UPDATE: 2/17/24 Outdoor Kitchens
Winter may still have its grip on the calendar, but spring is just around the corner at Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready to embrace the essence of springtime with the highly anticipated EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, or as I like to call it "Frushi Season”!
Save the date because this year's festival will kick off on Feb. 28 and run until May 27, giving you a delightful 90 days to immerse yourself in the beauty of stunning topiaries, awe-inspiring gardens, delectable dishes, and high-energy music, all in celebration of the season of renewal. Whether you're young or young at heart, there's something for everyone to enjoy!
We're excited to share exciting details, including new topiaries and performances in the Garden Rocks concert series, as well as a sneak peek at the upcoming merchandise. So, let's dive right in and discover all the wonders that await you!
Every year, we eagerly anticipate the breathtaking topiaries crafted by our incredibly talented Disney horticulture cast for the festival. For the first time, Groot takes root at EPCOT! The flora colossus from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” trilogy will appear near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in World Discovery.
Get ready to be amazed, because this year's festival will feature over 70 incredible topiaries showcasing a delightful variety of Disney characters, whimsical objects, and enchanting figures. Immerse yourself in the topiary magic and don't miss the opportunity to visit the newly opened World Celebration Gardens, where you'll find the beloved dragon, Figment.
That's not all! Prepare to be captivated by the newest additions to our topiary collection, inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios film "Wish". Keep your eyes peeled for Asha, Valentino, and the Wishing Star, located at the park's entrance. Plus, make your way to Mexico, where the spotlight shines on Miguel and Dante from Disney Pixar's "Coco". Get ready to experience the wonder of these incredible creations!
Garden Rocks Concert Series
Let the music fill the air and get ready to groove to your favorite tunes at the highly anticipated Garden Rocks concert series, rocking the stage at the American Gardens Theatre every day throughout the festival. Prepare to be entertained by a diverse lineup of talented artists, both local and globally renowned, offering something for everyone's musical taste. Get ready to sing along and have an unforgettable experience!
March 3-4 – Journey former lead vocalist STEVE AUGERI
March 5-6 – Daughtry
March 10-11 – Tommy DeCarlo
March 12-13 – Smash Mouth
March 17-18 – Mike DelGuidice
March 19-20 – Blue Oyster Cult – NEW
March 24-25 – Berlin
March 26-27 – The Pointer Sisters
March 31 – Luis Figueroa – NEW
April 1-2 – Piso 21 – NEW
April 3 – TBD
April 7-8 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
April 9-10 – Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
April 16-17 – Switchfoot – NEW
April 21-22 – A Flock of Seagulls
April 23-24 – Jo Dee Messina
April 28-29 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett, The Voice Of Player
April 30, May 1 – Kool and the Gang
May 5-8 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
May 12-15 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
May 19-20 – A.J. Croce: Croce Plays Croce – NEW
May 21-22 – Casting Crowns – NEW
May 26-27 – Jason Scheff, longtime lead singer of Chicago – NEW
May 28-29 – Rick Springfield
June 2-5 – Plain White T’s
June 9-10 – The Spinners
June 11-12 – The Commodores
June 16-17 – Vertical Horizon
June 18-19 – Tony Orlando
June 23-26 – Simple Plan
June 30, July 1 – Living Colour
July 2-3 – Wang Chung
This year, there are almost 20 Outdoor Kitchens and over 60 new items to enjoy at the festival. Try exciting new flavors like the Cubanito at Florida Fresh and Peach Galette at EPCOT Farmers Feast. Don't worry, though, because favorites like the Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade at Pineapple Promenade and the Chicken and Waffles at The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board are also returning.
During the festival, don't forget to grab a Festival Passport and participate in the tasty foodie fun with the Garden Graze. Simply get a stamp on your passport after purchasing a bite from one of the Outdoor Kitchens. Collect five stamps to receive an exclusive treat from Pineapple Promenade.
Click here for more details on each Outdoor Kitchen:
Something for Everyone
Get ready for some festive family fun with not one, but two exciting scavenger hunts at this year's festival! Join Spike the Bee as he embarks on his pollination trail, buzzing around the stunning gardens in search of nectar. Take part in Spike's Pollination Exploration and see if you can keep up with his busy schedule!
But that's not all - for a limited time, you can take a hop around World Showcase and join in the Egg-stravaganza Hunt! Look out for twelve exquisite, bunny-themed eggs hidden throughout the park. Can you find them all and complete the ultimate Easter adventure? Get ready for an egg-cellent time!
Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth! Step inside a magnificent butterfly house where you can experience the enchanting world of butterflies up close. Discover the fascinating life cycle of these pollinators and marvel at the vibrant pollinator gardens that surround you.
Let your senses guide you to Blossoms of Fragrance Presented by Scentsy, where you can create unforgettable memories with the help of captivating fragrances. Follow the alluring scents and indulge in a sensory experience like no other.
For those looking for a place to unleash their energy, head over to Camp Get Out N' Play Garden Presented by OFF!. This camp-themed garden is the perfect spot for families to let loose and have some fun. Kids can jump, play, climb, and explore this specially designed area just for them. Get ready for an adventure-filled experience!
Bring sunshine wherever you go with Orange Bird apparel, accessories, and more. Take home the adorable collection today!
If you're a fan of "Coco", don't miss out on the chance to bring the magic home with headwear, home decor, and apparel inspired by the beloved classic.
At the 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, Minnie Mouse takes center stage in the beautiful Butterfly Collection, featuring a variety of flowery designs.
Annual Passholders are in for a treat with an exclusive merch collection featuring Spike the Bee that you won't want to pass up!
And even if you can't attend the event, select festival merchandise will be available on shopDisney starting March 4!
So get ready for a blooming experience at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival – it's sure to be a delightful celebration!
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