2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Begins March 2

The 23rd Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, the popular spring festival at Walt Disney World known for its tasty edibles, sweeping floral displays and dazzling topiary creations, starts tomorrow March 2, 2016.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Guests of the 2016 festival can celebrate spring with culinary creations and libations from the festival’s thirteen Outdoor Kitchens, including the new Cider House and La Isla Fresca offerings.

New topiaries include the welcome display at the entrance featuring Donald and Daisy, along with nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, which is inspired by a 1943 Donald Duck comic book called “The Victory Garden.”

There will also be a Ranger Mickey topiary garden in Future World, which will offer a great photo op featuring a Spaceship Earth backdrop to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.

Learn to tame your green thumb with complimentary hands-on Gardening Seminars each weekend.

Also on the weekends, the Garden Rocks concert series will present pop bands with music spanning four decades. This year’s lineup kicks off March 4-6 with The Orchestra starring former members of ELO.

Fun Fresh Weekends will take place weekends in April, as well, adding to the festival offerings:

  • April 1-3 — Art in the Garden Weekend spotlights nature through the works of plein air artists
  • April 8-10 – The new Family Fun Weekend presents outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy and a Festival Center focus on bugs with Disney’s Animal Kingdom specialists
  • April 22-24 – Earth Day Weekend celebrates our planet with special appearances and activities
  • April 29-May 1—Florida Fresh Weekend features the state’s edible bounty from Apalachicola to Zellwood

The 2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival runs fifteen days longer this year, ending on May 30. Admission to Epcot is required. For more information call 407/W-DISNEY (934-7639), or visit epcotinspring.com.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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