Last week Renée headed out to EPCOT to check out the all new "Soarin' around the world" and we've got some great pics to share. She also got to meet Anna and Elsa and check out the new Frozen meet and greet. If that wasn't enough, we'll take a look at the Shanghai Disneyland preview center in the China pavilion.
Be sure to check out the pics below.
Written by Renée Girard
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Today we are back at Epcot to soar around the world
Tasty Soarin' themed desserts at Sunshine Seasons bakery in The Land.
New Soarin' Around the World merchandise at the kiosk outside of the ride
Only a 40 minute standby wait for Soarin' at an hour before park closing on opening weekend.
New preshow video at Soarin', with destinations all over the world.
Yes, he's back!
Quick review: Soarin Around the World is gorgeous! Makes me want to travel and visit all the amazing sights shown.
It's a beautiful night around the World Showcase at Epcot!
Only a 5 minute wait to meet Anna & Elsa at their new location in Norway at Epcot.
The queue for Anna & Elsa's meet and greet is fantastic and perfectly themed.
This nod to Maelstrom in the queue at Norway's Anna & Elsa house.
I wasn't expecting to have my photo taken tonight so I look awful but here's Anna & Elsa in their new home at Epcot.
Editors Note: Renée is insane if she thinks those icky princesses look better than her. =)
Of course you exit into a Frozen gift shop after meeting them
Over in China, they have the new Shanghai Disney Resort exhibit now open.
Everything about #ShanghaiDisneyland looks amazing and makes me want to go there right now!
Some more awesome stuff from #ShanghaiDisneyland that I'm so envious of.
Frozen themed treats at the bakery in Norway at Epcot.
IllumiNations is always the perfect ending to a day at Epcot.
Thanks again to Renée for yet another amazing update from Florida. We know that most everybody else is running their "Frozen Ever After" updates today, but we like to be just a little different. =)
Today we have another fantastic update from Florida and the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival as well as a look at the progress for Disney Springs.
We are really looking forward to seeing Disney Springs once it's completed.
Written by Renée Girard
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Going to brave the heat for some flowers and food at Epcot today, as the final month for Flower & Garden Fest begins
I absolutely love the new Star Wars retro Disney attractions t-shirts!
No line here at @cavadeltequila today, but I'm sure that was not the case for Cinco de Mayo
There are literally no lines at the food booths today. A big difference from what it's like during Food & Wine Fest.
Trying the mezze lune pasta with La Rossa beer in Italy.
Mountains and things over in Norway for Frozen.
Voices of Liberty, probably the best entertainment act at WDW. Always put on a wonderful show.
Lots of work going on at Disney's Boardwalk Resort, with the new Ample Hills Creamery, and Flying Fish renovations.
Epcot looks good all year round, but it's even better during the Flower & Garden Festival!
Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival runs through the end of this month so catch it while you can!
The Earfell Tower might be gone, but the water tower at Disney Springs is up and ready for their opening on May 15.
Disney Springs is opening in just a few weeks, but it looks beautiful and ready to go!
The walls are partially down. Looks great!
Say goodbye to Fulton's. Paddlefish will be joining the Disney Springs family later this year.
The signs up at the BB Wolf's Sausage Co kiosk look awesome!
Dark chocolate blueberry is the current chocolate being given out at Ghirardelli. It's quite good!
The STK sign is lit up and the outdoor seating area is ready for their opening soon.
Another structure in the process of being built across from STK at Disney Springs.
More progress at the Coca Cola store at Disney Springs. Looking good!
An extremely rare sight, no line at Earl of Sandwich!
Sign is up for the AristoCrepes kiosk. Really looking forward to trying this one!
Thanks again to Renée for another amazing update from Orlando. We are really excited to see all of the awesome new things at Disney Springs once it reopens.
What's going to be the first thing you try?
Today we're back in Florida, this time at Walt Disney World with a look at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival.
Below a look at all the great options for the festival as well as a look at the new Frozen attraction and Soarin'.
Written by Renée Girard
We are finally back at Epcot to check out the Flower & Garden Festival.
Some places & events, such as the Festival Center and Garden Rocks concerts, only take place on weekends
East Coast Cars Land!
The butterfly garden is always a popular area, where you can get up close to these little guys.
I love all the topiaries of the Disney characters all throughout Epcot
Flower & Garden Festival has also become a mini Food & Wine Festival, minus the lines. Dole Whip with rum is here!
Urban Farm Eats has a unique menu, and the vegetable & white bean "Naanwich" is delicious!
In Mexico, we tried the corn tortilla quesadilla and watermelon sangria, which was nice and refreshing
I wonder if they have margaritas in Arendelle? Only frozen, of course.
Some progress over at the Norway/Frozen area at Epcot.
The Anna and Elsa topiaries now appear in Norway.
Sampling the vegetable spring rolls in China. The orange sauce is great!
Very glad to see the return of the dragon topiary in China.
The Lion King characters are back once again in topiary form.
The Armer Ritter in Germany sounded better than it actually was.
Didn't sample any Italian food or drinks today, but Lady & the Tramp look adorable.
Really enjoyed the chocolate cake and beer flight at the Smokehouse in America.
I need this shirt.
Bonsai gardens and Frushi are all found in Japan.
Celebrating #NationalBeerDay with Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale at Epcot!
The menu in Morocco for Flower & Garden is almost identical to Food & Wine. Can't go wrong with Baklava!
Bonjour from France!
New this year to the Flower & Garden Festival is the Cider House in the UK.
The tea garden in the UK has everyone's favorite, Pumpkin Spice Chai.
The #NationalBeerDay celebration continues with Pooh in the UK at Epcot.
In Future World at Epcot, you don't have to get ordinary butter popcorn.
With Soarin' & Circle of Life closed, Living with the Land is the only attraction open in The Land at Epcot.
Joy and Sadness from Inside Out are the newest additions to the characters you can meet at Epcot!
Some new coffee mugs available at WDW. Disney, just take my money!
Had a great day at Epcot, and will hopefully be back again soon. Flower & Garden Festival is a great time to visit!
Thanks again to Renée for another amazing update from Florida. It's nice to see the Flower and Garden festival continue to expand and get better.