Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017
Flower and Garden Festival began this week at Epcot and we are in love! This is our first year to get to be a part of this festival and we can't believe we didn't know how amazing it is! The time and details put into the topiaries and gardens show Disney at it's finest.
In true Epcot festival fashion, food is forefront and there are plenty of places to try! Over the next couple months, we will showcase the optionals available in our festival edition #eatDisney challenge! Every Saturday, we will give tips, as well as our favorites for this festival. With so much to see and do, one post could never do Flower and Garden justice!
Guide maps, passports, and times guides are a huge help navigating through Epcot to see everything. The guide map includes all the festival booths, exhibits, gardens, and merchandise locations, and unlike Holidays Around the World and Food and Wine, Flower and Garden is spread over the entirety of Epcot. We really love the passport for this festival, as it includes all the food items offered as well as all the exhibits, topiaries, and gardens! For littles and families, Epcot has included several interactive areas, including a playground area in the World Showcase and a butterfly garden in Future World East. We also highly encourage picking up a times guide as some areas close earlier and shows/tours are available at different times through out the day. The Festival Center is located in Future World East between Universe of Energy and Mission to Mars, but it only open Friday-Sunday 10a-5pm, so plan accordingly.
Food wise, we have been impressed by all of the Spring offerings. The booths are designed to remind festival goers of garden cottages, and the food showcases fresh fruit, veggies and herbs. Container gardens with fruit and herbs help create the queues for several of the booths and add to the overall Spring vibe. Many local breweries, wineries, and artisans are featured through out the festival which means Florida citrus is on display at several booths as well as unique offerings, such as a Maple Bacon Stout offered at the Smokehouse.
We can see why people plan trips around this Festival. Epcot decked out for Spring, amazing food, topiaries of favorite characters, and areas created with littles in mind make this a huge hit for our family. Check out the festival food booths listed below! We will be linking each to it's blog post once it's available.
Tips and Overall Review
- It really feels like Spring is here with Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival! Follow the tag #FreshEpcot on social media to see all the fun.
- To not miss anything, pick up a guidemap, times guide and passport to see everything offered. Special tours are listed in the passport, as well as all gardens, topiaries, food booths with menus, and exhibits. We are so glad they brought back the stickers for this passport!
- The Festival Center is open Friday- Sunday from 10a-5p, so plan your trip accordingly. All other festival offerings are available throughout the week.
- Dining plans are offered for many of the Garden Rocks concerts, which means priority seating. However, there are a several artists where its not available (Simple Plan, Plain White T's, Exposé, Berlin featuring Terri Nunn, The Guess Who, and The Spinners). All Garden Rocks Concerts are Friday- Monday evenings with 5:30, 6:45, and 8:00. The Dining Packages are available by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Make sure to ask for your concert ticket at the end of the meal if using this package.