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Ultimate Disney Planning Resource 10
Epcot
Patty

2022 Ultimate Guide to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival

The 2022 Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival runs from March 2rd – July 4th, 2021, at Walt Disney World. What began in 1994 as a 38-day celebration of Disney-style gardens and topiaries has grown over the years to what this year is a whopping 126-day spring and NOW summer extravaganza. What is the Flower and Garden Festival? The Flower and Garden festival is Epcot’s longest festival that it hosts. This guide covers our tips & tricks for experiencing everything the Flower & Garden Festival has to offer. The Flower and Garden Festival is held every spring at Epcot. The festival focuses on special exhibits related to gardening, plants, and flowers. There are other fun events now like the addition of food booths and a concert series as well. So to sum it up the Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival has turned into a Food and Wine Festival, just with lots of extra flowers! If you are headed to this event make sure to pick up your free forty-page Festival Passport for all the details of the festival. When is the 2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival? This year is going to be a long festival! It no longer is

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Ultimate Disney Planning Resource 11
Trip Planning
Patty

Singing in the Rain! How To Do Disney World in the Rain

Let’s face it, rain is inevitable here in Florida (we refer to it as liquid sunshine). If you would like to try to avoid the rain altogether then you should visit Florida in the winter months (November – May). Even in the winter, however, you can still get rained on. Just yesterday, in January we had several rain showers here in central Florida. We are here to help you never let the rain ruin your Disney World vacation! If you are prepared for rain, it won’t slow you down one second on your next vacation. Here is a list of how to tackle Disney World in the Rain. How Often Does it Rain at Disney World? Disney World is located in the sunshine state surely that can’t mean it’s filled with rainstorms throughout the year! Sadly, with all that sun heating up all the humidity here in Florida there are lots of rainstorms. Our wettest month of the year here at Disney World is July with an average of 7 inches of rain! I wouldn’t pass over giving a shoutout to August and September as well though since those two months are when we are most commonly hit with hurricanes here at

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Ultimate Disney Planning Resource 12
Celebrations
Courtney Derqu

Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Dates

Everybody get your ears on because it’s a good, good time to visit Walt Disney World since it’s currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary! Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration officially kicked off on October 1, 2021, that will end in March 2023. While most anniversary celebrations last between 14-16 months, Disney’s 50th celebration will last a full 18 months. During this 18-month celebration, guests will have plenty of time to take advantage of new entertainment and shows, the return of the Festival of Fantasy parade, new firework shows, and much more. Here are all the Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration dates you need to know for your upcoming trip: Read more: Celebrate Disney World’s 50th Anniversary! The Debut of Two New Firework Shows Disney debuted two new firework shows at both Magic Kingdom and Epcot called Enchantment and Harmonious on October 1, 2021. Disney’s Enchantment replaces the beloved, “Happily Ever After” show and features a brand new song called “You Are Magic” performed by Kayla Alvarez and Philip Lawrence, as well as new narration performed by the mega-talented Angela Bassett.  Disney’s Enchantment is designed to inspire guests to follow the dreams inside their hearts and make them come true. The show

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Trip Planning
Patty

2022 Walt Disney World Closures and Refurbishments

It’s always good to know what is going to be closed during your trip to Walt Disney World (so bookmark this page!). This page is a list of the 2022 Walt Disney World Closures and Refurbishments of attractions and dining venues. There is nothing worse than arriving for your Disney vacation and finding out that your favorite attraction is temporarily closed! Before I plan any trip to the parks, I always check the attraction closures to make sure that my Disney must-dos are open. Alternatively, you could check out our list of what’s new in 2021 at Disney World. So what is an attraction refurbishment at Disney World? Disney will periodically close down an attraction to perform routine maintenance or to add upgrades and updates. Recently we have seen a lot of queues, like Peter Pan at the Magic Kingdom get a brand new interactive queue. It’s important to also note that not all attraction closures are planned in advance. Sometimes things happen and Disney closes an attraction unexpectedly. Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World Refurbishments Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Closed February 14 – 18, 2022 Enchanted Tales with Belle – Return date Unknown Festival of Fantasy Parade – Returns in Early 2022 Mickey’s

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Ultimate Disney Planning Resource 13
Universal Orlando
Courtney Derqu

Guide To Harry Potter Wands at Universal Orlando

Yer a wizard, Harry ⚡. Even if you haven’t received your letter to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (yet), you can still feel like you’re a part of the book and film series by visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. While there are many things you can do to make you feel like a wizard (such as drinking Butterbeer and taking a ride on the Hogwarts Express), one thing stands out above the rest: buying a wand! And as luck (or magic) would have it, we just so happen to have the complete guide to Harry Potter wands at Universal Orlando:  Wands to the ready! Where to Buy Harry Potter Wands at Universal  Just like in the book and film, you’ll be able to purchase your first wand at Ollivanders Wand Shop in Diagon Alley. Guests will find a large selection of wands (all of which have been handcrafted since 382 BC, by the way) at this famous wizarding shop. There are two Ollivanders Wand Shops in Universal Orlando – one on the Universal side and the other on the Islands of Adventure side. This is because guests who only purchase

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Ultimate Disney Planning Resource 14
Trip Planning
Patty

FREE Printable Disney Vacation Planner for 2022

Have an upcoming vacation to Disney in 2022? It can be hard to keep everything straight, so that makes a printable Disney vacation planner a must. You have hotel confirmation numbers, dining reservations, a plan for which parks to go to, etc. Whenever I have a big trip to plan I am always sure to layout the master vacation plan so nothing important gets missed. There is so much to do at Disney World that it is impossible to accomplish everything the resort has to offer in one trip. So I created a FREE MEGA Disney Vacation Planner to help you keep your next Disney vacation organized. Disney Daily Vacation Daily Planner Breakdown This planner is designed for Disney vacations. You have space to plan out your morning, afternoon, and evening for each day at the parks! There is a spot to add to your dining location and also a place to put the theme park you plan to be at for each section of the day. Below you can list out your Disney must-dos! This is for those magical moments and pictures you want to make sure you don’t forget about. On the bottom right you can fill out

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