Where to Find Them, plus First Look at the 2023 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival
Disney Princesses Ariel and Belle are finally back to their rightful spots in the Magic Kingdom. These are two of the most unique character settings in all of Walt Disney World. This story plus a first look at the 2023 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival that kicks off on March 1.
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Disney Princess Ariel and Princess Belle Have the Most Unique Character Settings
Finally, Disney Princesses Belle and Ariel will return to their rightful spots in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
These popular Disney character experiences are back as of the following dates:
Both of these Disney Princess experiences will be part of Disney Genie+ service and that means that you will get your attraction PhotoPass photos for free if you visit them on a day that you signed up for Genie+.
What's Up at EPCOT's Next Festival?
It will soon be time once again for EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
The 2023 edition of EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival runs March 1 through July 5, 2023 and this year there are new Disney character topiaries and more. New topiaries include Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa from Disney Encanto (strangely, no mention of Bruno). You will find these near the front entrance of the park. Plus, a new Princess Tiana topiary will be at The American Adventure.
The Garden Rocks Concert Series is back at the America Gardens Theatre and we will share details about who's playing and when, as soon as it's released.
In addition to horticulture and music, there will be more than 15 Outdoor Kitchens in 2023 including a new spot for The Citrus Blossom, which will move to Odyssey.
When it comes to Food and Wine Festival merchandise, watch for the official 1970’s inspired Orange Bird merchandise, including great apparel, headwear, drinkware and more.
Spike's Pollen-Nation Exploration is back. This springtime scavenger hunt lets you follow Spike the Bee on his pollination trail, where he's busy collecting nectar and pollinating gardens at EPCOT. When you find him in each garden on your map, you'll add the corresponding sticker of the plant he's visiting.
On the bridge to World Showcase, you can enjoy the sights and scents of spring with Blossoms of Fragrance. Here you'll be surrounded by butterfly topiaries and be invited to follow your nose to six scent stations for a few unforgettable aromas.
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