Mousesteps Weekly #218: Geyser Point Bar & Grill Review; Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Preview Including New Belle Topiary; Planet Hollywood Observatory Review

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Here is our Mousesteps Weekly show #218. It includes a tour and review of the Geyser Point Bar & Grill; a preview of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival including the beautiful new Belle topiary; and our review of the Planet Hollywood Observatory from a media dinner. The show is almost 30 minutes, and then information and links are below.

Published on Feb 22, 2017
 

In Mousesteps Weekly #218, we talk about the following topics: 

We begin at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at the new Geyser Point Bar & Grill. The views there are incredible, the drinks were decent but the food was hit or miss. This is part of the new theming for the Boulder Ridge Villas (formerly the Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge). We take a look at food and drinks, along with the area around the restaurant.

Next, we visit Epcot to preview the topiaries and flowers of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The Festival kicks off on March 1st and lasts through March 29th, 2017. NEW this year is Belle, who has a whole new sculpted topiary with a face. There is still much more to come by next week’s Festival debut!

We meet Belle in person before we see the new topiary (on a different day, the last day of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts). Then we head over to France early, before World Showcase officially opens (Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie opens at 9). Early is a great time to see the topiaries here!

Our last stop is Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs. We attended a media dinner where we were able to try some different items, from appetizers to entrees to desserts. The desserts really are the stars here, even though we enjoyed almost everything we tried.

Recorded 02/22/17 Featuring Commentary from Denise Preskitt and Jeff Lange.

Show Notes / Links

MEI Travel – Mouse Fan Travel: Exclusive Official Travel Sponsor – http://www.mousefantravel.com/?apid=m…

AllEars® Newsletter – An unofficial electronic newsletter about The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, published weekly in conjunction with AllEars.Net, Deb’s Unofficial Walt Disney World Information Guide – http://allears.net/ae/ae.htm

VIDEO: NEW Geyser Point Bar & Grill Full Tour with Food & Drinks at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge –https://youtu.be/FZjCPOcrOi0

ARTICLE: Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2017 Takes Shape as First Topiaries Arrive –https://www.mousesteps.com/extra-featu…

VIDEO: Belle from Beauty & The Beast Meet & Greet at Epcot, Talks About Maurice’s Painting, Flower & Garden – https://youtu.be/JK68LTw71R4

VIDEO: NEW Belle Topiary Debuts for Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2017, Beauty and the Beast, Disney World – https://youtu.be/XqECCIJOm1I

ARTICLE: Belle Topiary Debuts New Look as Beauty and the Beast Characters Are Added for Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2017 – https://www.mousesteps.com/extra-featu…

VIDEO: Epcot Flower & Garden Festval 2017 Topiary Preview w/Snow White, Anna & Elsa + – Walt Disney World – https://youtu.be/36sEQmLgWow

VIDEO: Planet Hollywood Observatory & Stargazers Bar at Disney Springs with Food, Drinks, Desserts –https://youtu.be/TkcweXIhnVU

PLAYLIST: Disney Restaurant Tours with Food – Dining – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

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