1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast

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.

Show Notes

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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Creators & Guests

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

What is 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast?

1923 Main Street® is an award-winning* Disney travel podcast hosted by the father daughter team of Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic. This is your source for the latest Disney travel news and what it all means for you.

Join Mike and Amelia for fun-filled informative discussions as they share the latest Disney travel news every week. Get the latest news for travel to Disney destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club (including Disney Aulani in Hawaii and Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida), Disneyland Paris and more.

In each episode, Mike and Amelia discuss the very latest Disney travel news from resort hotels, to Disney dining, VIP experiences, special events, theme parks and more. Mike has over 50 years and 100+ weeks of onsite Disney travel experience, while Amelia brings a younger perspective to the table with 11+ years and well over 30 weeks of onsite Disney travel experiences at the age of 14.

*1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast won the Canadian Podcast Award for Outstanding Kids & Family Series in 2022 and has been nominated for Best Podcast Awards at the People's Choice Podcast Awards and the Canadian Podcast Awards.