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A blog relating to a Florida Disney World pass holder's experiences at the parks and hotels.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - May 2008

We just came back from the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. What a great experience! There are so many wonderful things to mention. The kids loved seeing the topiaries depicting favorite Disney characters and scenes, especially at the front entrance where Goofy is catching a wave on his surfboard! Minnie's Magnificent Butterfly Garden was a huge hit as well. There is a magnificent, huge butterfly topiary as you enter. Then you are surrounded by many different species of wildflowers and live butterflies -- my girls were beside themselves. Another great experience was the ladybug release at the garden near the Germany Pavilion. Each child got a box of ladybugs to release into the garden, which is a natural way to eliminate garden pests. Also amazing were the collection of Bonsai trees in the Japan Pavilion, they were so beautiful. One of my favorites was the English Tea Garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion. It was not only fun, but educational too -- we will definitely be going back again next year!!! Also part of our May trip was a visit to the newly-renamed Disney's Hollywood Studios. We caught the new Playhouse Disney Live on Stage show with all-new characters from the new TV shows: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Little Einsteins, Handy Manny, and My Friends Tigger and Pooh. It was great, and a huge improvement over the old version. My 5 year old was also thrilled to see the High School Musical show, though she was a bit disappointed that the show didn't include the "real" characters!

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