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EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2024: A Blooming Wonderland at Disney World

Are you ready to immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colors, captivating topiaries, and delectable treats? The countdown to the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Disney World has begun, and this year promises to be a spectacular celebration of springtime magic. From enchanting topiaries to mouthwatering dishes, this 90-day extravaganza from Feb. 28 to May 27 is a must-attend event for Disney enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.


Fantasia Mickey at Flower and Garden Festival in Epcot at Walt Disney World

Blooms and Grows: A Glimpse into the Topiary Wonderland

The heart of the festival lies in the mesmerizing topiaries that dot EPCOT, showcasing the artistry of Disney's horticulture cast. In a first-ever appearance, Groot from "Guardians of the Galaxy" takes root near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in World Discovery, adding an extra dash of intergalactic charm.


Over 70 topiaries featuring beloved Disney characters and whimsical creations will grace the park. Don't miss Figment, the lovable dragon, at the newly opened World Celebration Gardens. Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Wish" contributes new topiaries, featuring Asha, Valentino, and the Wishing Star at the park's entrance. Miguel and Dante from Disney Pixar's "Coco" steal the spotlight in Mexico.


Harmony in Bloom: Garden Rocks Concert Series

Feel the rhythm and sway to the tunes at the daily Garden Rocks concert series at the American Gardens Theatre. This year, the lineup includes new acts like Modern English, Crowder, Lit, and Monsieur Perine. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as Raul Acosta & Oro Solido share the stage with Magic Juan, returning the next day with Luisito Ayala and The Puerto Rican Power Band.


To secure prime seating for your preferred performances, explore the Garden Rocks Dining Packages at seven fabulous EPCOT restaurants. From the enchanting Akershus Royal Banquet Hall to the savory delights of Regal Eagle Smokehouse, these packages go on sale starting Feb. 6. Visit DisneyWorld.com for more details on pricing and availability.


Beauty and the Beast at Flower and Garden Festival in Epcot at Walt Disney World

A Feast for the Senses: Outdoor Kitchens and Culinary Delights

No EPCOT festival is complete without an array of innovative and delectable dishes. While we await the official Foodie Guide, tantalize your taste buds with returning favorites at the Outdoor Kitchens scattered throughout the park. Indulge in the crispy goodness of Chicken & Waffles at The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by the National Honey Board, savor the Muffuletta Panini at Magnolia Terrace, and treat yourself to the rich flavors of Chocolate Whisky Cake at Northern Bloom.


Interactive Fun for All Ages: Scavenger Hunts and Play Areas

Embark on two exciting scavenger hunts during the festival. Join Spike the Bee on his pollination trail with Spike's Pollination Exploration, and hop around World Showcase for the Egg-stravaganza Hunt featuring twelve bunny-inspired eggs. Purchase the scavenger hunt maps to redeem surprises at Disney Traders, Creations Shop, or World Traveler at International Gateway.


Butterfly Landing, Presented by AdventHealth, offers an up-close encounter with nature's pollinators, allowing guests to explore the life cycle of butterflies amidst beautiful pollinator gardens. For an energy-packed adventure, visit Camp Get Out N' Play Garden, Presented by OFF!, where families can play, climb, and explore in a camp-themed garden.


Lady and the Tramp at Flower and Garden Festival in Epcot at Walt Disney World

Retail Therapy: Festival Merchandise Collections

Commence your journey through the festival with exclusive event merchandise available at Festival Markets and Creations Shop. Capture the essence of sunshine with adorable Orange Bird apparel, accessories, and garden decor. If "Coco" holds a special place in your heart, seize the moment with headwear, home decor, and apparel inspired by the beloved classic. The Butterfly Collection stars Minnie Mouse in a flowery assortment, and Annual Passholders can't miss the Spike the Bee collection.


For those unable to attend, select festival merchandise will be available on shopDisney starting March 4. So, whether you're physically present or shopping online, the magic of the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is just a click away.


Pack Your Bags for a Blooming Adventure: What to Bring

As you prepare for this enchanting journey, ensure you have the essentials:

1. Comfortable attire for warm days and cool nights.

2. Sunscreen to protect against the Florida sun.

3. A refillable water bottle to stay hydrated.

4. Comfortable walking shoes for exploring the vast beauty of EPCOT.

5. A camera or smartphone to capture those magical moments.

6. Autograph book for unexpected character encounters.

7. A sense of adventure and wonder.


Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot

A Floral Fantasy Awaits

As you step into the kaleidoscope of colors and scents at the 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, you'll immerse yourself in a world where nature and imagination collide. From the breathtaking topiaries to the toe-tapping beats of the Garden Rocks concert series, every moment is a testament to the magic that Disney brings to life.

So, summon your flower power, gather your loved ones, and prepare for an unforgettable journey. Whether you're a seasoned Disney veteran or a first-time visitor, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival promises an experience like no other. Bloom, grow, and let the magic unfold.

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