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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Signs Of Spring Bloom At Walt Disney World

Spring may technically still be a few weeks away – but it’s getting close, especially at Walt Disney World! Check out the topiaries in bloom at WDW:

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These and many more are on display during the annual 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival happening now through May all throughout Epcot.

Does this mean the snow is done? I hope so *fingers crossed!*

TGIF

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Which WDW Special Event Is Right For Me?

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Going to Walt Disney World is the most fun vacation ever (well, at least I think so!) – and I love everything about it. Having been several times, I am always looking forward to what new and exciting things await me on my next trip – and sometimes I like to check out some of the special events offered at Disney – here are some of the most popular ones, which will hopefully help you choose if any of them would be right for you and your family:

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival: Runs from March-May each year, and features brilliant displays of flowers, topiaries, and special dining options that offer dishes created from the fresh, local produce showcased in the festival. It’s hosted by HGTV, so there are tons of workshops, demonstrations, and shows offered too that feature your favorite HGTV stars. This one is a must-do for all of you with green thumbs out there – and for those of you who aren’t so inclined (like me!), don’t worry, you can still enjoy the beautiful landscaping and delicious dining options available!

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival: This fall event delivers big on flavor (as its name promises!), and features dozens of different food booths that showcase cuisine from all over the globe. You can literally spend all day grazing through Epcot and trying new and different dishes paired with exotic wines – and you can also check out the cooking demonstrations by famous chefs – now if that’s not a foodies dream come true than I don’t know what is!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: Held on various nights in September and October in the Magic Kingdom, the party features characters in costume, a special parade, and of course trick-or-treating and candy! Guests are encouraged to dress in appropriate (aka not too scary or revealing) costumes to help get them in the Halloween Spirit! And of course the Magic Kingdom is all decked out in fall finery – with leaves and pumpkins everywhere! Characters you don’t normally get to see come out for this event too, and many of them even dress in costume as well!

Run Disney Events: Disney hosts a variety of half marathon, 5k, and fun run events throughout the year – a great excuse to get a team together and train, and what a perfect reason to get in shape, a trip to Disney! It’s a fun time with plenty of characters, and some really cool medals too! I personally have considered taking up running just so I could run in the Princess half marathon and wear a tutu while running around beautiful WDW! But then I remember how long a half marathon is…and I change my mind ha

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: This special party is held during November and December at the Magic Kingdom, and it features characters (and the man himself – SANTA!), a festive parade, free cookies and cocoa, live entertainment, and best of all – they make it SNOW on Main Street! Ok, so its not real and its made of soap – but still, snow?! In DISNEY!! We attended this party in 2011, and I really enjoyed it – the atmosphere was great, and the parade was really well done. Oh, and did I mention there were cookies? Mmm….cookie…

These events usually require some planning – you will want to make hotel reservations far in advance, and grab your special event tickets as soon as possible too so that you can ensure that you will be enjoying all that these events have to offer!

Personally? I LOVE LOVE Disney at Christmas time – there is nothing better than the décor, the food, and the atmosphere – and to me its worth braving the LARGE crowds to enjoy it all. What about you – what events would you love to check out at WDW?

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Adult WDW – A Dole Whip With A “Twist”

The 2013 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is in full swing, and in addition to the tons of beautiful topiaries, celebrity appearances, and live concerts – there are also some deliciously unique fresh food offerings, like BBQ meat and craft beer pairings, Mexican tapas, and much more, including this beauty:

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The Rum Spiced Dole Whip

So they take the traditional Dole Whip and add some delicious Siesta Key Spiced Rum for a delicious adults-only treat!

Head over to the Pineapple Promenade booth for this and other delicious treats – like pineapple upside down cake, and a non alcoholic version of the Dole Whip is available here too

And what could be more perfect than enjoying a delicious frozen Dole Whip with Rum while walking around Epcot and taking in all the sights and sounds?

 

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