Friday, January 28, 2011

Epcot Flower Festival Blossoms at Disney World




The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival blossoms at Disney World this spring, from March 2nd through May 15th. The special event features a colorful array of flowers, gardens, topiaries, live music and educational events. Whether you’re a gardening pro or just like to admire the beauty of nature, a visit to Epcot during this festival is fun for everyone.

Each year Disney presents an array of blooming flowers and an amazing collection of Disney-themed topiaries. . This year’s event will showcase the characters from Toy Story 3, including Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Lotso the Teddy Bear. The popular Disney-Pixar Characters will be recreated as seven and eight-foot-tall topiaries at the Epcot front entrance, which will also feature a sand castle, strawberry-scented field and playground toys. This is the first time the Toy Story characters have been showcased at the festival. The event will feature more than 100 total topiaries, seminars and gardening demonstrations, gardens bursting with blooms, “flower power” concerts and more.

Another show-stopping topiary will be the brand-new Cars 2 display at the World Showcase Plaza. Large floral topiaries of Cars characters Mater and Lightning McQueen will be created beneath a black-and-white checkered arch. The scene will be completed with floral flag creations representing Japan, France, Italy and the United Kingdom, all of which are destination featured in the Cars sequel.

Other additions to the Epcot Flower Festival include:

• Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and pals topiary among a Hundred Acre Wood wildflower display near Future World and World Showcase.

• A larger Bambi’s Butterfly House with more butterflies than ever before. Located along Imagination Walkway in Future World.

• Rapunzel will let down her hair at Rapunzels Tower in the Tangled Magical Garden inspired by the Disney animated film Tangled. This display will be located between the Germany and Italy pavilions.

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays guests will want to stick around for the Flower Power Concert Series. Concerts will be held at the America Gardens Theatre. Showtimes are 5:15pm, 6:30pm and 7:45pm:

March 4 - 6: Jose Feliciano - "Light My Fire"
March 11 - 13: The Guess Who - "These Eyes"
March 18 - 20: Chubby Checker & The Wildcats - "The Twist"
March 25 - 27: Melissa Manchester (New for 2011) - "Don't Cry Outloud"
April 1 - 3: Starship Starring Mickey Thomas - "We Built This City"
April 8 - 10: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. (New for 2011) - "You Don't Have to be a Star"
April 15 - 17: Juice Newton (New for 2011) - "Playing with the Queen of Hearts"
April 22 - 24: Ricky Nelson Remembered featuring The Nelsons - "(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection"
April 29 - May 1: Paul Revere and the Raiders - "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone"
May 6 - 8: Davy Jones - "Daydream Believer"
May 13 - 15 Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone - "Henry the VIII"

All of the exciting events held during Epcot’s Flower Festival are include with your purchase of Disney tickets.

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