-Main Topic- Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival
-The Disney Exchange is Lisa Green, David Hodges, and me, Nicholas Maglio

-Lisa kicks us off with a piece of gossip or rumor of a Jungle Cruise themed restaurant to go in Adventureland and we speculate as to where it would go, and all 3 of us Disney podcasters can’t come up with the name of the Tortuga Tavern which was formerly called El Pirata Y El Perico Restaurante.

-Lisa discusses Cinderella and the “tiny waist” controversy. We very briefly talk about Frozen Fever, the new animated short playing before Cinderella.

-We get into our main topic, Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival, which was suggested by listener Paul. Festival dates this year are March 4th - May 17th.

-Dave shares his experience over the weekend of March 21st and 22nd heat, crowds, and going the wrong way in Epcot, which to Dave is towards Mexico and not Canada.

-This years topiaries are bigger and better!

p-KSyO270q5sRSfJeRsiNT4PemcU_pHGW3Bmqm54aoc Photo: David Hodges

4U85OjPaDzRgx7y8C0l__lPOhu3Jf4mQwJ83Ep-COf0 Photo: David Hodges

-Be sure to hit the Butterfly Garden and maybe get a free applesauce!

LjSj559LiHYSJidv8RYIZrGjH6WnDChN2x9tNNMNSTQ Photo: David Hodges

-I ask Dave many questions about the food kiosks, in particular what the differences in the kiosks are between Flower and Garden and Food and Wine. I go on to ask for food suggestions, and share my list of must haves, mainly consisting of beer.

2r9pDefaIeCnuweGFblxM7YhlmTVi7SuwcagBc6-mRQ Photo: David Hodges

-Lisa is not a fan of the realistic faces on the topiaries.

-Dave decided against reinacting the iconic scene pictured below with his 5’11” 14 year old son.

-Dave discusses the English Garden Tea Tour in the United Kingdom Pavilion, which is done several times a day, and is free!

 -We talk about musical groups playing this year and the Festival center, located at the former Wonders of Life Pavilion in Future World. Lisa almost gives Dave his walking papers.

y7nf_Z367bkkEnCrxpD4EfC1BgfeVFrnm0gJ5aVRmns Photo: David Hodges

-We inevitably get back to talking about food, and Dave’s young, unsophisticated palate. Dave shares his and his families food booth hits and misses.

u6ojGn2sd6zsTrQ7JMzbxJOWXOeOuC6p7NcVsuU98iY Photo: David Hodges

-7FMvbXYePJpLVQoBu08oPkd3c-iCyfe7d94XkMbR9k Photo: David Hodges

mAjNS9nzGJ7e22kc0QRK_le_YO3OivXsNEKhCX1wuRs Photo: David Hodges

-Don’t miss the Butterfly Garden and then stop into Club Cool for a Beverly! (Please note; the Beverly statement is sarcasm. Beverly tastes like what I imagine ear-wax would taste like.)

-Dave has trouble finding it, but eventually locates the Wheel of Distiny:

Best Disney ride for Thrill Seekers.

Thank you for listening to The Disney Exchange, the Podcast of Wisdom!
We can be found at:
If you’d like to drop us an email: [email protected]