Walt Disney World cancels Halloween event, promises "modified" Food & Wine

Posted Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:42 PM | Contributed by Jeff

From the blog post:

One staple of the fall season at the Walt Disney World Resort is the annual EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Today, we’re pleased to share that not only have we cooked up a creative, modified festival experience... We know the popular musical acts during the "Eat to the Beat Concert Series" often pack the house and, in an effort to accommodate proper physical distancing, we will not be able to host these concerts this year.

While assessing another fall special event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, we determined that many of its hallmarks – stage shows, parades and fireworks – are unable to take place in this new, unprecedented environment. With that in mind, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Read the entire post from Disney Parks Blog.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:39 PM
Vater's avatar

Mulfinator said:

If they wanted to free the slaves why didn't they free their own slaves?

Context.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:37 PM
Jeff's avatar

That piece starts off with a silly anecdote about someone who doesn't want to teach what Jefferson wrote, which is certainly stupid, but it's a strawman. The rest of the piece is actually having the conversation about the pros and cons of his role in history, as it should, and yes, it provides the context that should be considered about how we observe that role.

But what we do next has not been discussed, or if it was, it was from the safe perspective of white people who built monuments and wrote history books. Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton all had complicated history. It's time to talk about what we do with that.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:47 PM
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While we're discussing what to do with our statues, I think the Buzzy logo should be changed to this:

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:29 PM

There’s plenty of discussion around changing the name of my city, Columbus, Ohio. There’s even a petition to change it to Flavortown in honor of one of our native sons, Guy Fieri, that many have signed.
Lord help us.
Personally, I think Towny McTownface would finally put us on the map.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:51 AM

Can we just go with Cbus?

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Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:58 AM

RCMAC said:

There’s even a petition to change it to Flavortown in honor of one of our native sons, Guy Fieri, that many have signed.
Lord help us.

This reminds me of possibly the best restaurant review of all time.

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/dining/reviews/restaurant-review...quare.html


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Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:18 PM
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I'm not one to suggest we hate anyone, but that Guy... ugh.


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Friday, June 26, 2020 9:05 AM

WDW Annual Passholder reservations are filling up fast

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Friday, June 26, 2020 10:28 AM
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It's been a month since I asked for a prorated refund, still haven't heard anything and it shows my passes are still active. I've tried to call a few times this week, but all I get is the "all circuits are busy" message.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Friday, June 26, 2020 11:30 AM

I have a weekday select, so I'm on blockout dates through August anyway. I booked a random day to go to Studios in August in the hopes of finally getting on the Rise of the Resistance ride and a day to go to AK to finally get on Flight of Passage.

Magic Kingdom sounds like a logistical nightmare to just get there with the way the TTC is set up. I'll be curious to see how that goes.

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Monday, June 29, 2020 12:01 PM

This morning WDW released slots for passholder preview reopening dates at Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom for July 9 and 10. All slots were full in less than 45 minutes.

People are ready to return.

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Monday, June 29, 2020 2:25 PM
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How many? Hard to say without knowing how many slots there were.

I saw a photo today on FB with people packed into the queue for Holiday World's Legend, all mask-free. No thanks.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Monday, June 29, 2020 8:16 PM

I haven't seen any reports on how Opening Day at Kentucky Kingdom went, but I believe they are also operating under a "mask encouraged" order, rather than requiring it.

So far it seems like Universal Orlando, the open Six Flags parks, and Worlds of Fun have created the safest possible environment given the circumstance. I'm really hoping the overall positive reviews I've seen about the way they are doing it at Worlds of Fun extends to Cedar Point and Kings Island this week and next.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:05 PM

Fine dining is back at Walt Disney World

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:47 PM

WDW Cast Previews are taking place today

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:51 PM

I know the science doesn't care and that I'm wrong. But there is something inherently feel good about seeing Magic Kingdom back to life even though the news just outside the gates is as bad as it's been since the closures began.

https://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/gallery/07jul202.../38106.htm

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:59 PM
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I agree it feels good. The science about whether or not theme parks are workable is still inconclusive, so you're not wrong.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:28 PM

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:28 PM
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Being a now totally converted kool-aid drinking Disnerd family, there is something warm and fuzzy about the idea that Disney World is opening. However, I think that might be abruptly halted when pictures of people wearing masks and distanced on rides start to surface.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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