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EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Tips for 2024

Nothing says Spring more than EPCOT at Walt Disney World. While many “extra” experiences like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Very Merry Christmas Party cost an extra ticket price, the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is free with your regular ticket to the park. If you are considering attending the festival, you’ll wan to know our EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival tips!

FLower & Garden Festival 2022

From February 28 to May 27, 2024, guests will be able to experience many things while at EPCOT this Spring, including new topiaries, live music and open-air kitchens!

2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

If you have never been to EPCOT during the Flower and Garden Festival, you are in for a real treat. The key to having the best experience is knowing what not to miss.

Here is what you can expect to see and we also have some great tips to help you navigate the festival.

Outdoor Food Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchens

One of the best things to do at EPCOT is to visit the outdoor kitchens that give sample selections of food and drinks.

It is a great way to try things you might not ordinarily taste.

This year, you will find some old favorites and some new options:

  • Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany): Venture to Germany for Bavarian bites & biers!
  • The Citrus Blossom (Odyssey Pavilion): Treat your taste buds to delicious dishes and beverages that showcase bright citrus fruits like lemon, orange and grapefruit.
  • EPCOT Farmers Feast (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet®): Fuel up for a fun-filled day at EPCOT with hearty dishes and savory sides featuring farm-fresh ingredients.
  • Fleur de Lys (France): Indulge in haute cuisine and boissons.
  • Hanami (Japan): Journey to Japan for innovative plates crafted with culinary Zen—which pair beautifully with sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
  • The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board® (Near Port of Entry): Find an incredible menu of foods and beverages infused with HONEY!
  • Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico): Find plenty of small bites filled with your Mexican favorites!
  • Primavera Kitchen (Italy Pavilion): Fresh Italian dishes that pair beautifully with a glass of vino. 
  • Lotus House (China): Sink your teeth into authentic Chinese eats!
  • Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure): Get a taste of the bayou as you savor the classic comfort food of the American Gulf Coast.
  • Northern Bloom (Canada): Discover palate-pleasing fare from Canada!
  • Pineapple Promenade (Near Port of Entry): Get your tropical fruit fix from tart ‘n’ tangy to the sweetest frozen treats including everyone’s favorite, Dole Whip!
  • Primavera Kitchen (Italy): Small plate Old-Country dishes—like arancini and ravioli—served with a glass of wine.
  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco): Spice is the flavor or Morocco! Enjoy plenty of small bites that will have you salivating.
  • Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible™ (Near Disney Traders): Looking for vegan & vegetarian fare? This is the place to go!

Additional Locations

Delight your appetite with mouthwatering morsels, nibbles and noshes from these year-round food stops.

  • Funnel Cake
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Refreshment Outpost
  • Refreshment Port
Encanto 2023 Topiary at EPCOT

Visit the Topiary Displays throughout the park

This year you will find nearly 100 individual topiaries throughout EPCOT, including floral sculptures of Disney characters as well as fanciful gardens. Highlights include:

  • Disney Film, Wish (Asha, Valentino and Star) – NEW!
    Main Entrance
  • Figment, Flower Topiaries and Flower Towers
    World Celebration – World Celebration Plaza
  • Huey, Dewey and Louie
    World Discovery – Near Test Track Presented by Chevrolet
  • Donald Duck
    World Celebration – Near Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy – NEW!
    World Discovery – Near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Buzz Lightyear
    World Discovery – Near Mission: SPACE 
  • Woody, Bo Peep and Her Sheep
    World Nature – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi)
    World Nature – Near The Land Pavilion
  • Pumbaa and Timon
    World Nature – Near The Land Pavilion
  • Goofy
    Walkway Between Imagination! and World Showcase
  • Bambi and Friends
    World Showcase – Near Refreshment Port
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Pluto
    Bridge to World Showcase
  • Encanto (Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa)
    World Showcase – Between Disney Traders and Port of Entry
  • Coco (Miguel and Dante) – NEW!
    World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa
    World Showcase – Norway Pavilion
  • Troll
    World Showcase – Norway Pavilion
  • Pandas
    World Showcase – China Pavilion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    World Showcase – Germany Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp
    World Showcase – Italy Pavilion
  • Tiana
    World Showcase – The American Adventure Pavilion
  • Dragon
    World Showcase – Japan Pavilion Near Torii Gate
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
    World Showcase – Between France and Morocco Pavilions
  • Beauty and the Beast
    World Showcase – France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth
    World Showcase – France Pavilion
  • Butterfly
    World Showcase – International Gateway
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger)
    World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden
    World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc
    World Showcase – Between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
  • Geese
    World Showcase – Canada Pavilion
Spike Scavenger Hunt

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt

If you have kids with you, make sure they take part in Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration!

It’s a great way to keep kids engaged while you are enjoying the different gardens throughout EPCOT.

You’ll be searching for Spike, a friendly little honey bee who is hiding in the gardens throughout EPCOT.

Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth – World Nature Near Imagination!

One thing not to miss at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is the butterfly house.

There you will find nearly 1,000 native butterflies in the garden’s two dozen nectar plants.

EPCOT Tea Garden

The Royal Tea Garden Tour

Each festival morning at the United Kingdom pavilion\guests can follow a knowledgeable guide through a tranquil tea garden setting to learn the history and artistry behind growing and blending tea (there is a fee). 

A post-tour treat of tea and scones is included.

The shorter, complimentary English Tea Garden Tour presented by Twinings of London also will be offered on select days.

2024 Garden Rocks Concert Series 

During the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, guests get to enjoy FREE outdoor live concerts.

Schedule of performers:

  • The Vybe – February 28, 29
  • Jason Scheff – March 1, 2
  • Richard Marx – March 3, 4
  • Evolution Motown – March 5, 6, 7
  • Berlin – March 8, 9
  • Rick Springfield – March 10, 11
  • Dian Diaz – March 12, 13, 14
  • Modern English – March 15, 16
  • Commodores – March 17, 18
  • Foreigners Journey – March 19, 20, 21
  • The Orchestra – March 22, 23, 24, 25
  • The Female Collective – March 26, 27,28
  • Mike DelGuidice – March 29, 30
  • Pointer Sisters – March 31,  April 1
  • Funkafied – April 2, 3, 4
  • Blue October – April 5, 6
  • Crowder – April 7, 8
  • Hooligans – April 9, 10, 11
  • Jo Dee Messina – April 12, 13
  • A Flock of Seagulls – April 14, 15
  • M-80’s – April 16, 17, 18
  • Plain White T’s – April 19, 20, 21, 22
  • Champagne Orchestra – April 23, 24, 25
  • Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas – April 26, 27
  • Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone – April 28, 29
  • Southbound – April 30, May 1, 2
  • Monsieur Periné – May 3
  • Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Magic Juan – May 4
  • Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Luisito Ayala and The Puerto Rican Power Band – May 5
  • To Be Announced – May 6
  • Gilly & The Girl Band – May 7, 8, 9
  • Simple Plan – May 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Element – May 14, 15, 16
  • The Spinners – May 17, 18
  • To Be Announced – May 19, 20
  • Epic – May 21, 22, 23
  • Lit – May 24, 25
  • To Be Announced – May 26, 27
EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Tips

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Tips

When it comes to attending this festival, it helps to know a few EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival tips.

FREE Festival Passport for Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Pick up a Festival Passport when you get to the park.

This guide to the Flower & Garden Festival will give you information on all of the different exhibits, food experiences and topiary displays throughout the park.

Inside the Flower & Garden Passport

There is even an area in the Food & Garden Passport where you can check off the foods and drinks you have tried so you know what you really enjoyed.

Easter Cheesecake at Disney World

Look for seasonal treats. During spring months you will be able to find holiday treats that aren’t available any other time of the year.

For example, if you are headed around Easter, you can try a special holiday cupcake!

Toy Story Play Park at Epcot

Fun things for kids to do! Kids will love visiting during the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival because they can choose from several Family Play Zones where they can climb and explore. 

Disney Easter Egg Hunt at Epcot

If you go to the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival prior to Easter, you can also take advantage of the Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt where you search for Disney character Easter Eggs at EPCOT’s World Showcase!

Kids will really enjoy doing this because in the end, they get a special souvenir!

2021 Orange Bird Merchandise at EPCOT

Check out the 2024 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise. There are t-shirts, coffee mugs, pins and garden decor!

You will find tons of items featuring everyone’s favorite little orange bird.

Also, one of the main souvenirs to get while at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is a limited edition Disney trading pin.

This is a collectible souvenir that you can enjoy for many years to come.

Those who LOVE Loungefly Backpacks will be glad to see Figment backpacks added in the shops!

2023 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

This festival is truly one of the best things about visiting Disney World in the Spring. We hope you found our EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival tips helpful!

Will you be going to the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival this year?

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