Easter Events Going on Now at Walt Disney World in April 2014

April 16th, 2014

 

The Easter holiday and the surrounding weeks are a few of the most popular times of year to visit Disney and Orlando. Some blogs and Disney advice articles will tell you to avoid the parks at this time of year because of the crowds. The crowds are there for good reason though, the kids have time off for spring break, the weather is at the peak of perfection, and there is plenty to do and see inside and outside of the parks for families and groups—We think it’s worth it.

If you are willing to brave the hustle and bustle to make this time of year unforgettable, you have a lot to look forward to. Here are some of the events that you won’t want to miss during the Easter holiday.

Meet and Greet With Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny

From now until the Easter Sunday, April 20th ,  the Easter Bunny and Mrs. Bunny will be in Magic kingdom, Town Square area, to mingle with guests. They will be available from 9 am to 6 pm everyday to take photos with and entertain park goers.

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Parades

There will be an Easter pre-parade in Magic Kingdom on April 19th and 20th where the Easter Bunny will also make an appearance. This will precede the newer daily parade that debuted this past March, “Festival of Fantasy”.  Quickly becoming a guest favorite, this parade features extravagant floats from “Tangled” and “Frozen” along with a dragon breathing real fire from Disney’s new film “Maleficent”.

 

Epcot’s Egg-Stravaganza

This is the Easter egg hunt to end all hunts. Going on now through Sunday, Disney character inspired eggs will be hidden throughout Epcot and maps and with stickers to mark their locations will be available for a small price. Participants can turn the completed map in to Disney Traders once all the eggs are found for an Easter surprise!

Bonus: Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival will also be occurring at the same time, so the park will be extra beautiful and spring- like for your Easter egg hunt.

The Floridian Easter Egg Display

This will be the 3rd annual Easter egg display at The Floridian Resort. Master pastry chefs will decorate giant eggs with intricate scenes from Disney films all out of chocolate and frosting. These 18”-20” works of art will truly be a sight to see for adults and kids. The display will be set up until the 22nd and will be open to the public in the resort lobby.

 

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Easter Services

Religious services will take place on Easter Sunday for both Catholic Mass and Protestant Service. They will be held at the Contemporary Resort in the Fantasia Ballroom starting at 8 and 9 am respectively.

***Budget tip:  Staying outside of the parks and Disney resorts will save you money during this busy time of year when hotel prices sky rocket. Try a vacation home or one of our partner hotels at a discount rate.

Visit Orlandovacation.com to ask our experts for tips on how to avoid crowds and high prices during Easter at Disney and start planning a memorable holiday today.

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2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Happening Now

April 8th, 2014

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What is the Epcot Garden Festival?

Even though Florida seems to be in perpetual state of spring, the rest of the country is just now seeing the first few blossoms after a long winter.  We can’t think of a better way to celebrate and enjoy some warm weather than the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. The 2014 festival is being held right now through May 18th and will be sponsored by the popular HGTV, featuring presentations by the home and garden network’s stars every weekend.

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What Can I Expect In 2014 At The Epcot Garden Festival?

This year’s festival promises to be more bold and beautiful than ever. Over 100 topiaries will be displayed around the park including Kermit the frog and Miss Piggy, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy on a butterfly chase, and scenes from your favorite Disney princess movies like “Beauty and the Beast”. Younger kids will love the all new “Cars 2” topiary featuring Lightening McQueen as well as Buzz and Woody from “Toy Story”. Even adults might feel nostalgic visiting the Fantasia display located in the World Showcase Plaza. Also, don’t forget to be dazzled by Tinker Bell’s butterfly house, which many consider a highlight of the exhibits.

For the home and garden experts and enthusiasts presentations by Epcot’s horticulturists and the HGTV celebrities will be at the top of your to do list. Stars like Vern Yip from Design Star and Taniya Nayak from House Hunters on Vacation will be teaching you all they know about gardening and home improvements.

Weekend events will also be happening throughout the duration of the festival like Art in the Garden and Florida’s Fresh weekend with flavors of local farmer’s markets.

If the gorgeous sights and floral scents aren’t enough there are plenty of festival foods to try. Outdoor Kitchens will be set up in the World Showcase to give you a taste of each region’s version of farm and garden fresh dishes.

If you go for the flowers and food, remember to stay for the music. The 2014 Flower Power Concerts series goes on every weekend during the evening featuring some iconic 60s and 70s style artists like The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Guess Who.

 

Where Can I Find Out More?

For a full list of events, concert lineups, and featured displays visit this site.

Most events are free when with regular ticket entry to Epcot which can be purchased at a discount from the park price here.  Call or go online to chat with one of our Orlando Vacation experts to learn more about all there is to do and see at the 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

If you do plan to visit Orlando for the festival, you can save money and do it in luxury and style with your own private pool home.  If you appreciate the comforts of home and the work done to keep community landscaping fresh and enjoyable you will enjoy your stay in one of our pool homes, which are being offered at $50 OFF a 5 night stay or longer this spring.

 

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