I had the pleasure of checking out the Flower and Garden Festival last week at Epcot and it was absolutely stunning! The beautiful works of art they create with the topiaries is really something to see. I made sure to snap a lot of photos so that I could share it with you. If you will not be able to make it to Epcot before the Festival ends on May 28th, 2018, then this post will give you a peek as to what it has to offer.
The beautiful gardens begin as soon as you enter the park. Right after you enter the gates, you’ll have the opportunity to take a great picture with Spaceship Earth in the background. There are usually always Photopass photographers stationed there, so if you have Memory Maker, make sure to take advantage here and ask them which Magic Shots they can offer.
Most of the topiaries are in the World Showcase, but Future World has some pretty spectacular gardens to look at and they make for some amazing photos.
Flower & Garden Merchandise
You’ll find merchandise themed after the festival at most of the shops. On the walkway after the fountains that leads from Future World to the World Showcase, you will find some stands dedicated to just Festival Merchandise. Here are some of the items we came across. My favourite are the Mickey Ears and special Magicband.
As you can see the Magicband above is a limited edition and they only produced 2000 copies. Not sure how much longer this one will be available. Hopefully, they will continue to come out with other designs once this one sells out.
The World Showcase area is where you will find most of the topiaries. They have some beautiful ones that are themed after their beloved Disney characters. Here are just a few I was able to photograph:
If you are a Disney World Passholder, then you can pick up a free magnet in the building right next to the butterfly tent. They are now offering a free green magnet with Mickey Mouse on it, which will be available until April 8th. From April 9th to May 28th, they will be offering a purple magnet with Minnie Mouse on it. Here is the one that is currently available:
The Festival is definitely worth a visit, a great celebration of Spring! If you can make it to Epcot before May 28th, make sure to take your time to walk around and enjoy the views 🙂
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Laura is a mom of one adorable girl with a love of all things Disney. She traveled to Disney World with her family in 2010 and was hooked. They have since been a total of over 15 times. With all her knowledge of planning Disney trips, she now wants to share that with others. She loves giving guidance, tips and advice to others planning their magical vacation!