Taking time out of a busy schedule to enjoy some well-deserved fun under the sun is an easy task to take on for those who set their travel sights on Orlando, Florida. This vibrant and sprawling city is a great place to check out amazing dining stops, make the most of fun shopping adventures, and get up close with wildlife! It’s a place where it’s easy to fill up an itinerary with exciting attractions and activities along the way that are sure to please travelers of all ages. That said, one of the top destinations to enjoy any time travel plans bring you this way is without a doubt, Disney! The many magical Disney theme parks that grace Orlando beckon visitors from near and far looking for a whimsical adventure that gives everyone license to be a kid again. While the parks themselves are sure to thrill, there’s something exceptionally exciting about finding yourself here when one of the many festivals is in full swing. If you happen to be planning a trip anytime between March 2, 2022, and July 4, 2022, this year, you’re in luck! You’ll be right on time to enjoy the many perks of an adventure that happens during the Disney Flower and Garden Festival. Floral arrangements, fantastic food options, and tons of fun are showcased during the Disney Flower and Garden Festival which is hosted at EPCOT and includes a long lineup of exceptional performances and entertainment too.
Discover the Disney Flower and Garden Festival Flavor
Disney theme parks have built a reputation around the savory flavors they offer guests year-round, but festival time is exceptionally exciting for foodies from near and far. During the Disney Flower and Garden Festival, visitors are invited to savor flavors and food options that are exclusive to the event and only around for a limited time! These unique and tantalizing offerings range from small snacks to savory meals that will leave guests satisfied with every bite. When you’re in the mood for a floral and citrus mix dessert, The Citrus Blossom at the Port of Entry is a one-stop-shop for delicious treats. It’s hard to go wrong with a grapefruit tar complete with ginger mousse. Guests who can’t wait to savor a sensational plate inspired by German fare will love every moment spent at the Germany Pavilion exploring the festival food options at Bauernmarkt. A stop here puts you well within reach of tasty Bavarian bites, applesauce-topped potato pancakes, and toasted pretzels in abundance. Make sure to also make time to explore the Outdoor Kitchens set up throughout the park for this festival. They’re open daily from 11:00 am until closing but do require additional ticketing.
Gather Up Your Specialty Merchandise
Those who have a passion for collecting specialty merchandise will find there is no shortage of options to choose from when you visit the Disney Flower and Garden Festival. During this event, the park is packed with stands and stores featuring everything from collectible novelty items and trading pins to apparel, drinkware, garden accessories, and beyond!
Check Out the Many Gardens and Topiaries
The Disney team gets to work well in advance of the Flower and Garden Festival putting the finishing touches on both specialty gardens and topiary displays designed to thrill guests who visit during the festival time! EPCOT becomes an epicenter for both traditional and exotic flowerbeds this time of year that makes for amazing moments of observation and photos alike. Living panoramas of flowers make for a fascinating display at Festival Blooms at World Celebration while Blossoms of Fragrance designed by Scentsy is featured at the World Showcase Bridge. A visit to Bambi’s Butterfly House puts a winged take on the displays too!
If you’re fascinated with ornate topiaries, this is the festival for you! Throughout EPCOT, visitors will find a variety of intricate garden works of art that boggle the mind. Talented Disney horticulturists include the details that make all the difference while sculpting princesses, iconic characters, and even full scenes from plants and trees. Some of the highlights guests won’t want to miss include Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy topiaries which are found at the Germany Pavilion while Anna and Elsa’s depictions are a delight at the Norway Pavilion. Lumiere and Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast are located at the France Pavilion while Captain Hook and Peter Pan will be spending time between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions. Looking for even more? Topiaries highlighting everyone from Goofy to Buzz Lightyear are on-site as well in 2022.
Book Your Florida Adventure Today
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