A day at Walt Disney World's Epcot is always fun, but it's even more fun when the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is happening! While in Orlando for the Disneynature Monkey Kingdom Event last week, I spent a lovely day exploring the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival as a complimentary guest of Disney. While the skies were a little gloomy - we were even rained on at one point - that didn't dampen my spirits!
The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is running now through May 17th, so you still have plenty of time to go experience it for yourself! Whether you are a Disney fan of the garden variety or a total foodie, the festival offers something for everyone!
Epcot is transformed with dazzling gardens, special foodie delights and one of a kind entertainment offerings throughout the festival season.
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Features
- Locally grown topiaries featuring Disney characters
- Outdoor Kitchens with spring-inspired dishes
- A variety of vibrant entertainment offerings
- Freshly picked music at the Garden Rocks™ Concert Series
- Opportunities to learn how to bring spring at Epcot home
For me personally, the highlight of the festival was the Disney-themed topiaries spread throughout the park. I simply loved the way Epcot brought my favorite Disney characters to life!
There are over a dozen Disney-themed topiaries to experience, but due to the rain, I didn't make it to see all of them in person.
Anna and Elsa – Located at World Showcase Plaza
Goofy About Spring – Featuring Goofy, Chip ‘n Dale and friends located near the Main Entrance
Miss Piggy – Located at the Italy Pavilion
Spring Is in the Air! – Featuring Butterfly Topiaries located behind Spaceship Earth
Disney•Pixar’s Mater and Lightning McQueen - Located near Test Track Presented by Chevrolet
Disney•Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear - Located near Mission Space
Disney•Pixar’s Mike Wazowski and Sulley - Located at Disney•Pixar’s Mike & Sulley’s Monstrous Garden, Presented by Landscape Structures, Inc.
Fantasia - Located at West Future World
Phineas and Ferb - Located at the Odyssey Bridge
Farmer Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse - Located between Future World and World Showcase
Bambi and Friends - Featuring Bambi, Flower and Thumper located at the Canada Pavilion
Peter Pan, Captain Hook & Tick Toc Crock - Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
Belle and Beast - Located at the France Pavilion
Disney•Pixar’s Woody - Located at The American Adventure
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Located at the Germany Pavilion
Lady and the Tramp - Located at the Italy Pavilion
Simba and Friends - Featuring Mufasa, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Sarabi, Simba and Timon located at The Outpost between the Germany and China Pavilion
Cinderella and Prince Charming - Located at the France Pavilion
Tinker Bell - Located at Butterflies on the Go, Presented by GoGo squeeZ™
Year of the Sheep - Located at the China Pavilion
Winnie the Pooh - Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
Epcot's Magical Gardens & Exhibits
Of course, the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival offers more than just topiaries - there are also interactive exhibits all over!
As the sun bids the day adieu, select Disney topiaries and Festival playgrounds all across Epcot will glow with light as the Flower & Garden fun continues into the night!
The Inside Out Emotion Garden
Butterflies on the Go Presented by Go Go SqueeZ
Discover the story of the Monarch butterfly in Future World as its epic journey across the continent is detailed! From day till dusk, see butterflies emerge from their chrysalis… and find a few fun surprises for the entire family too.
Mike & Sulley’s Monstrous Garden
Throughout the day, head to the Imagination Walkway where you can see some of your favorite Disney•PixarMonster’s University characters in topiary, and even experience an interactive play zone!
Get a Pineapple Soft Serve at the Pineapple Promenade
A fan of pineapple? Stop by my favorite snack shop in the World Showcase, the Pineapple Promenade! They serve up all things pineapple, including a pineapple dog and pineapple soft-serve, as well as cocktails!
Try the Candied Strawberries at Lotus House
Get your fill of Chinese snacks like Kung Pao chicken bun, vegetable spring rolls and Beijing style candied strawberries at the Lotus House in the China Pavilion. YUM!
To find out more about the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, click here.
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