Two of the Best Disney Princess Greetings are Back at Magic Kingdom

Princess Ariel and Princess Belle are returning to Magic Kingdom Park in two of the most unique settings of all character meetings. This story plus a first look at the 2023 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival that kicks off on March 1.
Princess Ariel and Princess Belle Have the Most Unique Character Settings

Finally, princesses Belle and Ariel will return to rightful spots in the Enchanted Forest of Fantasyland.
These beloved experiences will return on the following dates:
  • Princess Ariel is back at her Grotto as of January 22 and
  • Princess Belle is back in Maurice's Cottage filled with Enchanted Tales, starting February 19, 2023.
Both of these Disney Princess experiences will be part of Disney Genie+ service


What's Coming to the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2023

The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival runs March 1 through July 5, and this year there are a few new topiaries to check out. These include Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa from Disney Encanto. You'll find them near the EPCOT main entrance. In addition, a new Princess Tiana topiary will be at The American Adventure. 

The Garden Rocks Concert Series is back at the America Gardens Theatre and we will share details about who's playing and when, as soon as it's released.

In addition to horticulture and music, there will be more than 15 Outdoor Kitchens in 2023 including a new spot for The Citrus Blossom, which will move to Odyssey. 

On the merch side, watch for official ‘70’s inspired Orange Bird merchandise, including apparel, headwear, drinkware and more.

Spike's Pollen-Nation Exploration is back. This springtime scavenger hunt lets you follow Spike the Bee on his pollination trail, where he's busy collecting nectar and pollinating gardens at EPCOT. When you find him in each garden on your map, you'll add the corresponding sticker of the plant he's visiting.

On the bridge to World Showcase, you can enjoy the sights and scents of spring with Blossoms of Fragrance. Here you'll be surrounded by butterfly topiaries and be invited to follow your nose to six scent stations for a few unforgettable aromas.


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Amelia Belobradic
Amelia Belobradic
Amelia Belobradic is co-host of 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel News Podcast.
Mike Belobradic
Mike Belobradic
Mike Belobradic is the creator and co-host of the Disney Travel News Podcast at and a longtime expert on Disney travel.
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