LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Disney World events for the first half of 2007 range from themed children's parties to annual events showcasing flowers and sports.
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival unfolds over two glorious months of spring, from April 5 to June 3, with topiaries, flower beds, water gardens and many other exhibits, along with seminars on gardening and crafts, a children's garden, a butterfly garden, nightly "Flower Power" concerts and themed festival weekends celebrating bugs, art and Mother's Day. Details athttp://www.disneyworld.com/flower.
The Atlanta Braves begin spring training in The Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex following the start of workouts in February. Tickets are on sale; for information and prices, go tohttp://www.disneyworldsports.com.
Sports fans will also want to check out the fourth annual "ESPN The Weekend," March 2-4, at Disney-MGM Studios, with on-site ESPN telecasts, star motorcades, interactive sports activities and Q&A sessions with athletes and ESPN commentators.
Disney's Pirate & Princess Party takes place in the Magic Kingdom on 13 evenings between Jan. 22 and March 8 and includes fireworks, a parade and a treasure hunt. Guests may want to attend in costume. Tickets are $36.95 plus tax for ages 10 and up, $29.95 plus tax for ages 3 to 9, and can be obtained by calling 407-934-7639 or visitinghttp://www.disneyworld.com/pirateandprincess.
Also this year, as part of Disney's "Year of A Million Dreams" celebration, guests will be randomly chosen while visiting the park to spend the night in Cinderella's Castle. The suite accommodates up to six and includes a bedchamber, salon and bath off a private marble-floored lobby four stories above the Magic Kingdom.
As part of the "Year of A Million Dreams" on the West Coast, Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., will be selecting guests randomly to stay in the Mickey Mouse Penthouse at the Disneyland Hotel.