How to Get the Most Out of Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

Tips and Tricks for Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival

From the stunning topiaries to the outdoor kitchens… Epcot knows how to welcome spring with open arms! With the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival in full swing at Disney World, I thought I would take this opportunity to show off what an amazing time we had while attending this gorgeous festival!!

… and to tell you how you can get the most out of this year’s Flower and Garden Festival!


Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival

First things first: grab a park map and times guide as soon as you enter the park.

These will not only help guide you through your day at Epcot, but will also inform you of showtimes, character appearances, entertainment hours, and more!


Festival Passport

You will also want to a grab a Festival Passport from the Festival Center, Festival Merchandise locations, the Garden areas, or at any of the Outdoor Kitchen locations.

This little bad-boy is the key to the kingdom if you will.

It is a guide to everything that I will mention below and is a really fun souvenir to help you get the most out of the Flower and Garden Festival.

The Garden Passport stickers mark each destination you visit at the festival! It makes it feel like a scavenger hunt, which I loved!


Festival Merchandise

Limited edition shirts, hats, Mickey ears, mugs, cups, canvas bags, backpacks, pin trading, stuff for your garden(of course), plus so much more merchandise with the Epcot Flower and Garden Logo are available during this special event.

Some of the Pins for this event are Limited Release, which means only a certain amount was made and once they sell out they are gone. If you are a pin collector, like me, you’re gonna want to get these pins as soon as you get to the park.

Trick!! Flower and Garden Gift Card: Flower and Garden gift cards are available at any Festival Merchandise location. Just load money ($15.00 minimum) onto the card and conveniently pay for food, merchandise, and more. The card has a convenient wristband and is also scratch and sniff!!

This is great if you’re on a budget and only want to spend a certain amou9nt during the festival!


Character Meet and Greet

The Times Guide will show you the times you can meet all of your favorite characters, and your guide map will show you the location of where you can find them.


Outdoor Kitchens

During the Flower and Garden Festival, you can find fresh farm-to-table selections. Located in pop-up outdoor kitchens throughout World Showcase….these are an absolute must!

2021 Outdoor Kitchens: (updated each festival year)


Topiary Displays and Gardens

The horticulturists at Disney create one-of-a-kind artwork by changing everyday shrubbery and flowers into your favorite Disney Characters.

With over 100+ topiaries to see around Epcot, your best bet is to use your Garden Passport as your guide.

It’s a lot of fun to check off each topiary one by one as you see them!

The following topiaries are a mix of pictures I took from previous Flower and Garden Festivals. Some of these topiaries change year-to-year, and Epcot always adds to these!


There are also stunning garden displays set up around the park.

You can also check these off inside your Garden Passport, as well as use your Park Map to find them.


Related Article: Spring at Disney World Bucket List

Live Music

During the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot hosts a Garden Rocks Concert Series.

Every Friday – Monday at 5:30, 6:45, and 8:00 PM, a different “throwback” band performs on the Garden Stage. Located in the America Gardens Theater.

Bands from previous Concert Series include Blood, Sweat and Tears, the Plain White T’s, and Berlin.

**Check your Times Guide for more info.


Additional Info

  • The 2021 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival starts March 3rd and ends July 5th, 2021.
  • The price for this Special Event is included in the price of admission to Epcot. Price is $109.00 plus tax, for Adults 10+. (Prices subject to change)
  • Be sure to Follow the Symbols on your Park Guide to get the most out of your Epcot Flower and Garden experience!


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