Disney Spring Festivals to Get Excited For
After a freezing, unforgiving winter that had you brainstorming how to keep stir-crazy children occupied as the snow piled outside, the blooms of spring bring more than sunshine, but also, relief. Since you’re not in hibernation anymore and ready to soak up that vitamin D in the budding outdoors, why not take this new spirit to the happiest place on Earth? Though Spring Break is a crowded time, thanks to school-aged children who flock to their favorite destination, it’s also one of the most beautiful. Because the weather is just-about-perfect and not overheated, you’ll see Instagram-worthy photo opportunities around each corner, sans the sweat on your brow. Allow a specialized Disney travel agent plan a stress-free getaway for your family, so you can spend more time getting excited for these Disney spring festivals:
Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival
Every year at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, flower-lovers flock to Epcot, where they can browse, capture and smell blooms from every corner of the world. In addition to garden spaces and wildlife habitats that give you the opportunity to teach your children more about the world and celebrate it’s wonders, they also offer a slew of additional offerings that are age-appropriate for all. After you spend the day adventuring through the park and scaling roller coasters, you can cool down at the countless outdoor kitchens that feature bites for the kiddos and libations for you and your partner.
Once your tummy is pleased, get your camera warmed up! Disney creates dozens of topiaries – bushes and shrubs artistically shaped – to look like your beloved characters. After all, your Facebook is definitely needing a Disney-themed ‘Spring is here!’ upgrade.
As if that’s not enough, the Flower and Garden festival also helps you cultivate a green thumb in your kiddos, with hands-on ‘how to’ garden lessons and exhibits. Daily tours will also help explain various plants, flowers, seeds and cultures, giving your whole family a deeper appreciation for gardening and landscape.
Garden Rocks Concert Series
As the name suggests, the only activity more fun than strolling through a garden is dancing! Throughout the festival, you can stop by many of the countless concerts, featuring throwback hits from some of your favorite bands and solo performers from decades ago. If your kids are less inclined to groove to the oldies, don’t worry, chart-topping musical acts will also be on deck, too. For you and your partner, alcohol is available, since hey, you likely need more than a juice box to wind down these days.
UP! A Great Bird Adventure
On Earth Day—April 22—you can be among the first to experience the new Disney experience in Animal Kingdom. Here, you’ll join Dug and Russell to have a hands-on, up-close-and-personal immersion into winged wildlife. Your children will witness and learn more about a myriad of bird species from around the world, including the marabou stork—which has an impressive 10-foot wingspan—among countless others. Just don’t be surprised if your babe comes back with a new desire to be a bird investigator after this one-of-a-kind experience.
Party for the Planet
Though you instill many values in your family that will mold your kids into adults who contribute positively to their community, it’s important to also stress the value of being kind to the earth. On Earth Day, you can quite literally ‘party for the planet’ by attending this event at Animal Kingdom in Florida. You’ll see a captivating and entertaining performance in front of the Tree of Life, complete with music and guest appearances from well-known characters. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to tour through many special highlights in Animal Kingdom, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary! For a step above and beyond for nature lovers, kiddos can also collect a limited-time Wilderness Explorer badge and even have backstage experiences. It’ll be a Happy Earth Day, indeed!
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There’s still time to get to Disney in time for these spring-inspired adventures. Just contact one of our friends at MickeyTravels today who will put together all of the magic for you, ASAP.