What’s Going on at Disney World This October?


The Epcot Food & Wine Tasting Festival – September 29 through November 12, 2006

Epcot is the place to be this October. The food and wine tasting festival is one of the best events held at Epcot. Winemakers, guest chefs, wine schools, tastings and pairings are the order of the day. There will be over 100 wineries offering tastings with costs ranging from $1.00 to $4.50.

The festival hosts an Eat the Beat concert to be performed on the American Gardens Theatre stage. Performance times are: 5:45, 7 and 8:15 p.m. The following performers have been announced as the line-up, but this is subject to change.

  • Oct. 1-3 – FamilyStoneExperience
  • Oct. 4-7 – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  • Oct. 8-11 – Loverboy
  • Oct. 12-14 – David Sanborn
  • Oct. 15-16 – The Beach Boys
  • Oct. 17-18 – Little Richard
  • Oct. 19-21 – Three Dog Night
  • Oct. 22-25 – The Four Tops
  • Oct. 26-28 – Gloria Gaynor
  • Oct. 29-Nov. 1 – The S.O.S. Band

Other Musical Highlights at Epcot this October include:

  • The 1960s British rock ‘n’ roll revival sound of The British Invasion (United Kingdom)
  • The gravity-defying Dragon Legend Acrobats (China)
  • OrisiRisi interactive drum circle and African folklore (Outpost)
  • The daring Chair Balancing act (France)
  • High-energy Celtic music of Off Kilter (Canada)
  • The Arabic rhythms of Mo’Rockin (Morocco)
  • Matsuriza traditional Taiko drummers (Japan)
  • Voices of Liberty (The American Adventure rotunda)
  • Rhythms and harmonies of internationally acclaimed Mariachi Cobre (Mexico)
  • Norwegian folk music of Spelmanns Gledje (Norway)
  • Oktoberfest Musikanten dinner show (Germany)

Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Not So Scary Halloween Party continues to delight and entertain the guests at the Magic Kingdom. Dates for October include October 2, 5-6, 10, 12, 16-17, 19-20, 23-24, 26-27, 30-31.

Blizzard Beach

Blizzard Beach will be closing on October 29 and remain close until January 7 as a part of the yearly rehab that it receives.

Year of a Million Dreams

The new theme “Year of a Million Dreams” for the next year launches today at Disney World’s theme parks in Florida and at Disneyland in California.

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Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.