I recently got to speak with Kristin Ford over at AllEars.net about my appearance at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival through Sunday! Having a blast so far!
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Brandon Johnson, host of “My Yard Goes Disney,” returns to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival this weekend as one of the featured speakers from HGTV, which sponsors the annual Walt Disney World event. Last year, he gave Home & Garden Television viewers a sneak peek at some of the amazing backyard makeovers that were featured on the second season of “My Yard Goes Disney.”
This year, Johnson will offer festival-goers a more in-depth look at what it took to create those over-the-top, Disney-themed yards that made fans so ecstatic. Of course, the resources available for each yard were extensive. Lucky families chosen for the makeovers were given Mickey-shaped swimming pools, zip lines and even treehouses and campgrounds that were inspired by the families’ favorite attractions at Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line. (Unfortunately, “My Yard Goes Disney” has not been renewed for a third season.)
Can you tell us more about the beyond-the-scenes details you’ll be revealing about those fantastic “My Yard Goes Disney” makeovers?
This time I’ll be featuring three new families and going a little deeper into the creation process. I’ve tripled the amount of [photos] from last year — so much to show! But you’ll just have to come to the festival to see it all unfold.
What do you think most prohibits homeowners from redoing their backyards themselves?
It’s a combination of … cost, time, resources and experience. I’m sure there are families that have the capability, but to execute the design to its fullest extent is where most get stuck. Our job is to take [their] most precious Disney memories and bring them to life in [their] backyard in a way a family never thought possible. These families have access to some of the most talented craftsmen in the business. Plus, having a huge crew cuts the installation time in half.
When you come to Walt Disney World, what is your favorite thing to do?
I’m an adrenaline junky so I head for The Rock ‘n’ Roller coaster, Star Tours and Tower of Terror at Disney Hollywood Studios. Then, I pop over to Animal Kingdom to ride Expedition Everest or Mission: SPACE at Epcot. I truly love just walking around the parks and getting lost in all the incredible stimuli. [There is] so much to do and see. My time is usually limited, so I squeeze in as much fun as fast as I can!
Head over to AllEars.net for the full interview!