2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

January 29, 2024 by Rachel McElaney

Despite cold temperatures throughout the country, we have news that spring is indeed on its way! Walt Disney World Resort is gearing up for one of its most enchanting events - the 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival!

This annual celebration of flora and fauna transforms EPCOT theme park into a kaleidoscope of colors, offering guests delights that go beyond the usual theme park experience. In this blog post, we will delve into the highlights of the festival, its 2024 dates, and share some insider tips to make the most of this fan-favorite event!

2024 Dates and Admission

Mark your calendars for this botanical event, as the 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is scheduled to take place from February 28 to May 27, 2024! This multi-week event is included with valid park admission, allowing EPCOT visitors to effortlessly enjoy the festival as a part of their Disney World experience! 

What to Expect at the 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

Topiaries and Garden Displays

One of the primary attractions of the festival is the breathtaking topiaries and floral displays that adorn EPCOT's landscape. From intricate topiaries shaped like beloved Disney characters to meticulously designed flower beds and herb gardens, every corner of the park becomes a canvas for nature's vibrant artwork. EPCOT truly comes alive during this festival and we think Flower and Garden is the prettiest you’ll find the park all year!

Outdoor Kitchens

Foodies rejoice, as the festival introduces a variety of outdoor kitchens offering delectable and creatively crafted dishes. These kitchens showcase fresh, seasonal ingredients, giving visitors the chance to indulge in a culinary journey inspired by the bounties of the garden. This is one of our TOP events for food booths at EPCOT during the year. And the best part? In 2024 you can use snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan for most festival food booth items! 

Garden Rocks Concert Series

The festival isn't just a treat for the eyes and taste buds; it's also a delight for the ears. The Garden Rocks Concert Series features performances by renowned artists across various genres. From classic rock to contemporary hits, the musical lineup caters to a diverse audience, adding another layer of entertainment to the event. Musical acts change each year - so be sure to ask your Be Our Guest Vacations travel professional who will be playing during your visit! A few we are particularly looking forward to this year? Jo De Messina, the Pointer Sisters and Plain White T’s! 

Interactive Gardens

Immerse yourself in the interactive gardens scattered throughout EPCOT. These hands-on experiences allow guests to learn about sustainable practices, gardening techniques, and the importance of environmental conservation in a fun and engaging way. It's an educational adventure for visitors of all ages.

Family-Friendly Activities at 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

The festival is designed to be family-friendly, with activities catering to both the young and the young at heart. Children can participate in scavenger hunts, craft activities, and themed play areas, ensuring that the entire family can create lasting memories together. We particularly love the Butterfly Garden each year, as well as Spike's Pollen-Nation Exploration and the Egg-Stravaganza Hunt - both of which can be purchased for a small additional fee.

With its beautiful floral displays, culinary delights, and engaging activities, the 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is a must-visit for anyone looking to add a touch of enchantment to their Disney World spring vacation! 

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