Spring is just around the corner, thankfully, which means so is the 2019 Flower & Garden Festival! Located in Epcot, the 2019 Flower & Garden Festival will begin March 6th! This year with be the 26th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and you won’t want to miss the new additions this year. Trust us!
This year’s festival will be adding new topiaries, food, gardens and an expanded lineup for the Garden Rocks Concert Series! Featuring dozens of crafted topiaries and beds of gorgeous flowers, Epcot transforms this amazing park into an amazing floral wonderland. That’s 70,000 festival flowers surrounding the lakes in Future World. It is seriously so breathtaking and should be on your bucket list!
The hand-crafted topiaries are amazing in person. Guest can enjoy the beauty of topiaries in the shape of classic characters, such as Beauty and the Beast, Lady and the Tramp, Elsa, and more! This year there will be additional topiaries! Joining Woody and Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story topiary, near the Family Play Zone in Future World East, will be Bo Peep and her sheep!!
There will also be a new topiary of sorts on display in Future World. In celebration of Disneynature’s “Penguins”, set to open on April 17th, there will be an adult and baby Adelie penguin on display made from recycled marine debris. The display, created by the non-profit organization WashedAshore.org, is designed to inspire guests to keep our oceans waterways clear of plastic.
Guests will also be able to explore gardens and exhibits throughout the 2019 Flower & Garden Festival! Take a relaxing stroll through several World Showcase pavilions with each garden featuring its own theme, like this “Cars” Garden or the Goodness Garden Butterfly House presented by GoGo squeez.
Located in a special tent in the middle of the Flower & Garden Festival is the Butterfly House that houses nearly 1,000 native butterflies, cocoons, caterpillars and the garden’s nearly two dozen nectar plants. This is a great spot to slow down and relax as you take in the beauty of nature and the life cycle of a butterfly.
Don’t forget to keep your eye out for Spike, Epcot’s favorite Bee, as you travel along the pollination trail. Spike offers up a family scavenger hunt with even more locations this year! Once you have finished make sure you commemorate your family fun with the select merchandise featuring that lovable bee! Also returning this year for guests visiting April 5-21, while supplies last, is the Eggstravaganza Scavenger hunt that allows guests to search for the Disney character-themed eggs around the World Showcase. Note: Guests cannot collect the eggs, you place a sticker on a map and collect a prize at the end.
We know that all the walking as worked up quite an appetite! Don’t worry, guests can sample new culinary dishes this year and visit several outdoor kitchens! Several traditional Epcot food-and-beverage locations will offer festival-themed food to add the 2019 Food & Garden Festival atmosphere. Guests can also enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at any of the 15 popular Epcot Restaurants, with advanced dining reservations, including those that guarantee seating for a nightly concert when you purchase a Garden Rocks Dining Package. Your travel agent can help secure these reservations at no cost to you!
In addition, your travel agent can also help you book your guided tour for those who are interested in learning more about nature’s magic! Epcot offers two tours, both are highly recommended. During the Royal Tea Garden, located in the United Kingdom, guests walk through the tea garden setting to learn the history and artistry behind growing and blending tea with the help of a knowledgeable tour guide. During the Gardens of the World tour, guest will become an honorary horticulturist as they follow a Disney horticulturist through the award-winning topiaries and gardens while learning the unique role landscaping plays at Walt Disney World. You might even walk away with discovering new plant materials and gardening techniques to use for your gardens at home.
Lastly, end your day with the Garden Rocks Concert Series, specific to the Flower & Garden Festival. This concert series features chart-topping artists who perform daily at the America Gardens Theatre stage. New this year, there will be 270 concerts taking place during the 90-day festival. Guests can expect to find performers, such as, The Spinners and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, and more!
For more information on the 2019 Flower & Garden Festival, and to secure your reservation to one of the most talked about festivals, be sure to contact a travel agent from Key to the World Travel, the official travel agency for Chip and Co. This knowledgeable bunch will help you plan the perfect get away!
Source: Orlando Park News
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