Spaceship Earth Pavilion at Epcot

The Land of Oz Garden Magically Appears at Epcot

posted on February 15th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Although the 2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival officially opens Wednesday, March 6, one new garden has appeared a little early. The Land of Oz Garden is open now and at almost one third of an acre, it’s the largest garden ever created for the festival. The area is based on the new Disney film, “Oz The Great and Powerful,” which stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff, and opens in theaters March 8.

Guests enter The Land of Oz Garden guided by a yellow-brick road and soon find themselves in an interactive children’s play area that features carnival-style games. From here, guests walk past a garden filled with a combination of lush, real flowers and fantastical art-glass poppies. As kids play in and around a giant custom Oz-themed play structure, parents can enjoy shaded, comfy chairs just a few steps away.

The Land of Oz Garden will appear for the complete run of the 2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, through May 19. Walt Disney World Resort horticulturists will keep updating the flowers throughout the festival as the weather warms up in late April, keeping the garden in a constant state of growth and color.

Here’s a look:

You can also follow the conversation for “Oz The Great and Powerful” on Twitter using the #DisneyOz hashtag.

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11 Comments 2 Replies

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Chris on February 15th, 2013 at 11:18 am

Can’t see the video it says it is private

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Delia on February 15th, 2013 at 11:19 am

It says the video is private! :(

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 15th, 2013 at 11:20 am

Please check again. Thanks.

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Sarah on February 15th, 2013 at 11:20 am

My daughters had so much fun in last year’s Flower and Garden Festival’s play gardens! Looking forward to taking them to The Land of Oz this year. The comfy seats in the shade will make me very happy!

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Deborah on February 15th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I am SO looking fwd to the new Oz gardens and the special DVC showing at EPCOT on the 23rd !!! Colorado Princess Ready to RUN !!!

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James on February 15th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Any chance the playground will stick around after the Festival?

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Patty on February 15th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Is there a chance the blog is stuck or not working? It hasn’t been updated in hours- a rarity! :) Oz playground looks FABULOUS! I can’t wait to see it!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on February 15th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

We had some technically difficulties today that have been resolved. At least the lovely new Oz garden story was stuck at the top! :)

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Lauren on February 15th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I can’t wait for the Flower and Garden Festival to start. I have a question, though.

What special DVC showing at Epcot on the 23rd is commenter Deborah talking about??? I don’t see anything like this on the DVC Member website?

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Candee on February 16th, 2013 at 9:21 am

I AM SO STINKIN’ EXCITED!!! I thought we were going to miss this by a week and it’s there! It’s there! I was so hoping they were going to preview it! My daughter is going to LOVE this – but I’m going to love it more! :)

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Pam from MD on February 16th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

This looks fantastic – my daughter would love it. Unfortunately, we won’t be at EPCOT until the Food and Wine festival. I wish the playground would stick around a bit.

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Shannon on February 20th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Can’t wait!! Be there in 3 weeks to experience my favorite season at WDW!

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Patricia from FL on February 22nd, 2013 at 8:13 am

I get to experience the F&G festival twice this year! Can’t wait to get there.

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