For the past 22 years, a sure sign that spring has sprung is the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Starting back in 1994 as a small way to display the beauty and talents of the gardening department, this event has turned into a three-month celebration of the great outdoors.
Before jumping into the actual Flower & Garden photos we know no event would be complete without merchandise and this one is no different. Ranging from limited edition pins and a Figment MagicBand to plants you can take home yourself, there is no shortage of options to help make your wallet or purse lighter this year.
Of course, if the merch doesn't do it, again this year the outdoor kitchens return to offer guests a wide variety of fresh food and drinks as they enjoy the beautiful displays.
Now on to those beautiful displays Disney has grown this time around. Starting with the new main entrance featuring Daisy Duck, fitting I feel, and for the first time Huey, Dewey, and Louie along with Uncle Donald are featured in the Fresh Food, Fun, and Flowers display.
Most of the topiaries and garden display throughout Future World are returning favorites including the Fantasia grouping, Butterflies On The Go presented by GoGo SqueeZ, and the Cactus Road Rally play area featuring Lightning McQueen and Mater from the Disney Pixar Cars films. A few of my returning favorites have to be the Prehistoric Plants near Universe of Energy attraction and the smaller displays showing that plants can not just be beautiful but also helpful. On to the next page for the real star of the Flower & Garden Festival - World Showcase.