Springtime is a season that indicates a new beginning each year with plants blooming and fresh starts abound. At Epcot the story is no different. Every spring since 1994, horticulturists have spent hours meticulously planning and planting beautiful displays of flowers and other greenery throughout Epcot for guests and gardeners alike. Today we will go over five experiences to have during Epcot’s annual Flower and Garden Festival, which usually runs for several weeks from March until May.
Let’s dig in and see what all you can experience at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival.
1. Flower Power
This is an obvious experience you are going to have at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival. The horticulturists and imagineers at Disney will leave you in awe of their displays. Prepare to be dazzled as you gaze at the dozens of topiary creations around the park.
Let’s move past the obvious reason for a Flower and Garden festival visit and let me tell you about some other experiences you might not know about.
2. Garden Rocks
There are concerts held during the weekends of Flower and Garden festival that feature acts you might be surprised to see again. The concerts are included in the price of admission so sit amongst the flowers and enjoy some funky beats! Last year some of the artists included the Gin Blossoms, Simple Plan and The Guess Who, all who were very popular years ago, but still know how to rock the crowd.
Now that we’ve got the namesake of the festival taken care of, what else is there? Keep reading.
3. From the Garden to the Kitchen
In recent years, the Flower and Garden Festival has introduced several kitchens that offer tastings of different food from around the World Showcase. Most of the food items are Disney Dining Plan Eligible or offered at a reasonable price of around $4-$5. In 2017, two new kitchen booths were added featuring berries as well as a booth in Canada serving up dishes and drinks from its namesake.
Take a trip around the world showcase and taste some of the fresh options on the menu!
4. Silly Adults, There’s Fun for Kids Too!
Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival also offers so much for kids to enjoy (while learning). There are several (that’s right more than one) play grounds located around the park for the kids to burn some off of that energy. The Musical Garden is an interactive playground that features hands-on fun and even has lights at night! Another kid friendly attraction would be the butterfly garden. This is a stroller friendly environment that allows you to walk through the home of countless beautiful butterflies. The kids LOVE it!
5. Two words: Scavenger. Hunt.
This may seem like another kid friendly activity, but as an adult, I too enjoy an old fashioned scavenger hunt. The Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt is an activity for the entire family to enjoy. It is a low-cost activity, priced around $6-$7. For this you’ll get a map and sticker set. As you make your way around the world showcase try and spot eggs painted as Disney characters hidden in each country’s pavilion. Once you’ve found every egg, head to the World Travelers store and you’ll get a neat souvenir to take home!
There you have it! Five fun things you can do at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival that will include something for everyone to do! I encourage you to visit this festival early on in March, the brilliance of the flowers is incredible.
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