This week’s Limited Time Magic offering is “Celebrate Fairies Week”, with Tinker Bell greeting with more of her fairy friends in Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook than usual. This location tends to have long waits most of the time (Space Mountain had a 25 minute stand-by wait when Tinker Bell’s Magical Nook was holding steady at an hour).
We visited Epcot yesterday to participate in one of their hands-on seminars that are now held daily through the end of the Flower and Garden Festival. On the way in, we finally saw Lotso Huggin’ Bear, who was absent at the beginning of the Festival (below left and right, with the Tronorail in the background).
Today was the first day of the 2011 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! For the first time ever, Pixar is now part of the Festival (below, left). Woody and Buzz are at the main entrance (below, right) and should be joined soon by Lotso Huggin’ Bear.
We spent the day at Epcot and the Magic Kingdom yesterday, but the highlight for me was seeing the new changes in the Haunted Mansion! New projections have replaced the audio-animatronics and older projections, but we were told this is temporary/transitional (below, left and right). So we’ll see if anything else happens, I definitely would like to see them keep the ghost that sits with you in the Doom Buggy!
I had a great Easter Sunday at Walt Disney World! Did you know that there is still an Easter pre-parade at the Magic Kingdom? The last full paradewas in 2000, but there is currently a procession that includes the Easter Bunny, as well as springtime themed characters and the Mobile Azalea Trail Maids.