Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2020
This Florida floral funfest began in 1994, originally as a 38-day celebration of Disney-style gardens and topiaries. Today, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (EIF&GF), now in it’s 27th year, flourishes as a 3-month-long festival in celebration of Springtime. Kicking off March 4 and running through the first day of June, The EIF&GF is a don’t-miss extravaganza that everyone in your family will enjoy.
Experience bloomtastic sights, sounds, and flavors designed to delight even the pickiest family member. Feast on creative drinks and dishes at the festival’s Outdoor Kitchens, stroll through world-class gardens and rock out to famous musical artists who’ll perform during the Garden Rocks Concert Series.
What’s New in 2020
This year, the Epcot horticulture team introduces a brand-new Remy (the famed Parisian rat) topiary which serves as the centerpiece of a new Ratatouille Garden at the France pavilion. This new garden has been planted with vegetables used in a ratatouille recipe. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, a trackless ride where you’ll race across Gusteau’s kitchen floor aboard special vehicles. It’s slated to open this summer, but may well open some time before the close of this festival. Besides that, you’ll also find your favorite returning character topiaries including Snow White, Elsa and Anna, Belle and Beast, Miss Piggy and Kermit, and of course, Mickey and Minnie.
Eat (And Learn) Your Way Around the World Showcase
Explore the Outdoor Kitchen not only to enjoy new, inspiring dishes but to learn how to grow your own healthful foods, at the “How To” Garden. Indulge in delicious, fresh new dishes and old favorites! Thousands of bedding plants in every color of the rainbow will decorate the landscape around Future World and World Showcase. The festival’s Play Garden and Family Play Zone will delight your kiddies and everyone will enjoy the Goodness Garden Butterfly House, the colorful, flower-filled oasis where you can learn about the lifecycle of butterflies.
Rocks Concert Series
When you are full of delicious food and drink, and ready to work off some of those calories, head to the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion for live music. If you’ve been to this festival before you’ll see some old favorites that return year after year as well as some new names! Dance the night away with the likes of: Peabo Bryson, The Guess Who, The Spinners, Sister Hazel, The Pointer Sisters, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Berlin, A Flock of Seagulls, Tony Orlando, Rick Springfield, Christopher Cross, The Plain White T’s, Don McLean, Casting Crowns, Thelma Houston, The Allman Betts Band, Air Supply, Daughtry, Marshall Tucker Band, and Survivor…just to name a few!
When your long and wonderful day at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is over, head home to your luxury vacation villa to relax and unwind. Your Orlando home-away-from-home is the perfect place to recollect the day’s incredible events and plan tomorrow’s adventure.