Visiting The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival With Young Kids

Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival

Will you be visiting the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival with your kids this spring? If so you’re in luck! There are lots of special activities and experiences for little ones and their families to enjoy throughout the event this year. Here’s a quick look at some of fun that is in store for you courtesy of Disney:


Nature Works Everywhere

Kids will absorb amazing tips on how to create gardens that will help their school yards filter water, provide welcoming habitats and improve soil quality.

Butterflies on the Go

Visit this foliage-filled exhibit to view a kaleidoscope of butterflies fluttering in every direction. Kids will have an opportunity to observe several species up-close, learn about their life cycles and may even witness them emerging from cocoons.

Epcot Flower and Garden FestivalMusic Garden Melodies Playground

Hum your favorite tune on the way to a rockin’ fun zone that’s as sweet as nectar. Starring Disney’s “Fab Five” topiaries, including bandleader Mickey Mouse and his fellow members Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck, this outdoor wonderland is filled with hands-on amusement and even lights up after dark.

Children can express their creativity by playing instruments like drums, chimes and xylophones—and tap into their adventurous side by tackling state-of-the-art net climbers. Music-themed plants also add a clever touch to this sonic scene.

Backyard Habitat

Unearth sources of inspiration to construct your own wildlife-friendly spaces at home.

Purple Martins

See an incredible species of small migratory songbirds that have undergone an impressive 3,000-mile journey from the Brazilian Amazon to raise their families at Walt Disney World Resort.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2Cactus Road Rally Interactive Play Garden

Topiary buddies Mater and Lightning McQueen invite you to relax and recharge while your kids race around in a desert-themed mini park. Inspired by the Disney•Pixar film Cars, this playful area features a canopied jungle gym and eye-catching cacti. As a bonus, enjoy an “I Spy” moment by taking turns pointing out the various auto parts scattered among colorful flower beds.

Ranger Mickey and Friends

Pose for a family photo with this spectacular topiary and then find your closest neighborhood park with the help of the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service.


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TouringPlans – Tips For Making Rope Drop With Young Kids

If you are planning a Disney World vacation you’ve probably already heard the all important tip…”If you do nothing else, you must make it to Rope Drop!” Frequent visitors to Disney World will tell you that those first two hours of the day in the parks are absolutely critical to maximizing your vacation fun. If you are anything like most of us parents after you heard this, you thought to yourself…”How the heck am I supposed to get my entire family up, ready, fed, out the door, and to the park so early in the morning? This is never going to happen!” Well, stress not, fellow parent! Click to read my latest TouringPlans article – Tips for Making Rope Drop with Young Kids to learn simple tricks for an easier morning and an awesome viewing spot up front at the Magic Kingdom Welcome Show.

Do you make rope drop with your young kids? Do you have any helpful hints for your fellow travelers? Please share; we would love to hear from you!

TouringPlans – Family Fun Aboard The Disney Wonder

Have you booked a cruise on the Disney Wonder with your kids or are you just thinking about one? For a parent, one of the biggest concerns about cruising with children is whether there will be enough family fun and entertainment to occupy the kiddos during the voyage. Rest assured, the Disney Cruise Line has got you covered!

Please read my latest article on TouringPlans – Family Fun Aboard The Disney Wonder where we’ll take a photo tour of the fantastic entertainment options offered that the entire family can enjoy together!

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