Epcot is getting ready to welcome one of the best times of the year. Yes, Spring is coming, and with it we will also see the amazing Flower & Garden Festival returning to Epcot. This year's event is scheduled to start on March 4, 2015. Quite a few additions are expected this time, ranging from new food & beverage booths and topiaries to updated event maps and Times Guides.
In this post you'll find all the information you need to know regarding the event.


Flower & Garden Epcot Guidemap
This year’s special event information and park guidemap have merged into one piece. This will be rolled out for all Epcot guidemaps distributed in the parks and resorts from March 4 – May 17. 

All Epcot guidemaps will have a Flower & Garden theme on the front cover, including the translated guidemaps and the Guide for Guests with Disabilities. Click here for the full size version:


With additional offerings, festival themed icons and an adjusted numbering system have been incorporated into the guidemaps to make it easier for Guests to see where event offerings are located in relation to daily offerings.

Flower & Garden Times Guides
During the festival, there will be two different types of Epcot Times Guides distributed at different times each week. One version will be available Monday – Thursday each week and the second version will be available Friday – Sunday only. 

The Monday – Thursday guide will look very similar to the standard Times Guide, with a callout on the front to festival merchandise as well as any upcoming specialty weekends. 


The Friday – Sunday guide, featuring Festival Weekend Offerings, will have special festival information on the two inside panels including presentation information at the Festival Center, the Garden Rocks Concert Series performer and merchandise photos and information. The outside panels will showcase daily operational information like the standard Times Guide. Click here for the full size version.



Flower & Garden Passport
This year’s Passport is very similar to last year and will continue to be distributed at the Festival Center, Flower & Garden merchandise locations and all Outdoor Kitchens. 

Outdoor Kitchens
  • Urban Farm Eats – Imagination Walkway (near the Port of Entry shop)
  • Pineapple Promenade – World Showcase Promenade, Canada side
  • Fleur de Lys – France
  • NEW! Botanas Bot├ínico – Between France & Morocco
  • Taste of Marrakesh - Morocco
  • Hanami - Japan
  • THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews – The American Adventure Courtyard
  • Espresso, Coffee and Pastries at The American Adventure – Presented by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co.®
  • Primavera Kitchen - Italy
  • Florida Fresh – Adjacent to Germany
  • Lotus House - China
  • Jardin de Fiestas – Mexico
The Garden Rocks Concert Series
America Gardens Theatre (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only) at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
  • March 6 - 8 Gin Blossoms
  • March 13 - 15 NEW! Pablo Cruise
  • March 20 - 22 En Vogue
  • March 27 – 29 Starship
  • April 3 – 5  The Orchestra
  • April 10 – 12 Village People
  • April 17 – 19 Jon Secada
  • April 24 – 26 The Guess Who
  • May 1 – 3 Taylor Dayne
  • May 8 – 10 NEW! Little River Band
  • May 15 – 17 Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

The Festival Center
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Located between The Universe of Energy and Mission: SPACE, the Festival Center has festival merchandise and food & beverage offerings. Enjoy complimentary gardening demonstrations and meet a variety of horticulture specialists for tops to create your very own outdoor experience!
  • Connect with Disney’s Horticulture – Fri., Sat. & Sun. - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Garden Theatre – Fri., Sat. & Sun. - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Continuous Shows
  • Heritage of Disney Horticulture – Fri., Sat. & Sun. - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fun Fresh Weekends
Every weekend at Epcot is a new adventure where you can catch a concert, taste new fresh foods, do a hands-on project or just take in all the amazing vistas. 

1) March 13 – 17 / NEW! Spring into Spring Weekend Presented by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co.
Taste fresh new flavors at the Outdoor Kitchens, see Disney topiaries bloom in full color, get some spring in your step with the Garden Rocks Concert Series, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the American Adventure and feel refreshed with a specialty beverage from Joffrey’s Coffee “The Official Specialty Coffee of Walt Disney World® Resort.” 

2) March 27 – 29 / Art in the Garden Weekend 
See nature through the eyes of “Plein Air” artists and one-of-a-kind works of art. 

3) April 17 – 22 / NEW! Earth Day Weekend
Connecting Families & Kids with Nature!Experience the benefits of being outdoors in nature while sharing time together with friends and family at select Festival gardens. Hear from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Specialists at the Festival Center and discover more about conservation efforts to protect coral reefs, sea turtles, sharks and the many other amazing creatures that inhabit our oceans at The Seas with Nemo and Friends.

4) April 24 -26 / Florida Fresh Weekend
Discover the bounty of our state from Apalachicola to Zellwood!

Be sure to stay tuned here on Orlando Theme Park News for photos and videos of this great special event. Also remember to visit EpcotInSpring.com for information about festival offerings.

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