Save these dates – March 4-June 1, 2020 – because your Clients will want to see and experience every beautiful bloom, whimsical topiary and tasty treat being planned for the 27th Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival!
The beloved 90-day spring extravaganza at Epcot will sprout in a big way for its 27th year with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors designed to delight everyone in the family. From the creative dishes and libations offered at the festival’s Outdoor Kitchens to the fan-favorite artists who’ll perform during the Garden Rocks Concert Series, bouquets of spring fun will welcome Guests around every corner of the park.
This longest-running Epcot festival is known for its themed topiaries, and the Epcot horticulture team already has begun plans to introduce a brand-new Remy topiary – the centerpiece of a new Ratatouille Garden at the France pavilion! This delicious new garden will be planted with veggies used in a ratatouille recipe. We love Remy, and we can’t wait! Guests also will find favorite returning character topiaries including Snow White, Elsa and Anna, Belle and Beast, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Miss Piggy and Kermit.
As festival-goers explore the Outdoor Kitchens, they’ll discover raised-bed or in-ground gardens of herbs and produce and discover how to grow their own healthful foods. Thousands of bedding plants in every color of the rainbow will decorate the landscape around Future World and World Showcase, and dozens of Disney-crafted “flower towers” will offer colorful backdrops for spring selfies. Festive mini-gardens will be set afloat like floral pontoons on the Future World east and west lakes.
Children will love burning off energy with siblings and friends at the festival’s Play Garden and Family Play Zone. Guests of all ages will flock to The Goodness Garden Butterfly House presented by GoGoSqueeZ. And the popular “How To” garden will return with clever tips for home gardeners.
All this floral fun began in 1994 as a 38-day celebration of Disney-style gardens and topiaries. The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival now flourishes as a 90-day celebration of spring with something for every generation. Stay tuned for updates and more details. The festival, including all gardens and exhibits, is included in regular Epcot admission.
If you’ve never had the chance to attend the Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot, it’s a must-do! As mentioned above, enjoying the topiaries, the music and the Festival shops is all included in your regular park admission.
Guests who want to go beyond this can sign up for cooking classes and demonstrations put on by world-renowned chefs. These classes are a lot of fun to watch and you’ll definitely go home with lots of ideas and ways to improve your home cooking!
The Garden Rocks Concert Series always bring in some big names such as Air Supply, Boyz II Men, Plain White T’s, Chaka Khan and more! Seating for the concerts are done 2 ways. First, you can guarantee yourself a seat by purchasing a dining package at one of the World Showcase restaurants. The second way is just by doing standby so any seats not filled will go to guests waiting in the standby line.
Artists who perform at the Rock Series typically perform for several days with 3 shows each day. Check back with us when this list is released so see who is performing when.
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