This year’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is bringing something new to the table with a first time sponsorship with HGTV. Besides sponsoring the entire festival, HGTV is adding some pavilions, classes, and celebrities to the festivities!
There will be a Festival Center where celebrities such as Patti Moreno, Brian Patrick, Kim Myles, and many more will give gardening tips to guests. Other additions include a larger Bambi’s Butterfly House and a twice-daily series called “Disney Gardening at Home,” where guests can create and learn about projects they can do at home.
Of course, the festival still has some classic features like the Disney character topiaries. This year’s lineup includes Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Lotso at the front-entrance garden and topiaries featuring Lightning McQueen and Mater from the Pixar movie “Cars 2” coming out in June.
The Festival runs from March 2 through May 15, and the celebrity lineup according to the Disney press release is as follows:
Genevieve Gorder, HGTV Design Star and Dear Genevieve (March 4-6)
The Art of Sculpting Space
Lisa LaPorta, Designed to Sell (March 11-13)
Design It Yourself: Easy-to-follow Tips for Designing Your Favorite Rooms
Kim Myles, Myles of Style (March 18-20)
The 5 DIY Secrets That Can Transform Any Space
Brian Patrick Flynn, Design Happens, HGTV.com (March 25-27)
Taniya Nayak, Designed to Sell and Destination Design (April 1-3)
Adding Value to Your Home Without Breaking the Bank
Ahmed Hassan, Yard Crashers (April 8-10)
Life, Love and Landscaping
Patti Moreno, Garden Girl, HGTV.com (April 15-17)
Gardening with Kids: Fun Seed Starting Projects
Michele Beschen, B. Original (April 22-24)
When Nature Calls: Creative, Back-to-Basics Style for All Things Natural and Decorative
John Gidding, Curb Appeal: The Block (April 29-30, May 1)
The Design Process: Curb Appeal Projects from Concept to Construction
Frank Fontana, Design on a Dime (May 6-8)
Beautiful on a Budget: High Style, Low-Cost Secrets to Bringing Indoor Styling Outside
Vern Yip, HGTV Design Star (May 13-15)
Top Design Trends Made Affordable and Accessible
Living in Delaware her whole life, Jessica did not know much about Walt Disney World until she went at 13 years old. That initial trip, though, got her hooked on the magic. As the years went on, she did everything she could to learn more about Disney (including watching documentaries and reading books). She did not know many people that shared her passion until she discovered the wonders of the internet and the Disney community found on it. She has gotten involved with as many Disney projects as she can, including writing the weekly news articles for The Disney Driven Life and writing for her own blog, The True Disney Fan. Jessica has also taken on a position with Celebrations Magazine, working the social media aspects of the publication. Through all these platforms, Jessica strives to bring as much Disney magic as possible into her everyday life, and she works to share it with everyone she meets!