Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival is right around the corner, and guests should be prepared for some fantastic events, displays, and food to experience. The fun isn’t all topiaires, even though visitors will not want to miss those; Disney has plenty of options geared towards children that will be fun for the whole family. It’s a great opportunity for kids to get excited about nature and the environment while enjoying Walt Disney World.
Guests can begin their journey through the festival with their choice of three new films at Epcot, or the tried-and-true collection of Pixar shorts. The new films are Canada Far and Wide in the Canada Pavilion, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along in the France Pavilion, and Awesome Planet inside the Land Pavilion. Kids of all ages will find something on screen to delight and inspire at the festival.
Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration is a scavenger hunt taking place March 4th through June 1st. Scavengers are tasked with finding the best flowers across Epcot using a map available for purchase ($6.99 plus tax, AP discount applies) at the Port of Entry. Spike the bee is the mascot for this hunt through the World Showcase that will see kids returning their completed maps to the Port of Entry for a prize at the end. This is a great way to add some activity while mom and dad walk around the World Showcase looking for snacks. They’ll want to make sure they pick up a Flower and Garden Festival Passport, which has lots of options to please little palates listed inside as well.
If flower-hunting doesn’t sound interesting, guests may instead choose to embark on the Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt. Participating locations (Disney Traders, Pin Central, and World Traveler) will be selling maps for $6.99 plus tax (AP discount applies) to this Eastery adventure. From March 27th through April 12th, participants will use the map to hunt for hidden eggs featuring their favorite Disney characters. The completed map will earn a prize at Disney Traders.
Any parents of little ones will admit that a day at Walt Disney World can be trying, especially if it involves long lines and crowds. Kids will have two interactive play areas to run off some steam at this year’s Flower and Garden Festival. Bo Peep’s Playtime Training Grounds is located by Test Track, while the Play Full Garden Hosted by AdventHealth is on the Imagination Walkway. Both playgrounds offer parents the opportunity to sit and relax while their kids enjoy the outdoors and release some pent-up energy.
The Goodness Garden Butterfly House Presented by GoGo squeeZ is a can’t-miss activity at the festival every year. Guests will experience butterflies up close and personal, in all stages of development, in an enclosed space. A great learning experience for kids and adults alike, visitors will enjoy discovering the beauty of butterflies first-hand.
While at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival, another great way to enjoy the park is by learning about the Disney Conservation Fund and the ways that Disney is working to preserve and protect the environment. The DCF logo is posted anywhere there’s an informative opportunity.
Spring is in the air at Epcot during the 2020 Flower and Garden Festival. From topiaires to delicious food, from scavenger hunts to live entertainment, this is one festival that can’t be missed! Attend between March 4th and June 1st this year.
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