If you are visiting Walt Disney World from now until May 17 be sure and have Epcot in your plans. There is so much to do and see during Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival. Year after year it continues to be one of my favorite events.
There are over 100 topiaries on display during the festival. These are very detail oriented floral displays. There are several that come back each year as well as some new creations. Among the new topiaries are Goofy About Spring, Topiary Butterflies, Anna, Elsa and Miss Piggy.
There are more than just topiaries on display. There are favorites such as the English Tea Garden, Japanese Mini Garden, and the new Health & Healing Garden. There is the Cactus Road Rally Garden Radiator Springs play area for kids. Along with Tinker Bell’s Butterfly House, and the Mike & Sulley’s Monstrous Garden. Disney horticulturists and garden experts are on hand for you to ask questions. They are also sharing tips for you to use in your garden at home.
There are outdoor kitchens around World Showcase serving food and drinks inspired by spring fruits and vegetables. Included in your admission is 15 minute cooking demonstrations offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00pm at the Port of Entry. The Disney chefs show you how to make some of the dishes featured at the festival.
Each weekend they have Flower Power concerts. Some of the upcoming artists are En Vogue, Starship, Jon Secada, Little River Band and more. These are also included in your Epcot park admission.
Denise has loved Disney as far back as she can remember. She has two teenage girls who were raised with Disney. Their rooms were decorated, and their closets were filled with Disney articles. Denise’s house now has Disney on every wall. Her wardrobe is made up mostly of Disney clothes. She feels that being surrounded by Disney keeps the memories and magic alive! Her friends affectionately call her “the crazy Disney lady”. Denise was born and raised in Oregon. Currently she lives in both Oregon and Florida splitting her time between both parts of the country. She lives with her youngest daughter (15) and her roommate. Her daughter goes to high school In Oregon. Denise and her roommate sneak away to Florida several times a year, as often as possible. Her daughter tags along when she can, without missing too much school. Her oldest daughter (20) doesn’t make it to Florida much anymore, but hopes to again very soon. Denise’s first trip to Walt Disney World was for her birthday in 2009. She fell more in love with the magic of Disney that day! Ever since then, Denise and her kids have been annual passholders. Last spring she upgraded to a premier pass to include Disneyland. Over spring break her youngest daughter had the pleasure of her first visit to Disneyland. With Denise helping them plan, her brother and his family enjoyed their first family trip to Disneyland at that same time. Denise is looking forward to helping you with money saving tips as well as sharing the excitement and magic of Disney!