Spring has arrived at Walt Disney World Resort and there are so many ways for adults to celebrate the season at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Check out the video below to preview our top 10 things to do during your next visit to your #HappyPlace at EPCOT.
1.Take A Photo at the Park Entrance
Upon arrival, make sure to snap a photo with friends in front of this year’s festival signage. Choose from a variety of fun locations including this iconic spot by Spaceship Earth.
2. Wave Hello to Your Favorite Disney Characters
There are ample opportunities to wave hello to some of your favorite Disney characters at the festival. You never know when or where you might run into a familiar face during your visit.
3. Shop ’Til You Drop
Create your own Disney-inspired outfit by shopping exclusive event merchandise collections celebrating the festival. Find the perfect accessory or piece of apparel to complement your personal style at the shopping locations around EPCOT, including Mouse Gear and Port of Entry.
4. Taste New Menu Items from Outdoor Kitchens
Brunch all day long at the newest Outdoor Kitchen at this year’s festival. From avocado toast to cinnamon roll bites, the EPCOT Sunshine Griddle offers classic brunch favorites with a twist. Read our official Foodie Guide for a full list of menu items and locations.
5. Check Out Beloved Attractions
During the festival be sure to ride your favorite EPCOT attractions from your childhood like Test Track presented by Chevrolet, Mission: SPACE and Soarin’ Around the World.
6. Stroll Through The Goodness Garden Butterfly House Presented by GoGo squeeZ
There is something magical about walking through a garden surrounded by butterflies. The Goodness Garden Butterfly House Presented by GoGo squeeZcan be found in Future World West and is full of colorful, nectar-producing flowers that attract multiple species of butterflies.
7. Sample All Things Pineapple at Pineapple Promenade
Nothing says warm weather quite like fresh tropical flavors. From Pineapple Dole Whip to Pineapple Beer Flights, you can discover the many ways to enjoy this refreshing fruit at Pineapple Promenade.
8. Strike a Pose in Front of “The Lion King” Topiary
A fan favorite from festivals past, “The Lion King” Topiary received a makeover for the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. By incorporating moss and palm fiber, Disney cast members gave the reimagined Lion King topiary an even more life-like appearance. Find them near Imagination pavilion to pose with Mufasa, Sarabi, Simba and Rafiki. You can also find a full list of topiaries and their locations here.
9. Visit World Showplace
Offering live music and delicious bites, World Showplace is a go-to destination during the festival! New this year is EPCOT Farmers Feast, which features local ingredients and a rotating seasonal menu that currently includes the pictured Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail and Off the “Beet”en Path dessert.
10. Watch Live Performances
Performing for guests during the festival, the JAMMIN’ Gardeners are not your average gardeners! Their musical performances are worth watching and can be found in the Canada pavilion. And don’t miss the chance to watch local Orlando-based bands play live at the America Gardens Theatre on select days during the festival.
Ready to explore the food, fun, and festivities during this year’s Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival? Find more festival tips here from our planDisney experts! You can purchase your park tickets online by following this link.