EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

Last week, Amanda and I visited Walt Disney World to wander around at EPCOT’S International Flower and Garden Festival. This yearly festival runs from March 1st until May 29th, and has food, fun, and of course…flowers!

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A few years ago, the festival introduced “outdoor kitchens” taking advantage of the popularity of vacationers loving to try snack sized portions of food, which is a genius idea. There are 15 kitchens spread around the world showcase, two of them being newcomers this spring for the 24th year of the festival. You can use snack credits for many items as part of the Disney dining plan, and you can even pre purchase an adorable gift card that can be used as you eat around the world.

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Don’t forget about the Garden Rocks concert series. These mini concerts will get you movin’ and shakin’ along with the music at the America Gardens Theatre. You can check out the full concert lineup here, as well as information on dining packages.

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There are also tons of adorable topiaries, exhibits, and gardens to see during your visit to EPCOT. With 13 topiaries sprinkled around the park, you are bound to get a few great photos with some of your favorite Disney characters in plant and flower form.

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A favorite of mine were the kid play areas. I know my daughter is going to flip when she sees these when we go back in April.

Be sure you don’t miss the bonsai and butterfly exhibits either, they are great for learning and teaching your kids, as well as just plain cool.

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The festival center also has special weekend events for you to check out, and you can also sign up for special tours and events going on during this time, like the like the Royal tea garden tour. It looks super fun! Of course there is also tons of fun merchandise to purchase as well to commemorate this special occasion. You can find several booths selling everything from t-shirts to  mugs to garden essentials.

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Spring time is a great time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, so be sure when you do, that you block off plenty of time to spend in beautiful EPCOT at the International Flower and Garden Festival.

QOTD: Have you ever visited Walt Disney World during this time? What is your favorite thing about the festival?

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Comments

  1. So pretty! We had the chance to experience Flower and Garden on our last night of the trip. Wish we had more time!

  2. I visited when I was there in 2015 for a conference at the Swan and Dolphin. I had a free day, and hopped over to EPCOT. I really liked the Hawaii kiosk since they had mini Dole whips.

  3. I’m going to be here for this at the end of next month! I can’t wait!

  4. Britt B @ fit fit Britt britt says:

    After working at Disney for a combined five years, I am super partial to flower and garden time. Especially in the last few years with the addition of the kiosks, it is the most beautiful time of year at Epcot and you get to taste fresh flavors on a smaller, less crowded scale than food and wine. I am so sad to not be there this year ?

  5. After working at Disney for a combined five years, I am super partial to flower and garden time. Especially in the last few years with the addition of the kiosks, it is the most beautiful time of year at Epcot and you get to taste fresh flavors on a smaller, less crowded scale than food and wine. I am so sad to not be there ? Hoping to plan a trip next year ??