Events at WDW for the Week of March 1st to March 8th








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

The Dapper Dans tip their hats to a new kind of music that they discovered while “strolling through the park one day.” Watch for this winsome quartet and their all-new medley that will have “Everybody” seeing “What Makes You Beautiful.” But they won’t be saying “Bye Bye Bye” to barbershop completely—after all, the Dapper Dans are the “Original Boy Band.” Part of Limited Time Magic, this musical time warp is a can’t-miss experience at Magic Kingdom park in Florida.

March 8


The American story of determination, courage, hope, struggle and inspiration will be told through more than 40 pieces of art, artifacts, books, sculptures and documents on display at the Walt Disney World Resort when the official opening of The Kinsey Collection takes place March 8, 2013. At Epcot, the American Adventure pavilion will be home to the Kinsey’s personal treasures of African-American art and history, amassed from their travels to 90 countries and dating back to the 17th century.The Kinsey Collection, at the American Heritage Gallery, will be included in Epcot admission.


Through March 28

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. 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

This week’s schedule:
Friday, March 1 Washington Nationals 6:05 PM
Sunday, March 3 Detroit Tigers 1:05 PM
Thursday, March 7 Detroit Tigers 6:05 PM
Friday, March 8 Toronto Blue Jays 1:05 PM


Through May 19
20th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: New food-and-beverage Garden Marketplaces, a circus-like “Land of Oz” play area and nighttime illuminated gardens boost the flower power at the 20th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV March 6-May 19 at Walt Disney World Resort. Along with the brilliant horticulture displays, the 75-day festival includes HGTV celebrity designers, gardening demonstrations, hands-on workshops and the Flower Power concert series. The festival is included in regular Epcot admission. More info: 407/W-DISNEY (934-7639)


Through May 19
Flower Power Concert Series: During the 20th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, guests can enjoy the sounds of some of the greatest pop, rock and R&B hits from the grooviest decades during the Flower Power concert series. Performances are at the America Gardens Theatre on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. The concert series is included in regular Epcot admission. More info: 407/W-DISNEY (934-7639)

This week’s acts:

March 8-10:
The Monkees Lead Singer Micky Dolenz, “Last Train to Clarksville”


Park Times and Attractions

Magic Kingdom
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 (Daily): 7 & 9 p.m. Wishes Fireworks (Daily): 8 p.m.
Park Hours – March 1: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; March 2, 4: 9 a.m.-12 a.m.; March 3, 5-8: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Disney”s Hollywood Studios
Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun! Parade (Daily): 3 p.m.
Fantasmic!: March 1-4, 6: 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.; March 5, 7-8: 7 p.m.
Park Hours – March 1, 4: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; March 2-3, 6: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; March 5, 7-8: 9 a.m.-7 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 – March 1: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; March 2-6: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; March 7-8: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.;

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon
Park Hours (Daily) – 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Disney’s Boardwalk
Atlantic Dance (NO COVER CHARGE); call 407/939-2444 for times
March 1-2, 5-8 DJs playing hits from the 70s through today. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. 21 & over. No Cover.



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