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Steampunk PinQuest at Magic Kingdom Park for the whole Family

The Magic Kingdom is the oldest thematic park at Walt Disney Resort, but until nowadays the evolution goes on. Recently, a very special news was published at the Disney Park official blog: since June 30th there is a new PinQuest! The newest scavenger hunt has a steampunk art, which is an alternative technology from SciFi and promises a remarkable adventure. Look for a Villa in Orlando as soon as possible to enjoy this limited release, and if you are already at any Orlando vacation home or rental, this is an activity to be enjoyed with both adults and children.

To be in the game it is necessary to have a ticket to Magic Kingdom Park and solicit the PinQuest Adventurer Starter Kit from one of the six shops: Fantasy Faire in Fantasyland such as Big Top Souvenirs at Storybook Circus, Briar Patch in Frontierland as Frontier Trading Post, Curtain Call Collectibles and Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. The kit costs $14.99, and includes a lanyard, a decoder medal, a map, a pouch for clue cards and other accessories to make the scavenger hunt even greater.

There are six cards, considering each one from each shop mentioned above, with clues containing questions that may be solved and shared at the NavigatEAR Cast Member. The cards are sold separately and cost $9.99 each. If the participants decide to complete the six clue cards, they can visit the Trading Post in Frontierland or Curtain Call Collectibles for a final riddle. Once it is answered, they are able to purchase the final QuestEAR. Since the scavenger hunt is finished the ticket on the bottom of each clue card can be traded for a limited-edition PinQuest pin. All the pins are only available inside the Magic Kingdom Park.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2016

Those who pretend enjoy vacations in a delicious way must know this opportunity to get in touch with a lot of culture, diversity and good taste. Take your place at a Orlando Vacation Rentals, Homes or Villas in Orlando to appreciate the 31° edition of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

The gastronomic event will happen at the second of the forth thematic parks constructed at Walt Disney World in Bake Lake, Florida, next to Orlando. The marketplaces will be available from September 14th and go on daily until November.

There will be plenty food and drinks  to degustation from the following countries: Africa, Australia, Belgic, Brazil, Canada, Caribe Islands, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hawaii, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Patagonia, Poland, Scotland and South Korea – therefore may be changes.

More than the degustation of many countries, there are other marketplaces available to satisfy your gourmet taste. The Block and Hans has a selection on special American wines while Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company has a variety of drinks; Intermissions café offers plates we all love such as: wraps, lemon torte, salads and brownie; Refreshment Port contain ice-creams and tropical plates just as the Dole Pineapple while Refreshment Pool Cost has fast-food. Those who love chocolate cannot lose the opportunity to know The Chocolate Experience: from bean to the bar hosted by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. And especially this year, there will be the Wine & Dine Studio, which offers the variety of wines from the Golden State, California.

In this year at the Epcot you won’t just seat and eat or drink, you can learn! The Festival has seminars, speeches and demonstrations. Some of them are the Cheese Seminar, training about drinks and Beverage seminars.

As we are talking about culture, music cannot be apart. Appreciate the nocturne presentations with Starship and Mickey Thomas, Air Supply, Fuel, Sugar Ray, Los Lobos, Wang Chung and BoDeans in September. The following month comes with David Cook, Wilson Philips, Blues traveler, Plain White T’s, 38 special, Jeffrey Osborn, Tiffany, Denis DeYoung, Christopher Cross, Toad the wet Sprocket, Chaka Khan, Billy Ocean, Livin colour and Hanson. To finish the presentations of the festival, in November there will be Soul Asylum, Delta Rae, Boyz II men, sister hazel and  Big Daddy Voodoo Daddy.

The alcoholic drink offering is to adults from age 21 above. Having entrance to the Epcot is necessary.

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Disney announces the official opening of the new Frozen area

If you decided to enjoy an Orlando vacation rentals next season, be sure to put in your schedule the Frozen area. Disney officially announced the date of the opening of the attractions Frozen Ever After and Royal Sommerhus, located in Norway area in Epcot. The Epcot park is a few minutes from the Orlando vacation homes.

From June 21, all visitors will be transported to adventures in the eternal winter of the Arendelle’s Kingdom and still see near the most beloved characters. The Frozen Ever After it is a boat trip departing from the Bay Arendelle among the most fantastic and freezing scenarios of the animation.

Visitors will enjoy the palace of Elsa, North Mountain and still see near the main characters, including Snowgies (born snowmen Elsa sneeze). In addition, she uses her magical powers to create for the “Winter in Summer Celebration” a winter day in midsummer.

The exterior of the flag of Norway was expanded and fully adapted to reflect the Scandinavian country architecture, and inside, it is possible to know details of art and culture typical of that region. Speaking at Queen Elsa, Royal Sommerhus will be the place where she and Anna Princess will welcome visitors.

The charming cottage will be the place for fans to a meet and greet take amazing photos and even buy souvenirs in shops inspired by the film and in real places in Norway. Fast Pass reserves for new experiences are available. The Norway Pavilion runs daily at Epcot, from 09h.

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