Friday, March 23, 2012

Magical Blogorail Green: Flower and Garden Festival

Welcome to those of you joining me from Adventures of a Disney Princess and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

I'm so excited about this topic!  Not because I have a lot of personal stories to share, but because I've never been to the Flower and Garden Festival and can't wait to go one day!!

The festival began in 1993 and from what I can tell through my research is that it hasn't changed very much.  It's still just as awesome today as it was in 93.  The festival features beautiful gardens, Disney topiaries, presentations from HGTV stars, concerts and programs.  This year it began on March 7 and will continue through May 20.  If you are at Walt Disney World during these times, I would encourage you to take advantage of the excitement going on at the Flower and Garden Festival:

(You can follow this link to the WDW web site and click on the links on the left to get additional info on each of these bullet points!)
  • Throughout the festival you can see your favorite HGTV and DIY Network designers sharing their tips on gardening.  
    • John Gidding
    • Sabrina Soto
    • Jason Cameron
    • Camille Styles
    • Dan Faires
    • Brandon Johnson
    • Meg Caswell
    • Monica Pedersen
    • Antonio Ballatore
    • Carter Oosterhouse
    • Genevieve Gorder
  • You can also enjoy a nightly concert during the "Flower Power" Concert Series featuring different singers from past decades.
    • Jose Feliciano
    • Starship Starring Mickey Thomas
    • The Guess Who
    • The Spinners
    • Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
    • Paul Revere & The Raiders
    • The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie
    • Chuck Negron Formerly of Three Dog Night
    • The Orchestra Featuring Former Members of ELO and ELO Part II
    • Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone
    • The Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz
  • Visit the Festival Center located in the old "Wonders of Life" pavilion between Universe of Energy and Mission: SPACE where you can see presentations, grab some refreshments and gather resources.
    • Intermissions CafĂ©
    • HGTV Designers Stage
    • Greenhouse Stage
    • HGTV Theater
    • Ask an Expert
    • Planting Pointers
  • Check the schedule and see what "themes" will be present while you are at the Festival.
    • Art in the Garden
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom Specialists
    • Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
    • Fresh from Florida Weekend
  • View the special displays located throughout Epcot's Future World and World Showcase.
    • Babi's Butterfly House
    • Sustainable Beauty
    • English Tea Garden
    • Haiti: Garden of Many Colors
    • Other Unique Gardens
    • Topiaries
    • Epcot Gardens of the World Tour
  • If you have kids, make sure you check out the different children's activities at the festival just for them.
    • Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden
    • Bambi's Butterfly House
    • Let's Get Moving
    • Haiti: Garden of Many Colors
    • Backyard Play Garden
    • Toy Story Alphabet Garden
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  1. I've never been either Beth, but I SO want to go!

  2. I hope one day you get to go during the festival.  It is just beautiful!  Now when we visit Epcot during other seasons, the park looks so plain! :-)  The later in the season you go, the more in bloom the topiaries and displays are.  The year we went in May was absolutely amazing!  Belle's dress was in full yellow blooms - just beautiful!

  3. It's so strange being in Wonders of Life when it's used for  festivals

  4. Seeing Epcot in full bloom is something I really hope you get a chance to do. You'd really like the Flower Power Concert Series too!!