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Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Hopefully you already have your tickets for this year’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, because reservations are limited and likely to go fast for this fan favorite that runs through July 5. If you do have a reservation for Epcot, then make sure you also have a reservation for FantasyWorld, one of the best Kissimmee Florida resorts you could want, complete with vacation villas, a water park, and plenty more fun and relaxation.

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival takes place every spring and as the name indicates, there are flowers galore, making this one of the prettiest times to visit Epcot. The festival is a fun and informative look at gardening in all its forms, which includes growing food, so it’s no surprise that you’ll also find special food features as part of the festival, too. Plus, there’s no extra cost, as it’s all part of your regular admission, outside of purchasing food, as normal.

The most obvious part is the variety of flowers and topiaries that are sure to appeal to all ages. From floral “carpets” on the grounds filled with designs to three-dimensional topiaries that look just like some of your favorite characters, it’s hard not to be impressed with what can be done with flowers, shrubs, and nature. There are more than 100 topiaries this year, spread throughout the park, and among some of the displays are Sorcerer Mickey Mouse at the Main Entrance, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy between Future World & World Showcase, Anna and Elsa at the Norway Pavilion, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie at Showcase Plaza, Buzz Lightyear at Future World East near Mission: SPACE, and Epcot’s own Figment at Future World West near Imagination. These are just a handful of the numerous topiaries on display and you’re sure to find your favorites.

The food and drink at the various Epcot festivals have become hugely popular, so you’ll find special kiosks set up throughout the park where you can try festival-themed items. With gardening being the theme, you’re going to find plenty of plant-based items, but that doesn’t mean only vegetarian. You’ll find fan favorites, artisanal foods, microbrew beers, hearty meals from Italy and Bavaria, and sweet treats galore with everything from honey to citrus and much more. There’s sure to be something for everyone and the vegetarians will definitely be happy with the number of options for them, too, especially at the Trowel & Trellis kiosk Hosted by Impossible Foods.

The festival also includes large exhibits, which will include the Outdoor Escapes presented by OFF! Repellents at Future World West, in which you can see how easy it is to create your own outdoor escape. For water lovers, don’t miss the Floating Gardens with more than 100 tiny plots drifting on the ponds bordering the walkway between the World Showcase and Future World. A new exhibit is the Prehistoric Garden at Future World West that lets you see plant life that’s been around since the age of the dinosaurs. For something smaller but still fascinating, don’t miss The Goodness Garden Butterfly House Presented by GoGo squeeZ at Future World West. This is just a small list of the numerous exhibits, many with themes related to specific countries and cultures.

As if all of that weren’t enough, you can always count on an Epcot scavenger hunt. This year, Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration family scavenger hunt returns with new locations and there will also be an Eggstravaganza Scavenger Hunt for eggs that runs from March 19 – April 4 while supplies last.

You’ll find all of this and more at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival this year, which also runs a month longer than usual. Enjoy the sights, scents, and tastes of this spectacular festival and make sure you book one of the comfortable vacation villas at FantasyWorld, one of the leading Kissimmee Florida resorts.

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