Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

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Overview:

Each spring the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival combines color, culinary, and cultivation to make the park even more beautiful. The 2017 festival will run from March 1st to May 29th and feature new topiaries, outdoor kitchens, Garden Rocks concerts, and much more. Note: Epcot or multi-park admission is required for all experiences.

Topiaries:

Snow White Topiary

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs return to the festival near the Germany Pavilion.

Welcome Spring Fun, Food and Flowers Main Entrance (NEW)
Figment Near Spaceship Earth (NEW)
Stitch Future World East
Fab Five Future World East
Buzz Lightyear Future World East
Lightning McQueen and Cruz Test Track (NEW)
Farmer’s Market Stand Future World East  (NEW)
Phineas and Ferb Future World East
Fantasia Future World West
Butterflies Showcase Plaza
The Three Caballeros Mexico
Anna and Elsa Norway
Troll Norway
Bromeliad Dragon China
Pandas China
Simba and Friends Outpost
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Germany
Lady and the Tramp Italy
Woody The American Adventure
Beauty and the Beast France
Peter Pan and Tinker Bell United Kingdom
Winnie the Pooh and Friends United Kingdom
Bambi and Friends Canada

Garden Exhibits:

Music Garden Melodies

Music Garden Melodies in Future World near Test Track

Water Wise Garden Presented by Rain Bird Corporation Future World East
Prehistoric Plants Future World East
Purple Martins Presented by Audubon Florida Future World East
Road to the Florida 500 Near Test Track
Floating Gardens Future World
Festival Blooms Future World
Pollinator Paradise Future World West
Butterflies on the Go Presented by GoGo squeeZ Future World West
Butterfly Haven Future World West
Health & Healing Garden Future World West
Edible Flower Future World West
Seed Sanctuary Future World West
Backyard Habitat Presented by National Wildlife Federation Future World West
Music Garden Melodies Future World West
Nature Works Everywhere Presented by The Nature Conservancy Future World West
Pepper Patch Mexico
Extraordinary Orchids Mexico
Bamboo Garden China
Geranium Garten Germany (NEW)
Alpine Containers Germany (NEW)
Garden Italiano Italy
Japanese Mini Garden Japan
Bonsai Collection Japan
Urban Spice Morocco
English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London United Kingdom
Shakespeare Garden United Kingdom

Festival Center:

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the former Wonders of Life Pavilion. Includes:

  • Garden Information Desk: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Connect with Master Gardeners from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences.
  • Garden Theatre: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    See the “making” of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
  • Heritage of Disney’s Horticulture Exhibit: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Learn how horticulture has played a key role in creating Walt Disney’s vision.
  • Hands-On Presentations at the Greenhouse Stage: 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Demonstrations at the Fresh Epcot Stage: Noon and 3:00 PM
  • Tips at the Spotlight Stage: 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
    Planting pointers from the experts at University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences.
  • Conversations at the Festival Stage: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Discussions on a variety of horticulture topics.

Garden Rocks Concert Series:

Gin Blossoms

Gin Blossoms perform April 14-17, 2017 at Garden Rocks Concert Series

Showtimes:

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, & Monday 5:30pm, 6:45pm & 8:00pm at the American Gardens Theatre.

Lineup:

MARCH 3-4 Jon Secada, “Just Another Day”
MARCH 5-6 Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX, “The Grand Illusion”
MARCH 10-13 The Pointer Sisters, “I’m So Excited”
MARCH 17-18 Simple Plan, “Welcome to My Life”
MARCH 19-20 Plain White T’s, “Hey There Delilah”
MARCH 24-27 Night Ranger, “Sister Christian”
MARCH 31-APRIL 3 Little River Band, “Reminiscing”
APRIL 7-10 Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice, “Spinning Wheel”
APRIL 14-17 Gin Blossoms, “Hey Jealousy”
APRIL 21-24 The Orchestra starring former members of ELO, “Evil Woman”
APRIL 28-29 Exposé, “Point of No Return”
APRIL 30-MAY 1 Berlin featuring Terri Nunn, “Take My Breath Away
MAY 5-8 STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas, “We Built This City”
MAY 12-15 The Guess Who, “American Woman”
MAY 19-22 Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”
MAY 26-29 The Spinners, “Working My Way Back to You”

Dining Packages:

Packages include Breakfast, lunch or dinner at select Epcot restaurants as well as guaranteed seating at one of the Garden Rocks Concert Series performances later that day

Dining reservations must be at least 2.5 hours prior to showtime. Call (407) 939-3378 to reserve your spot or visit DisneyWorld.com.

Magic Your Way Dine and Deluxe Dine packages will be accepted as payment.

Special Weekend Events:

  • Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment and Conservation Specialists: March 31 to April 2 and April 28 to 30, 2017
    Interact with team members from Disney’s Animal Kingdom park during an entire weekend featuring a variety of topics including what we can do to protect the planet/
  • Celebrate Earth Day: April 22 to 24, 2017
    Enjoy an assortment of special activities—and listen along as featured personalities speak at the Festival Center.
  • Discover the Bounty of Florida Agriculture: May 5 to 7, 2017
    Interact with a whole cornucopia of Florida Agriculture specialists inside the Festival Center.
  • Florida Federation of Garden Clubs: May 12 to 14, 2017
    Marvel at amazing flora designs that defy description inside the Festival Center.

Outdoor Kitchens and Menus:

Epcot guests sample tasty bites from the Cider House Outdoor Kitchen during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The festival, which runs 90 days March 1-May 29, 2017 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., features dozens of character topiaries, stunning floral displays, gardening seminars and the Garden Rocks concert series – all included in regular Epcot admission. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

The Berry Basket

Food

  • Lamb chop with Quinoa Salad and Blackberry Gastrique
  • Field Greens with fresh Strawberries, Blue Cheese, Strawberry Vinaigrette and Spiced Pecans (V)
  • Warm Wild Berry Buckle with Pepper Berry Sorbet (V)

Beverage

  • Founders Raubeaus Pure Raspberry Ale, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Island Grove Blueberry Moscato, Hawthorne, FL
  • Twinings Green Tea Berry Mint Julep (non-alcoholic version also available)

Urban Farm Eats (Showcase Plaza)

Food

  • Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, B&W Gourmet Farms Baby Arugula, Feta and Balsamic Reduction (GF) (V)
  • Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragoût, Spring Vegetables and Fingerling Potatoes
  • Crabless Cake with Crispy Vegetable Slaw, Lemon Vinaigrette and Old Bay Remoulade (V)

Beverages

  • Avivé Natural Peach Sparkling Wine, France
  • King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir, Oregon
  • Wildflower Pale Ale, Forbidden Root Brewery, Chicago, IL
  • Urban Mary with House-made Pickled Green Bean
  • Urban Fairy Cocktail

Pineapple Promenade (Showcase Plaza)

Food

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve (V)

Beverages

  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Maui Brewing Company Pineapple Mana, Hawaii
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-alcoholic)

La Isla Fresca (Showcase Plaza)

Food

  • Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro
  • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce
  • Caribbean Conch Salad with Avocado, Mango and Onions
  • FlanCocho: Vanilla Caramel Custard with Chocolate Coffee Cake (V)

Beverages

  • Red Stripe Lager
  • Frozen Simply Tropical™ Juice Drink with Cruzan Mango Rum
  • Frozen Simply Tropical Juice Drink (Non-alcoholic)

Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)

Food

  • Chile Relleno de Picadillo: Battered Poblano Pepper filled with Ground Beef covered with Tomato Sauce and Garnished with Queso Fresco and Toasted Almonds
  • Brocheta de Pollo con Salsa Morita: Grilled Chicken with Red and Green Bell Pepper served with Salsa Chile Morita and Garnished with Micro-Cilantro and Edible Flowers
  • Tres Leches: Vanilla Sponge Cake, Cajeta, Condensed Milk and Evaporated Milk and Garnished with Orange Zest

Beverages

  • Hibiscus Margarita
  • Elderflower Pineapple Margarita
  • Watermelon White Sangria
  • Pacifico Draft Beer with Kahlua Floater

Lotus House (China)

Food

  • Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wrap
  • Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries (V)
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls (V)

Beverages

  • Oolong Peach Bubble Tea
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango and Orange Juice
  • Dragon Pearl: Beer, Honey, Cream and Tapioca Pearls
  • M.S.G: A cooler of Mango Wine, Strawberry and Ginger Ale
  • Plum Wine Cooler
  • Tsingtao Lager

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany)

Food

  • Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (V)
  • Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream
  • Roasted Bratwurst with Curry Ketchup and Paprika-spiced Chips (GF)
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries

Beverages

  • Hugo-Charles De Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint
  • Paulaner Original Munich Lager
  • Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen
  • Köstritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager
  • Beer Flight

Primavera Kitchen (Italy)

Food

  • Antipasto Misto: Cerignola Olives, Sweet Soppressata and Salami, Ovolini, Mozzarella, Sweet Roasted Peppers and Ciabatta Bread
  • Meatball Parmigiana: Hand-made Beef and Veal Meatballs, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmigiana and Fresh Basil
  • Strawberry Tiramisu: Ladyfingers, Mascarpone Cream and Marinated Strawberries topped with Strawberry Sauce

Beverages

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • Moscato
  • Bellini: Sparkling Wine and Peach Purée
  • Rossini: Sparkling Wine and Marinated Strawberries
  • Frozen Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila
  • Moretti Lager L’Autentica
  • Moretti La Rossa

THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews (The American Adventure)

Food

  • Pulled Pig Slider with Coleslaw
  • Smoked Pork Ribs with Black Bean and Corn Salad (GF)
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapeños
  • Warm Chocolate Cake with Bourbon-Salted Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans (V)

Beverage

  • Zen of Zin Old Vine, California
  • Orange Blossom Pilsner, Orlando, FL
  • 3 Daughters Phantasmas Spicy DIPA, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Shipyard Maple Bacon Stout, Clearwater, FL
  • Beer Flight
  • Frozen Lemonade with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine
  • Frozen Lemonade (Non-alcoholic)

Hanami (Japan)

Food

  • Frushi: Fresh Pineapple, Strawberry and Melon rolled with Raspberry Coconut Rice, sprinkled with Toasted Coconut and Whipped Cream on the side (V)
  • Ahi Tuna Poke Sesame Ginger
  • Beef Teriyaki Udon: Thin-sliced Beef, Onions and Noodles tossed on the grill with Soy and Ginger

Beverages

  • Sapporo Premium Black Lager
  • Kirin Ichiban Pale Ale
  • Matcha (Green Tea) Sake Cocktail
  • Amabuki Kurenai Junmai Sake
  • Ozeki Shin Junmai Sake

Taste of Marrakesh (Morocco)

Food

  • Merguez “Hot Dog” Sausage: Spicy Beef and Lamb with Sautéed Onions and Green Peppers
  • Home-Made Falafel with Pickled Beet and Turnip, Tomato Salad and Tahini Sauce
  • Baklava (V)

Beverages

  • Desert Rose: Sparkling Wine topped with Pomegranate Liqueur
  • White Sangria
  • Guerrouane Red Wine
  • Casa Beer

Florida Fresh (Between Morocco and France)

Food

  • Carne Asada with Black Bean Cake and Cilantro Lime Sour Cream
  • Shrimp and Stone-ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn , Tomatoes and Cilantro (GF)
  • Florida Larder Board: Orlando-made Ricotta Cheese, Cahaba Farms Micro Onions, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic, Country Pâté and House-made Pickles
  • Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue

Beverages

  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Key Lime Sparkling Wine, St Petersburg, FL
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company Quat Seasonal Fruit Ale
  • Barley Mow Brewing Company Mirth and Merriment Golden Ale, Largo FL
  • Florida Beer Company Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Beer Flight
  • Watermelon Cucumber Slushy with Tamiami Florida Gin
  • Watermelon Cucumber Slushy (Non-alcoholic)
  • Fresh-Squeezed Watermelon Juice (Non-alcoholic)

Fleur de Lys (France)

Food

  • Tarte à l’Onion Alsacienne: Alsatian Onion Tart with Sautéed Onions, Fresh Thyme and Rosemary on a Flaky Puff Pastry Crust (V)
  • Poulet aux Écrevisses, Riz Pilaf: Baked Chicken with Crawfish served with Rice Pilaf
  • Macaron Chocolat Framboise: Large Raspberry Macaron with Chocolate Fudge and Raspberry Jam (GF)

Beverages

  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Grey Goose Orange, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice
  • Kir Pomegranate, Sparkling Wine, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
  • Brut de Pêche: Natural Peach Sparkling Wine
  • C’est La Vie: Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blend
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664

Cider House (United Kingdom)

Food

  • Pear Cider-brined Shredded Corned Beef with Braised Cabbage and Branston Dressing with Pears
  • House-made Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare
  • Freshly Baked Lemon Scone with Crème Fraîche and Mixed Berries (V) (GF)

Beverages

  • McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider, West Seneca, NY
  • Florida Beer Company Caribe Blood Orange Tropical Hard Cider, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Ciderboys Magic Hard Strawberry Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider, California (Non-alcoholic)

Northern Bloom (Canada)

Please discriminating palates with fantastic fare from our Great White North neighbor… O Canada!

Food

  • Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple wood Smoked Bacon (GF)
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables
  • Nanaimo Bar

Beverages

  • Maple Popcorn Shake with Crown Royal Maple Whiskey
  • Maple Popcorn Shake (non-alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Maudite Amber Ale, Chambly, Québec
  • Unibroue À Tout Le Monde Saison, Chambly, Québec
  • Unibroue Éphémère White Ale, Chambly, Québec
  • Beer Flight

Specialty Coffee Carts Hosted by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Future World Coffee Cart Hosted by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Spiked Chai Latte: Iced, frozen or hot chai tea latte with chai spices, creamy vanilla and blended with Bailey’s Irish Crème® or Grey Goose Vodka

Port of Entry Coffee Cart Hosted by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Tiki Torch: Frozen passion fruit thrills with sweet juicy flavors and a hint of tartness, all blended with Grey Goose Vodka

American Adventure Coffee Cart Hosted by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Frozen Strawberry-Lemon Sunset: Layered frozen strawberry and lemonade topped with Grey Goose Vodka

Showcase Coffee Cart Hosted by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • The famous roasted coffee from Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company—chilled, then topped with Kahlúa, Grey Goose Vodka and rich, creamy half and half

Merchandise:

General Merchandise

Flower and Garden Merchandise

Flower and Garden Merchandise

New merchandise will include apparel, headware, home décor, and souvenirs. A ShellieMay plush bear dressed in gardening attire and three Figment-inspired garden decorations will also be offered. Merchandise will be available inside the Festival Center as well as select locations throughout Epcot.

Pins

Flower and Garden Pins

Flower and Garden Pins

Limited Edition pins feature Mickey, Minnie, Beauty & the Beast, and more.

Annual Passholders

Annual Passholder Merchandise

Annual Passholder Merchandise

Annual Passholders will be able to purchase exclusive products such as apparel for women and men, a TERVIS wine goblet, a collectible coin, and a limited edition pin with Lilo & Stitch as well as a limited release pin with Figment. In order to purchase these items, Passholders must present a valid Annual Pass at time of purchase.

Egg-stravaganza

Egg-stavaganza

Egg-stavaganza

Egg-stravaganza is returning to Epcot during the Festival. During this event, guests search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters and record place the corresponding sticker on the specially themed map to represent that location.

Maps and stickers can be purchased for $5.99, plus tax. To participate, guests should visit Pin Central in Future World, Disney Traders at the entrance to World Showcase, or World Traveler at the International Gateway.

Tours:

Gardens of the World

Join a knowledgeable Disney horticulturist and a small group of fellow guests on this 3-hour walking tour throughout Future World and World Showcase. The tour includes behind-the-scenes tales about the award-winning topiaries and international gardens that make up the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. In addition, guests will examine the role of landscaping at the Walt Disney World Resort, discuss ways you can apply Disney landscaping techniques at home, discover how landscaping helps develop a theme and explore various plant materials and gardening techniques.

The price of this tour is $85.00 plus tax, per Guest and guests must be at least 16 years of age to participate. To make a reservation, visit Guest Relations or call (407) WDW-TOUR.

Tours take place on select Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM during the Festival.

English Tea Garden Tour

During this complimentary tour, guests will learn more about the artistry behind the growing and blending of herbs, which is vital for the creation of uniquely flavored brews.

The English Tea Garden tour lasts approximately 20 minutes. Same-day registration is available in The Tea Caddy gift shop in the United Kingdom pavilion.

Tours are held Monday through Thursday at 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM

Behind the Seeds Tour

Explore the future of agriculture and get up-close and personal with the critters of The Land Pavilion on this walking tour. For same-day reservations and pricing visit the Tour Desk on the lower level of The Land. The tour runs daily from 10:30 to 4:30 daily.

The cost is $25 for adults and $20 for children aged 3 through 9.

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