Flower and Garden Festival
There are several special events held throughout
the year at Walt Disney World. Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival is one of them! 2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Flower and Garden Festival, So what's a better way to celebrate than to try and see ALL THE EATS, DRINKS AND TOPIARIES at this year’s Festival!
The Flower and Garden Festival is an event held at Epcot every spring that focuses on special exhibits related to gardening. There are other activities including unique food offerings and music as well. The festival this year runs from February 28 to May 28.
One of the best parts is that the entire park is filled with unique Disney topiaries (over 100!). The topiaries resemble all of your most favorite and beloved Disney Characters. Almost every year Disney rotates new topiaries into their display, For 2018 guests will find a brand new set of topiaries at the Main Entrance. These topiaries are adorable, and they feature Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy. Throughout world showcase you can see your favorite characters in the countries their stories take place in, you can find Belle and Beast in France, Winnie the Pooh and friends in the united Kingdom, Snow White in Germany and so many more! The topiaries bring even more life to world showcase if thats even possible! This is hands down my favorite thing about Flower and Garden!
Some other amazing events that come with Flower and Garden is the Food! Due to the popularity of the Food and Wine Festival, Disney started offering food and beverage options in special kiosks throughout the World Showcase. This year their are 15 Outdoor Kitchens, better known as Food Booths — serving small plates and beverages with a focus on Spring flavors with fresh-from-the-garden ingredients.
Their newest one is called The Honey BeeStro which will have a menu celebrating all things honey with selections like an Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream and a Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread or the Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream garnished with Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses.
Some Other Festival Favorites Include:
-Frushi at Hanami
-Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade at Pineapple Promenade
-Warm Wild Berry Buckle with Pepper Berry Gelato at The Berry Basket
-Rose Margarita at Jardin de Fiestas
-Fried Chicken Dumplings with Peanut Sauce at Lotus House
-La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy at Fleur de Lys
-Macaron au Chocolat en Sucette at Fleur de Lys
***If your on the Disney Dining plan most of these yummy treats can count as a snack! ***
There are many concerts held during Flower and Garden as well! Concerts are held from Friday through Monday during Flower and Garden Festival. The concerts feature some classic groups that have hits you will never forget. The Concerts take place at the American Gardens Theater on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tinker Bell's Butterfly House
Is my personal favorite to stop into during the festival. It's located in Future World along the walkway that goes toward the Canada pavilion. You can walk inside and emerge yourself
into a butterflies world. So many fun opportunities to see and learn about all different butterflies. If your lucky you might even get one to land on you!
Hope you get to see and experience all that the Flower and Garden Festival has to offer! This years Festival was my favorite trip so far, I cant wait to see what Disney brings to the table next year.
I also hope you all enjoyed my post and maybe learned a thing or two, let me know what you thought of this years festival!