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Preparing for the 19th Annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

While winter is still in full swing, we at Walt Disney World Resort are already thinking of spring and the 19th annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, presented by HGTV! This year’s festival will run from March 7 to May 20, 2012, and will include favorite elements like beloved Disney character topiaries, “how to” demonstrations and presentations by HGTV and Disney experts, unique gardens themed to the countries of World Showcase, the Flower Power Concert series and much more.

The festival will include special activities for kids like Bambi’s Butterfly House, presented by HGTV; the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden; Sounds of Nature, presented by Nature Conservancy; and unique play structures offer fun for the little ones—the Evos™ play systems for ages six and older and the Weevos™ play systems for ages two through five.

We are EXTREMELY excited to continue our relationship with HGTV, with their expertise and support of the festival returning for a second year. HGTV stars scheduled to appear this year include (Talent/dates subject to change):

  • John Gidding, HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block—presenting March 9 – 11
  • Sabrina Soto, HGTV’s The High/Low Project—presenting March 16 – 18
  • Jason CameronDIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes and Man Caves—presenting March 23 – 25
  • Camille Styles, HGTV.com Entertainment contributor—presenting March 30 – April 1
  • Dan Faires, HGTV.com’s DanMade, Fan Favorite HGTV Design Star Season 5—presenting April 6 – 8
  • Brandon Johnson, host of HGTV’s My Yard Goes Disney—presenting April 13 – 15
  • Meg Caswell, HGTV’s Meg’s Great Rooms—presenting April 20 – 22
  • Monica PedersenHGTV Dream Home Tour 2012 and Designed to Sell—presenting April 27 – 29
  • Antonio Ballatore, HGTV’s The Antonio Treatment—presenting May 4 – 6
  • To be determined—presenting May 11 – 13
  • Genevieve Gorder, HGTV’s Dear Genevieve and HGTV Design Star—presenting May 18 – 20

Musical entertainment pairs perfectly with botanical beauty during the nightly Flower Power concert series. Enjoy a varied lineup of performers throughout the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, March 7 through May 20, 2012. The concerts will again groove-ify the America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. throughout the festival dates. Scheduled to appear this year include (Talent/dates/times subject to change):

Date Performer Known For
March 9 to 11 Jose Feliciano Light My Fire
March 16 to 18 Starship Starring Mickey Thomas We Built This City
March 23 to 15 The Guess Who American Woman
March 30 to April 1 The Spinners Cupid
April 6 to 8 Chubby Checker & The Wildcats The Twist
April 13 to 15 Paul Revere & The Raiders Good Thing
April 20 to 22 The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie Happy Together
April 27 to 29 NEW! Chuck Negron, Formerly of Three Dog Night Joy to the World
May 4 to 6 NEW! The Orchestra Starring Former Members of ELO Don’t Bring Me Down
May 11 to 13 Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone I’m Henry VIII, I Am
May 18 to 20 Davy Jones I’m a Believer