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.
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!
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?