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Known for her song, “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Comes Home,” among many others, Love first visited Epcot more than 20 years ago, but has never experienced the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
Disney Parks Blog spoke with Love ahead of her performance:
Q: What elements of our festival are you most interested in seeing and experiencing?
A: I love flowers (and diamonds) and am a hands-on gardener at heart. I have been to food (festivals) and other festivals, but can’t wait to experience an international festival of my first love, flowers. Also, to steal new ideas for my garden this year.
Q: Do you have a green thumb yourself?
A. For me, gardening is therapy when I’m not on tour. It’s gratifying to see my neighbors and passersby stop to take pictures.
Q. You grew up near Disneyland — do you have fun memories from there that you might share?
A: I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I (still) cherish fondest memories of taking my three boys to Disneyland — so do they. I was a young mother; attractions were cheaper. They grew up eventually experiencing all those unforgettable attractions.
Check out the complete interview with Love from Disney Parks Blog HERE.
Darlene Love’s “Garden Rocks” will debut Friday through Sunday. Visitors can catch the concert series performances at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the 90-day festival.
The festival runs until May 30.