2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Starts March 5

The Muppets are coming to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will be making their debut in a Muppet-themed topiary located in World Showcase when the Flower and Garden Festival returns to Epcot on March 5. The main entrance topiary display will feature Goofy, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck taking part in a butterfly hunt as they celebrate the return of spring.

A fan favorite last year, the Outdoor Kitchens are set to return to the festival this year, tempting guests with delicious food and drink.

The gardens at this year's festival include the Garden Retreat presented by HGTV at the Test Track Walkway, the Water Wise Herbs & Vegetables garden presented by Rain Bird Corporation at the Imagination Walkway, and the Florida Garden located adjacent to the Germany Pavilion.

Special exhibits include Hummingbirds at Home adjacent to the Disney/Pixar Cars Topiary, Tinker Bell's Butterfly House on the Imagination Walkway, the Bonsai Collection in the Japan Pavilion, and an orchid exhibit in the Mexico Pavilion.

Guests at the Flower and Garden Festival can visit the Festival Center to pick up a Garden Passport which can be stamped at various locations around the festival, including the Outdoor Kitchens. Each Kitchen has its own unique stamp.

The HGTV Theater is also located in the Festival Center, and guests can learn tips from the HGTV experts and learn how Disney Horticulture creates the magic in the festival's blooms. Each day at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. guests can get plating pointers from experts from IFAS at the University of Florida, and from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day guests can get answers from IFAS experts at the Greenhouse Stage.

The Flower Power Concert Series also returns to this festival this year with new acts including Gary Lewis and the Playboys (This Diamond Ring) and The Alan Parsons Live Project (Eye in the Sky).

For more information on the 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival visit EpcotInSpring.com.

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