There is almost always some kind of festival going on in EPCOT, and here’s the thing – WE ARE HERE FOR IT.
Festivals bring all kinds of NEW food to try, as well as fun entertainment and activities. We’re currently enjoying the EPCOT Festival of the Arts, but we’re starting to look forward to the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival. Now that we know the dates for the festival, let’s look at everything confirmed for it!
The 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival will take place from March 1st through July 5th. One thing that will be returning are the pretty gardens and topiaries, but this year, some NEW topiaries will debut. For the first time EVER, characters from Encanto will be turned into beautiful plant-based sculptures. Guests will get to see topiaries of Mirabel, Antonio, Isabel, and Luisa — you’ll find them near the main entrance of EPCOT.
But wait, because even MORE new topiaries will show up this year. You’ll find a Princess Tiana topiary in The American Adventure Pavilion. Don’t worry, though, many of your favorite topiaries are also returning, including Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Figment, Anna and Elsa, and more.
The Garden Rocks series will also return this year, with popular bands that span the decades taking the stage and performing their biggest hits for guests at the American Gardens Theater in The American Adventure pavilion. We’ll let you know when Disney releases this year’s band lineup!
Of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without all those amazing food booths — this year will feature more than 15 outdoor food kitchens — and yes, before you even ask, Citrus Blossom will be returning this year, but will have a new location at Odyssey.
You want merchandise? Well, you’ll be able to get your hands on TONS of new Orange Bird merchandise, including clothes, hats, mugs, and more!
Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration will also return this year. This scavenger hunt leads guests through the gardens of the festival in search of Spike the Bee. You’ll be able to purchase a special map to add stickers to when you find him — when it’s all filled out, you can turn it in for a prize.
Finally, you’ll be able to enjoy garden scents at the Blossoms of Fragrance Garden presented by Scentsy. This is where you’ll find those gorgeous butterfly topiaries, but you’ll also get to visit six scent stations to take in the aroma of spring.
We’ll let you know what other fun activities and entertainment Disney announces for the festival, and we’ll keep an eye out for those food booths and menus. So stay tuned to DFB for more!
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