Spring in Orlando is simple breathtaking—the flowers are in bloom, the sky is alight with the various colors of newly-born butterflies and the wonderful temperatures will put you at ease. If you’re visiting Orlando during the spring, have Mickey and the gang show you the world’s most beautiful collection of blooms, butterflies and budding branches at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
Disney cartoon characters come to life at World Disney World Epcot Center, showcasing the best roses, petunias, violas and other stunning flowers at this exquisite spring event. In addition to a brilliant array of flowers, you can expect to see lush gardens and expertly crafted topiaries, as well as hear live music performed on the grounds of the Epcot Center. And this year will feature new food, new topiary displays and a new musical play garden that will delight all the senses!
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
Dates: March 2 through May 30, 2016
Type: Indoor, Outdoor, All Day
Fun Facts about the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
- 30 million blooms cover the park
- 100 topiaries created
- 60 tons of plant materials used
- 70 Disney cartoon character topiaries present throughout Epcot Center
- Goofy is the tallest character topiary ever created, at 14 feet tall
- More than 500,000 plants, trees and shrubs planted
What to Expect at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival:
Celebrate the Great Outdoors
Donald and Daisy Duck and their topiary compatriots, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, welcome you at the Epcot Center entrance. Donald Duck’s nephews will likely be up to no good as Daisy roasts up a scrumptious treat of marshmallows by the campfire.
Butterflies on the Go Presented by Go Go SqueeZ
Take a stroll over to Future World, where you’ll discover the beautiful story of the Monarch butterfly and its epic journey across the continent! Watch with your very own eyes as butterflies emerge from their chrysalis throughout the day—and maybe even find a few fun surprises along the way.
Anna & Elsa
Head over to the Norway pavilion to see your favorite Disney sisters, Anna and Elsa, in topiary form. They debuted along World Showcase Plaza in 2015 in a scene from the Oscar-winning animated film, “Frozen.”
Harmony Gardens Musical Playground
Throughout the day, head to the new musically themed playground in the Harmony Gardens, complete with topiaries of Disney’s Fab Five characters. The playground features all kinds of fun instruments where children can create their own musical sounds with interactive drums, chimes and xylophones. And it even has a net climb.
Garden Rocks Concert Series at America Gardens Theatre
This year’s musical extravaganza is bringing together pop artists from all walks of life and musical backgrounds. Starting March 4-6, the Garden Rocks concert series will kick off with The Orchestra starring former members of ELO. You’ll also get the enjoy the musical stylings of new-to-the festival acts like Bad Company, Bo Bice, and more.
Garden Town Festival Center
Take home some of the Disney magic and memorialize your Spring vacation by growing your own garden with a variety of tools and products available at the park for purchase. Listen to master horticulturists and watch gardening demonstrations to obtain ideas for your own home.
To partake in the event, an Epcot Center theme park admission is required. Discover the beauty of nature this spring and take the time to stop and smell the roses at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival during your vacation.