We have a double feature for you today on Dateline Disney World! We’ll bring you photos from both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where all sorts of things are in bloom.

Welcome to Epcot!
Welcome to Epcot!
Flower and Garden is in full bloom and looking great!
Flower and Garden is in full bloom and looking great!

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Lightning and Mater are back near Test Track and MouseGear.
Lightning and Mater are back near Test Track and MouseGear.

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Chip and Dale are in the center of the park near the Fountain of Nations.
Chip and Dale are in the center of the park near the Fountain of Nations. Chip really wants the sandwich.

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Ranger Mickey joins them to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.
Ranger Mickey joins them to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.
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Only at Epcot folks. The Monorail passing in front of the Imagination Pavilion with a stunning tapestry of color below it. This is why we love this park.

 

Fantasia topiaries near Imagination.
Fantasia topiaries near Imagination.

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Bambi in Canada,
Bambi in Canada,
Winnie the Pooh and friends in the UK.
Winnie the Pooh and friends in the UK.

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Peter Pan characters are also in the UK.
Peter Pan characters are also in the UK.
France is princess and romance center this year.
France is princess and romance center this year.

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Twinings tea in the UK.
Twinings tea in the UK.
Love the placement of the Pan topiary.
Love the placement of the Pan topiary.
Big butterflies over near the butterfly garden in Future World.
Big butterflies over near the butterfly garden in Future World.

 

Now, let’s journey to Disney’s Hollywood Studios park . . .

Time for Studios!
Time for Studios!
Lots of Star Wars happening here, and more coming soon.
Lots of Star Wars happening here, and more coming soon.

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The Orlando Sentinel reported that 10 members of the Citizens of Hollywood were let go, which is quite sad, as the troupe is one of WDW's finest acts.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that 10 members of the Citizens of Hollywood were let go, which is quite sad, as the troupe is one of WDW’s finest acts and the real heart and soul of the park.

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No stage currently at the Chinese Theater.
No stage currently at the Chinese Theater.
The old palms have been cut down with new ones in place, probably to accommodate projections for the new Star Wars fireworks show.
The old palms have been cut down with new ones in place, probably to accommodate projections for the new Star Wars fireworks show.

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Walls still up near Path of the Jedi, probably for a Star Wars meet and greet area.
Walls still up near Path of the Jedi, probably for a Star Wars meet and greet area.

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Caught the new Trials of the Temple Jedi Academy show and thought it was a substantial upgrade.
Caught the new Trials of the Temple Jedi Academy show and thought it was a substantial upgrade.

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Kylo Ren got a huge reaction from the crowd.
Kylo Ren got a huge reaction from the crowd.

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Some pretty neat theatrics here.
Some pretty neat theatrics here.

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Walls are up at the currently closed Pizza Planet, and they have some very tongue in cheek phrases on them, making people think that this restaurant is getting the Muppet treatment.
Walls are up at the currently closed Pizza Planet, and they have some very tongue in cheek phrases on them, making people think that this restaurant is getting the Muppet treatment.
Makes sense, since Toy Story will soon have its own land on the other side of the park.
Makes sense, since Toy Story will soon have its own land on the other side of the park.

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Only a few weeks left until this area really changes, as Bob Iger said that Disney plans to break ground on Star Wars lands in April both at WDW and Disneyland.
Only a few weeks left until this area really changes, as Bob Iger said that Disney plans to break ground on Star Wars lands in April both at WDW and Disneyland.
Coming soon!
Coming soon!
FP+ line for Midway Mania stretching out a long way.
FP+ line for Midway Mania stretching out a long way.
Zootopia had a huge first weekend!
Zootopia had a huge first weekend! Did you get a chance to see it?
Still doing the Sorcerer Mickey meet and greet near Midway Mania.
Still doing the Sorcerer Mickey meet and greet near Midway Mania.
Kylo Ren has replaced Darth Vader at Star Wars Launch Bay.
Kylo Ren has replaced Darth Vader at Star Wars Launch Bay. Would you rather have Darth Vader or Kylo Ren?
Love the stormtroopers roaming about.
Love the stormtroopers roaming about.
Time to head out!
Time to head out!

 

More Disney World News:

  •  Epcot is hosting an EGG-citing special event until March 27th. Guests will be able to purchase a specially themed map of Epcot, its $5.95 plus tax or while supplies last. Clues are listed to hidden eggs, scattered around the entire park and themed to favorite Disney characters.  You can choose to hunt for all the eggs or just visit the listed redemption location to pick up an EGG-ceptional surprise. This is a fun adventure for the young and young at heart, adding an extra layer of fun as you explore Epcots Future World and World Showcase
  • Not to be missed is the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The event will run until the end of May. Beautiful Topiary displays, exhibits and a wonderful collection of gardens for the whole family to explore. For the young ones there are several interactive play areas to enjoy. New this year is Music Garden Melodies Playground, located along the Imagination walkway between Future World and World Showcase. Young guests will be able to create their own music on interactive instruments and play on a specially designed outdoor play structure.
  • Both Epcot and Disney Springs Marketplace are hosting a special Easter inspired collection from the Precious Moments group. These dolls will be available for purchase, along with other fan favorites, each day starting thru April 3rd at Heritage Manor located in the American Experience Pavilion, Epcot. Special appearances by designer and artist, Linda Rick will occur through out March inside Heritage Manor. Fun Finds at Disney Springs Marketplace will host the event from April 4th thru April 18th .

Definitely lots of things happening at the parks. What are your thoughts? Please make sure to let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading folks!

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