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Witness the Magic of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Expo – Collaboration

Are you an anthophile, or someone who loves flowers? Or do you just love all things Disney and the end of winter? Well, either way, there is no better place to experience the beauty and awakening of spring than at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. This annual festival features amazing gardens and horticultural exhibits along with specially themed food and drink offerings and entertainment. Soak up the warmth of the Sunshine State as spring descends over Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort.


The explosion of color and beauty is set to begin on March 4 and continues through June 1. Now in its 27th year, the festival attracts millions of visitors to marvel at the famous themed topiaries, the mouth-watering Outdoor Kitchens, and the performances at the Garden Rocks Concert Series. 

The festival’s Play Garden and Family Play Zone are always big hits with the younger set looking to burn off some energy. One thing to note is that all guests need a park admission ticket to Epcot to experience the magic of this festival.


Any of the Lake Buena Vista hotels will deliver easy access to and from the festival while keeping you in the heart of the magic of the Disney World resort. The Hyatt Place Lake Buena Vista is conveniently located just steps from the bustling Disney Springs entertainment district. Right around the corner from the Hyatt Place, you will find the Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista, another fun family option with its indoor and outdoor pools and complimentary shuttle to the Disney parks.


Epcot is designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. Children will delight in a voyage to Arendelle to meet Anna and Elsa in the Frozen Ever After ride. Everyone in your travel party will be in awe as they board the Soarin’ Around the World flight simulator, taking guests on an amazing journey over some of the planet’s most recognizable landmarks. 

The World Showcase highlights 11 countries from around the globe with stunning architectural replicas, authentic food and drink, and immersive shopping and entertainment options. When the sun goes down, the World Showcase is the focal point for the stunning Epcot Forever nighttime spectacular, featuring fireworks and lasers all set to music. This show is the perfect ending to your day at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.


In addition to all of the offerings at the festival’s Outdoor Kitchens, the entire Epcot theme park is flush with an abundance of dining destinations. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly character meal experience or you want to experience one of Disney’s premium signature dining restaurants, this park has something for every personal taste and appetite. 

If you have children in tow, be sure to check out Epcot’s Garden Grill restaurant. This character meal serves up home-cooked favorites such as roast turkey, ham, and all of the fixings while you get the chance to dine with Farmer Mickey and all of his friends. For the ultimate in upscale dining, you will love a leisurely dinner at Monsieur Paul, located in the France pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcas