NOW OPEN!!! Oz, The Great and Powerful Themed Interactive Play Area! Located in EPCOT
Attention moms! In advance of the opening of both the movie, Oz The Great and Powerful and the 20th EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, the new themed play area has opened! I am eagerly anticipating this movie and I cannot wait to experience this new play area in person! I know my children will be excited. If your children are anything like mine, a simple playground will suffice, but make it a completely Disney imagineered playground, and that just takes “going to the playground” to a whole other level! Imagine clicking your heels and being transported to a place where you can truly walk down the yellow brick road to a beautifully themed garden and interactive area, complete with carnival games. Sounds like so much fun to me!
NEW!!! Limited Time Magic at Magic Kingdom
February 25 to March 3, 2013
February 22 to February 24, 2013
runDisney: A royal celebration is planned for the 5th anniversary Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort. Weekend events include the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Royal Family 5K and runDisney Kids’ Races on Saturday, followed by the Half Marathon on Sunday. The weekend also includes the Disney Fit for a Princess at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, featuring the latest running apparel and equipment, as well as a speaker series involving running experts like Jeff Galloway, the official training consultant for runDisney. For more information, visit rundisney.com.
February 22 to March 28, 2013
Champion Stadium: Atlanta Braves Spring Training returns to Walt Disney World with a marquee lineup of 18 games at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Braves, who earned a National League Wild Card berth in 2012, open at Champion Stadium on Feb. 22 against the Detroit Tigers. This year’s schedule will include four night games, select promotional themed games, along with the traditional Disney family-oriented fun, including in-game entertainment, Disney character appearances and on-field fan experiences. Kids will again have the opportunity to run the bases after every game. For more information, visit www.espnwwos.com/atlantabraves.
Park Times and Attractions
Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it! Street Party (Daily): 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 5:40 p.m.
Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade (Daily): 3 p.m.
Main Street Electrical Parade: Feb. 22-23, 25-26, 28, March 1: 7 & 9 p.m.
Wishes Fireworks (Daily): 8 p.m.
Park Hours – Feb. 22-23: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Feb. 24-28, March 1: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Disney”s Hollywood Studios
Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun! Parade (Daily): 3 p.m.
Fantasmic!: Feb. 22, 24-28: 7 p.m.; Feb. 23, March 1: 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Park Hours – Feb. 22, 24-28: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Feb. 23: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; March 1: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth (Daily): 9 p.m.
Park Hours – Future World (Daily): 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
World Showcase (Daily): 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade (Daily): 3:45 p.m.
Park Hours – Feb. 22: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Feb. 23: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Feb. 24, 27, March 1: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Feb. 25-26, 28: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Park Hours (Daily) – 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Atlantic Dance (NO COVER CHARGE); call 407/939-2444 for times
Feb. 22-23, 26-28 March 1 DJs playing hits from the 70s through today. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. 21 & over. No Cover.