Crowd Levels…At a Glance
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Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival is right around the corner. It’s flowers, gardens, music AND one of the Frog Family’s favorite special events at Disney! Click here for an overview of the 2012 Flower & Garden Festival if you are planning to attend.
How’s the Weather? Isolated thunderstorms and daytime temperatures in the high 80s are expected this Friday. Saturday looks cool with temperatures in the low to mid 60s. Showers and temperatures in the low 70s are expected on Sunday. For an up-to-the-minute Orlando weather forecast, click here.
What’s Happening This Weekend…
Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
Join the Disney Princesses for a weekend full of races that brings women of all ages together to participate in a magical event designed just for them. The Disney’s Fit for a Princess Expo is this Friday and Saturday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Disney Tangled Royal Family 5K is this Saturday at 7 a.m. at Epcot®. Head to ESPN Wide World of Sports Track & Field Complex after the 5K for the Disney Royal Family Kids’ Races which begin at 11 a.m. The headlining event, Disney’s Princess Half Marathon, begins at 5:45 a.m. this Sunday at Epcot®. The main entrance of Epcot® will be closed to all traffic from 5 to 7 a.m. on the morning of the Half Marathon. All traffic will be directed to the Magic Kingdom® Park parking lot where guests will be transported to Epcot® via the monorail. For complete event information, click here.
Mardi Gras @ Universal Studios
Catch the beads, catch the music and catch this spirit this Saturday, February 25 during Mardi Gras at Universal Studios. The Mardi Gras parade kicks off at 8 p.m. next to Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show theater. At 8:30 p.m., the one and only Diana Ross takes to the Music Plaza Stage for a live performance. And don’t forget to stop by the French Quarter Courtyard for live music by John Lisi & Delta Funk and authentic Cajun food. Mardi Gras at Universal Studios is included with regular theme park admission.
Read the Frog Family’s tips for attending the event here.
See pictures from the 1st night of Mardi Gras 2012 here.
Bands, Brew & BBQ @ SeaWorld & Busch Gardens
Bands, Brew & BBQ continues this weekend at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens. Throughout Bands, Brew & BBQ, the parks partner with favorite local restaurants to offer guests a rich variety of BBQ and grilled foods. There will also be beer gardens at each park featuring craft beers from international and domestic breweries. The highlight of Bands, Brew & BBQ? The Bands!
SeaWorld Concert Line-up:
Saturday, February 25: Doobie Brothers
Sunday, February 26: Ronnie Dunn
(Concerts are in Bayside Stadium beginning at 4 p.m.)
Busch Gardens Concert Line-up:
Sunday, February 26: 38 Special
(Concerts are located at Gwazi Field. Shows begin at 5 p.m.; gates opens at 4 p.m.)
Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with regular admission to SeaWorld and Busch Gardens. This special event continues every Saturday and Sunday through March 4.
Real Music Concert Series @ Busch Gardens
The Real Music Concert Series continues this weekend as Busch Gardens welcomes Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits. Shows are held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Stanleyville Theater. The Real Music Concert Series continues Wednesdays through Saturdays until March 24. Concerts are included with regular admission to Busch Gardens.
Park Hours & Crowd Calendar
Walt Disney World Resort & Universal Orlando Resort