Spring is officially sprung and that means the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is in full swing. This is one of my favorite times of the year to visit Epcot. Everything is so bright and colorful! Here’s a few of our favorite things about this year’s festival.
The floral artwork is always incredible and this year is no exception. I love seeing my favorite Disney characters brought to life with greenery and floral designs. Pictured below are two of my favorites: Elsa in Norway and Beauty and the Beast in France. There are tons to find around the World Showcase, so be sure to keep an eye out for your favorites.
Flower and Garden Festival Playground
My daughter’s favorite part about the Flower and Garden Festival is the playground area. There are tons of fun activities in the kids section located on the walkway between Figment and the World Showcase. There’s a really neat musical section, wooden board games, sensory plants and a ton of climbing equipment. The best part is that the area only has one entrance/exit and plenty of shaded seating so parents can rest while the little ones play.
Epcot is known for great food, and that is especially true during the Flower and Garden Festival. There are stands all around the World Showcase with food and drink samplings inspired by spring from lots of other countries and cultures. My favorite festival treat is Violet Lemonade. Available at the Pineapple Promenade stand, this sweet dessert is the perfect treat, especially on warmer days!
The flowers at Epcot are pristine. The colors are vivid and the plants are meticulously cared for, which makes for the perfect springtime photos. My very favorite photo spot is in Canada. It’s a little off the beaten path, but there’s a huge garden and not a lot of people. That’s where I took this one of my daughter (below). Of course, PhotoPass spots are always a lot of fun too, especially the one near the entrance.
Last but not least, we loved the butterfly garden. This walk through experience teaches about the life cycle of butterflies and also gives you an up close look at these beautiful insects. We spent a lot of time in here searching for pretty winged creatures. Funny story, as a kid, I was actually scared of butterflies. While that is not really the case any more, I still don’t really like them landing on me, which is quite probable if you walk through the butterfly area.
Have you been to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival? Tell me your favorite part!