Rikki’s Mouse Bites 12/3/12

  • While it just now may be getting cold outside, Disney is already gearing up for Spring.  A few details recently got released about the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and it seems as if more information is slowly trickling out. Quite a few new firsts are rolling out for the 20th anniversary of this event.  First off, in Future World and World Showcase, the gardens and topiaries will glow each evening with gorgeous lights.  In addition, food and beverage cooking stations will be introduced around the World Showcase promenade.  Items that will be offered include global and garden inspired dishes, including barbeque items.  Also, HGTV celebrities will hold seminars in the Festival Center Friday through Sunday.
  • Also announced, the Epcot Flower Power Concert series acts.  These performers include:
    • March 6-10:  Micky Dolenz
    • March 15-17:  Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
    • March 22-24:  The Guess Who
    • March 29-31:  Nelson
    • April 5-7:  The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie
    • April 12-14:  Paul Revere & the Raiders
    • April 19-21:  The Village People (new!)
    • April 26-28:   The Orchestra, Featuring Former Members of ELO and ELO II
    • May 3-5:  Tommy Roe (new!)
    • May 10-12:  Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
    • May 17-19:  Starship starring Mickey Thomas


  • With the Holiday season upon us, Disney is including a great experience for those who visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios from December 23 – January 5.  The Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special will take place in the Premiere Theater.  This show will feature great improv comedy, featuring some of the best Disney has to offer.  This show, much like the former Who’s Line Is It Anyway, will feature things like skits and songs all created from guest’s suggestion.
  • Tables in Wonderland, the discount card that is available to be purchased by Annual Passholders, DVC Members, and Florida Residents, has seen an increase in price.  The card is now $100 for Annual Passholders and DVC Members and is $125 for Florida Residents.  The card gives guests who purchase it 20% off of their bill at participating restaurants, however, do keep in mind that an 18% gratuity is added to the check when using this card.  For more information, please visit www.tablesinwonderland.com

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