Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival Opens

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The 19th Annual Epcot Flower and Garden Festival opened on March 7th.

I spent several hours in Epcot and just scratched the surface on what to see this year.

The floral displays begin before you enter Epcot with the Fantasia mushrooms.

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

This year’s grand entrance topiary is Sorcerer Mickey conducting Floral Magic.

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

First thing to do as you enter Epcot, is pick up a Flower and Garden Festival Guide Map and the new Topiary Scavenger Hunt flyer. I didn’t see any Scavanger Hunt flyers at the main entrance, but did find them at the Information Booth (back side of pin store). You can also download your own!

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There is also a mobile website called Epcot in Bloom: http://m.epcotinbloom.com. You can look at it from home but certain features can only be unlocked when you scan a QR code inside Epcot. There are 12 audio tour locations and 14 topiaries that have QR codes.

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival Mobile Map

I liked the map feature of the mobile app. Also, if you are new to Epcot’s Flower and Garden festival the audio tour provides interesting information. While it is true the there is in-depth information on the topiaries, the photos are from previous festivals so don’t get confused if the photos don’t match the locations in the app. Would be great if the photos were updated now that the topiaries are on display.

Here’s more information on the Epcot in Bloom Mobile app!


Bambi’s Butterfly House
is always a favorite with adults and kids. This year it has moved across the way and is larger than before. It can get crowded in here which can make stroller and wheelchair maneuvering difficult.

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

There is a butterfly identification poster at each end of the exhibit. It is great to know what you are actually seeing. The butterflies are quite plentiful and found my bright yellow shirt particularly interesting. Several landed on me, briefly.

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

This is a Mangrove Buckeye butterfly.

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

The ever popular Bambi, Flower and Thumper topiaries are now in the Butterfly house.

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

As you make your way to towards World Showcase, the fab 5 as farmers and gardeners greet you!

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

New this year is the Haiti exhibit. Be sure to check it out, there are even Haitian beverages for sale!

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

Be sure to check out the Flower and Garden Festival Kids Activities blog

AllEars will be bringing you lots more photos and information about this year’s Flower and Garden Festival so be sure to check back for updates on our website!

Now, sit back, relax and enjoy a 10 minute tour of the Festival:

16 Replies to “Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival Opens”

  1. Loved the video, It bought us right back there. We were there from the 8th until the 18th. This was our 3rd trip during the Flower and Garden Festival and really love it.

  2. Thank you for the pics as I will not be able to make it to the Festival this year! Oh well, guess my trip to California and Disneyland will have to do!!

  3. The background music used for the Flower & Garden video is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral). It is part of the Fantasia collection.

  4. For those asking about the music accompanying the video, it is from the first 3 movements of the Symphony No. 6 in F Major nicknamed “Pastorale” by Ludwig van Beethoven. This music was used for the mythological Greece scene in Fantasia.

    And I agree, the video is beautiful.

  5. What an amazing video! I felt like I was right there with you! Question for you – do you know if the Cranberry Bog is there again? It was there in 2009, but I didn’t know if it had made repeat appearances since then!
    Thanks! 🙂

    ALL EARS: There is no cranberry bog. That was part of the Food and Wine festival.

  6. Can’t thank you enough for this wonderful video! Tried to pick a favorite but there are to many fantastic topiaries. Disney horticulture at its finest!

  7. Thanks so much for the preview. We will be in Disney at the end of March and are looking forward to the Flower and Garden Show. The park looks absolutely beautiful!

  8. So anxious to see this! Shared the video with a friend so they can see what I will see. Thank you for making it.

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