• Park & Resort Food News
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    Non-Disney Restaurant Workers Get Pay Raise

    ‘Unite Here’ Local 737, a union that represents the 400 workers, has announced the pay agreement with Palmas Services and Patina Restaurant Group. Workers will vote whether to ratify the contract today. The minimum pay will increase to $9 per hour this year, $9.50 next year and $10 in 2017. Palmas Services staffs restaurants in […]

  • Cast Members
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    Kidcot Fun Stops

    Kidcot Fun Stops are craft stations for kids 3 to 6. Located in World Showcase pavilions, it is a fun way to “travel the world” while drawing, writing, and stamping too. Kids get to meet Cast Members from different countries and learn about their customs. Kidcot Fun Stops are at: Mexico Pavilion (near Animales Fantasticos) Norway Pavilion (The Puffin’s Roost) […]

  • Dining Reviews
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    A Special Italian Lunch at Via Napoli

    I ask you, what better place to enjoy Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival then at the Italian Pavilion. As part of the festival you can pre-purchase a reservation at many great food and wine tastings. This review is about the Italian Food and Wine Pairing Luncheon event at the Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, where […]

  • Walt Disney World
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    Reflections on the last 24 hours – Part 3

    Yesterday I went to two water parks in one day, Typhoon in the morning and Blizzard in the afternoon. Very cool! Today, I showed up early for my Italian lunchon. Forced to chill in the hot Florida heat for 1.5 hours… not easy. Italian Luncheon… the best F&WF event I have ever been at… More later… […]

  • DbM Scuttlebutt

    Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar at Epcot’s Italy Pavilion is now offering complimentary wine seminars on Mondays and Thursday from 3-4pm. The seminars will showcase regional wines of Italy. These wines are selected for their distinct and local flavors as well as for their ability to portray the culture of their origin. Color Me There! Sing […]

  • Photo of the Week

    A wonderful shot by jdhilger of the Italian Pavilion’s Campanile (tower). I love sitting here in the afternoon with a glass of wine and watch people. “Salute”! Tweet

  • Attractions
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    Compass Books and Cafe in Downtown Disney (CA) closed for good yesterday. The Earl of Sandwich will take it’s place. The Frontierland Shooting Exposition in Disneyland is scheduled to close April 30 to May 25 for routine maintenance. Ariel’s Grotto restaurant in Disney California Adventure is scheduled to close April 30 to May 3 for […]

  • Kidcot Fun Stops

    Kidcot Fun Stops are craft stations for kids 3 to 6. Located in World Showcase pavilions it is a fun way to “travel the world” while drawing, writing, and stamping too. Kids get to meet Cast Members from different countries and learn about their customs. Kidcot Fun Stops are at: Mexico Pavilion (near Animales Fantasticos) Norway Pavilion (The Puffin’s Roost) […]