Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

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Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Logo.svg
Epcot Flower Garden Display (5553395615).jpg
GenreGarden festival
BeginsMarch 6
EndsMay 29
FrequencyAnnually
VenueEpcot
Location(s)Bay Lake, Florida
CountryUnited States
Inaugurated1994[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is an annual garden festival at Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida near Orlando in the spring, typically from early March through late May.[2] The festival is included with regular admission, however, there are a couple events during the festival that do cost extra if guests choose to attend.

The festival incorporates nearly all of Epcot and includes dozens of topiaries, food and beverage booths, tours, play gardens, and a concert series called "Garden Rocks".[3]

History[edit]

The Flower & Garden Festival in 2019

2015[edit]

The 2015 Festival included the new additions of Anna and Elsa, Goofy About Spring (featuring Goofy, Chip 'n Dale and friends), Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy topiaries, as well as the return of Spring Is in the Air!, Buzz Lightyear, Cactus Road Rally (featuring Mater and Lightning McQueen), Fantasia, Phineas and Ferb, Farmer Mickey and Minnie (based on American Gothic), Bambi and Friends, Peter Pan, Aurora and Prince Phillip, Beauty and the Beast, Woody, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lady and the Tramp, The Lion King, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Year of the Ram, and Troll topiaries, as well as the Butterfly Garden.[4] It was also the debut of the Garden Rocks Concert Series,[5] which replaced the Flower Power Concert Series.[6][7]

2016[edit]

The 2016 festival introduced a Huey, Dewey, and Louie topiary, a Ranger Mickey Mouse topiary to celebrate the National Park Service centennial, Floral Sun garden, and the “Fab Five” play garden.[1][8]

2017[edit]

The 2017 festival introduced a Figment topiary, re-imagined princess topiaries and a re-imagined Cars garden, as well as a new front entrance topiary.[9]

2019[edit]

2019 brought the expansion of the popular Garden Rocks concerts to nightly[10] as well as a brand new set of topiaries (Bo Peep and her Sheep) celebrating Toy Story 4.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Expands to 90 Days in 2016". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival". allears.net. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Overview of Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival". WDW Prep School. November 1, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, Flower Garden Epcot". www.wdwinfo.com. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "Garden Rocks Concert Series Debuts at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 4-May 17". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "Epcot Food & Wine Map 2011" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 4, 2011. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "2015 Garden Rocks Concert Series". allears.net. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "More Days, More Garden Rocks Concerts at the 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival". Disney Parks Blog.
  9. ^ "New additions announced for 2017 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival". Attractions Magazine. November 29, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  10. ^ "2019 Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands to Seven Days a Week; Reservations for Dining Packages Open". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved March 25, 2019.

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