Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Fun On the Way for Brave (And Not So Brave) Kids at Epcot This Year

By Guest Columnist Disney InsidEAR Sarah Orr
If you are like me, you were sad to see the blossomy play gardens and playgrounds for kids disappear in Epcot after the last day of this year’s International Flower and Garden Festival. That is why I was so happy to see the announcement of The Highland Games Tournament coming this summer to Epcot.

From June 1st – July 8th, your kids will be able to play and climb in special playground areas, and even participate in games of skill like Mini Caber Toss, Cake Toss, Haggis Flip and archery! (Editors Note:  This play experience, called Brave - The Highland Games, will be found in the Rose Walk area between Future World and World Showcase.)

Disney Parks InsidEARS website Community Manager Marissa tells us the playground areas will again, as during Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival be age appropriate. One set will be for 2-5 year olds and another set will be for the older kids (5-12 year olds.) 

“Brave” competitors of any age can participate in the games. (Cast Members will assist your wee ones in these Scottish games of skill.) So whether you have toddlers or tweens, you'll want to stop by the festivities between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily - on the Rose Walk where Future World and World Showcase meet.

As far as the autumn season goes, you don't need to be brave to try some of the new dishes at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival this year.  You'll find foods focused on kids this fall, (say that five times fast), with the addition of kid pleasing tastes like cheese fondue and beef empanadas. (Hands off that cheese dip Mom and Dad – it is for the kids ;-) 
To wash it all down, be on the lookout for creative new drinks for kids of all ages.

I can’t wait to stroll, sip and snack around World Showcase this year with my family!  
Thanks Sarah for sharing your article with us here.  If you would like to read more of Sarah's work, please check out her blog called View from the Parlor:  Live, Give and Travel.

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