend making me look good!

This year had a “camping out” theme. Check out Daisy out front:

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Disney Pin Trading

27 Feb

I teased it in my post yesterday about how I became addicted to Disney Pin Trading. Now I’m going to out my full addiction with pictures (NOTE: I don’t have a professional camera nor a studio, so not all of these pictures are great)!

My Collection

For those of you who don’t know, Disney sells collectible pins. Not very exciting I know, especially since they cost from $7.99 to $12.99 a piece. Here is wear it gets addicting. Disney Cast Members (what they call employees) in most departments are encouraged (and in some departments required) to wear pin lanyards while working and you can walk up to a cast member and trade with them. You can give them any pin you have and take any one they have. The cast members are not allowed to say no to any trade (as long as it is one pin for one pin).

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Funny EPCOT Video featuring Hitler…

31 Jul

Recently I have seen four or five of these videos. It is a clip from a movie with Hitler going crazy and doing a lot of yelling and screaming. The different YouTube videos give the clip funny subtitles. This one is about the changed Disney has done to EPCOT (or Epcot) recently.

NSFW: Some of the subtitles have some bad language, but the screaming is all in German.

Enjoy this masterpiece!

Les Chefs de France With a Special Guest!

22 Mar

On Thursday mom and I spent the day at EPCOT’s International Flower & Garden Festival and we had lunch in France! We ate at the amazing Les Chefs de France. I’m going to start out by saying that the food was amazing. Disney really does food right in these type restaurants. If you stick to the quick service kiosks and tray service you may think Disney food sucks, but if you take the time (and a couple extra dollars) to sit down and eat you’ll be blown away. Quick warning though, these places are pretty much reservation only (especially the popular ones). You can normally get reservations for the day towards the front of the park at Guest Services (under Spaceship Earth to the left at EPCOT and in City Hall at Magic Kingdom).

I had read about it in advance, so we HAD to check out Les Chefs de France’s new Special Guest, REMY!

Life sized and REALLY cute!

Life sized and REALLY cute!

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EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2009

21 Mar

On Thursday mom and I went to the 2009 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival and just like last year, I took LOTS of photos! For whatever reason the day we went EPCOT was PACKED! I’ve never seen over an hour wait for Spaceship Earth before and I would never wait that long for that ride, but people were doing it!

I am going to start out with something that I found at the festival, but not necessarily related to it. A while back I went to Disney’s Hollywood Studios by myself and I saw a guy wearing an awesome hat. It was white with Donald’s feet sticking out of the top. So its similar to the Mickey ears but Donald always ends up upside down. I checked the shops and nothing. I talked to some friends, cast members, former cast members and everyone told me they had never seen nor heard of such a thing. I searched all over Downtown Disney and all over Magic Kingdom’s gift shops. At this point my mom thinks I’m crazy! While walking around EPCOT in the afternoon we passed the gift shop on the bridge between Future World and The World Showcase and this guy was trying it on. I saw it at a distance and bolted. Looking through this hat shop and NOTHING, only the one that the guy had put back on the counter. Mom is calling me crazy (because she still hadn’t seen it). FINALLY the guy leaves and I grab it and say I want it.

The girl laughs because they had JUST gotten a bag of these hats and she had just started putting tags on them. The other cashier had never even seen it before. Best part, the “novelty” hats were all 20% off, so now I have it!

The hat!

The hat!

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Has it been that long already?!

19 Mar
Bonsai from 08!

Bonsai from 08!

Today my mom and I are returning to the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival! This reminded me of one of my early posts to this blog! Back on May 10, 2008 I wrote about last year’s festival, check out my post here and check out the slide show of photos here! This reminds me because that post was only my 8th post EVER! I think I’ve come a long way! This post will be my 309th!

Hopefully by this weekend I will have a fresh 2009 post with new pictures from our day!

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

20 Oct

Yesterday my parents and I attended the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. If you have never been, they set up small booths and serve food and wine (or beer or vodka) from various countries. This year they even narrowed it down by making each booth from a specific city within that country. Many of the staple EPCOT countries are represented, but not all, and many extra countries are included every year. The 1.2 mile walk around the world showcase becomes a battle between your eyes and your stomach, but don’t worry, I made it through!

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EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

10 May

My mom and I went to the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival on Thursday and I took some pictures!

 Main Entrance:entrance

Donald and Diasy playing Voleyball (Notice Daisy’s “Hawaiin T-Shirt”):Donald and Daisy

 

Looks like some of the birds visiting from the Tiki Room (only much bigger):birds

Ladie and the Tramp!:Ladie and the Tramp

 Awesome Bonsai!:Bonsai

Mama Duck with babies swimming with Koi!!!:Ducks with Koi

There are many more pictures from my day at the festival. You can view the entire photobucket album here!

Overheard at EPCOT!

8 May

So my full picture post of the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is coming…I just am having some technical difficulties…This is Nick Lachey: 

Nick Lachey at EPCOT

While taking this picture there were two older women behind me. One said “Who is that?” the other answered “I think that’s Drew Lachey” “Oh really??” (they both squint) ” NO, that’s not Drew! That’s just his brother. Lets get outta here.”

Yes…that is what happens when you do Dancing With The Stars everyone. According to them Drew is MUCH more of a celebrity than Nick!