EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2024 – A Quick Guide

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The enchanting world of Walt Disney World is about to burst into full bloom as the 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival unfolds its petals. From February 28 onwards, the vibrant extravaganza promises a riot of colors, topiaries, and garden delights, transforming the park into a floral wonderland that captivates the senses.

Blooming Beauty Across EPCOT

At the heart of the festival are the breathtaking Disney character topiaries – more than 100 of them, with 70 exclusively designed for 2024. From the iconic Mickey Mouse to the new additions like Wish from the film “Wish” and Groot from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” these verdant sculptures come to life, creating a whimsical atmosphere.

As you explore the park, you’ll encounter over 200 floating mini-gardens, flower towers, and themed displays. Each area is a lesson in gardening expertise, offering insights and techniques for visitors to try at home. The spectacle unfolds across various pavilions, showcasing characters from beloved Disney films like Coco, Frozen, and Beauty and the Beast.

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Interactive Gardens and Delightful Displays

The festival isn’t just about visual splendor; it’s an immersive experience. Dive into themed gardens like the Bamboo Garden in China, where bamboo takes center stage in a mesmerizing array of colors and patterns. Journey through the Blossoms of Fragrance, presented by Scentsy, where unforgettable fragrances create lasting memories.

Explore the Bonsai Collection in Japan, a living testament to the art of shaping miniature landscapes. The Butterfly Landing near Imagination! is a kaleidoscope of fluttering wings, offering a close-up view of these enchanting creatures. The Desert Garden in Mexico showcases the unique adaptations of plants to arid climates, and the English Tea Garden in the United Kingdom unveils the history of tea blending in an elegant setting.

For the Little Ones: Interactive Fun Awaits

The festival is not just for adults; there’s plenty of enchantment for the little ones. The Camp Get Out ‘N’ Play Garden, located in World Discovery, invites kids to jump, play, and climb in a camp-themed wonderland. Butterflies Landing offers a chance to get up close and personal with up to 10 species of butterflies.

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration turns the festival into a fun scavenger hunt. For $9.99, kids can follow Spike, Disney’s favorite honey bee, on a pollination trail, searching for plants he has pollinated. The Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt during the Easter holiday invites children to find Disney character-themed eggs around the World Showcase.

Culinary Delights: Outdoor Kitchens and Garden Graze

No festival is complete without culinary delights, and the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2024 delivers with its Outdoor Kitchens. These kitchens, scattered throughout the World Showcase, offer an array of dishes highlighting locally sourced produce.

Embark on the Garden Graze, a delightful food stroll featuring eight sweet and savory offerings. Collect stamps in your Festival Passport by purchasing featured items, and after acquiring at least five stamps, head to Pineapple Promenade for a special treat.

@tastychomps EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival returns today, February 28 through May 27, 2024! 🌐🦋🌷🌼🐝 Guests can experience *NEW* Disney Character Topiaries including: ⭐️ Asha, Valentino and the Star from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film, “Wish,” at the main entrance. 🪵 Groot near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in World Discovery. 👦🏻 Miguel and Dante from Disney Pixar’s “Coco” at center stage near Mexico. As well as: 🍽️ More than 65 brand-new food and beverage items at Outdoor Kitchens throughout the park. 🎸 Garden Rocks Concert Series featuring artists like @plainwhitets, @simpleplan, and @sisterhazel. 🦋 A scenic stroll through Butterfly Landing presented by @adventhealth. And so much more – Visit Soon!! 📸: @bytiffanynguyen #hosted #freshepcot #mediaevent #visitorlando #tastychomps @sibilaman ♬ Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (From “”Cinderella””) – Geek Music

Concerts Under the Stars: Garden Rocks Concert Series

The rhythm of spring comes alive with the Garden Rocks Concert Series. Renowned artists and local talents take the stage at the open-air America Gardens Theatre, providing the perfect soundtrack to your floral adventure. For those seeking an enhanced experience, Garden Rocks Concert Series Dining Packages offer a delectable meal paired with reserved seating for the concert.

Retail Therapy: Festival Merchandise Galore

Commemorate your journey through the festival with exclusive merchandise available at Creations Shop and around the World Showcase promenade. From apparel and headwear to drinkware, each item is a memento of the enchanting world of Orange Bird, Figment, Minnie Mouse, and Spike the Bee.

Fun Facts: Behind the Scenes Magic

The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival isn’t just a feast for the eyes – it’s a logistical marvel. Spanning over 300 acres, the festival requires more than a mile and a half of gardens, with over 90 individual topiaries and 30 million blooms blanketing the park. It takes a team of over 400 horticulturists, one full year, and 24,000 cast member hours to prepare for the annual spectacle.

As you explore the festival, keep an eye out for the miniature trains in Germany, hosting their own festive celebration. And don’t miss the unique view of the festival from the EPCOT Monorail, offering a perspective illuminated with LED lights on floating gardens and flower beds.

In Conclusion: Dive into a Floral Fantasy

The 2024 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is not just an event; it’s a journey into a world where nature and imagination collide. With a tapestry of colors, interactive gardens, culinary delights, and enchanting character topiaries, this festival is a celebration of the beauty that blooms when Disney magic meets the wonders of the natural world. So, put on your festival wristband, grab your Garden Passport, and step into a realm where flowers, gardens, and Disney dreams come to life.

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