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Your Guide to the 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

It is officially the most beautiful time of year at Walt Disney World - the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival has arrived! This year the festival is running from February 28th - May 27th 2024. You won’t want to miss out on everything this festival has to offer. From the topiaries and gardens, Outdoor Kitchens, the Garden Rocks Concert Series, festival merchandise and more - it’s fun for the entire family.

PURE MAGIC VACATIONS TRAVEL TIP: When you arrive at EPCOT be sure to pick up an EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, Festival Passport. This passport will showcase the festival offerings and includes all menus for every booth and the locations of all the gardens and topiaries so you can be sure not to miss one that may catch your eye.

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Topiaries & Gardens
The topiaries that the Disney horticulture team come up with are absolutely incredible and iconic to the festival every year. Guests highly anticipate which of their favorite topiaries will be returning as well as what new creative ideas will be showcased!  Here is a full list of topiaries you will find during the 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival:

  • Disney Film, Wish (Asha, Valentino and the Wishing Star) – NEW!
    Main Entrance

  • Butterflies
    Main Entrance, Scentsy Garden, Butterfly House and World Showcase

  • Figment, Flower Topiaries and Flower Towers
    World Celebration – World Celebration Gardens

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  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and Chip 'n' Dale
    World Celebration - Bridge to World Showcase

  • Simba and Friends & Timon and Pumbaa
    World Nature, near The Land

  • Woody, Bo Peep and her sheep
    World Nature, Between Imagination! and The Land

  • Goofy
    World Nature, Walkway between Imagination! and World Showcase Lagoon

  • Disney Encanto with Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa
    World Showcase, Between Disney Traders and Port of Entry

  • Bambi and Friends
    World Showcase, Near Refreshment Port

  • Geese
    World Showcase, Canada

  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tick-Tock Croc
    World Showcase, Between Canada and United Kingdom

  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends
    World Showcase, United Kingdom

  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden
    World Showcase, United Kingdom

  • Topiary Butterfly
    World Showcase, International Gateway

  • Beauty and the Beast & Lumiere and Cogsworth
    World Showcase, France

  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
    World Showcase, Between France and Morocco

  • Dragon
    World Showcase, Japan

  • Tiana
    World Showcase, The American Adventure

  • Lady and the Tramp
    World Showcase, Italy

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    World Showcase, Germany

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  • Pandas
    World Showcase, China

  • Anna and Elsa
    World Showcase, Norway

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  • Disney Pixar Coco with Miguel and Dante - NEW
    World Showcase, Mexico

  • Huey, Dewey and Louie
    World Discovery, Near Test Track

  • Buzz Lightyear
    World, Discovery, Near Mission: SPACE

  • Groot - NEW
    World Discovery, Near Mission: SPACE

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  • Donald Duck
    World Discovery, Near Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

 

In addition to the beautiful topiaries found throughout the park, guests will also be delighted to take in the beauty of multiple gardens! The Gardens will range from beautiful flowers and plants, to tea and spice gardens and more! Here is a full list of garden destinations you will find during the 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival:

  • Festival Blooms
    World Celebration

  • Community Garden
    World Celebration, Near Connections Cafe

  • Connections Conservatory Garden
    World Celebration, Inside Connections Cafe

  • Blossoms of Fragrance Presented by Scentsy
    World Celebration, Bridge to World Showcase

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  • PB&J Garden Presented by Smucker’s Uncrustables - NEW
    World Celebration, Bridge to World Showcase

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PURE MAGIC VACATIONS TRAVEL TIP: Stop by this new garden for a quick and FREE snack as the cast members here are handing out Uncrustables to guests as they explore this garden.

  • The Honey Bee-stro Garden Presented by the National Honey Board
    World Celebration, Walkaway between World Showcase Lagoon and Imagination!

  • Floating Gardens
    World Nature

  • Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth
    World Nature

  • Bold Bromeliads
    Near the Land

  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings, Shakespeare Garden, Topiary Heritage Garden
    World Showcase, United Kingdom

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  • Bouquet Garden
    World Showcase, France

  • Spice Garden
    World Showcase, Morocco

  • Kokedama Garden, Shishi-odoshi, Bonsai Collection
    World Showcase, Japan

  • Garden Italiano
    World Showcase, Italy

  • Miniature Garden & Gnome Garden - NEW
    World Showcase, Germany

  • Bamboo Garden & China Penjing Garden - NEW
    World Showcase, China

  • Tropical Rainforest Garden, Extraordinary Orchids, Desert Garden
    World Showcase, Mexico

  • Songbird Meadow Presented by Wild Birds Unlimited
    World Discovery, Between Creations Shop and Test Track

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  • Prehistoric Plants
    World Discovery, Near Mission: SPACE

  • Camp Get Out 'N' Play Garden Presented by OFF!
    World Discovery, Between Creations Shop and Test Track

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PURE MAGIC VACATIONS TRAVEL TIP: This is the perfect play space to get the kids running off some of that energy they may be carrying. It is also located right beside a merchandise shop and some tasty Outdoor Kitchens if the adults would like to take turns watching the littles and enjoying themselves within the area!

 

If you are interested in learning more about the horticulture that goes on behind the scenes you may want to participate in one of the offered tours available throughout the festival!
The English Tea Garden found in the United Kingdom World Showcase pavilion offers daily tours about the history and art of tea blending! Visit The Tea Caddy to sign up for a same day 30 minute guided tour. Please keep in mind these have a limited availability; however, you can always opt for the self-guided tea tour by picking up a brochure at The Tea Caddy!
Additionally, those garden enthusiasts may be interested in participating in the Behind the Seeds Tour inside The Land pavilion. Here you will have the opportunity to go backstage on a 60 minute guided walking tour and learn more about how the plants and fish farm are taken care of on a daily basis. If you have ever taken a ride on Living with the Land you may have seen a tour in progress as guests walk through the backside of the attraction - that could be you!

 

Garden Rocks Concert Series
Head over to the America Garden Theatre each night of the festival at 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8:00pm to enjoy an exciting musical performance. The performers change most nights and vary from chart topping celebrities to some of Orlando’s most blossoming talent! Entry to each concert is included with your park ticket! You can find the full schedule of performers here.

If you see a performer you are dying to catch we might recommend reserving a EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival – Garden Rocks Dining Package. With this dining package you will have the opportunity to enjoy a meal at one of the participating restaurants within the park and receive a ticket for guaranteed seating at one of that evening’s shows! Can’t get a reservation for your date of choice? No problem, head over to Regal Eagle Smokehouse in The American Adventure and enjoy a quick service meal package on the same day (limited quantities available). However, please note that these dining packages are not offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.

 

Outdoor Kitchens
The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is of course filled with plenty tasty goodies. There is no better way to take in everything EPCOT offers than by tasting your way around the world with fresh dishes. With 25+ different locations to grab festival exclusive food and beverage options there is something for everyone to enjoy… and we mean everyone! You will be able to use the festival cuisine key to locate plant based offerings, when you see a leaf beside a menu item it means it is Plant-Based and made without the use of animal meat, dairy, eggs and honey! Guests in need of allergy friendly offerings may speak to a cast member about their request or upon arrival to the park they may ask to get in touch with a Special Diets Trained Cast Member. You can find an allergy-friendly menu using your My Disney Experience app by searching “EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival - Allergy-Friendly Options at Outdoor Kitchens”

Check out some of our team’s must have picks:


Lemon Meringue Pie: Lemon Curd, Lemon Mousse and Toasted Meringue (The Citrus Blossom)

  • Pure Magic Bonnie

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Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Pineapple Promenade) 

  • Pure Magic Caitlyn

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Avocado Toast with Marinated Tomatoes and Plant-Based Cheese Crumbles on Toasted Ciabatta (BRUNCHCOT)

  • Pure Magic Cass

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Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Cheese (Germany)

  • Pure Magic Brenda

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La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose L’Orange, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice (France)

  • Pure Magic Marie

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Pure Magic Vacations Travel Tip: Pick up a Festival Disney Gift Card before you start making your way eating or drinking throughout the park. This gift card is attached to a spiral wrist coil for an easy way to pay for your food and drinks!

At the back of your EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, Festival Passport you will find a page with 6 circles. This is where you will collect your Garden Graze stamps! The Garden Graze activity is where you can enjoy delicious garden fresh dishes and be rewarded with a prize. Choose 5 out of the 7 listed items at Outdoor Kitchens around the park and receive a matching stamp for each. Once you have all 5 stamps you can head over to the Pineapple Promenade for a festival treat! This year’s treat is a packet of wildflower seeds and a Dole Whip in a keepsake plastic cup!

 

Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration
If you are looking for a way for your little Mouseketeers to get in on all the fun found at this year’s festival then Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration is the perfect way to do it! This is a scavenger hunt where you can find Spike the Bee around the park as he pollinates the gardens of the festival. Maps can be purchased at select merchandise locations around the park for $9.99 USD and will come with stickers to mark off the locations you find Spike at! Once all locations have been found you can head to a redemption location to receive your prize! This year’s prize is so fun and unique - it is a miniature corn hole game with a variety of themes to choose from!

 

Festival Merchandise
The Disney way to finish off a day is by picking up some commemorative merchandise! The 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival has come out with plenty of merchandise options in three different collections. Choose from the Orange Bird Collection, Disney Pixar Coco Collection or the Butterfly Collection.
The Orange Bird Collection is of course filled with the cute little Disney bird we all know and love and offers an assortment of apparel, accessories, garden decor and more! If shopping the Disney Pixar Coco Collection you will be in awe of the beautiful colours found in the apparel, head wear and home decor! Lastly, the beautiful Butterfly Collection offers an assortment of items with a gorgeous floral pattern and colour scheme featuring the one and only Minnie Mouse!

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It’s not too late to enjoy everything the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival has to offer for its 2024 season and not too early to begin thinking about your 2025 Walt Disney World vacation. Reach out to your Pure Magic Vacations Travel Agent to begin your countdown today!

 

Planning magical vacations for families since 2011, Pure Magic Vacations is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner Travel Agency - EarMarked Platinum Producer.

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