In case you didn’t get to attend last night, or wasn’t sure who was performing. Tonight and tomorrow, the Garden Rocks Concert Series at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival features En Vogue. This article was written by Victoria Lim, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Public Relations and posted on the Disney Parks Blog.
The Garden Rocks Concert Series at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival has a few newbies this year, including this weekend’s group – En Vogue. I own a couple of their CD’s, and have sung along with their hits including “Free Your Mind”, “Don’t Let Go” and “My Lovin”. The trio has a new album coming out later this year. I had a chance to chat with Rhona Bennett about their festival debut – it’s a homecoming, of sorts, for her!
Victoria: Welcome to Walt Disney World Resort, and your first Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!
Rhona: I haven’t attended the festival before, so I’m looking forward to this. Disney has a knack for creating enchanting environments.
Victoria: You’re already kind of part of the family – I read you were on the “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club”. What can you tell us about that time?
Rhona: I gained so much from my experience at Disney … I had a great time exploring the fine arts (dancing/singing/acting/interviewing/recording/etc..) on such a platform and with such a talented group of kids. And … I frequented Space Mountain, ‘The World’ at Epcot and the splendor of the night lights at the Magic Kingdom [Park].
Victoria: What can you share with us about the new album coming out? Any flowers or garden themes in it (smile)?
Rhona: We’re all pretty silly, so we had a good time being creative and recording the forthcoming album. There were funny writer’s block moments where we would break out into song and dance while passing the time … And, although we don’t have any songs with a flowers or garden theme, we do have a song called, ‘Blue Skies’, that could compliment them.
Victoria: What attractions, characters, food or experiences are “must do’s” during your time with us?
Rhona: I would love to visit Downtown Disney again. I heard that it has continued to expand with greater attractions and places to eat. I will definitely take another stroll through ‘The World’ at Epcot. And, I wonder what’s in place of ‘Horizons in Future World’. I used to love that ride!
I sure hope Rhona isn’t disappointed Horizons was closed back in the late 1990s! Maybe she should take a spin on Test Track Presented by Chevrolet or Mission: SPACE instead! What attraction would you recommend for her first time back in a while?
You can catch her with En Vogue this Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of the Garden Rocks Concert Ceries at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m.
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