Cinderella Castle is 189 feet or 57.6 meters tall which is more than double the size of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland. Cinderella Castle has 27 towers numbered 1 through 29. Interestingly, towers 13 and 17 were never built and not because of any superstition. They were left off when it was determined that they would not be able to be seen from anywhere in the park.
Tip Of The Week
Believe it or not, gum is not sold anywhere on Disney property. If you’re a fan, you’ll need to bring your own.
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Coming Up Next Week
Next week I’ll have some planning information plus all of the latest Disney World news!
This year the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays will be held from November 29 through December 30, 2019. Once again this joyous event features live musical performances, costumed performers, holiday traditions from around the world, and of course, loads of delicious drinks and dishes throughout Epcot‘s World Showcase.
The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays features Holiday Kitchens and a few other locations very much like what you see at the Food & Wine Festival in the fall. Be sure to pick up a free Festival Passport to help you plan your feeding frenzy. Passports are available at the entrance of Epcot, all Holiday Kitchens, plus select merchandise locations. So let’s check out the menus…better grab a snack, you’re about to get very hungry!
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen (Germany Pavilion)
Potato Dumpling with Mushroom Sauce (kid-approved)
Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce and Spaetzle
Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl with Fresh Steamed Baby Vegetables and Marble Potatoes (kid-approved)
Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Whipped Cream
Possmann Pure Hard Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
Possmann Pure Hard Black Currant Apple Cider, Frankfurt, Germany
If you’ve been following this blog for awhile or read some of my posts on TouringPlans, it’s no secret that I’m a BIG fan of desserts, so I am beyond excited about the Holiday Cookie Stroll this year during the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.
Beginning November 29 and running through December 30, 2019, pick up a Festival Passport and stroll around Epcot’s World Showcase to find the five cookie locations. Purchase your sweet treats at the designated Holiday Kitchens and get your Festival Passport stamped. Once you collect all five stamps, bring your Passport to the Sweets & Treats Holiday Kitchen (aka Promenade Refreshments) to receive a free Santa Mickey Sugar Cookie…yum!
Official Cookie Stroll Locations
Bavaria Holiday Kitchen at the Germany Pavilion Linzer Cookie
American Holiday Table at the America Pavilion Gingerbread Cookie
Yukon Holiday Kitchen at the Canada Pavilion Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie
Feast of the Three Kings near the Mexico Pavilion Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
L’Chaim Holiday Kitchen between the Morocco and France Pavilions Black-and-White Cookie
Merry Christmas, and I hope to see you there!
Heading to Disney World this holiday season?
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