2020 EPCOT’S International Flower and Garden Festival

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Highlights for the 2020 International Flower and Garden Festival include:

      • 16 Outdoor Kitchens offering delectable small plates, and flavorful non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages—along with several new food and refreshment kiosks
      • More than 70 world-renowned Disney-themed topiaries—including many totally original displays
      • Vibrant gardens, flower towers, wildlife habitats and walkways
      • Inspirational exhibits, how-to demonstrations and farm-to-table dining experiences
      • Garden Rocks Outdoor Concert Series featuring throwback beats from fan-favorite bands—with an assortment of debuting acts and dining packages
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    There’s Citrus-flavored food available at the Citrus Blossom booth…including Lobster Tail!!!
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    Bring your camera!!

    The Festival kicks off today and runs through June 1st this year!

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    Beautiful!  So many colors!

    When:  March 4, 2020 – June 1, 2020 – the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is amazing!

    Where:  EPCOT

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    So pretty!
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    Let’s Dance!

    There is a dazzling array of over 70 topiary displays – some brand new!, gardens and exhibits—each featuring seasonal designs or several popular Disney characters, including some new ones.

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    Remy is brand new for 2020.

    Brand new in Epcot’s topiary lineup is Remy, a rat character from “Ratatouille,” standing on a piece of cheese in the France pavilion. He’s surrounded by planting that represent the ratatouille ingredients. (Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is set to open this summer.)

    Topiary Magic Awaits You!

    Some of the topiaries have moved around due to all the construction, but they’ve all returned this year!

        • Anna and Elsa from Frozen
          Located at the Norway Pavilion
        • Bambi & Friends
          Featuring Flower, Bambi and Thumper
          Located at the Canada Pavilion
        • Beauty and the Beast
          Located at the France Pavilion
        • Bo Peep and Her Sheep with Woody
          Located at Future World East
        • Bold Bromeliads
          Located near The Land at Future World East
        • Bromeliad Dragon
          Located at the Japan Pavilion
        • Buzz Lightyear
          Located near Mission: SPACE at Future World East
        • Captain Hook and Peter Pan
          Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
        • Construction Mickey and Minnie with Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale
          Located between Future World and World Showcase
        • Donald and Daisy with Huey, Dewey and Louie
          Located near Showcase Plaza
        • Fantasia– Sorcerer Mickey, Brooms, Ostriches and Hippo
          Located near Imagination at Future World West
        • Lady and the Tramp
          Located at the Italy Pavilion
        • Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog
          Located between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions at the France Pavilions
        • Pandas
          Located at the China Pavilion
        • Pluto and Goofy
          Located between Future World and World Showcase
        • Remy (NEW!)
          Located at the France Pavilion
        • Simba and Friends
          Featuring Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi
          Located at The Outpost Shop
        • Snow White and Dopey
          Located at the Germany Pavilion
        • Tinker Bell and Fairy Houses
          Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
        • The Three Caballeros
          Featuring Jose, Donald and Panchito
          Located at the Mexico Pavilion
        • Topiary Butterflies
          Located at Future World West
        • Topiary Flowers
          Located near the Main Entrance
        • Winnie-the-Pooh & Friends
          Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
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    The Bo Peep figure, flanked by three wide-eyed topiary sheep from “Toy Story 4.”
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    Lady and the Tramp are still in Italy, but have moved.
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    Kermit riding a bike!
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    Miss Piggy waving.
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    Daisy in front of her garden of daisies.
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    Queen Elsa and Princess Anna.  Look at their hair!!!
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    Snow White
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    Peter Pan and Captain Hook.
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    Lovely!  Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip dancing at sunset.
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    Christian in front of the Lion King topiaries.
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    Beauty and the Beast
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    Sunflowers are my favorite flower!
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    Cogsworth & Lumiere
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    Remy!
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    Don’t forget to get your free Festival booklet. It has all the festival foods listed.
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    30 million blossoms!

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    Load up your Flower and Garden Festival mini gift card with $100 for all the food and drink to try! 🙂  It comes with a paper card embedded with wildflower seeds ready to plant.  Nice!

    OUTDOOR KITCHENS

    Yes, there are flowers, but there’s also special foods available during the festival!

    The food offerings are different than the ones seen at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. In many cases, the lead menu item is plant-based.

    “This is all about Mother Earth. … Protein is the secondary star,” Kesting says. “It really showcases all the garden goodness that’s out there.”

    Among the garden edibles: fried green tomatoes, roasted beets, fried cauliflower, potato pancakes with apple sauce, chilled cucumber soup and grilled maple pound cake with peach compote.

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    Roasted corn on the cob!

    Disney is going not only for sights and sounds, but for good smells as well. Outdoor grills will be used for the corn on the cob at the Trowel & Trellis kitchen in Showcase Plaza.

    “It’s like you’re going to a local farmer’s market. You are immersed,” Kesting says. “That’s our goal for any of our festivals.”

    On the liquid side, there’s a delicious beverage at the Citrus Blossom kitchen. The orange cream slushy is a nonalcoholic option that comes in a plastic cup shaped like the Orange Bird character.

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    Last year’s popular Orange Bird-shaped sipper is back!  This little guy is soooo cute!
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    Wrist gift cards for the International Flower and Garden Festival for eating and drinking your way around the world. 😉

    THE OUTDOOR KITCHENS

    There are 16 “outdoor kitchens” at this year’s event, including a new one called Magnolia Kitchen located in the American Adventure pavilion.

    Set up around the World Showcase, the 16 Outdoor Kitchens offer regional and national delicacies to sample and taste, with the emphasis on fresh-from-the-garden goodness. Small plates and beverages give guests the chance to try specialty recipes from many international locations!

    Most dishes are in the $3 – $8 range. Don’t forget that many of these are available for a Disney Dining Food snack credit!

    Our tip:  Plan on spending about $60+ sampling all the cuisine.  Add more for the alcoholic beverages.

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    20% cast member food discount details.  Always ask!

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    Look right behind Buzz Lightyear and you can see the Purple Martin birdhouses.

    Check out the Purple Martins: Presented by Audubon Florida – Stop and listen to the tranquil sounds of this special species of songbird at Future World East. The Purple Martins arrived back at WDW last month and we got to see their nesting boxes!

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    The EPCOT Express Monorail heading back over to the Magic Kingdom.

    THE MUSIC OF THE FESTIVAL

    Garden Rocks Outdoor Concert Series featuring throwback beats from fan-favorite bands with new acts added this year.  Always a crowd pleaser!  Air Supply!  Christopher Cross!!!  Tony Orlando!!!

    Get in the Groove

    Move your feet to some of the hottest throwback beats during the 2020 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Concerts take place at the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion.
    2020 Schedule
    Make a date to catch one or more of our big-name artists live in concert!

        • Peabo Bryson – NEW!
          March 4 and 5
        • The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
          March 6 through 9
        • The Guess Who
          March 10 through 12
        • Simple Plan
          March 13 through 16
        • STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
          March 17 through 19
        • Mark Wills – NEW!
          March 20 through 23
        • The Spinners
          March 24 through 26
        • Sister Hazel
          March 27 and 28
        • The Pointer Sisters
          March 29 and 30
        • Steve Augeri – Former Lead Vocalist of Journey
          March 31 through April 2
        • Blood, Sweat & Tears
          April 3 and 4
        • Expose’
          April 5 and 6
        • Berlin
          April 7 through 9
        • A Flock of Seagulls
          April 10 and 11
        • Atlantic Starr – NEW!
          April 12 and 13
        • Tony Orlando
          April 14 through 16
        • High Valley – NEW!
          April 17 and 18
        • Rick Springfield
          April 19 and 20
        • Christopher Cross
          April 21 through 23
        • Plain White T’s
          April 24 through 27
        • Don Felder – Formerly of The Eagles
          April 28 through 30
        • Don McLean – NEW!
          May 1 and 2
        • Casting Crowns – NEW!
          May 3 and 4
        • Ambrosia with Peter Beckett
          May 5 through 7
        • Thelma Houston – NEW!
          May 8 and 9
        • The Allman Betts Band – NEW!
          May 10 and 11
        • Air Supply
          May 12 through 14
        • Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
          May 15 through 18
        • Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot – NEW!
          May 19 through 21
        • Claudia Leitte – NEW!
          May 22 and 23
        • Daughtry – NEW!
          May 24 and 25
        • Marshall Tucker Band
          May 26 through 28
        • Crowder – NEW!
          May 29 and 30
        • Survivor
          May 31 and June 1

    The Garden Rocks concert series has shifted to a seven days a week schedule for the run of the event.

    FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE

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    Orange Bird Minnie Ears!!!!

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    So pretty!

    March 2020:  The flowering trees at Epcot are just starting to bloom!

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    Flowers all around the bay.
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    Epcot France Pavilion in the late morning sunlight.
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    Interested in Disney Bounding to the International Flower and Garden Festival??? Here are some ideas.
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    Beautiful!

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    At EPCOT’S International Flower and Garden Festival.

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    Have a magical day!

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    Having a fun day at Epcot! 🙂

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