New Topiaries and Food & Beverage Offerings Debuting During the 2024 Flower & Garden Festival

It may be winter according to the calendar, but spring is nearly blooming at Walt Disney World Resort, and nothing says springtime fun like the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival!

This year’s festival will begin on February 28 and continue through May 27 (earlier than usual) for 90 days full of beautiful topiaries, inspirational gardens, delicious dishes, and rockin’ music celebrating spring.

Today, Disney shared more details about this amazing event, from new topiaries and acts coming to the Garden Rocks concert series, to a sneak peek at upcoming merchandise. Continue reading to learn more:

New Topiaries to Enjoy

Each spring, the incredible Disney horticulture cast creates astounding topiaries for the festival.

This year, more than 70 topiaries, featuring a delightful array of Disney characters as well as other figures and whimsical items, will fill the park. As part of the topiary magic, guests can look forward to seeing everyone’s favorite dragon, Figment, in the newly opened World Celebration Gardens.

Groot topiary concept art for 2024 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival featuring young Groot standing on one leg holding up Cassett mixtape

Additionally, for the first time, Groot takes root at EPCOT! The flora colossus from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” trilogy will appear near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in World Discovery.

Also new this year, guests can look forward to viewing new topiaries from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Wish,” including Asha, Valentino and the Wishing Star, at the park’s main entrance. And in Mexico, we’re thrilled to share that Miguel and Dante from Disney Pixar’s “Coco” will take center stage!

Fresh Garden Rocks Concert Series

It’s time to dance and sing along to your favorites as the popular Garden Rocks concert series takes to the American Gardens Theatre stage daily during the festival. Featuring local and globally recognized acts, there’s something for everyone.

This year, new groups will join the lineup, including Modern English, Crowder, Lit, and Monsieur Perine. And for the first time, Raul Acosta & Oro Solido will share the stage with Magic Juan, then return the next day with Luisito Ayala and The Puerto Rican Power Band in a series of unforgettable performances.

Garden Rocks Dining Packages Open Feb. 6

To guarantee priority seating for your preferred performances, be sure to check out Dining Packages, available at seven 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)

For more information, including pricing and availability, visit Packages go on sale beginning Feb. 6.

Flavor Abounds at Outdoor Kitchens

It wouldn’t be an EPCOT festival without innovative and delicious dishes and drinks to savor! The official Foodie Guide to EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival will be unveiled soon, but in the meantime, here you are just just some of the guest favorites that will return to Outdoor Kitchens located throughout the park:

Chicken & Waffles at The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by the National Honey Board during the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Guests will be able to dig into Chicken & Waffles at The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by the National Honey Board! Also returning: the Muffuletta Panini at Magnolia Terrace and the Chocolate Whisky Cake at Northern Bloom.

Inspiration and Play: There’s Something for Everyone

Looking for interactive fun? You’ve come to the right place!

At this year’s festival, the whole family can enjoy two seasonal scavenger hunts. Throughout the festival, follow Spike the Bee on his pollination trail where he’s “buzzing” to collect nectar from all the beautiful gardens with Spike’s Pollination Exploration.

Kids enjoying Spike’s Pollination Exploration during the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Scavenger hunt maps will be available for purchase while supplies last. Once your journey is complete – whether or not you find all the items – you can redeem your map at Disney Traders, Creations Shop or World Traveler at International Gateway for a special surprise.

Mother and daughter with a butterfly in the Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth during the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Also back this year, Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth offers guests the chance to get up close and personal with some of nature’s most beautiful pollinators – butterflies! This walkthrough butterfly house highlights the life cycle of butterflies and contains valuable pollinator gardens.

At Blossoms of Fragrance Presented by Scentsy, follow your nose to create lasting memories with the help of unforgettable fragrances.

Looking for a place to get a little energy out? At Camp Get Out N’ Play Garden Presented by OFF!, families can explore a camp-themed garden where kiddos can jump, play, climb and explore this area created just for them.

The Latest Merchandise Collections Are Blooming

Celebrate your visit to the festival with official event merchandise. Available at Festival Markets and Creations Shop, you won’t want to miss these charming items while supplies last.

Spread a little sunshine everywhere you go with adorable Orange Bird apparel, accessories, garden decor and more. I can’t wait to take home one of everything!

If the characters from “Coco” capture your fancy, you’ll want to “seize the moment” with headwear, home decor and apparel inspired by this beloved classic.

Fluttering into the spotlight at the 2024 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, the Butterfly Collection stars Minnie Mouse in a beautiful, flowery assortment.

And for Annual Passholders, there’s a collection of merch featuring Spike the Bee that you won’t want to miss!

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