Jessica C. (NDI#21) (81 Posts)

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!

Photo Credit: Jessica Clawson

This past week brought two very exciting happenings to Epcot; the International Flower and Garden Festival and a new addition to the Signature Dining family!

On Wednesday, March 2, the International Flower and Garden Festival blossomed in Walt Disney World’s Epcot. The festival has over 100 topiaries, including 75 Disney character and, for the first time, some Disney-Pixar characters as well. All this plus the Flower Power Concert Series and presentations done daily by garden specialists and some of HGTV’s stars means there’s something for everyone at the festival! It is not to be missed! You can catch the International Flower and Garden Festival from now until May 15.

Our other new Epcot arrival is the upgrade of Le Cellier to a Signature Dining restaurant for dinner.  What does this mean? If you are using one of the Disney Dining Plans, it will cost you two table service credits to eat dinner at Le Cellier, just as it does to eat at the Hollywood Brown Derby, Flying Fish or other Signature Dining establishments.  Because lunch is not part of the Signature Dining, eating lunch at Le Cellier still only uses 1 table service credit.

This switch for dinner also means that there are new menu items! Don’t worry, the classic Cheddar Cheese Soup and Maple Crème Brulee are still on the menu, but there are new additions that are sure to please your taste buds.  To see pictures and more information on the dining changes at Le Cellier, click here to read the Disney Parks Blog article on the subject.

Contributed by: Jessica Clawson (NDI#21) Jessica is the News and Current Events Blogger. She is also the creator of The True Disney Fan.

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