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Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Showcasing #FreshEpcot Starts Tomorrow

Victoria Lim

by , Managing Editor, Public Relations & Editorial Content

The blooms are bursting, the topiaries are selfie-ready, and the Outdoor Kitchens are ready to fire up. The 23rd Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival opens tomorrow with new experiences for all of your senses.

New this year:

Inspired by a 1943 Donald Duck comic book called “The Victory Garden”, the first-ever Huey, Dewey and Louie topiaries will greet you at the entrance to Epcot. I’ll take you behind the scenes as our horticulture artists created the mischievous nephews in a future Disney Parks Blog story.

Disney’s Fab Five topiaries of Mickey Mouse – as band leader – joined by Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald strike up the fun in the new Music Garden Melodies playground. Between scaling and scampering across the climbing structures and nets, children can create their own tunes with the interactive drums, chimes and xylophones.

Refuel at two new Outdoor Kitchens – La Isla Fresca and Cider House – which bring tastes from the Caribbean and freshly-picked garden produce, respectively.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Showcasing #FreshEpcot Starts Tomorrow

The greens in the Cider House Field Greens salad will be harvested from The Land, where – for the first time – the Festival will expand to inside the attraction, Living with The Land. Make sure to check out The Land Greenhouses, where you’ll see large overlays of edible flowers – petals good enough to eat!

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When the sun goes down, delight in the twinkling lights across the festival gardens and topiaries. On the weekends, the Festival Center will host hands-on Gardening Seminars and get your groove on to weekend Garden Rocks concerts.

The #FreshEpcot fun and flavors of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival last for 90 days, and are included in regular Epcot admission. Learn more at EpcotInSpring.com.

What are you looking forward to this year?

Comments

  • Hi Jill, it’s similar to the Food and Wine festival where you walk around the world and purchase samples from the carts allowing you to try the cuisine different country’s are famous for. The price is very reasonable considering what you get. I do both festivals every year and the Flower & Garden is a much more mellow and pretty festival, due to the topiaries etc., than Food and Wine. I love both and look forward to going next weekend and enjoying the flowers as I’m still surrounded by snow right now.

  • @Jill – based on past experience attending the Festival, you pay for samples at the outdoor kitchens (no freebies), but the bites are smaller and less expensive per piece than a full-on lunch. We usually skip lunch and just do an array of samples. Enjoy!

  • Can’t wait !

  • Okay dumb question I am sure..but are the items food carts samples you try for free or do you purchase as if a lunch meal or snack? Thanks!

    • Hi Jill, not a dumb question at all. All of the food and beverage items are available for purchase at the Outdoor Kitchens. Thank you for asking!

  • Why is there no Flower Power concert the week of March 13th? Anyone know?

    • Hi Helen, there is a concert the weekend of March 11-13: Starship starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City” will perform.

  • Will the D&B special Figment bags be available to order through the Shop Disney Parks App?

    • Hi Janet, sorry for the delay. We had to check with our merchandise and app team. Select items will be available this week on the Shop Disney Parks mobile app, but the Dooney & Bourke items will not be offered via the app. Thank you for inquiring!

  • As this will be my first F&G festival, I am looking forward to EVERYTHING, but especially the Outdoor Kitchens

    • Welcome, newbie Thomas! Hope you enjoy the selections at the Outdoor Kitchens.

  • “Living with The Land” is one of my favorite attractions at Epcot, and if it is already impressive, with this addition must be amazing! Love this Festival!