Planning a fun-filled adventure to Walt Disney World is always a treat for travelers. This magical destination has a way of bringing out the child in everyone who walks through the gates! While time spent at Disney theme parks is sure to thrill, there’s, even more, to enjoy when you find yourself here during the Disney Flower and Garden Festival. Year-round, Disney guests will find that the parks host a variety of themed festivals to enjoy but the Disney Flower and Garden Festival is highlighted between March 2nd and July 4th, 2022, this year. This fun floral festival is showcased at EPCOT and provides guests with every reason to indulge their senses as they make their way through beautiful gardens, amazing entertainment, performances, and savory flavors to top it all off in perfect Disney style. No matter how many fellow travelers you’re arriving alongside, everyone will find something that inspires you at the Disney Flower and Garden Festival!

Check Out the Festival Topiaries

While the Disney Flower and Garden Festival is brimming over with exciting options for entertainment to check out, one of the highlights is the collection of meticulously curated topiaries that adorn the park for the duration of the celebration. This festival takes the concept of garden art to an entirely new level of fun. Guests can stroll through a variety of on-site gardens that are dotted with topiary sculptures of Disney characters from across movies, and decades! Topiaries extend to depictions of everything from animals to iconic princesses and are designed by talented Disney horticulturists with a flair for bringing garden magic to life before your very eyes. There is inevitably a long lineup of topiaries to check out while you’re visiting the park during this time of celebration. Some of those that you’ll want to be sure not to miss include the Ann and Elsa topiary at the Norway Pavilion, the pandas at the China Pavilion, and Lumiere and Cogsworth paying homage to Beauty and the Beast found at the France Pavilion. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will be spending time at the Germany Pavilion while visitors can find Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and the infamous crocodile located between the Canada and United Kingdom Pavilions. Have a little one in your crew that just loves Bambi? This topiary will be located within reach of Imagination. From Buzz Lightyear and Goofy to a 50th Anniversary celebration cake topiary, the options are vast and varied when it comes to amazing garden art to enjoy during the festival.

Fantastic Food Options Await!

By far, one of the fan-favorite aspects of the Disney Flower and Garden Festival is the option to treat your tastebuds to a variety of specialized and themed food options that are only available to guests through July 4th. The Outdoor Kitchens featured at World Showcase at EPCOT are festival-exclusive events that are sure to inspire palate-pleasing moments of all kinds. Outdoor Kitchens are open daily from 11:00 am until park closing time and guests will need to purchase a ticket for these events separate from their EPCOT pass.  Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a robust meal, the options available during the Disney Flower and Garden Festival are truly one-of-a-kind. If you find yourself in the mood for German fare during the Disney Flower and Garden Festival, heading over to the Germany Pavilion to check out Bauernmarkt is always a good idea. Here, you can enjoy festival specialty Bavarian bites that range from potato pancakes with apple sauce to toasted pretzels with ham and cheese just to name a few. Feeling more like a floral citrus dessert? You’ll find it during the festival time near the Port of Entry at The Citrus Blossom. The grapefruit tarts with ginger mousse are particularly mouthwatering this time of year!

Specialized Gardens and Merchandise

Floral influence finds its way into just about everything at EPCOT during the Flower and Garden Festival. Those with a passion for nature’s take on colors will find the specialized gardens throughout the park during this festival absolutely fascinating! From traditional flower beds to exotic gardens, great care is taken to provide guests with access to everything they can imagine and more. The World Showcase Bridge will be hosting Blossoms of Fragrance Presented by Scentsy in 2022 while the Floating Gardens can be found at World Nature. Festival Blooms at World Celebration combines thousands of flowers into living panoramas while Bambi’s Butterfly House brings winged creatures into the mix as well! As guests weave through these breathtaking gardens, there will be opportunities to purchase specialized festival merchandise along the way as well. From drinkware and trading pins to shirts, collectible novelties, and garden-inspired keepsakes, these options make for a great way to remember your exciting festival adventure at Disney long after you’ve returned home.

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