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According to NPR and numerous other news sources, today marks a national holiday. While it is George Washington’s Birthday, the holiday I am referring to is National Margarita Day.
Margaritas have an uncertain origin with many stories touting the “first” cocktail made from Tequila and lime juice. The stories all have several elements in common, all were created by a bartender in Mexico for a woman named Margarita.
The Mexico Pavilion at Epcot (map) would serve as an excellent location to celebrate as guests of all ages can savor the life, history and landmarks that make Mexico a grand tourist destination.
- Guests can enter a pyramid modeled after the Aztec Temple of Quetzalcoatl (map) to view artifacts from various periods of Mexican history
- Join the Three Caballeros for a relaxing boat ride through a shady lagoon on The Gran Fiesta Tour as you follow Donald on his tour down El Rio del Tiempo to catch sites of Mexico’s famous cities, beaches and resorts and if you see animated characters imprinted on live objects, don’t worry, it’s not the margaritas
- A bustling marketplace full of music and dining spots is the perfect gathering place for guests including the warm and welcoming San Angel Inn, serving authentic Mexican dishes in a hacienda like setting of Old Mexico. Though currently closed for refurbishments until fall 2010, the quick meal spot La Cantina De San Angel serves nachos, churros and frozen Margaritas.
- La Cava del Tequila, as mentioned in a previous post, shares the heritage and history of tequila making. Serving over 70 varieties of authentic tequila and a wide variety of exotic blended beverages and margaritas made from tropical fruits, can you imagine a more perfect spot to be on National Margarita Day?
- Mariache Cobre will provide the perfect entertainment for this Mexican tour as this 12 piece mariache band plays music daily
Don’t have time for a tour of Mexico? How about a quick stopover at Paradiso 37. Located in Downtown Disney,() this restaurant features the flavors of the popular street foods of North, Central and South America, and is a lively spot that includes a “tequila tower” and a selection of signature frozen margaritas.
No one is really sure how or where this holiday got its start, but any holiday involving Margaritas on a gray February day is okay by me. If you see this a little late in the day, have no fear, as National Tortilla Day, I kid you not, is February 24!
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February 20th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Canada, Disney-Dining, Epcot, family travel, featuredarticle, Kidcot, World Showcase Pavilions
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February 11th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Carnival of Venice, Epcot, Fat Tuesday, featuredarticle, Italy Pavilion, Tutto Italia
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February 2nd, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
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January 31st, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Epcot, Epcot Passports, featuredarticle, Kidcot Fun Stops, Wine Tastings, World Showcase Pavilions
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January 9th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disneys-Hollywood-Studios, Epcot, featuredarticle, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort
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December 31st, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Disneys-Hollywood-Studios, Epcot, featuredarticle, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney Resorts, Walt Disney World Resort
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November 22nd, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: American Gardens Theatre, Candlelight Dinner Packages, Candlelight Processional, Epcot, featuredarticle, Walt Disney World Resort
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October 18th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Animal Kingdom, Epcot, featuredarticle, Magic Kingdom
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October 13th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Epcot, featuredarticle, World Showcase Pavilions
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October 5th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort
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September 17th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
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September 8th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: America Gardens Theatre, Arts and Entertainment, concert series at Disney World, Disney Food and Wine Festival, Eat to the Beat concerts, Epcot, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Hints & Tips, Hotels & Places to Stay, Live Entertainment at Disney, musical concerts, musical performers, Walt Disney World
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August 31st, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Animal Kingdom, closed attractions, Disney operational updates, Disneys-Hollywood-Studios, Epcot, Extra Magic hours, Hints & Tips, Magic Kingdom, park hours, Pleasure Island & Downtown Disney, Shopping, theme park calendar, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney World attractions
Connected to San Angel Inn in the Mexico Pavilion , is La Cava del Tequila, a new little spot where Epcot guests can explore the heritage and tradition of tequila-making. The 30-seat La Cava del Tequila is open from noon until Epcot park closing time and invites guests to experience some of the more...
August 30th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Disney without children, Epcot, Epcot Food & Wine Festival, Hints & Tips, La Cava del Tequila, margarita, mexico, Mexico Pavilion, Restaurants & Bars, San Angel Inn, tequila, World Showcase
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August 27th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Character autographs, Character Greetings, Disney Princesses, Epcot, Epcot Character Spot, Hints & Tips, Magic Kingdom, Mary Poppins, Mickey Mouse, Mulan, Pleasure Island & Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney World Resort, World Showcase Pavilions
Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival will take place from September 25 – November 8 where Epcot theme park guests can taste cuisine and wine from around the world. In addition to the wonderful food, beer and wine, and Eat to the Beat concerts there are special festival experiences...
August 7th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dining, Epcot, Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival, Food & Beverage, Food & Wine Festival, Restaurants & Bars, special events, wine, Wine Tastings
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August 5th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Animal Kingdom, Arts and Entertainment, Christian Concerts, Christian music at Disney, Christian Music Event, Disney's Night of Joy, Disneys-Hollywood-Studios, Epcot, Group special rates, Magic Kingdom, Night of Joy, Walt Disney World
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July 31st, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: celebrities-at-Disney, Deadliest Catch Crew, Epcot, Hotels & Places to Stay, Meet and Greet, Norway, Norway Pavilion, Puffin's Roost, Recreation & Sports, Walt Disney World
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July 28th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
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