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2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival | Ultimate Guide

Spring is in the air and The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is back again in 2024! The Flower and Garden Festival is definitely one of our favorite events in Walt Disney World and that’s why I’ve put together this information guide about it so you and your family can be prepared and have the best time possible! 

monorail and flower beds at Imagination! pavilion Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is finally back the way we know and love it, in its full glory. It’s always a must-see event and maybe the best festival all year long.

One thing is for sure, this is EPCOT at its most beautiful. At no other time of the year will you see so many gorgeous gardens, plants, flowers, and of course, the famous topiaries.

In this post, we have an in-depth guide for your visit to the Flower and Garden Festival in EPCOT in 2024 and all the information you will need including Dates, Menus, Reviews of the Food, Topiaries, Activities, Tips, and more. 

This will update you on all the food, drinks, and events happening this year, and everything that’s new, so make sure to read everything about the Flower and Garden Festival in our guide below.

Also before we get started, we have two other resources you will find useful when planning your visit:

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Most of all, have fun, and hope to see you around Epcot! 😉

2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Dates

Snow White Topiary EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is now celebrating its 31st year and will take place starting February 28, 2024 to May 27, 2024.

Last year, went on record for one of the the longest Flower and Garden Festival ever at 120 days, the year before that it lasted a total of 127 days. Every year it has slowly been getting longer and longer, so it was strange to see this year “only” at 90 days.

The outdoor kitchens you’re used to visiting are back, and of course, the famous Disney-themed topiaries which are the highlight of the event for me (besides the food of course!)

Last year we saw brand new topiaries from Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela, and Luisa from Disney’s hit animated film “Encanto,” as well as a new Princess Tiana topiary. In 2024, 3 new topiaries will be joining them.

You can be sure that the Garden Rocks Concert Series is returning in 2024 and it is always a staple of the Flower and Garden Festival. Musicians perform nightly at the America Gardens Theater.

The 2024 opening date was just announced, so more info on this coming soon.

What is the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival?

Donald Duck Mexico Topiary Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

If you’ve never been to the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival in Disney World, then you are in for a great time! If you’ve been to EPCOT before then you’ll notice there is almost always a festival going on all year round, and it always involves great food and drinks!

The 4 Annual EPCOT Festivals are:

2024 is the 31st annual EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, which is a celebration of gardening, flowers, and the magnificent topiaries around the park.

You can walk around EPCOT in both World Showcase and the other 3 “Worlds” and look at dozens of flower beds, gardens, and topiaries in the shape of your favorite Disney characters. This is the biggest highlight, and there is no time of year when EPCOT is more beautiful than during Flower and Garden.

Mickey and Minnie and Goofy Topiary Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Really, if you haven’t seen EPCOT during this time of the year, you are missing out. It’s one of the reasons we consider March one of the best times to visit Disney World.

Oh yeah, and there is amazing food too! There are food marketplaces set up all throughout World Showcase and Future World, each with a different theme and representing a different type of cuisine.

Taste some amazing flavors at these outdoor kitchens that use natural ingredients, sometimes even grown right in the park.

How the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Works

Strawberry Mousse with flowers and Spaceship Earth at Epcot Flower and Garden

During the Flower and Garden Festival, there are dozens of events, tours, and activities to take part in. You can roam around EPCOT and go see whichever ones look the most interesting to you. Make sure to research ahead of time which ones sound the most interesting to you and put them at the top of your list to do.

For the food, each outdoor kitchen at Flower and Garden has a different menu and is focused on small plates, not big meals. It’s best enjoyed casually, strolling from one booth to the next while trying different items and taking your time as you take it all in.

Most have the theme of a certain type of cuisine like Italian, French, or Mexican, and specific flavors like citrus, pineapple, or smokehouse. In each kiosk, there are food and beverages unique to that theme or area. So for example, if you go to the Florida marketplace booth there’s a good chance you’ll find something key lime, orange, or similar.

How Much Does the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Cost?

You do not need a separate ticket for the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, it isn’t a hard-ticketed event. You only need to have a valid EPCOT park ticket for that day and you will then be able to experience the festival as much as you want to.

Before You Go

Mickey Mouse flower bed and Wonders of Life Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

While the Disney Flower and Garden Festival is pretty straightforward, there are some things you should plan before going to get the most out of your time there. What’s most important is to book in advance any of the tours or events you want to attend, as many end up selling out.

You definitely should book the 2 unique tours in advance, The EPCOT: Gardens of the World Tour and the Royal Tea Garden Tour, as they tend to sell out.

It’s also a good idea to look at the food you want to eat ahead of time. There are a lot of different unique options so study the menus and write down which outdoor kitchens have snacks you are interested in trying and head there.

Finding Your Way Around the Festival

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival guide and pink flowers

There are a few things that can help you navigate your way around Flower and Garden that you should definitely pick up on your way into the park:

Festival Passport – Just like with every EPCOT Festival, the Flower and Garden Festival has its own passport book you can pick up for free. This will be your main guide during your time there and contains all the most important information including lists of the Outdoor Kitchen Menus, Topiaries, Gardens, and the Concert Lineups.

EPCOT Park Map – The standard EPCOT map that contains all the attractions, shops, and restaurants around World Showcase and Future World. This will be useful when fitting the other EPCOT attractions into your schedule. Plus they always make a special version of it for the Flower and Garden Festival.

Hours Guide – This includes information for all the EPCOT entertainment, including some Flower and Garden events. Make sure you have the right times so you don’t miss them.

What is New at Flower and Garden in 2024?

Groot Topiary from Guardians of the Galaxy at EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

The great thing about the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is that every year it changes, and this year there are a ton of new things to get excited about, as well as many old favorites from recent years.

This year we will see brand new topiaries from Coco (Miguel and Dante), Wish (Asha, Valentino and the Wishing Star) and Groot from Guardians of Galaxy. The Wish topiaries will be located right at the entrance to EPCOT making for a great photo op. While Coco will be in Mexico and Groot will be near the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride.

Working on butterfly topiaries EPCOT Flower and Garden

Some of your favorite topiaries are returning to EPCOT this year so expect to find Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the Germany pavilion, as well as Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Tick Tock Croc, Figment, Anna and Elsa, and more!

There are a number of new activities, gardens, and entertainment you definitely are going to want to check out during your visit.

You’ll be happy to know that the springtime scavenger hunt Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration is back once again this year. Follow Spike the Bee on his pollination trail, where he will “bee” busy collecting nectar and pollinating gardens at EPCOT. Once you find him in each garden on your map, you can add the corresponding sticker of the plant he is visiting. 

Bambi’s Butterfly House enchants guests with a kaleidoscope of butterflies showing off their extraordinary beauty and colors.

Butterfly Topiary World Showcase Bridge EPCOT

One of the cooler ones is the returning fragrant garden “Blossoms of Fragrance” by Scentsy on the bridge to World Showcase. Here you can enjoy the sights and scents of spring all the while being surrounded by vibrant butterfly topiaries. Use your nose to smell the 6 scent stations—floral, fruity, citrus, spice, woods, and fresh.

Of course, our favorite thing to do at any EPCOT festival is to eat, and there are a total of 15 outdoor kitchens at Flower and Garden this year that we plan on thoroughly enjoying.

Citrus Blossom marketplace EPCOT Flower and Garden

The Citrus Blossom is moving to a new location at Odyssey with fresh new items that you won’t want to miss.

As a fun activity, follow the Garden Graze, a fun food stroll highlighting five delicious sweet and savory offerings listed in the Festival Passport. If you complete it, you get a special treat at the end.

The Garden Rocks Concert Series is back in 2024 and is a great way to relax at the end of a long day in EPCOT. Concerts feature internationally recognized artists at the America Gardens Theatre stage Friday through Monday. From Tuesday to Thursday, you can enjoy local bands.

Japan Gate with Dragon topiary Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Merchandise is always a huge part of the festival, and this year you can find garden-inspired merchandise collections featuring vibrant apparel, drinkware, garden tools, and much more.

They will feature your favorite characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Figment, and Spike the Bee. And you definitely won’t want to miss the official 70’s inspired Orange Bird merchandise!

Stay tuned for more details on the new additions to the festival soon.

Topiaries and Gardens

Pluto with flowers in mouth Topiary Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Flower and Garden Festival is known for its themed topiaries, and that again is the focus in 2024! These are gorgeous, life-sized plants, shaped to resemble your favorite Disney characters. If you haven’t seen these before, they will surely be one of the highlights of the festival.

This year there are two new ones: Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa from Disney’s “Encanto”, and Princess Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog.”

Besides those, all your favorite Disney characters will be back, plus a few we haven’t seen in a while are making a return. Some of the characters include Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Belle, and the Beast, Donald, Daisy, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, Anna and Elsa, and more.

Here is a list of the topiaries at the 2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival and their locations:

  • Anna and Elsa – Norway Pavilion
  • Bambi and Friends – World Nature near Imagination! and Refreshment Port
  • Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion
  • Butterflies – Main Entrance, Scentsy Garden, Butterfly House and World Showcase
  • Butterfly and Flower Towers – International Gateway
  • Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth Main Entrance
  • Buzz Lightyear – World Discovery near Mission: SPACE®
  • Coco (Miguel and Dante) – Mexico Pavilion
  • Donald Duck – World Celebration in Community Garden Near Connections Café in World Celebration
  • Dragon Topiary – Japan Pavilion near Torii Gate
  • Encanto (Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela, and Luisa) – World Showcase
  • Figment – World Celebration in World Celebration Plaza
  • Geese – Canada Pavilion
  • Goofy – Rosewalk
  • Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy – World Discovery near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Huey, Dewey and Louie – World Celebration in World Celebration Plaza
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy – Between France and Morocco Pavilions
  • Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth – France Pavilion
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Pluto – Bridge to World Showcase
  • Pandas – China Pavilion
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Tick Tock Croc – Between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
  • Princess Tiana The American Adventure Pavilion
  • Pumbaa and Timon – World Nature near The Land Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa, and Sarabi) – World Nature near The Land Pavilion
  • Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs – Germany Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell’s and Fairy House Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Troll – Norway Pavilion
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger) – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Wish (Asha, Valentino and the Wishing Star) – The Main Entrance
  • Woody, Bo Peep and Her Sheep – World Nature between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion

Make sure to see our guide to Every Disney Character Topiary at Flower and Garden.

Which one is your favorite??


multi-colored flower beds Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Besides the topiaries, this festival has some amazing gardens you can walk through and sometimes learn and interact in. There are thousands of gorgeous budding flowers and plants of every color possible that make them up and bring Epcot to life as you’ve never seen. It really is stunning.

Here are the gardens from last year, but most of them will be returning in 2024:

Front Half of EPCOT

  • Blossoms of Fragrance Garden Presented by Scentsy – World Showcase Bridge – Follow your nose and form lasting memories with the help of fresh, unforgettable fragrances.
  • Bold Bromeliads – World Nature by The Land Pavilion – Tour a variety of these amazing plants.
  • Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth – World Nature Near Imagination! – View a kaleidoscope of butterflies up close, in all their extraordinary color. Learn about butterfly lifecycles and maybe even see one emerge from its chrysalis. Closes at dusk.
  • Camp Get Out ‘N’ Play Garden Presented by OFF! – World Discovery – Bring the entire family to explore this camp-themed garden where little ones are invited to jump, play and climb.
  • The Community Garden – World Celebration Connect with the earth and each other at this celebration of a diverse and thriving communal garden plot.
  • Connections Conservatory Garden – World Celebration Near Connections Eatery – Settle into this thoughtful garden full of floral inspirations for your indoor spaces.
  • Festival Blooms – World Celebration – Admire thousands of flowers that form colorful, living panoramas, with a 50th Anniversary celebration theme.
  • Floating Gardens – World Nature – Peer upon more than 150 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the bridge to World Showcase.
  • Prehistoric Garden – World Discovery near Mission: SPACE – Imagine life on Earth 65 million years ago with astounding plant life that’s thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
  • Songbird Meadow Presented by Wild Birds Unlimited – World Discovery – Songbirds are an important part of many ecosystems—including the one in your own backyard! Discover simple steps you can take at home to help these feathered friends thrive.
  • The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board® – Rosewalk near Imagination! – Learn about honeybees’ critical role in the environment, and enjoy sweet and savory treats made possible by their hard work.

World Showcase

  • Bamboo Garden – China Pavilion – Visit this garden to see bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes.
  • Bonsai Collection – Japan Pavilion – Learn about the art of bonsai, some of the finest living sculptures. Bonsai masters carefully shape and tend these miniature works of art, creating peace and balance with the earth.
  • Bouquet Garden – France Pavilion – See bountiful blooms perfect for a bouquet of cut flowers.
  • China Penjing Garden – China Pavilion – Discover ancient Chinese art that recreates miniature landscapes.
  • Desert Garden – Mexico Pavilion – Discover the special adaptations that allow plants in arid climates to adjust to the harshest of growing conditions.
  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings® – Unearth the history and art of tea-blending at this elegant English tea garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion, featuring plants used in some of Twinings®’ finest blends.
  • Extraordinary Orchids – Mexico Pavilion – Set eyes on these spectacular plants blooming in radiant color.
  • France Bouquet Garden – France – See bountiful blooms perfect for a bouquet of cut flowers.
  • Garden Italiano – Italy Pavilion – From fresh spaghetti sauce to pizza toppings, this Tuscan kitchen garden features all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
  • Gnome Garden – Germany Pavilion – Discover topiary versions of magical garden gnomes, originating from German folk tales.
  • Kokedema Garden – Japan Pavilion – Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art at this tranquil garden.
  • Miniature Garden – Germany Pavilion – Appreciate the little things in this showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of fine shrubs.
  • Shakespeare Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion – Rediscover Shakespeare in this idyllic garden featuring excerpts from some of the Bard’s most famous sonnets—and the dazzling flowers that influenced them.
  • Shishi Odoshi – Japan Pavilion – Contemplate the methodical movement and soothing rhythm of this traditional Japanese bamboo water fountain.
  • Spice Garden – Morocco Pavilion – Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends, once considered more valuable than gold.

Outdoor Kitchen Menus & Food

Best Snacks Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

(The 2024 Flower and Garden menus have just been announced. Here is a look at this year’s menus).

Of course, it’s not only about flowers, topiaries, and gardens here. A big highlight of any Epcot festival is the food and drink, and the Flower and Garden Festival is no different. We were pretty satisfied with the amount of real, quality food and drink offerings last year and 2024 might even top it.

Food Details

  • Kitchens located in World Showcase, World Celebration, and World Discovery
  • Outdoor Kitchens open daily from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older
  • Outdoor Kitchens subject to closure at any time
  • Food and beverage samples are available while supplies last
  • All menu items are subject to change without notice

This year, the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival has 17 main outdoor kitchens, plus 6 other kiosks offering special food and drink items during the Festival. That means there are a total of 23 Outdoor and Indoor Kitchens offering food and drink specifically for the Flower and Garden Festival.

Last year’s Kitchens include:

  • BAUERNMARKT: Farmer’s Market (Germany)
  • BRUNCHCOT (Near Test Track)
  • The Citrus Blossom (Odyssey)
  • EPCOT Farmers Feast (Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet®)
    • Early Bloom Menu
    • Springtime Menu
    • Summer Solstice Menu
  • Fleur de Lys (France)
  • Florida Fresh (Near Disney Traders)
  • Hanami (Japan)
  • The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board® (Near Port of Entry)
  • Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)
  • La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)
  • Lotus House (China)
  • Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)
  • Northern Bloom (Canada)
  • Pineapple Promenade (Near Port of Entry)
  • Primavera Kitchen (Italy)
  • Swirled Showcase
  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)
  • Trowel & Trellis (Near Port of Entry)
  • Additional Locations
    • Connections Café & Eatery
    • Funnel Cake
    • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
    • Refreshment Outpost
    • Refreshment Port
    • The Land Cart hosted by AdventHealth
    • Canada Popcorn Cart
    • United Kingdom Beer Cart

We are happy to say that this year the Outdoor Kitchens have nearly 50 new dishes to try that were not available in previous festivals. That’s what we like to see, new food and not just the same dishes over and over each year.

Take a look at this year’s Flower and Garden Menus below which will give you a good idea of what to expect. And for the tastiest food and drink items, check out our 25 Best Epcot Flower and Garden Snacks, just don’t look at it when hungry!

BAUERNMARKT: Farmer’s Market

Best Snacks Epcot Flower and Garden Festival


  • Potato Pancakes with House-made Applesauce (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) – $4.75
  • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Cheese – $5.75
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with berry compote – $4.75
EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival BAUERNMARKT


  • Bitburger Premium Pils
  • Stiegl Brewery Raspberry Radler
  • Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier
  • Apfelschaumwein: Apple Sparkling Wine and Apple Liqueur – $10.00
  • Beer Flight – $10.00

BRUNCHCOT (Near Test Track)

Behold buzz-worthy brunch items that are sure to hit the spot.

BRUNCHCOT EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival
  • Avocado Toast with marinated tomatoes and plant-based cheese crumbles on toasted ciabatta (Plant-based) (Garden Graze Food Stroll) 
  • Biscuit and Gravy with IMPOSSIBLE Chicken Fried Steak and IMPOSSIBLE Sausage Gravy (New)
  • Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with cream cheese frosting and candied bacon


  • Froot Loops Shake (Non-alcoholic) 
  • Peach Bellini
  • Coffee Cocktail: Joffrey’s Coffee with milk, vanilla vodka, and Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur

The Citrus Blossom

Treat your taste buds to the subtleties of lemon, orange and lime—turning delicious dishes even more delish!

The Citrus Blossom EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Orange Sesame Tempura Shrimp with orange chile sauce
  • Lemon Meringue Pie: Lemon curd, lemon mousse, and toasted meringue


  • Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (Non-alcoholic) (Limit 2 per guest) – $15.00
  • Southern Tier Brewing Company Orange Twist Imperial Ale (New) 
  • Left Hand Brewing Lemon Drop Shandy (New)
  • Stone Brewing Tangerine Express Hazy IPA (New)
  • Key Lime Wine Slush (New)
  • Beer Flight – $10.00

EPCOT Farmers Feast

EPCOT Farmers Feast EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

Early Bloom Menu (Available March 1 through April 8)

  • Veal Tenderloin with spring pea risotto featuring BEN’S ORIGINAL INTERNATIONAL GRAINS Arborio Rice and red wine syrup (New)
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake with crème fraîche whipped cream

Springtime Menu

Springtime Menu EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival
  • Seared Scallop with tomato risotto featuring BEN’S ORIGINAL INTERNATIONAL GRAINS Arborio Rice and tomato beurre blanc (New)  
  • Blueberry Buckle with lemon crème fraîche (New) 

Summer Solstice Menu

Summer Solstice EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival
  • Seared Pork Tenderloin with corn risotto featuring BEN’S ORIGINAL INTERNATIONAL GRAINS Arborio Rice and roasted red pepper sauce (New) 
  • Peach Galette with ginger-vanilla whipped cream (New)


  • Collective Arts Brewing Blueberry & Elderberry Sparkling Hard Tea (New) 
  • Ghost Mary: Translucent Bloody Mary with Boyd & Blair Cucumber Vodka, tomato water, horseradish, celery salt, and a hint of pepper (New)

Every Season Menu

EPCOT Farmers Feast EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival
  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and plant-based cheese (Plant-based) (Garden Graze Food Stroll)


  • Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring Islamorada Brewery & Distillery Hibiscus Gin 
  • Frozen Lemon Tea Cocktail with Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon

Florida Fresh (Near Disney Traders)

Discover the many flavors of healthy Florida cuisine in this delightful eatery!

Florida Fresh EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Grilled Warm Water Lobster Tail with Key lime butter (New) 
  • Cubanito with mojo-marinated pork belly, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and stone ground mustard sauce (New) 
  • Florida Strawberry Shortcake (Plant-based) (Garden Graze Food Stroll)


  • Cucumber Watermelon Slushy (Non-alcoholic) 
  • Cucumber Watermelon Slushy with gin

Fleur de Lys

Best Snacks Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Indulge in haute cuisine and boissons that’ll make you fall in ooo-la-la-love with this palate-pleasing Parisian pop-up!


  • Croissant au Fromage de Chèvre, Herbes et Ail Rôtie: Croissant with goat cheese, herbs, and roasted garlic – $6.75
  • Parmentier de Canard A L’Orange: Pulled Duck Confit with Orange Sauce and Garlic-Rosemary Mashed Potatoes (New) 
  • Gâteau au Crémeux Citron, Lavende et Thym, Compote de Fruits Rouges: Warm Cake filled with Lemon, Lavender, and Thyme-infused Cream served with Berry Compote (New) 
  • Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized Beignet filled with vanilla cream and glazed with caramel fleur de sel – $5.75
Fleur de Lys EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Draft Beer – $5.00 (6oz) | $9.00 (12oz)
  • Sparkling Raspberry Cocktail: Sparkling Wine with Raspberry Flavor
  • Jean Bojour Val de Loire: Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley (New) 
  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose l’Orange Vodka, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice – $13.50


Hanami booth Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Journey to Japan for innovative plates crafted with culinary Zen—each delish dish is a Festival favorite!


  • Frushi:  Strawberry, pineapple, and lychee wrapped in sweet rice and pink soy wrap served with whipped cream, drizzled raspberry sauce, and toasted coconut – $7.00
  • Steam Bun filled with vegetables and plant-based soy meat (New) 
  • Ramen Cup: Ramen salad shaken in a cup with fresh vegetables, grilled chicken, and dashi broth with chili oil and yuzu (New) 
Hanami EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Watermelon-Strawberry Lemonade (New)
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Co. Cherry Blossom Green Tea Pilsner (New)
  • Ichigo Breeze Cocktail: Sake with Strawberry and Watermelon (New)
  • Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake (New)

The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board

Spike the Bee sipper Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Quell cravings with an incredible menu of all-natural food and drink infused with the nectar of the gods!


  • Chicken and Waffles: Crispy chicken and a honey sweet cornbread waffle with whipped honey butter and spicy honey 
  • Honey-glazed Cauliflower with honey-roasted carrot purée, wild rice pilaf, spring vegetables, honey-blistered grapes, and sunflower brittle (New) 
The Honey Bee-stro hosted by National Honey Board EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with streusel in a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (Non-alcoholic) (Limit 2 per guest) – $15.00
  • Copperpoint Brewing Co. Bee’s Squeeze Blonde Ale (New)  
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine, St. Petersburg, FL – $6.00
  • Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with Blueberry Vodka and streusel – $12.00

Jardin de Fiestas

Take a food-tastic tour of the Mexico Pavilion… these tantalizing tastes will add some spice to your day!

Jardin de Fiestas EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Sope de Chilorio: Guajillo pepper-braised pork on fried corn shells with black beans, shredded cabbage, crema Mexicana, queso fresco, and chives (New) 
  • Tamale de Rajas: Poblano peppers, corn, and cheese in masa topped with poblano cream sauce, crema mexicana, pickled carrots and onions with chives (New)  
  • Flan de Guayaba: Vanilla flan with guava coulis, whipped cream, and fresh fruit (New) 


Best Snacks Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
  • Lychee Margarita: Centinela Blanco Tequila, lychee liqueur, citrus juice, and agave nectar (New) 
  • Floral Margarita: Cherry liqueur, mezcal, hibiscus tea, and lime juice (New)
  • Craft Mexican Draft Beer

La Isla Fresca

La Isla Fresca EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

Nibble on Caribbean-seasoned dishes that’ll send appetites swaying to the island beat!


  • IMPOSSIBLE Jamaican Beef Patty with Spicy Papaya Syrup (New) (Plant-based)
  • Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) – $4.50


  • Tropical Slush: Lemonade, grapefruit, and simple syrup (Non-alcoholic beverage) 
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Mango Wowie Hazy IPA with mango (New)
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Tropical Perception White Sangria 
  • Tropical Breeze with Don Q Límon Rum

Lotus House

Lotus House EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

Sink your teeth into authentic Chinese eats filled with morsels of good fortune!


  • Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer with creamy peanut sauce – $6.75
  • House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons – $7.75
  • Pan-fried Vegetable Dumplings


  • Mango Bubble Tea (Non-alcoholic beverage)  
  • Brew Hub Honey Jasmine Lager Draft Beer 
  • Dragon Dynasty: Baijiu spirit, light rum, dragon fruit syrup, piña colada mix, and soda water (New)
  • Lucky Peach: Peach whiskey, oolong tea, honey, lemon juice, and soda water (New) 
  • Tropical Moon: Smirnoff Vodka, Triple Sec, passion fruit, soda water and white boba pearls

Magnolia Terrace

Get a nice, cozy feeling with some comfort food inspired by the Gulf region.

Magnolia Terrace EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Muffuletta Panini with ham, salami, mortadella, provolone, and Swiss with olive salad
  • Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Andouille sausage and BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain & Wild Rice – $6.25
  • Bananas Foster Bread Pudding


  • Bayou Cocktail: Bayou Spiced Rum, Coconut Rum, Fruit Punch, and Orange Juice – $12.00
  • Urban Artifact Capy Snacks Fruit Punch Fruit Ale (New) 
  • Schneider Weisse LoveBeer Weissbier (New) 
  • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA, Broussard, La – $5.00 (6oz) | $9.00 (12oz)
  • Beer Flight – $10.00

Northern Bloom

Best Snacks Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Fantastic fare from our Great White North neighbor… O Canada!


  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, mushroom bordelaise sauce, and whipped potatoes with garden vegetables – $7.00
  • Chocolate Maple Whisky Cake (New)
Northern Bloom EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Blackberry Wine (New)  
  • Collective Arts Brewing Beyond Reason Micro Pale Ale (New)  
  • Glutenberg Blonde Ale, Montreal
  • Collective Arts Brewing Grapefruit Lime Sour (New) 
  • Beer Flight – $10.00

Pineapple Promenade

Best Snacks Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Get your tropical fruit fix from tart ‘n’ tangy to the sweetest frozen treats!


  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips – $8.00
  • DOLE Whip® (Plant-based) – $5.75
Pineapple Promenade EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic) – $4.50
  • Pineapple DOLE Whip® with Fanta (Non-alcoholic) – $6.25
  • Copperpoint Brewing Co. Tropical Hibiscus Blonde Ale (New) 
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Perni Haze Hazy IPA (New) 
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL – $12.00
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Tropical Hefe, Asheville, N.C. – $5.00 (6oz) | $9.00 (12oz)
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale, Titusville, FL – $5.00 (6oz) | $9.00 (12oz)
  • DOLE Whip topped with Sōmrus Mango Cream Liqueur  – $12.00
  • Pineapple Beer Flight – $10.00

Primavera Kitchen

Italy pavilion with flowers Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Mangiare hearty helpings of Old-Country dishes served with a glass of vino… now that’s amore!


  • Bocconcini: Mozzarella bocconcini, grape tomatoes, and pesto sauce (New) 
  • Arrabbiata: Pennette pasta, spicy tomato sauce, and buttery shrimp (New) 
  • Quattro Formaggi: Pennette pasta and four-cheese sauce (New) 
  • Chocolate Cannoli: Chocolate-covered cannoli shell with peanut butter-ricotta filling (New) 
Primavera Kitchen EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Peroni Pilsner – $6.00 (6oz) | $10.00 (12oz)
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Prosecco, Villa Sandi – $10.00
  • Italian Sangria (Available in red or white) – $11.00
  • Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila – $11.00

Refreshment Outpost

Refreshment Outpost Epcot Flower and Garden


  • Seasonal Fruit Parfait with sweet chili sauce and DOLE Whip Mango (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze Food Stroll)
  • Tangerine soft-serve
  • Ice Cream Float: Tangerine soft-serve and Barq’s Red Creme Soda
Refreshment Outpost EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Lavender Martini: Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka with Lavender and Lemon 
  • Crooked Can Brewing Sorpresa Picante Pale Ale Winter Garden (New) 
  • Woodchuck 802 Barrel-Aged Hard Cider (New) 
  • SweetWater Brewing Co. Fruit Punch IPA (New)

Refreshment Port

Refreshment Port EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival
  • Plant-based Buffalo Chicken Tender Poutine on crispy potato barrels with ranch, and plant-based blue cheese crumbles (Plant-based) (Garden Graze Food Stroll)


  • Country Boy Brewing Orange Cream Hard Cider (New) 
  • Villa Maria Earth Garden Sauvignon Blanc
  • Frozen Mojito with Boyd & Blair Rum

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina

Intoxicate taste buds with the exotic flavors of this North African mecca—mysterious Morocco!

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Mediterranean Flatbread with chermoula, roasted vegetables, artichoke, olives, feta cheese
  • Orange Blossom-Saffron Cake


  • Pomegranate Mimosa
  • Keel Farms Pear Honeysuckle Hard Cider (New) 
  • Woodchuck Imperial Sippin’ Citrus Hard Cider (New) 
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Pomegranate Hard Cider
  • Cider Flight

Trowel & Trellis

Delight in some of your favorite foods—created from innovative recipes with some impossibly delicious twists!

Trowel & Trellis EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • IMPOSSIBLE Farmhouse Meatball with lentil bread, spinach, marinated vegetables, and creamy herb aïoli (Plant-based) (Garden Graze Food Stroll)
  • Soy-glazed Sticky Ribs with green onions and peanuts 
  • Chocolate Mousse Terrarium with matcha crumble, and chocolate soil (New)


  • Raspberry and Lemon Herbal Tea: Twinings Raspberry & Lemon Herbal Tea, and Simply Limeade (Non-alcoholic beverage) (New)
  • Raspberry and Lemon Herbal Tea with Gin: Twinings Raspberry & Lemon Herbal Tea, Simply Limeade, and Conniption Kinship Gin (New)
  • Surreal Brewing Co. Natural Bridges Kolsch Style Non-Alcoholic Beer (New)
  • Brew Hub Strawberry Heatwave Berliner (New)

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

Wet your whistle with Festival-inspired beverages and adult libations at coffee carts across the park!

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE)

  • Iced Honey Jasmine Latte: A floral fusion of espresso, honey jasmine syrup, milk, whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbles (New) (Alcoholic version available with Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur) 

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

  • Tropical Frosted Iced Tea: An exotic blend of frozen lemon, Minute Maid Lemonade, iced tea, and Hawaiian Island Syrup garnished with a glazed orange peel (New) (Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka)

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

  • Citrus Frosted Iced Tea: A tangy blend of frozen lemonade, Minute Maid Lemonade, Iced Tea, and orange-tangerine syrup garnished with a glazed orange peel (New) (Alcoholic version available with Grey Goose Vodka)

World Showcase (Near Disney Traders)

  • Iced Berry Chai Latte: A berry sweet blend of chai tea, blueberry syrup, and milk topped with whipped cream and cinnamon (New) (Alcoholic version available with Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur) 

Funnel Cake

Funnel Cake EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival


  • Funnel Cake with powdered sugar, vanilla ice cream, strawberries, whipped cream, strawberry glaze, and strawberry crunch (New)

The Land Cart hosted by AdventHealth


  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with cucumbers, olives, and multigrain crackers (New) 
  • Açaí Parfait with Greek yogurt, fresh berries, and granola (New) 
  • Strawberry Fruit Bar (Plant-based)

Canada Popcorn Cart


  • Peach Smash: Canadian Club Whiskey with lemon, peach purée, and ginger (New)

Connections Café & Eatery


  • Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich: Southern-fried chicken sandwich with hot honey and pickles on a brioche bun (New)
  • Orange Bird Liege Waffle


  • Blood Orange Hibiscus Margarita: Teremana Tequila with hibiscus and blood orange syrup, and orange juice (New)

United Kingdom Beer Cart


  • Scottish Thistle: Fords Gin with lemon and blackcurrant-cucumber syrup garnished with cucumber (New)

Disney Dining Plan

Best Snacks Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

If you are on the Disney Dining Plan and visiting the Flower and Garden Festival, you will find many occasions to use up your snack credits. As always, you want to get the most value out of your snack credits, which means choosing wisely which ones to pay for in cash and which to use snack credits on.

The majority of the snacks you will find at the Outdoor Kitchens will run in the $4 – $8 range and are snack-credit eligible. When using the Dining Plan snack credits, always try to spend them on the most expensive snacks and pay cash/credit card for the others. The more expensive a snack is, the more value you’re getting for those credits.

After being unavailable for 4 years, The Disney Dining Plan is returning in 2024.

Other Things to do at Flower and Garden

Butterfly House Epcot Flower and Garden

Every year, Flower and Garden has many exhibits, tours, play areas, and other activities for you to explore during your time there. There is so much to do that you won’t have time for it all. Try to pick the ones that sound most interesting to you.


Garden Graze – Enjoy a variety of fresh EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival dishes and collect a matching stamp in your Festival Passport for each specially notated menu item. When you’ve collected 5 stamps, bring your Festival Passport to Pineapple Promenade to redeem a Festival-exclusive treat.

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt – This is a pay-to-play scavenger hunt that costs $9.99 plus tax. Join Spike the bee along the garden pollination trail where he will “bee” busy collecting nectar and pollinating gardens at EPCOT. At the end turn in your completed map for a surprise gift.

Health Full Trail – Presented by Advent Health – Delight in a whimsical area made to inspire youthful energy and creativity! The whole family can learn ways to stay healthy at this Outdoor Kitchen and garden along the Imagination Walkway.


Tinker Bell Topiary United Kingdom Epcot Flower and Garden

*These tours have been suspended for this year’s festival but should be back again next year.

For guests who are interested in learning more, there are normally 3 special guided tours available during the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival that are normally not available during other times of the year. These include:

  • English Tea Garden Tour – This tour will teach you about the history of tea making, and good for guests of all ages. It lasts 20 minutes and the best part is that the tour is FREE!

    To register for the English Tea Garden Tour, go to the Tea Caddy shop on the same day you want to take a tour. Tours take place 7 days a week, and run at 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM on Monday – Thursday and at 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, and 5:00 PM from Friday – Sunday.
  • Royal Garden Tea Tour – This is the longer and more in-depth version of the English Tea Garden Tour. It also teaches you about the history of tea making, including growing and blending the teas. It also includes tea and scones once your tour is finished.

    The cost is $20 per person.
  • Gardens of the World Tour – This is one of the most popular tours where a Disney horticulturist takes you behind the scenes to see how all the vegetation, flowers and topiaries are planted, the thought that goes into them, and how they turn plants into the beautiful topiaries you see around Epcot.

    This tour is about 3 hours long and costs $85 per person.

Discounted Tours – If you are going to be booking a tour and you are an annual passholder, but sure to take advantage of the 15% discount on the Gardens of the World Tour.

You can book one of the Flower and Garden Tours by visiting Guest Relations or calling (407) WDW-TOUR.


Mexico pyramid Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Every year the Flower and Garden festival includes various exhibits that provide educational information on plants, flowers, gardening, and more. Last year the list included the Florida Federation Garden Club, the Simple Living Institute, and the University of Florida Master Gardeners.

Penguins – Probably the most eye-opening exhibit was the 9-foot art sculpture made to celebrate the Disneynature film “Penguins.” This sculpture was of an adult and baby penguin and made to make guests aware of the plastic pollution right now in our oceans and other waterways.

Urban Spice – Located in the Morocco pavilion, learn about the history of spices in ancient cultures, right down to our day today. Find out where they come from and how they are made.

Plant a Garden Perfect for Pollinators This display located near the Butterfly House gives you valuable information and tips about home gardens.

Kids Play Areas

Kids Play Area Epcot Flower and Garden

If your kids need a break and need to let off some steam, the Flower and Garden Festival has you covered. There are 2 play areas for them to explore.

Green Landing Family Play Zone near Test Track – Located in World Discovery near Test Track. Includes themed interactive fun.

And don’t forget the Goodness Garden Butterfly House presented by GoGoSqueeZ, and the popular “How To” garden will return with clever tips for home gardeners. 

PhotoPass and Magic Shots

Goofy Topiary Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

One area of Flower and Garden that sometimes gets forgotten is the PhotoPass and Magic Shot locations. All around EPCOT you will find photographers set up near some of the topiaries where they will take your picture.

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival PhotoPass Locations include:

  • Front of the park
  • On the Walkway leaving into World Showcase
  • Showplace Plaza (in-between World Celebration and World Showcase)
  • The bridge between the United Kingdom and France

These photos are a great way to have a memory of the day with your friends and family and give you a backdrop of some of the park’s best icons.

Some of the photographers also can do Magic Shots which are themed photographs with some of your favorite Disney characters and include special effects. Make sure to ask the photographer if they are available.

You can take as many photos as you want with the PhotoPass package, and it can be a good value if you use it in all the parks. PhotoPass is free if you have a Disney World Annual Pass, so don’t forget to use it!

Garden Rocks Concerts

America Gardens Theater Epcot

(The 2024 Garden Rocks Concert Series performers and dates have now been announced. Here is the info for this year’s festival.)

The Garden Rocks Concert Series are returning in 2024, and boy are we glad to have them back again this year!

The Flower and Garden Festival isn’t just about plants and food, but just like any of the Epcot festivals, it features great live music too. Every night the Garden Rocks Concert Series hosts a new musical artist or group in the American Heritage Theater in the American Adventure pavilion.

Performances for the Garden Rocks Concerts occur 3 times a night at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM It’s convenient because that gives you 3 chances to see the artist or group playing that day.

The more popular groups are featured on the America Gardens Theatre stage Friday through Monday, while the local groups perform Tuesday through Thursday.

Tickets for the event are free, just show up and grab an available seat. I would recommend showing up at least 30 minutes before the start of the show, especially if it’s an artist you really like. Don’t expect the artists to be the most popular of the moment, but they are well-known artists that aren’t quite as popular today as they used to be.

Don’t let that scare you away, most of the bands are really good, and I’m sure you’ve heard of a bunch of them. There is a wide variety of music styles represented this year including Rock, Country, Latin, Jazz, the 60s, the 70s, R&B, and more.

  • February 28-29 – The Vybe
  • March 1-2 – Jason Scheff
  • March 3-4 – Richard Marx
  • March 5-7 – Evolution Motown
  • March 8-9 – Berlin
  • March 10-11 – Rick Springfield
  • March 12-14 – Dian Diaz
  • March 15-16 – Modern English
  • March 17-18 – Commodores
  • March 19-21 – Foreigners Journey
  • March 22-25 – The Orchestra
  • March 26-28 – The Female Collective
  • March 29-30 – Mike DelGuidice
  • March 31 & April 1 – Pointer Sisters
  • April 2-4 – Funkafied
  • April 5-6 – Blue October
  • April 7-8 – Crowder
  • April 9-11 – Hooligans
  • April 12-13 – Jo Dee Messina
  • April 14-15 – A Flock of Seagulls
  • April 16-18 – M-80’s
  • April 19-22 – Plain White T’s
  • April 23-25 – Champagne Orchestra
  • April 26-27 – Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
  • April 28-29 – Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
  • April 25 & May 1-2 – Southbound
  • May 3 – Monsieur Periné
  • May 4 – Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Magic Juan
  • May 5 – Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Luisito Ayala and The Puerto Rican Power Band
  • May 6 – To Be Announced
  • May 7-9 – Gilly & The Girl Band
  • May 10-13 – Simple Plan
  • May 14-16 – Element
  • May 17-18 – The Spinners
  • May 19-20 – To Be Announced
  • May 21-23 – Epic
  • May 24-25 – Lit
  • May 26-27 – To Be Announced

Garden Rocks Dining Package

Biergarten Dining Room Epcot Germany pavilion

Seeing one of the Garden Rocks concerts is a great way to cap off any visit to the Flower and Garden Festival, but sometimes it can be hard to get a seat. If you want to skip waiting in line, you can get a reserved seat at the show by booking the Garden Rocks Dining Package.

There are 8 participating restaurants in World Celebration and World Showcase, allowing you to reserve either Lunch or Dinner and get reserved seats for the show on the same night as your dining package.

Prices vary widely depending on which restaurant you choose and which meal (the nicer restaurants are more expensive of course). Prices start at $35 per person and go all the way to $95 per person.

Meals at a Participating Restaurant Include:

  • Spice Road Table – Includes 2 small plates, a shared dessert platter and a nonalcoholic beverage
  • All Other Restaurants – Appetizer, Entree, Dessert, or 1 Full Buffet (where applicable), and a Non-Alcoholic Beverage are all included in the packages.

You must choose a dining reservation that starts at least 2.5 hours BEFORE the concert start time.

Here are the restaurant choices and prices:

Akershus Restaurant – Norway Pavilion
Lunch/Dinner: $74 for adults; $48 for kids 

Biergarten Restaurant – Germany Pavilion
Lunch/Dinner: $60 for adults; $34 for kids 

Coral Reef Restaurant – The Seas Pavilion
Lunch/Dinner: $69 for adults; $27 for kids

Garden Grill Restaurant – The Land Pavilion
Lunch/Dinner: $66 for adults; $43 for kids

Le Cellier Steakhouse – Canada Pavilion
Lunch/Dinner: $95 for adults; $36 for kids

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue – American Adventure Pavilion
Lunch/Dinner: $35 for adults; $20 for kids 

Rose & Crown Dining Room – U.K. Pavilion
Lunch/Dinner: $59 for adults; $25 for kids

Make Reservations

Guests can begin booking reservations for the Garden Rocks Dining Package on February 6, 2024. Make your reservations as soon as possible because reservations will sell out fast.

Important Dining Package Info

  • Garden Rocks Dining Packages are only offered Friday to Monday from March 1 to July 5.
  • Packages are not offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Reservations require a credit card guarantee.
  • Guests will receive Garden Rocks seating badges at the restaurant after their meal. The badge will specify the date and show time they have reserved.
  • Guests enter the America Gardens Theatre through a separate queue and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is guaranteed only for your assigned showtime.
  • You can show up 5 minutes before showtime and get in with no problem, but you won’t have the best seats. If you want a center seat then you will need to show up a little earlier.

Same-Day Dining Packages – If you are planning a last-minute visit you may be able to purchase same day dining package that allows you to:

  • Dine without reservations at Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue that day.
  • Enjoy guaranteed seats to a Garden Rocks performance later that same day.


Orange Bird Backpack

Disney always has great merchandise for the Epcot Festivals, and at Flower and Garden 2024, there are sure to be some new items you might want to check out. Let’s take a look at items from the years past to get an idea.

  • Mickey Mouse Home Garden – Celebrate this year’s festival with home garden-inspired merchandise from this collection featuring vibrant apparel, drinkware, garden tools and so much more.
  • Orange Bird – Find adorable Orange Bird keepsakes within this vibrant collection that includes apparel, accessories, and other novelties.
  • Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse – Browse a collection that celebrates Mickey and Minnie Mouse—featuring apparel, drinkware, trading pins, and a MagicBand.
  • Figment’s Garden – Grow your imagination with Figment-themed apparel, drinkware, and more as you dream green this festival season.
  • Spike the Bee – Find sweet reminders of Spike the Bee on apparel, accessories, drinkware, a garden stake, and other collectible novelties.

There are the usual t-shirts, hats, cups, and more, but the coolest thing from this point of view is the Spike the Bee collection. Spike is a Disney character from short films in the 1940s and will be heavily featured at this year’s festival.

Spike the Bee Sipper Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

What is sure to be one of the most popular items in the Spike the Bee Sipper, which you can get at The Honey Bee-stro and contains the Honey-Peach Freeze drink.

Spike the Bee Mugs Flower and Garden

You can also find him at The Honey Bee-stro kiosk. Both of these sippers have limited qualities and will sell out fast, so if you want them I suggest you go early in the festival, and first thing in the day as soon as that kiosk opens.

Be on the lookout for more Spike merchandise in the shops like shirts, mugs, hats, and more.

Spike the Bee Cup Epcot Flower and Garden

The biggest hit from last year is sure to be back in 2024, the Orange Bird sipper!

Orange Bird Sipper Epcot Flower and Garden

This year Disney Munchlings have joined the festival with the limited-edition Citrus-infused Cupcake Orange Bird with Honey Disney Munchling! This adorable plush will be coming soon to EPCOT during the festival and on shopDisney.

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Orange Bird

There is also other Orange Bird merchandise like these adorable Mickey Ears, Shirts, and more!

Orange Bird Ears Flower and Garden Merchandise
Orange Bird Shirt Flower and Garden

Passholder Exclusives

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2020 Annual Passholder magnets

Every year at Flower and Garden there is special merchandise available for Annual Passholders only. Here is an example of what to expect:

  • Passholder-Exclusive Magnets – Last year, there were 2 new complementary magnets for annual passholders, both available at different dates.

    The “Donald Duck with Spike the Bee” magnet was available from March 4 – April 19, while the “Orange Bird” magnet was from April 20 – June 1. Both magnets were available at Mouse Gear.
  • Passholder-Exclusive Merchandise – There also was Passholder-exclusive merchandise like t-shirts and pins. Annual Passholders get a 20% discount on merchandise so make sure to use it if buying anything.

Where to Stay for Flower and Garden Festival

Disney's Boardwalk Resort at night over the lake

There are plenty of options for places to stay if you want to be near Epcot and the Flower and Garden Festival. It’s nice because then you don’t have to do everything in one day but you can come back as many times as you want.

The best options for staying close to Flower and Garden are the EPCOT area resort hotels. Here are our favorites in order:

  1. Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
  2. Boardwalk Inn Resort
  3. Riviera Resort
  4. Swan and Dolphin Resorts
  5. Caribbean Beach Resort
  6. Art of Animation Resort
  7. Pop Century Resort

Any of these options are great because they are either within walking distance from Epcot or you can take the Disney Skyliner over. Both ways will bring you to the back entrance of Epcot at the International Gateway, perfect for entering World Showcase.

If you are having a hard time deciding, check out our post on the Best Resorts at Disney World where we share the pros and cons of each one.

When is the Best Time to Go?

Italy pavilion Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Even though we love this time of year, there are definitely good and bad times to go to Flower and Garden. The Flower and Garden Festival lasts for 90 days, which means some days and weeks during that time will be busier than others.

We’ll help you choose the right time to avoid the crowds as much as possible, which will make your experience here 10x more enjoyable. Our Disney World Crowd Calendar will make it easier to find out when the parks are less busy.

Go on a Weekday, Avoid the Weekends – This is Epcot Festivals 101. If there is any advice you listen to in this article, make it this one.

Flower and Garden, like all of the festivals, is more crowded on the weekends. This is because the locals are off work, and many with a season pass will come into Epcot for the scene to eat and hang out. That means lines are insanely long and even the walkways around World Showcase can be unbearably crowded.

construction wall during Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Avoid the First and Last Weeks – Again, the crowds come out more when something just starts because they want to see what’s new this year. Also, the last week of the festival is really crowded because locals want to hit Flower and Garden one last time before it goes away for the year.

Avoid Spring Break and Easter – The crowds in Walt Disney World in general during these weeks are crazy, and everything is going to be a long wait. Spring Break is typically held during the middle of March, while Easter in 2024 is on March 31, and crowds will be high from March 10 – Mid April.

If you can make it to the Flower and Garden Festival during days outside of those timeframes, you are much more likely to have the best time possible.

EPCOT Flower and Garden Tips & Tips

water and flowers near The Land Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
  • Go During the Week – I said this earlier, and I’ll say it again because it’s important: Don’t go on the weekends. It’s full too crowded and not a pleasant way to spend a vacation day.
  • Merchandise – Get the merch you really want as soon as possible. Don’t wait and think you’ll come back and get it another day because it might be gone by then.
  • Dining Package – Get the Garden Rocks Dining Package to save time. This will allow you to do other things instead of waiting in line, especially if it’s an artist or group you really want to see.
  • Dining Credits – Don’t forget to use those Snack Credits, and use them on high-priced items.
  • Classes – If there are any limited-space classes you want to do, sign up immediately as they tend to sell out.
  • Take Breaks – It gets hot in EPCOT, and there aren’t a lot of shaded places along the World Showcase Promenade. When you get too hot, go see one of the films for a nice relaxing break and stop in at some of the shops along the way, which also have A/C.
  • Have Fun! – Don’t be so worried about doing everything, because you won’t be able to. Just make a list of the most important things to do, and make those a priority. Whatever else comes is gravy!

Flower and Garden Touring Plan

Kermit Topiary Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

With so many things to see and do at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, it may seem difficult to organize. Here is a quick touring plan for what we would do if we had 1 Day in EPCOT and wanted to incorporate the festival into our day.

1-Day EPCOT Plan with Flower and Garden Festival

  • Genie+ Selections: Test Track, Soarin’, and Mission: SPACE
  • 8:30 AM – Arrive at Epcot
  • 9:00 AM (Park Opening) – Rope Drop Test Track
  • 9:30 AM – Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • 10:10 AM – Breakfast Sunshine Seasons
  • 10:40 AM – Soarin’ Around the World
  • 11:20 AM – The Seas w/ Nemo
  • 11:50 PM – Mission: SPACE
  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM – Snack Around World Showcase
  • 2:00 PM – Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (Standby or Lightning Lane)
  • 2:20 PM – Gran Fiesta Tour
  • 2:50 PM – Journey Into Imagination
  • 3:20 PM – Living with the Land
  • 3:55 PM – Frozen Ever After
  • 4:55 PM-5:40 PM – Explore the Flower and Garden Exhibits, Topiaries and Gardens around World Showcase
  • 6:00 PM-7:00 – More Snacking around Flower and Garden Festival
  • 7:00 PM – See one of the other Epcot films (American Adventure or Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along)
  • 8:00 PM – Watch Garden Rocks Concert
  • 9:00 PM – Watch Epcot Fireworks Show

That should be a good touring plan for how you can do all the major attractions in EPCOT and still get to snack and explore your way through the Flower and Garden Festival. Wait times will depend on how crowded the park is that day so prioritize your favorite attractions first.

How Many Days Should I Go to the Flower and Garden Festival?

purple flowers near water in Epcot

This depends on what kind of Disney World vacationer you are and how many days you have for your vacation.

  • If you are staying in Walt Disney World for one week or less, we recommend only dedicating 1 day to the Flower and Garden Festival (the same day that you are touring Epcot as a park).
  • If you are going to Disney World for longer than 7 days, then you can plan to come to Flower and Garden more than 1 time, especially since it’s impossible to try all the snacks in 1 day.

Another option if you do end up staying at one of the nearby EPCOT area hotels, is to just walk over when you are hungry, grab some food and then go back to your hotel. It’s easy to do and allows you to experience more of the food, without dedicating an entire day there.

Is the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Worth It?

flowers in Italy Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Even though EPCOT is always more crowded when there is a festival going on, we think visiting Flower and Garden is absolutely worth your time. This is EPCOT at its most beautiful and if you haven’t seen the park like this, then it’s worth planning your vacation around it at least once.

The special gardens are fantastic, the flower beds in Future World will blow you away, and there are many fun activities for kids and adults alike. The food kitchens are also incredible and have arguably the best food of any of the festivals.

Flower and Garden Festival is absolutely one of our favorites, right up there with the Food and Wine Festival, and something you absolutely have to experience at least once, so why not do it in 2024??

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Your Thoughts

I want to know what you think about the 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival…

  • What is your favorite part of Flower and Garden?
  • Which Epcot festival is your favorite?

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