The return of the International Flower & Garden Festival in 2024 is set to grace EPCOT once again on February 28th, and a flurry of news has just been officially released showing us what’s in store! As usual, this festival offers an enchanting blend of floral beauty, culinary delights, and family-friendly activities, but there are a few new additions this year. Let’s take a look!
One of the festival’s highlights is undoubtedly the stunning array of topiaries. This year, Groot from “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be displayed near the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in the World Discovery area. The park will also house over 70 other topiaries featuring beloved Disney characters and whimsical designs. Notably, Figment will grace the newly-opened World Celebration Gardens, while characters from the film “Wish” will welcome guests at the park’s entrance. Furthermore, Miguel and Dante from “Coco” will add a touch of Mexican charm near the Mexico pavilion.
New Garden Rocks Concert Series
Music lovers will be thrilled with the daily Garden Rocks concert series at the American Gardens Theatre. The line-up includes new acts such as Modern English, Crowder, Lit, and Monsieur Perine. In a special series of performances, Raul Acosta & Oro Solido will join forces with Magic Juan, and Luisito Ayala and The Puerto Rican Power Band.
Garden Rocks Dining Packages Open February 6th
Dining Packages will be available at seven EPCOT restaurants:
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
- Biergarten Restaurant
- Coral Reef Restaurant
- Garden Grill Restaurant
- Rose & Crown Dining Room
- Le Cellier Steakhouse
- Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Brews & Barbecue (same-day, in-person walk-up packages only)
Foodies can look forward to innovative and mouthwatering dishes served at the Outdoor Kitchens spread across the park. While specific dishes will be announced in the official Foodie Guide closer to the festival, guests can expect a return of their favorites from past years.
The festival is packed with family-friendly activities. The seasonal scavenger hunts, Spike’s Pollination Exploration and the Egg-stravaganza Hunt, promise fun for all ages. The Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth offers an interactive experience with butterflies, while the Blossoms of Fragrance Presented by Scentsy delivers a sensory journey of memorable fragrances. For the young visitors, the Camp Get Out N’ Play Garden Presented by OFF! provides a camp-themed play area.
Festival-goers can take home a piece of the event with exclusive merchandise available at Festival Markets and the Creations Shop. The collection includes Orange Bird apparel, accessories, and garden decor, as well as “Coco”-inspired items. The Butterfly Collection, featuring Minnie Mouse, and a special collection featuring Spike the Bee for Annual Passholders, are also part of the offerings.
The 2024 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is set to be an immersive celebration of nature, gastronomy, music, and fun! Whether you’re a Disney fan, a garden enthusiast, or someone seeking a unique springtime experience, this festival promises to leave you with unforgettable memories. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this blooming extravaganza!
If are planning an upcoming visit to Walt Disney World, staying at either Boardwalk Villas or Beach Club Villas will put you just footsteps away from the EPCOT park entrance. You can view confirmed reservations for rent at Beach Club Villas or confirmed reservations for rent at Boardwalk villas. With DVC rentals, you can experience Disney’s Deluxe resorts for less, even without being a DVC member!