Tom Bricker Archive

Disney World Cuts Fall Park Hours

Walt Disney World has cut park hours for Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios, with later openings and earlier closings for September and October 2020. In this post, we’ll cover why Disney is reducing hours, offer commentary on the ramifications, and the impact on your itineraries. For both July and August, all Walt

2020 Disney World Refurbishment Calendar

This Walt Disney World refurbishment calendar lists the schedule of closures for 2020 at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. Rides and other attractions need to close for routine maintenance, safety upgrades, and improvements, hence the need for refurbishments. (Updated August 8, 2020.) While no one wants attraction closures during their trip to

New & Unique Food at Epcot

Many of the best restaurants in Epcot are not open yet. Of the Walt Disney World restaurants that have reopened, the overwhelming majority have reduced their menus. This is all totally understandable given operational realities, low park attendance, and supply issues. However, there’s one World Showcase restaurant that has gone the exact opposite direction, expanding

Our Evening Excursions in Epcot

In the past few weeks since Walt Disney World reopened, the park that we’ve visited more than any other is Epcot. At first, we had excuses for this. The 2020 Taste of Epcot Food & Wine Festival had started and we “needed” to cover it. It’s the park with the most construction. We had to

Another Excellent Epcot Meal!

We’re back in Epcot’s World Showcase for our second meal at an in-park table service restaurant since Walt Disney World’s reopening. Following a surprisingly good meal at Tony’s Town Square in Magic Kingdom, a restaurant we don’t normally love (mild understatement), we opted to hit another restaurant that has underwhelmed us in the past. While

Tangierine Cafe Review

Tangierine Cafe is Morocco’s counter service restaurant in Epcot’s World Showcase at Walt Disney World. This dining review features food photos, thoughts on the quality, our experiences here, value for money, and how Tangierine Cafe compares to other restaurants in Epcot. (Updated August 4, 2020.) When Walt Disney World reopened in July, Tangierine Cafe was