Land of OZ Garden Opens in Epcot

The 20th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV will be held March 6-May 19, 2013 at Walt Disney World Resort.

Among the new features for this year’s festival is the Land of Oz Garden.

The new play area/garden is based on the 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. based on the new Disney film,

To help create a buzz about the new movie, the Land of Oz Garden has opened before the official start of Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival. The Land of Oz Garden is a new circus-like play area. Enter via the yellow-brick road and find yourself in an interactive children’s play area that features carnival-style games.

The garden features both real flowers and fantastical art-glass poppies. While the kids play in and around a giant custom Oz-themed play structure, parents can enjoy shaded, comfy chairs just a few steps away.

Take a peek:

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.

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