Pixie Topiary

We attended the media day for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival yesterday, and did we get wet! Normally, it does not spend the whole day raining here in Central Florida, but yesterday was apparently and exception.

Despite that, we tried to have a good time wandering around the park. The one thing the rain did, however, was really make the colors pop. All over the park, despite the dreary weather, the vivid colors of the flowers seemed much more vibrant and provided some brightness to an otherwise dull day.

Pixie house

With the rain coming down hard at times, it was difficult to really capture many photos, so I concentrated on a couple of little items; the pixie houses in the Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden.

Pixie House

The Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden is not new to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, but it has been reimagined this year. The space seems a bit more open than in years past which is helpful since this attraction always seems to be packed full of families looking for Tinker Bell and her friends.

Pixie House

There are a wide variety of these houses interspersed among Pixie Hollow, so be sure not to miss any of them; although I am sure I missed a couple due to the weather. They are a great feature to the area and attract a lot of attention from all the guests and even include a boat or two as well.

Pixie House

Wrapping It Up

Pixie boat

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is an annual tradition at Walt Disney World and will run from March 7, 2012 through May 20, 2012.

Throughout the festival you can get tips from master gardeners, meet some of your favorite HG/TV stars and even listen to some classic bands with the Flower Power Concert Series. The festival is included with your park admission and seating for some of the special events goes quickly, so be sure to plan your day to see the best of the festival this year.

Disclaimer: I was invited guest to the media day for this years Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. As such, Disney provided me with a parking pass, two park hopper tickets and a seed packet of Fairy Dust White Impatiens. I am under no obligations to the Walt Disney Co. from this media event and write about the experiences so our guests on etckt.com can learn more about the many destination vacation opportunities available from Disney’s Parks and Resorts.