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Published:July 6th, 2007 08:35 EST

Turkish culture to be promoted in Disneyland

By SOP newswire

Turkish culture will be promoted at the 12th Annual Epcot international Food and Wine Festival to be held at Disneyland's Epcot Center in Orlando. Turkey will be represented by the Culture and Tourism Ministry at the festival from September 24 to November 4, 2007. This year the festival's theme is ‚ÄúTastefully Inspired.‚Ä" Three Turkish nights will be organized during the food and wine festival. During the first event, 150 top-level guests will be served traditional Turkish dishes. In the other two events, which will host a total of 1,000 guests, a special dish and wine will be served. After the determination of menu, cooks will be selected to work at the events. Turkish dish promotions will take place from October 25 to November 5 within the scope of the festival.

Mara¬ļ ice cream Talks with U.S. officials continue to promote Mara¬ļ ice cream in the Turkish stand to be constructed in the festival zone. In the Turkish marketplace there will be a stage where Turkish handicrafts will be on display and a Turkish folk dance team will perform. Officials from the Culture and Tourism Ministry said Turkish marketplaces had received great interest in the past at the International Epcot Food and Wine Festival and added that there will be more promotional activities in Turkish marketplaces at this year's festival. Officials noted that the festival will make a great contribution to the promotion of Turkey's rich culture and arts. They added that at the Turkish stand, professional tourist guides will keep guests informed.

Heart of the entertainment sector

There are four theme parks in Disneyland that host 40 million tourists every year. Epcot Center, where various countries display their unique structures and World Showcase is located, is the second theme park built in Disneyland. It was dedicated to international culture and technological innovation. It was the largest Disney theme park in the world until 1998, when Disney's Animal Kingdom opened. China, Mexico, Norway, Canada, Italy, Morocco, Germany, France, Britain, Japan and the United States have permanent marketplaces in Epcot. Permanent marketplaces are open to visitors throughout the year. Temporary marketplaces open during international festivals.

Source: Turkish Daily news