Friday, March 8, 2013

Flower and Graden Festival Epcot 2013

Now through May 19th see Epcot in full bloom! Celebrating its 20th year - Mickey, Minnie, Goofy Donald Daisy and Pluto are having a party at the front entrance of Epcot.

 This year, with more than 70 Disney character topiaries, informative presentations, butterfly gardens, marketplaces, festival farms, kids spots and for the first time this year tasty treats at over a dozen food marketplaces scattered around World Showcase.

The Festival Center, located at its usual spot ( between Mission Space and Energy ) is home to the different stages for flower and garden presentations. Several Disney horticulture speakers and HGTV host will be there throughout the festival. All of the presentations are free, but have limited seating. The Festival Center is open daily from 10-5

Roger Swain, who was the speaker at the first Epcot F&G festival is back again this year only for 4 shows in the 2 days. (Wed Thurs)

Some of the presentation have freebies like this pink F&G baggie. Passports similar to the Food and Wine Festival are available for free and is a nice way to keep track parts of the festival you've seen and which you have not..

New Topiaries this year, Mike & Sully from Monsters University greet guest as they enter World Showcase.

Opened a few weeks ago, the Oz Garden at the Rose Garden is the largest playground out of the 3 at this years festival. Just follow the yellow brick... flowers.
You can find the Cars topiaries making a pit stop near the newly designed TestTrack.
Disney Fairies are inside the Butterfly Garden this year. Always fun to see the Butterfly Garden At Epcot

Some of the topiaries have been moved around this year, but, most are back from last years festival.

Some of the topiaries light and twinkle at night
On the weekends, check-out the Flower Power Concert Series at American Gardens Theater.

Friday – Sunday: 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, 8:00 PM
Micky Dolenz of The Monkees
March 8 – March 10, 2013
Known for “Last Train to Clarksville”

Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
March 15 – March 17, 2013
Known for “The Twist”

The Guess Who
March 22 – March 24, 2013
Known for “American Woman”

March 29 – March 31, 2013
Known for “Garden Party”

The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie
April 5 – April 7, 2013
Known for “Happy Together”

Paul Revere & The Raiders
April 12 – April 14, 2013
Known for “Good Thing”

The Village People
April 19 – April 21, 2013
Known for “Y.M.C.A.”

The Orchestra Starring Former Members of ELO and ELO II
April 26 – April 28, 2013
Known for “Don’t Bring Me Down”

Tommy Roe
May 3 – May 5, 2013
Known for “Dizzy”

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
May 10 – May 12, 2013
Known for “I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am”

Starship Starring Mickey Thomas
May 17 – May 19, 2013
Known for “We Built This City”

Some of this years Merch:

More info for the F&G festival on the links tab.

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