Spring is here and although the cold front that’s hitting the east coast says otherwise…Disney World is celebrating the season nonetheless. My second favorite time of year to visit is Spring at Disney World, following fall and the Halloween season, and with Disney planting beautiful bright flowers everywhere on property it is a stunning site to see.I’ve added stuff to this list that is a must-do for us during Spring at Disney World as well as things that are new that we are super excited to try on our upcoming April/May trip to Disney.
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Spring at Disney World Bucket List
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
One of the biggest must-dos for Spring at Disney World is the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.
This festival typically runs the last day of February through the end of May each year and is such a site to see.
The character topiaries, garden locations, and outdoor kitchens make this festival a scavenger hunt of sorts with the Epcot Flower and Garden Passport available to check off locations you visit.
For more info on this amazing festival Click Here.
Spring Sweet Treats and Drinks
Everything around the Disney World Resort changes with the seasons, even the treats and drinks!
You can find spring influenced cupcakes and cake pops, candy apples, and more inside of the confectionary cases around the resort and parks. So far the rose gold cupcake, which isn’t necessarily spring related, is at the top of my list! It’s pink and pretty I want it something bad!!
There is also a NEW Flower Crown Cupcake from Main Street Bakery inside the Magic Kingdom that is definitely Instagramworthy!! With all the New cupcakes out for spring you could definitely do a Spring at Disney World cupcake challenge!
There are several spring-sprung beverages located around the Disney World Resort.
You will find alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties alike, including a Blueberry Moscato from the Berry Basket at theEpcot Flower and Garden Festival, a NEW Mint Julep Lemonade Slushy from Casey’s Corner inside the Magic Kingdom, the Wine Slushies at Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs, and more!
There is a whole new assortment of bright and colorful spring merchandise out at Disney. The Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot is celebrating its 25th Anniversary so there are new lines of merchandise in Future World and World Showcase.
There are limited Edition Spring Trading Pins at Disney shops all around the Resort.
I also just caught word that in addition to the Millennial Pink Magic Band there is going to be NEW Millennial Pink Minnie Ears and a NEW Millennial Pink Spirit Jersey.
I’m not a fan of the $60 spirit jerseys but I am excited about the new pink ears!!
The World of Disney store in Disney Springs always has really amazing seasonal merchandise.
Disney Springs Events
Adding to the World of Disney at Disney Springs having tons of seasonal merchandise in the store, there are also several shops that have spring promos going on as well as restaurant and bars that have seasonal entrees and drink options.
I mentioned the Wine Slushies at Amorette’s Patisserie, Goofies Candy Co will have spring cake pops, flower cupcakes, decorated candy apples, and much more, and Ghirardelli® Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop will be handing out their free piece of seasonal chocolate.
Also be sure to pick up a Disney Springs Map for more info on the events going on during your stay.
Spring Flowers & Topiaries
In typical Disney fashion, there are extravagant flower arrangements and topiaries all over the Disney World property during the Spring. Keep your eyes peeled and be sure to take your allergy meds!!
Special Spring at Disney World Events
Minnie’s Springtime Dine
Minnie Mouse invites you to dine with her and her close pals as they celebrate the beauty of springtime!!
From March 12th – June 3rd, 2018, you can enjoy character dining with classic Disney Character at Hollywood and Vine inside of Hollywood Studios.
The cost is $50 per adult and $30 per child, plus tax and gratuity.
Some dining plans accepted and I would highly recommend getting a reservation before your trip!
A NEW Show at the Animal Kingdom
A brand-new show, UP! A Great Bird Adventure featuring Russell and Dug from the film “UP” debuts April 22nd.
The show will have Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry-friend Dug in a new adventure that includes exotic birds from around the world.
Check your Animal Kingdom Times Guide for daily show times.
Star Wars Galactic Nights
Hollywood Studios celebrates an event in a galaxy far, far away.
On May 27th from 7 pm until Midnight Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and then meet them!! Star Wars favorites like BB-8, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca and Darth Vader will be available for meet and greets.
Don’t miss the imperial march, special photo ops, themed culinary creations and much more! I hear the projection show on the Tower of Terror is amazing and the Galactic Spectacular fireworks are something no Star Wars fan should miss!
The cost of this special ticketed event is $129 per Adult and $124 per Child, plus tax.
Spring at Disney World Holidays to Enjoy
There are several Easter-themed activities at Disney World including an Egg-stravaganza Hunt at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! You can pick up your map at Port of Entry, Disney Traders, Pin Central or World Traveler for $5.99(Valid theme park admission required) and go on a little scavenger hunt to find Disney themed eggs around Epcot. Once you’ve found all the eggs and completed your map you can return it to Port of Entry for a special surprise!
There is an elegant Egg Display at the Grand Floridian from March 30th – April 9th, Contemporary Resort until April 4th, Animal Kingdom Lodge from March 30th – April 1st, and Disney’s Beach Club Resort until April 3rd.
These eggs are hand-crafted by the pastry chefs at Disney and are made of chocolate, candies, and other edibles goodies!!
And of course, you will also find Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny out and about for photo ops!!
The Animal Kingdom is celebrating Earth Day and their 20th anniversary for two weeks starting April 22nd – May 5th. This celebration is called the “Party for the Planet” and will have exclusive merchandise along with special photo opts around the park.
Spring at Disney World Tip:
Be sure to check the Disney World Crowd Calendars for Spring Break dates to avoid high crowds in the parks.
Enjoy Your Magical Adventure!!
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