EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is in Bloom

This past week I was blessed to attend the Disney Social Media Mom Celebration and I can’t wait to tell you all about it but first, I am excited to say EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is in bloom starting TODAY!!! Held each day from February 28 to  May 28, 2018, and can you believe it’s their 25th year in bloom.

I am so excited and I just can’t hide it.

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EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is in Bloom

The annual flower show at EPCOT ushers in the spring season with vibrant color and captivating experiences the whole family can enjoy. Blooming from February 28 to May 28, 2018, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will delight not only the young but the young at heart. highlights this year include the following.

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Gardens, Flowers and Disney Character Topiaries

In addition to all natural beauty and nature of the park, the Walt Disney World horticulture squad has secured some new things for guest to enjoy. New garden destinations this year include “The How-To Garden” and “The Imagination Play Garden” which are perfect for adults and kids to enjoy together. Returning favorites include “The Goodness Garden Butterfly House” and “The Water Wise Garden,” which showcase environmental responsibility as well as just being fun! Plus you get to see some of your favorite Disney characters brought to life in amazing topiaries.

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Food

Okay, we all know Disney has some of the best food. As a self-proclaimed foodie, I was tickled pink to hear that this year there would be 15 Outdoor Kitchens. I can’t wait to eat some of these amazing dishes. Some of the dishes include Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple-wood Smoked Bacon and Tropical Mousse Cake: Layers of Passion Fruit Cake, Coconut Mousse and a Tropical Fruit Glaze with Fresh Pineapple. I mean can we all say YUM!!!

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New Merchandise

It wouldn’t be Disney if they didn’t keep us in style with their latest merchandise. I mean seriously can you really have too many ears. Merchandise includes hats, T-shirts, mugs and other fun Festival merchandise throughout Future World and World Showcase. I can’t resist anything with from Disney so my bank account is ready.

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Garden Rocks Series

As a music lover, I  am really excited about the Garden Rocks Series. I am even more excited to learn my teen idol Rick Springfield will be performing. In case you didn’t know I have been a fan since I was 10 and have been trying to see him perform live for 36 years. Due to a series of unfortunate events it hasn’t happen, I am hoping this will be my year to make this dream come true. Other performers include Smash Mouth, Night Ranger and Little River Band.

Here is this year’s lineup (subject to change without notice):

March 2-5: Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
March 9-12: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
March 16-19: Simple Plan “Welcome to My Life”
March 23-26: Little River Band “Reminiscing”
March 30-April 2: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
April 6-7: Foghat (NEW!) “Slow Ride”
April 8-9: Survivor (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Eye of the Tiger”
April 13-14: Smash Mouth (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “All-Star”
April 15-16: Rick Springfield (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Jessie’s Girl”
April 20-21: Jo Dee Messina (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Stand by Me”
April 22-23: Lonestar (NEW!) “Amazed”
April 27-30: Blood, Sweat, and Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
May 4-7: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry VIII I Am”
May 11-12: Village People “Y.M.C.A.”
May 13-14: Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles (NEW!) “Hotel California”
May 18-21: The Guess Who “American Woman”
May 25-28: The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

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Tours

Another great way to get the “Inside track” if you will are the tours. These tours give you a great view into the world of gardening and techniques. It’s like getting to see the inner workings of a beautiful garden.

Please note: Admission to Epcot is required. While most Festival events are included with your theme park ticket, some experiences require a separate purchase or a separate admission fee. In addition, availability is limited for select experiences, and all events may be rescheduled or canceled at any time.

Let’s Talk:

Have you ever visited the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival? what is your favorite thing about it?

 

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Disclosure: Some photos and information are from the Disney Parks Blog

 

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Rebecca is a boy mom, traveler, Disney addict, chocolate lover, and tea drinker. She lives in Florida and enjoys good food, good music, and a great book. Her goal in life is to live in the moment and to always be open to new things.

34 Comments

  1. I love the flower and garden festival. It is so beautiful! Enjoy it for me friend!

  2. It all looks gorgeous! I would love to see this in person, I have never been to the garden festival. I have a flower garden in my backyard and love flowers so much.

    • Then this would be a dream fro you. The flowers and topiaries are stunning.

  3. I can’t wait till. my little ones are old enough to enjoy Disney and all it has to offer! loving all your pictures they exude all your excitement!

  4. Well thank you. I did manage to get a few good ones this time. Plus Disney offer up some beautiful ones.

  5. Oh wow, everything looks so cool! I love seeing all the characters in the gardens. Disney always does such a fantastic job when it comes to creative landscaping.

    • They are truly stunning. No mater how many times i see it I am in awe.

  6. Oh wow I’ve never been to the Flower and Garden Festival before but I can only imagine how beautiful it is! I would love to go. I can’t wait to take my daughter with me for the first time.

    • It is so fun to see their reaction when they are small. My nieces were in awe of it.

  7. This event is one that we never miss. Living in the Orlando area is a must for us residents to take advantage of such a great showcase.

  8. I’ve never been to (or near) any of the Disney resorts besides the one in California. Would love to explore more of them. Love your photos.

  9. Wow! Just, wow! These are amazing! Not that I would expect anything less from Disney. I would love to visit these gardens one day. They’re right up my street 🙂

    Louise x

    • I love this festival. The flowers alone amaze me but then the food and music just make it one of my favorites.

  10. loisaltermark says:

    I have always wanted to visit Epcot for this festival! It looks amazing – the food, the flowers, everything! Disney is always magical.

  11. The photos look beautiful. And as always, the food looks amazing. One of these days I’ll make it to Disney. *sigh

  12. I am going in a couple of weeks! I can’t wait to see these in person!

    • It is breathtaking. i go at least 5 or 6 times during this festival.

  13. Beth Davidson says:

    I haven’t heard of this one, but we went to the Food and Wine Festival there once and it was amazing, so I can only imagine how awesome this is! Adding it to the bucket list.

    • It is so beautiful. The flower at stunning and the food so good.

  14. I love the Flower and Garden Festival and I’m so bummed I missed it by a day! It’s always so pretty!

    • It really is. You should come done and we can have a family weekend exploring.

  15. I have been to several of the Flower and Garden festivals and have never been disappointed. The Garden Rocks events looks pretty good, too. Honestly, I was disappointed with this year’s Food and Wine festival. I wish I had gone to this one instead.

    • Teen boy and i love EPCOT festivals. this one is one of our favorites.

  16. It’s mind-blowing how they can turn plants into art at Disney! I would love to visit and see all the flowers in bloom. So beautiful.

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