Epcot – The Slow Moving Park That Has the Magic!

Spaceship Earth Flower & Garden Festival

When the parks put up prices, I moan.  I know that you do too!
We, after all, only have so much cash to squirt Disney’s way with our Magicbands!
Sometimes the monotony of regular admission price increases, parking lot fees and even a bottle of filtered tap water (Dasani), make us a little Grumpy when we should be Happy!

Sometimes, when it comes to amazing events like the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, I kind of feel a little Dopey for moaning about a few extra bucks.
It’s the ‘free’ stuff that really makes a difference with Disney.  It really does.

The sheer scale of the annual springtime food and gardening festival is overwhelming.  At each and every turn of Epcot’s 300 acre site is adorned with glorious floral and topiary arrangements.  If that sounds dull, then think again, as the character themed creations truly dazzle the eye with their brightly colored designs.

I’m not sure how many plants make up the colorful event, but unofficially, I can reliably say that is probably bazillions!  Check out the WDW News today Pictures.

I care less about the HGTV celebs twittering about the best time to plant a turnip, but the sheer beauty of an already stunning theme park is lifted to a whole new level for this event.

The Flower Power Concert series is something else though.  Some excellent artists are here in Orlando in 2014 and whatever your tastes, there is definitely something for you, even if you’ve never heard of these one time celebrity acts!  The upbeat music of yesteryear is well worth making a special place in your diary!

Starting today (March 7th), the lineup includes:

The 5 members of the band known as The Guess Who posing together

The Guess Who

March 7 to March 9, 2014
Known for their song “American Woman”

The band known as Gary Lewis and the Playboys exhuberantly posing together

Gary Lewis and The Playboys – NEW!

March 14 to March 16, 2014
Known for their song “This Diamond Ring”

Six members of The Orchestra Featuring Former Members of ELO and ELO II performing on stage

The Orchestra Starring Former Members of ELO

March 21 to March 23, 2014
Known for their song “Evil Woman”

The five members of the band known as Loving Spoonful smile while posing together

The Lovin’ Spoonful

March 28 to March 30, 2014
Known for their song “Summer in the City”

The 6 members of Paul Revere and the Raiders band dressed in vintage military-style uniforms

Paul Revere & The Raiders

April 4 to April 6, 2014
Known for their song “Good Thing”

The 6 members of the Village People disco group dressed in various costumes

Village People

April 11 to April 13, 2014
Known for their song “YMCA”

The 4 members of the band known as The Grass Roots posing together in suits

The Grass Roots

April 18 to April 20, 2014
Known for their song “Midnight Confessions”

Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits holding a microphone while performing on stage

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

April 25 to April 27, 2014
Known for their song “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am”

The 6 members of STARSHIP Starring Mickey Thomas posing together

STARSHIP Starring Mickey Thomas

May 2 to May 4, 2014
Known for their song “We Built This City”

Chubby Checker of the musical act known as Chubby Checker & The Wildcats

Chubby Checker & The Wildcats

May 9 to May 11, 2014
Known for their song “The Twist”

Alan Parsons of the musical act known as the Alan Parsons Live Project

Alan Parsons Live Project – NEW!

May 16 to May 18, 2014
Known for their song “Eye in the Sky”

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