Spring has sprung! The 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is underway from March 4th until May 17th at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Plan a visit to Epcot for this annual springtime event and experience the beauty of enchanting gardens, the excitement of magical Disney topiary characters, quality entertainment by top-billed performers, complimentary horticultural presentations, and delicious seasonal cuisine from around the world.
The Flower & Garden Festival offers something sure to delight guests of all ages. Interactive exhibits and lush gardens appear throughout Future World and in the World Showcase. Visit the Butterflies on the Go exhibit to learn about Monarch butterflies, or stop by Mike & Sulley’s Monstrous Garden along the Imagination Walkway and have some Monster’s University fun for the children.
This year Disney has added three new Disney-themed topiaries to their festival display: Miss Piggy & Tour de Fleurs Garden, Goofy About Spring, and an extra-special Frozen-inspired Anna and Elsa arrangement. Other delightful topiary displays include Farmer Mickey & Minnie, Beauty and the Beast, Lady and the Tramp, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Lion King, Buzz LIghtyear, and so many more.
Visit the Festival Center any time from 10 am until 5 pm and watch informative horticultural presentations provided by “Master Gardeners” from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science at the University of Florida. Receive useful tips from the experts for all your gardening questions.
Stroll through the World Showcase and enjoy a wide variety of tasty Spring-inspired foods and thirst-quenching beverages from around the world. Enjoy a Teriyaki curry bun at Hanami, a Macaron guimauve a la fraise at Fleur de Lys, a Honey Mango wine cooler at Lotus House, or Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits at Florida Fresh. New to the Outdoor Kitchens this year is the Latin-inspired “Batanas Botanica”, offering Seafood Ceviche, Cachapa con queso, Coconut tres leches, Polar Beer and sparkling wine.
The Garden Rocks Concert Series is held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the American Gardens Theatre, with three show times to choose from: 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm and 8:00 pm. This year’s line-up of performers includes The Gin Blossoms, The Village People, John Secada, The Guess Who, Taylor Dane, Herman’s Hermits, Little River Band, The Orchestra, Starship, En Vogue, and Pablo Cruise. Most festival events are included with your Epcot theme park admission ticket. For more event information, concert details and to purchase tickets, go to: www.disneyworld.disney.go.com or call a Disney reservation specialist at (407) 939-5277.