March 1st today! I had to come back and edit!!! I didn't realize it was a new month LOL. March means spring to me. And a sure sign of spring is the amazing flower and garden festival at EPCOT. The park is transformed into an amazing array of blooming colors and fantastic topiary, and exciting events throughout. Even if you're not an avid gardener and have no sign of a green thumb (that's me) you can appreciate all the beauty the park offers at this time of year. I am always in awe of what I see and experience while touring the park. HOW DO THEY DO THAT??!?!?! On a normal day EPCOT is lovely....but during this spring season it is just inspiring.
The Flower and Garden Festival is gearing up to begin on March 3 and will run thru May 16. If you have never been, this is a beautiful time to visit the parks. Not only for the gorgeous flowers and fun events & concerts, but the weather is fantastic this time of year. The temps are usually in the mid to upper 70s or warmer and the kids can swim but it's still comfortable for touring the parks. The end of April into early May are some of my favorite times to visit WDW. As you get farther into April and to about mid May the crowds are low - also a bonus!
Here is some more specific info on what will be offered this year...
Magic Chat Live EPCOT Flower and Garden Fest
Flower and Garden Festival Brochure
There are some special offerings just for kids, including Minnie's Butterfly Garden.. a Princess and the Frog activity, Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden with Tink and her fairy friends, a scavenger hunt and more. Just walking around and seeing all the topiaries is fun. The Flower Power Concerts take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in the American Pavilion in World Showcase.
If you are interested in planning a trip to see the Flower and Garden Festival, please contact me at Channing@TravelWithTheMagic.com or call 800-670-4312 Ext 124 for a free quote. WDW has some fantastic deals running right now and thru mid August. We can put together a magical vacation for you.
Most everything is included with the price of admission into EPCOT. Here are some photos from mid April 2009.