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2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Will Whisk Children to the Land of Oz

posted on November 15th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager

Have you seen the previews for the upcoming Walt Disney Studios’ film “Oz The Great and Powerful”? I have and this movie sure looks amazing!


In case you aren’t yet familiar, the film tells the back story of Oz The Great and Powerful. Here’s the synopsis: When Oscar Diggs, a small-time magician, is hurled away from Kansas to the Land of Oz, he thinks fame and fortune are his for the taking, until he meets three witches who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Drawn into the epic problems facing the inhabitants of Oz, Oscar must use his magical arts to save them and transform himself into the great and powerful wizard—and into a better man as well.

We’re happy to announce today that guests visiting the 2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival this spring can visit this Land of Oz in the form of an original interactive play area that will be one of the festival’s newest offerings. Here, guests can follow in the footsteps of Oz The Great and Powerful by playing carnival games in a circus-themed area. Here red-and-white tents will offer all kinds of midway games, plus fun photo opportunities.

The next stop is the “Land of Oz Play Area”, where bubbles fill the air, and where you can find: play equipment adorned with giant flowers, The Great and Powerful Oz’s crashed hot-air balloon, and more! Guests can also wander through the “Oz Movie Garden,” which will feature lush, unusual plants inspired by the Land of Oz.

The 2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will return on March 6, however, click below for a sneak peek at the film to enjoy in the meantime.

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Michelle from FL on November 15th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

This has me so excited! Being a huge Disney & Oz fan, I can’t wait to see the film!


Anonymous on November 16th, 2012 at 6:10 am

Gonna be on the front row for this one!!!


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 16th, 2012 at 9:33 am

I think it looks GREAT.


Heather on November 16th, 2012 at 8:56 am

This sounds like so much fun! We will be there then! I am worried though…Can anyone tell me how busy WDW is during Easter/Spring Break? Is it like any other time school is out? or worse?


Jason on November 16th, 2012 at 9:16 am

I will be there!!! So excited about Disney, but this puts it over the top!


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on November 16th, 2012 at 9:33 am

Should be fun!


Stephen from MD on November 16th, 2012 at 10:12 am

This looks amazing!