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Experience the EPCOT International Flower Festival

A little magic can go a long way when it comes to planning a memorable vacation. Whether you’re traveling with the kids or you’re still a kid at heart, Orlando, Florida is a fantastic place to take a trip when you’re looking to access the magical fun. When your time in Orlando is focused on Disney adventures, there’s no shortage of options for entertainment, excitement, and family-friendly experiences at every turn. Travelers who are heading to Orlando in the springtime will find they’ll be right on time to participate in the highly anticipated EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival this year. Slated to run from February 28 through May 27, 2024, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is a springtime event locals and visitors alike look forward to when they’re in the mood to celebrate all things seasonal, floral, and flavorful.

Explore Gardens Inspired by Destinations from Around the Globe

A highlight of a visit to the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival for many visitors is the opportunity to stroll along and admire an impressive collection of gardens that are inspired by destinations from across the map. Everywhere you look, you’ll be treated to colorful and captivating views that pair theme park fun with the intrigue of the natural world. Stops like the Connections Conservatory Garden are designed to give viewers inspiration to upgrade their home gardens. The Festival Blooms Garden over at the World Celebration near Connections Café is designed as a living panorama of blooms. There’s a Prehistoric Plant Garden, a Floating Garden, and a garden at Songbird Meadow that’s not only eye-catching but specifically crafted to keep birds happy and healthy in local gardens.

Curb Every Craving at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

While all of the garden walks are sure to inspire your creativity, they might also inspire an appetite when you drop by the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. The good news is that festivalgoers can count on having access to an amazing array of delicious choices at the park during their visit. The collection of outdoor kitchens to drop by is wonderful when you’re looking to enjoy fare that hails from across the planet. Many of these outdoor kitchens boast chefs who are dedicated to serving up garden-fresh flavors at their best in perfect alignment with the festival’s theme. Additionally, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival always hosts a Garden Graze. This event invites guests to pick up a food passport when they arrive and stop by all five showcased eateries during their visit to make the most of the flavorful fun. When you’ve collected passport stamps at all of the stops, there’s a special treat waiting for you at the Pineapple Promenade.

Invest in Custom Festival Merchandise

Nearly every festival hosted at Disney World comes with a collection of customized merchandise for guests to enjoy purchasing and the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is no exception. This year, make sure to take time to browse items from the Orange Bird Collection which features garden décor, accessories, apparel, and more. The Coco Collection will also be highlighted this year at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival with the motto “Seize Your Moment” integrated into headwear and apparel alike. The Butterfly Collection is themed around Minni Mouse and is a must for those who are looking for butterfly-inspired commemorative items to enjoy. There will also be festival markets that pop up on select dates so keep your eyes open for these special experiences on-site.

Take time to Admire Topiaries and Enjoy Entertainment

No matter when you head to EPCOT, you’ll find it to be a visually thrilling experience. When you’re fortunate enough to enjoy time here during the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, there’s even more to look forward to. This festival is known and loved for its breathtaking array of meticulously crafted topiaries that depict beloved Disney characters throughout the park. Some of the festival highlights in 2024 will include Huey, Dewey, and Louis, Buzz Lightyear over at near Mission: SPACE, Simba, Rafiki, Mufasa and Sarabi from The Lion King as well as Goofy, Kermit the Frog, and more! Once you’ve had time to enjoy them all, don’t overlook the fun that’s waiting to be enjoyed at the festival Garden Rocks concert series. Performances kick off at the America Gardens Theater and some of the performers on the lineup this year include The Champagne Orchestra, the Plan White T’s, and The Female Collective to name a few of many. You can book tickets for shows at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, or 8:00 pm depending on preference and availability.

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