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2017 Eat to the Beat

Planning your trip to Epcot's Food & Wine Festival? Check out these cool Eat to the Beat Concerts!

2017 Eat to the Beat Concert Line Up!

  • Delta Rae — August 31-September 1
  • NEW! The Hooters – September 2-3
  • NEW! Baha Men — September 4-5
  • Fuel — September 6-7
  • Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – September 8-10
  • NEW! Lauren Alaina – September 11-12
  • Plain White T’s — September 13-15
  • Sister Hazel – September 16-17
  • Air Supply — September 18-20
  • David Cook — September 21-22
  • Everclear — September 23-24
  • Sugar Ray — September 25-27
  • 38 Special – September 28-29
  • NEW! Mark Wills — September 30-October 1
  • NEW! American Authors – October 2-3
  • Christopher Cross – October 4-5
  • NEW! Devon Allman – October 6-8
  • Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX — October 9-11
  • Taylor Dayne — October 12-13
  • Jeffrey Osbourne – October 14-15
  • NEW! Postmodern Jukebox — October 16-17
  • NEW! 10,000 Maniacs — October 18-20
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket — October 21-22
  • NEW! Kenny G — October 23-24
  • Billy Ocean – October 25-26
  • Tiffany – October 27-October 29
  • Hanson — October 30-November 1
  • NEW! Blue October — November 2-3
  • Living Colour — November 4-5
  • Boyz II Men — November 6-8
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — November 9-11
  • NEW! Squeeze — November 12-13

Epcot's 2017 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages

You can now book your 2017 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages. Call 407.WDW.DINE or book via My Disney Experience now! Dates available run from 11/24 - 12/27/2017. The following narrators have been confirmed. Check back for updates!

  • Trace Adkins – December 15 to 17, 2017
  • Neil Patrick Harris – December 18 to 21, 2017
  • CCH Pounder – December 22 to 24, 2017
  • Jaci Velasquez – December 25 to 27, 2017

The World of Avatar is now open at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Check out Avatar Flight of Passage and the family friendly Na’vi River Journey at Pandora – The World of Avatar now at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Plus the bioluminescence of Pandora at Night creates a magical world with even more to explore.

A few more hidden gems include:

Swotu Wayä (“Sacred Place of Song”) – Located in the heart of Mo’ara Valley, interact with a collection of instruments fashioned by the Na’vi.

Experience a Na’vi Translator – Located in Windtraders, learn Na’vi words.

Dine at Satu’li Canteen – Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Satu’li Canteen offers one of the most interesting menus at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Featuring international-inspired cuisine, and vegetarian options.

Help Regrow the Flaska Reclinata – One of the largest plants on Pandora, help this rare plant “re-seed” itself on Pandora simply through touch.

Don't forget your camera to capture all of the unique and enchanting moments of this new world!

Free Dining and Pandora Offer!

Contact teri.murray@themagicforless.com or 407-775-9963 if you are interested a Disney fall getaway!

It's the perfect time to stay in the middle of the magic! Save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Aug. 1-Oct. 7, 2017 when you book by Aug. 31, 2017.

Plus, uncover a magical mix of new and unforgettable experiences when they add theme park admission, including Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

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FREE dining plan with a non-discounted 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Walt Disney World® Resort hotel and ticket with a Park Hopper® or Park Hopper Plus Option Aug. 21-Sept. 30, Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 8-23, 2017 when they book April 24-July 7, 2017.

Star Wars Race Weekend April 21-23, 2017

May the force be with the many runners of the Star Wars race weekend events happening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios April 21st through the 23rd 2017.



Starting with the Star Wars 5k on Friday April 21st at 6:00am, families will race through Epcot. Even the youngest runners can participate in the dashes at 11am, Friday and 1 mile race at 12:30pm on Saturday, hosted at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.


Saturday April 22nd kicks off with the Star Wars 10k, racing through Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot starting at 5:30am.


Then on Sunday April 23rd the Half Marathon, starts at 5:30am at the Magic Kingdom parking lot, ending at Epcot.


For those wanting even more – race participants can complete the Ultimate Darth Vadar Challenge by completing the 10k on Saturday and the ½ marathon on Sunday.


Run for the light or run for the dark, but choose your course wisely. For more information about this and other runDisney races, go to the registration website at runDisney.com.


Congratulations to the many runners this weekend!


For a limited time... From April 20th - May 1st 2017, book your 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side Weekend


Complete a travel request form with the note : Dark Side for more information!


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