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Flower and Garden Festival: 90 Days of Fun at Epcot!

The beautiful Cinderella dancing with her prince.

Flower and Garden Festival is returning to Epcot at Walt Disney World beginning March 2, 2016. It has been expanded this year to last a full 90 days rather than the 75 days in previous years! That means that if you visit any time between March 2 and May 30, you\’ll get to see all the amazing topiaries and maybe even a gardening seminar or two! Last year, we published a blog on the Flower and Garden Festival from previous years. It\’s always an amazing feast for the eyes but it can also be a feast for your mouth! 13 festival kiosks surround World Showcase Lagoon–more than any previous year! With some yummy sounding options that include Jamaica Braised Beef and Jerk-Spiced Grouper, there are even more reason to visit. A new Cider House kiosk will have a delicious salad that even uses salad green grown right in Epcot at The Land pavilion!

Tinkerbell topiary

It wouldn\’t be a Flower and Garden Festival without lots of flowers and topiaries. A large topiary featuring Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Donald\’s mischievous nephews, will welcome you at the front of Epcot. A lovely Harmony Gardens musical playground will have the Fab Five and will feature real instruments where children–and adults–can make music with drums, chimes and more! Each weekend there will a complimentary gardening seminar featuring a gardening expert, and, of course, the Garden Rocks concert series will return! See below for the just announced list! As always, the Flower and Garden Festival is included in your Epcot admission, so carve out some time during your spring Disney World vacation to stop by Epcot. 

Lots of flowers decorate the lake near Imagination Pavilion.

Thumper, Bambi and Flower fit right in.

Belle and the Beast make a dramatic statement!

Oversized tea cups decorate the gardens in the UK Pavilion.

Garden Rocks concert series returns with music spanning four decades. Here’s the lineup (subject to change without notice):

  1. March 4-6 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”

  2. March 11-13 – Starship starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”

  3. March 18-20 – Little River Band “Reminiscing”

  4. March 25-27 – Village People “Y.M.C.A.”

  5. April 1-3 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am”

  6. April 8-10 – The Guess Who “American Woman”

  7. April 15-17 – Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”

  8. April 22-24 – Brian Howe, former lead singer of Bad Company “Can’t Get Enough”

  9. April 29-May 1 – Georgia Satellites “Keep Your Hands to Yourself”

  10. May 6-8 – Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy”

  11. May 13-15 – Darlene Love “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home”

  12. May 20-22 – Night Ranger “Sister Christian”

  13. May 27-30 – The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

Susan Burks is a Disney travel planner at WishdrawalsTravel, a military wife, and a homeschooling mom to a 

robot-programming, space-loving 11 year old!  

She and her family love visiting Disney World and taking Disney cruises. With six Disney cruises under her belt, she is now preparing to embark on a seventh Disney Cruise–this time to Norway–and planning her next Disney World visit, too!

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