I wrote down some things that are available at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival & thought you might like to hear more, especially if you are as excited to start gardening as I am!
I think most of us are excited for some warm weather, flowers & sun! Epcot has many great festivals throughout the year. And one you and your family should check out in 2021 is the Epcot International Flower and Garden festival.
Do you enjoy vibrant flowers? Do you like to garden? Do you enjoy being outdoors? If you answered yes to any of these questions this may be the festival for you! I was able to visit the Epcot International Flower and Garden festival before Walt Disney World closed due to Covid-19. This year the festival dates were March 4, 2020- June 1, 2020. I was at the festival opening weekend. This festival is extremely popular with the locals and tourists alike.
We started out grabbing a festival passport when entering the park. This is your map and information guide to everything the festival has to offer. The first thing that you notice immediately upon entering the park are all the topiaries. These are not just any topiaries; these are topiaries of all the Disney characters! They are spread out throughout the park and located in the World Showcase. In addition to the topiaries there are numerous gardens. Some are interactive, like The Goddess Garden Butterfly House. Here you can walk through a garden with butterflies flying all around you.
There are also additional gardens that feature vibrantly colored flowers and special playgrounds for the kiddos during this festival. You can also book special garden inspired tours for an additional cost.
The festival also features a free concert series with many famous musical acts. There is a concert almost every day during the festival. On the day that we were there we were able to catch The Orchestra with former members of ELO. All the concerts are included with your admission ticket and cost nothing extra.
Let’s get to my favorite part of the festival- the food and drinks! There were about 21 food and beverage stations throughout the park. I can honestly say everything we tried was AMAZING! We ate roasted cauliflower, potato pancakes and margherita flatbread just to name a few. We drank Italian margaritas in Italy and a maple popcorn shake with whiskey in Canada. The best thing is that the specialty food at the stands are small portions so you can try a bunch of different things and if you have the Disney Dining plan most of the food items are considered as a snack credit.
We really enjoyed this festival. Visually, it was stunning, and the food and drinks were outstanding! Let’s plan for you to check it out for yourself in 2021! Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Happy Spring, Friends!