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Celebrate Springtime!

Posted by Ashley Rae on April 2, 2009

This year’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival kicked off on March 18 and is set to run till May 31, 2009.  This year’s theme, Celebrate Springtime! directly correlates with Walt Disney World’s year-long “What Will You Celebrate?” campaign.

Disneynature is presenting the festival along with other sponsors such as AARP, Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure, Evos & Weevos play systems, Guerlain, Inc., Twinings, DIY Network, FNGLA, Floating Island Southeast, and Rain Bird Corporation.  These companies have come together to offer great activities, both classic and new, to this year’s event.

New topiaries this year include Cinderellabration, the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden,  and Be Our Guest.  Another feature is the Sand Sculpture Art presented by Disneynature on the Test Track Walkway.

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival includes bands as a part of its Flower Power Concert Series.  These performances are in The America Garden Theatre, a part of the American Adventure pavilion in the World Showcase.

This year’s performers include…

  • Davy Jones (March 20-22)
  • Paul Revere & The Raiders (March 27-29)
  • The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie (April 3-5)
  • Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone (April 10-12)
  • The Ventures (April 17-19)
  • NEW- Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes (April 24-26)
  • Chubby Checker & The Wildcats (May 1-3)
  • Ricky Nelson Remembered Featuring The Nelsons (May 8-10)
  • Jose Feliciano (May 22-24)
  • The 5th Dimension (May 22-24)
  • Tony Orlando (May 29-31)

And for the gardening fanatic, there will be opportunities to meet some Great American Gardeners throughout the festival.

  • Jon Caroftis (March 20-22)
  • Shirley Bovshow (March 27-29)
  • Susan Belsinger (April 3-5)
  • Felder Rushing (April 10-12)
  • Joe Lamp’l aka joe gardener (April 17-19)
  • Jeff Lowenfels (April 24-26)
  • Joe Washington (May 1-3)
  • Tom MacCubbin (May 8-10)
  • Raymond Western (May 8-10)
  • Melinda Myers (May 15-17)
  • Robert Bowden (May 22-24)
  • Rita Randolph (May 29-31)

Although the signature events might be worth coming out for the weekend, experiencing the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival favorites such as Minnie’s Magnificient Butterfly Garden and the topiaries that showcase the talent within Walt Disney World’s horicultural department is well worth a casual stroll during the week when crowds will be thin.


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Celebrate Today!

Posted by Ashley Rae on March 30, 2009

The theme seems nearly complete for this year’s Walt Disney World marketing campaign. Recently appearing in merchandise locations are new souvenir popcorn cups. Wondering if these containers might be a part of a series due to their similarity to Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland. Possibly more buckets to come later in the year…n1462920163_30386196_62597161n1462920163_30386197_7323828n1462920163_30386198_7599027n1462920163_30386199_330375

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