Dateline Disney World: New Epcot Restaurant, Flower and Garden, and Photos

Written by Cory Disbrow. Posted in Dateline Disney World, Epcot, Walt Disney World

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Published on April 12, 2013 at 3:40 am with 13 Comments

About Cory Disbrow

Cory likes Walt Disney World so much, he recently packed his bags and moved to Orlando. Cory is a photographer and writes MiceChat's Dateline Disney World columns every Friday.

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  • Thank you Cory. Flower and Garden looks great. Consider it lucky that those food and wine booths aren’t busy. Once word gets out (in a year or two), it will start to get crazy.

    I’m not a big fan of building restaurants and structures which block the view of the lagoon and of the nightly spectacular fireworks. There are so many spaces backstage to build a new restaurant or ride, why block the beautiful side of the park instead? Kevin Yee had a great article about this on Tuesday:

  • Gregg Condon

    Great update Cory. Flower and Garden is absolutely beautiful as always. Hopefully we’ll get back to my favorite park soon. It’s been 6 years. 🙁

  • lnsemsf

    Restrooms are indeed confirmed.
    From Disney’s advisory page for travel agents:

    Now – Fall 2013: Construction of new restrooms between The American Adventure and the Japan pavilion.

  • tofubeast

    Awesome update. Your pictures are stunning. EPCOT is such a beautiful park to photograph especially with the flower festival.

  • Amazing report of Epcot! Thank you!

  • Monorail Man

    “I’ve heard rumor of a new restroom going here, but that isn’t [i]concrete[/i] information as far as I know.”

    No, it’s porcelain! :p

    Awesome update this week Cory. I’ll be in Epcot next month. Looking really forward to seeing it again!

  • notsogrumpy

    Where is everybody? What day and time did you take these gorgeous pictures? You certainly had no people to ruin them for you!!! I want to be there when it looks like this…..

  • Amy VandenBoogert

    It boggles my mind why the food booths aren’t busy. I tried a couple of them last month and really enjoyed what I got (the Dole Whip topped with rum & the BBQ pork slider by American Adventure). I look forward to trying more when I’m back at the park on Sunday.

    • tofubeast

      There is a DW topped with rum? I’ve always wanted an adult version of this drink in the parks. Granted, it’s not at MK, but I’ll take EPCOT. Thanks! I will certainly enjoy one (or two…) in a few weeks.

  • pixie chick

    We were there last week and while the food booths weren’t busy, they weren’t completely empty either. The CMs were pretty efficient and were able to get guests through the line quickly. Some of the offerings were a little adventurous, so that may be why the demand isn’t as high.

    Count me in as another person who isn’t a fan of more restaurants by the water. Not only do they block the view, the walkways are becoming very tight due to the bottlenecks they create.

  • vivian

    Beautiful photos. I will be there in 3 wks. It’s been 4 yrs since my last trip to WDW. So looking forward to enjoying all the sights at EPCOT.

  • QPerth

    Thanks Cory for a beautifully photographed update. I hope you get some more comments, your updates deserve more attention.
    Epcot in Spring and the Flower and Garden festival is really a stunning time by the look of these shots, the colours and the flowers and landscaping is just amazing!
    Thanks for bringing this to us, I look forward to next weeks!

  • Dave D

    Great shots. Thank-you. It’s like being there. And great selection.

    Park looks so quiet and relaxing. Crowds don’t look bad at all. When exactly was this? I know during festival but some of the shots show very few people. Patient photographer?

    I was just there 11/13/13 to 11/22/13 and first few days were ok crowd-wise. Then we got near Thanksgiving and WOW! I knew it was going to be a busy time to be there. I’ve never been during peak times so I didn’t know just how crazy it can get. In 19 visits it was the first time I lost the magic for a brief moment, just a moment.

    It was a far cry from the time in January (2003ish?) when it was in the high 30’s. And we could ride Rockin’ Roller Coaster as quickly as we could run back to the recording studio doors.

    Anyway, great shots of the festival. Happy to have found this site.