Our first full day at Disney brought an abundance of sunshine…just in the morning, but we were so happy to see the sun! That morning we had reservations for breakfast at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (see my blog about it here). We had an amazing breakfast and then decided to venture into Epcot and enjoy the festival. Epcot’s World Showcase and Future World always look so beautiful, but during the Flower and Garden Festival, it looks amazing! I am a definite lover of flowers and gardening and so this is right up my alley! Before we could even get on our way, my daughter, Princess Minnie, made friends with a very bold, little squirrel named Rascal. Apparently, Rascal hangs out by the Norway pavilion and likes to share snacks with all the little kids that come to Epcot for a visit.
One of the exhibits that I really looked forward to seeing in person was the Oz Play Area. I was not disappointed at all and I can tell you Princess Minnie and Jedi weren’t either! Not only is it a beautiful new area, but there are so many fun things to do for the kids. Not to mention it had the coolest little shaded area for you to sit if you were just enjoying all the action on the playscape.
There were so many great exhibits to look at and learn from. Since we were just finishing up our homeschool year, I decided to use some of the exhibits as science lessons. Each one of the presenters spoke to my children and explained everything they were seeing and learning. To my children, it was just plain fun. To me, it was a unique learning experience and one they could not obtain anywhere else.
The beauty of everything that surrounded us was amazing. I have so many wonderful pictures from the festival. If you want to check them out, go to 2013 International Flower & Garden Festival.
If you have never been to Disney World during the festival, definitely think about a trip in 2014. You won’t be disappointed!