I've decided that I want to visit Walt Disney World on March 17 for multiple reasons:
1. It's only a week after my anniversary. I would love to spend time with my husband alone at WDW for our anniversary- staying at the Polynesian of course! :)
2. Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival I'd LOVE to see all the flowers and topiaries at Epcot. I would also love to run into some of the HGTV stars! The Flower Power concert series would be a lot of fun too. This weekend Chubby Checker is playing!!
3. Spring Training for the Atlanta Braves. I've blogged about my love for baseball before and on March 16, 2011 they played my Boston Red Sox! Maybe the year I go to WDW for St. Patrick's Day, they'll be playing on March 17!
4. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Downtown Disney. Throughout DTD there is special entertainment and events for adults and kids centered around the holiday. There are food and drink specials, themed face painting, lots of Irish music, folk dancing and green! If you forget to pack something green to wear, you can easily pick something up from a vendor: beads, bowler hats, Mickey ears, feather boas, etc. The children are included in the fun too! There is a Pot 'o' Gold treasure hunt where they find hidden clovers throughout DTD. They have the opportunity to win prizes or a gold doubloon! (If your kids have been watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates on Disney Junior, they will LOVE finding doubloons!) The Lego Store and Build A Bear Workshop will have special St. Patrick's Day merchandise and clover activities too!
So, those are my reasons for wanting to visit WDW for St. Patrick's Day. Did I miss something!?