Spring will soon arrive at Walt Disney World, which means so will the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Spring is one of the best times to visit Walt Disney World because the weather is beautiful, and the Flower and Garden Festival is the perfect way to break out of those winter blues.
The Epcot International Flower and Garden runs a whopping 90 days from March 6 to June 3, giving you plenty of time to see, eat and do all of the things the festival has to offer. New foods, fun and flowers make this year's festival one not to miss.
New Food at the Flower and Garden Festival
If you're familiar with Epcot's festivals, then you will know that there is always amazing food to try. The food is as pretty as it is delicious, and there is always something for everyone. New for 2019, AdventHealth will host a kitchen featuring healthy choices where families can learn about healthy cooking, along with a nearby playground for the kids. We love seeing the fresh flavors of spring in this festival, and are excited to see what other new foods will be introduced in the kitchens this year!
New Concert Dates
One of the most exciting things to emerge at the festival in 2019 is the expansion of the Garden Rocks Concert Series. Concerts will now be held every day of the festival; three times a day at The American Gardens Theater Stage. That's 270 concerts during the course of the festival! Find your favorites in the full lineup of new artists.
New Topiaries at the Flower and Garden Festival
The topiaries are a highlight of the festival, and we love seeing the new ones they bring out each year. This year, you can see Bo Peep and her sheep, who will be added to the Woody and Buzz Topiaries located in Future World East. With the hype surrounding Toy Story 4, we think this is the perfect addition to the festival.
New Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise
This year, our new favorite pollinator, Spike the Bee, will be making his appearance on Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise. Spike was the star of the Pollen-Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt last year so be on the lookout for that again! He'll be popping up in all new places in each country in the World showcase for 2019. And now you can find him in the gift shops, too.
New Art Installation
If you didn't know, Disney is passionate about conservation efforts around the world. This year, a 9-foot tall adult and baby Adelie penguin sculpture made from recycled marine debris will be on display in Future World during the festival. This display was created by the non-profit WashedAshore.org, and coincides with Disneynature's new Penguins movie coming out April 17. The art is meant to inspire guests to keep waterways and oceans clean.
All of this, in addition to the food, topiaries, tours and activities we have grown to love over the years, puts this festival at the top of our Spring events list. As you can see, there is so much to be excited about this year during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival in 2019. Hope to see you there!