The weather’s getting warmer and the flowers are blooming in Orlando, which means spring is almost here! EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival will run through July 5, 2023, which means there’s plenty of time to take in one of Walt Disney World’s most popular festivals. Here’s a guide to this year’s festival at EPCOT.
EPCOT International Flower & Garden 2023 boasts more than fifteen outdoor kitchens with nearly fifty limited-time sips, treats, and eats to discover. From the World Showcase to World Discovery, there’s fresh finds for every craving. With new booths like BRUNCHCOT and returning favorites like Citrus Blossom and Northern Bloom, you’ll enjoy eating your way around EPCOT this festival season.
The best way to sample around the festival is by participating in the Garden Graze. This experience includes featured festival foods that you can purchase around the park. Once you’ve tried at least five of these featured foods and collected a stamp from each, you can receive a specialty treat from the Pineapple Promenade.
Topiaries & Gardens
This festival has always celebrated topiaries and gardens around EPCOT. This year EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is welcoming a few new topiaries worth looking for. If you’re an Encanto fan, you’ll be excited to learn that topiaries of Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela, and Luisa will be displayed at the front entrance of the park. Near the American Adventure in World Showcase, Princess Tiana will make her debut as a topiary for the festival this year as well. More than sixty topiaries can be found around EPCOT this festival season, so keep your eyes peeled!
In addition to the array of topiaries, guests can gaze at over twenty different global gardens around EPCOT all festival long. Many festival favorite gardens like the Bambi’s Butterfly Garden are making a return this season, and new plots like the Community Garden in World Celebration are springing up as well.
Did you know you can experience live music nightly at EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival? All festival long, live concerts take place at the America Gardens Theatre at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:00 PM. These performances are completely complimentary, but seating is available first come first served, so if you’re a fan of the performer of the night arrive early!
There’s one way to secure your seat at at Garden Rocks Concert - the Garden Rocks Concert Dining Package. If you book this dining package, you’ll enjoy a table service meal at one of EPCOT’s select restaurants plus a guaranteed seat at one of the three nightly performances.
Fun for the Whole Family
There’s no age limit on fun at EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival! While the parents enjoy the sips and eats around the park, the kiddos can still have some springtime fun. Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration scavenger hunt will be taking place all festival long and for guests who visit before Easter, there’s an Egg-Stravaganza Scavenger Hunt, too! There’s even an Outdoor Escapes Play Garden near World Discovery for kids to play.
EPCOT’s springtime festival is here and the fun is only getting started! If you’re visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth from now through July 5, 2023, be sure to book your ticket to EPCOT to experience some festival fun.