Celebrate Spring with #WDWGardenParty

Stephanie ShusterBlog

Happy Spring everyone!  Well, okay, I know it’s not technically spring yet, but it sure feels like it since today is the first day of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!

The festival runs march 2-May 30, 2016. Photo by Laurie Sapp.

The festival runs march 2-May 30, 2016. Photo by Laurie Sapp.

Here at WDW Magazine, we LOVE this annual festival so much so that we’re going to be throwing a virtual party to celebrate it!  From March 2- May 30, you can follow along online using #WDWGardenParty so see all the fun our team is having!

We’ll be posting blogs here periodically to share our Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival experiences this year,we’ll be posting daily to Twitter, and you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Periscope to see more!  We’ll be bringing you info and gorgeous photos from the festival, including gardens, topiaries, food, concerts, play areas and more!  Be sure to let us know if you have any special requests and we’ll do out best to report back to you.

Explore the gardens with us - virtually! Photo by Laurie Sapp.

Explore the gardens with us – virtually with #WDWGardenParty! Photo by Laurie Sapp.

We’ve got a lot of team members helping us to get this #WDWGardenParty started, so make sure you follow them too for real-time fun!  They’ll be reporting live from the parks at different times!

SHANNON BONADURER – you know her as the ultimate Disney Travel agent and owner of Destinations to Travel, and her sunny personality is a perfect match for this springtime festival.  Ask her how your family can enjoy the festival, even if you have special needs.

KATHLEEN LOGAN WOLFE – the mastermind behind the Get Down to Disness® Daily Agenda Book and the popular Disness meetings will help make your festival planning a breeze!

There's so much to learn! Photo by Cliff Wang.

There’s so much to learn! Photo by Cliff Wang.

DANNY MCBRIDE – a festival first-timer, he’ll be sharing a younger perspective on festival fun – after all, this isn’t your grandma’s garden show (though grandmas are welcome)!

LAURIE SAPP – brings a feminine touch to the gorgeous floral photography at this time of year, and she loves to explore family fun at the festival with her kiddos!


Hungry? Photos by Stephanie Shuster.

STEPHANIE SHUSTER – our resident foodie will be tasting her way through the Outdoor Kitchens, exploring the romantic side of the festival, and getting back to nature with educational exhibits.

LINDA STEVENS JONES – as our Disney Pinterest guru, Linda has loads of information ad really great tips to help you start planning your trip to the Festival right away!


Stay tuned for more information on some special live events – including an Instagram Takeover, Get Down to Disness meetings that will bring a little “spring” to your vacation planning, a special edition of #DadsTwitterTakeover hosted by Dad’s Guide to WDW, and more!

For more on the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, spring over to the March issue of WDW Magazine.

Click here to see the issue!


About the Author

Stephanie Shuster

I’m a life-long Disney devotee, living in Hamilton, Canada and dreaming of WDW every day. For me, Disney is more than a vacation destination – it’s my home away from home, a place to create treasured memories, and a lifestyle. As the Director of Operations for WDW Magazine, Dad’s Guide to WDW, WDW Discount Club, and The Best of WDW, I have the best job in the world – sharing Disney love, all day every day! I’m also a co-founder at It’s A FanGirl World!