Lightning McQueen topiary

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The 18th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is revving up for a dash to the finish line with Pixar’s 25th Anniversary Weekend celebrating “Cars 2.” The May 13-15, 2011 event at Walt  Disney World Resort will bring this year’s flowerfest to a checkered-flag conclusion with:

  • Pixar character meet-and-greets throughout Future World and World Showcase.
  • “Race Around World Showcase” kids activity that, when completed, earns a collectible button.
  • Informal discussions (May 14 and May 15) featuring Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, Oscar®-nominated Pixar producer Jonas Rivera, and “Cars” franchise guardian Jay Ward. Ward is currently involved with Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 2,” scheduled for release on June 24, 2011.
Mater topiary

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Entertainment is subject to change without notice. The special experiences are included with Epcot admission. More information about the special weekend is available at