Topiaries, tastings, and tunes: What to Expect at the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival 2023


Topiaries, tastings, and tunes: What to Expect at the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival 2023

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The EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival is one of the most anticipated events at Walt Disney World® Resort, and the 2023 festival promises to be just as spectacular as ever. The festival features stunning topiary displays, beautiful gardens, and delicious food and drinks from around the world. There are also special events and concerts that take place throughout the festival. While attending the festival, staying with Casiola vacation homes can help create an even better experience. With luxurious accommodations and prime locations near the Walt Disney World®, Casiola vacation homes provides a comfortable and convenient home base for exploring the festival and all that the surrounding area has to offer. Whether you’re visiting with family or friends, staying with Casiola vacation homes will make your EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival experience one to remember.

Dates and Location


The 2023 EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival is set to take place from March 1st to July 5th. This gives visitors plenty of time to plan their trip and experience all that the festival has to offer. The festival takes place within EPCOT®, one of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. Within EPCOT®, the festival is spread throughout the park, with various themed gardens and displays scattered throughout. The festival also features outdoor kitchens where visitors can taste a variety of international cuisines, as well as a concert series, special events, and more. With so much to see and do, visitors should plan to spend at least a full day at the festival to fully take it all in.

Theme and Attractions


The 2023 EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival features a range of attractions and exhibits, including stunning topiary displays of beloved Disney characters, themed gardens showcasing the latest in gardening and landscaping trends, and a butterfly garden where visitors can observe these graceful creatures up close.

The festival also features a range of outdoor kitchens serving up delicious food and drink from around the world. With more than 20 outdoor kitchens to choose from, visitors can indulge in everything from Korean-style beef to delectable desserts. In addition to the festival’s tried-and-true attractions, there are always new exhibits and displays to look forward to. Visitors can expect to see new topiary displays, the “Encanto” fans will love the topiaries of Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa. There will also be a Princess Tiana topiary in The American Adventure pavilion, gardens, and outdoor kitchens at the 2023 festival, making it a must-visit event for anyone who loves the beauty of nature and the magic of Disney.

Entertainment and Events


The EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival is not just about beautiful gardens and delicious food; it also offers a range of entertainment options for visitors to enjoy. One of the most popular events is the Garden Rocks concert series, which features well-known musical acts performing on select nights throughout the festival. There are also daily performances by various musical groups, as well as special events such as the Behind the Seeds Tour. For the 2023 festival, visitors can expect even more entertainment options, including new musical acts and events. One of the highlights of the 2023 festival will be the largest nighttime spectacular, “Harmonious,” which will feature a stunning display of music, lights, and special effects. Whether you’re looking for live music, interactive exhibits, or unique tours, the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival has something for everyone.

Bambi Butterfly House


One of the must-see attractions at the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival is the Bambi Butterfly House. This exhibit returns in 2023, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of nature up close. Inside the butterfly house, you’ll be surrounded by colorful butterflies fluttering around you and even landing on your clothes. The experience is truly magical, and we highly recommend spending some time here to watch the butterflies and take photos. With fairy topiaries adding to the enchanting atmosphere, the Bambi Butterfly House is a must-visit attraction for visitors of all ages. So, if you’re planning to attend the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival in 2023, don’t forget to stop by this delightful exhibit and get ready to be mesmerized by the beauty of these delicate creatures.

Fun for all the kids

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The EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival in 2023 has plenty of fun activities for kids, including the Egg-stravaganza and Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration, which both return this year. The Egg-stravaganza is an egg hunt where kids can search for eggs hidden throughout the park and win prizes. Meanwhile, Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration is a scavenger hunt where kids can help Spike the honeybee pollinate gardens and solve puzzles. These activities are not only fun but also educational, as they teach kids about gardening and nature. In addition to these fan-favorite activities, the 2023 festival also brings a new activity for kids called Blossoms of Fragrance, located in World Celebration. This interactive exhibit allows kids to explore their sense of smell by identifying and matching different fragrances. With these engaging activities, the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival is the perfect place to bring your little ones for a day of fun and learning.

Tips for attending the Festival

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Attending the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival can be a magical and memorable experience, but it’s important to plan ahead to make the most of your visit. One of the best tips for attending the festival is to arrive early in the day to beat the crowds and have ample time to explore. It’s also a good idea to plan which attractions you want to visit ahead of time to avoid getting overwhelmed by the sheer size of the festival. You can do this by using the Disney Genie Service and check if some Lightning Lane entrances are offered through Disney Genie+ service. Other Lightning Lane entrances may be purchased individually (á la carte). You can buy either or both options! To navigate the crowds and lines, consider visiting the festival during the weekdays or in the evenings, when crowds tend to be smaller. Finally, don’t forget to sample the delicious food and drinks on offer throughout the festival. Some of the best options can be found at the outdoor kitchens in the World Showcase area, so be sure to make time to explore this section of the festival. By following these tips, you can have a fun, stress-free, and delicious experience at the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival.

Experience the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival in comfort with Casiola vacation homes

Any trip to Walt Disney World® in 2023 that includes the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival is guaranteed to be memorable, and staying at Casiola vacation homes may help you make the most of your trip. In order to help visitors make the most of their stay at the festival, Casiola provides a variety of fully furnished vacation rentals that are only a short distance from the theme parks. There is something for every family size and budget, ranging from lovely one-bedroom apartments to roomy five-bedroom mansions. By booking a vacation rental with Casiola vacation homes, you can take advantage of the ease of being close to the event as well as the spaciousness and comfort of a fully furnished home. You can be confident that your stay will be relaxing and enjoyable. So, if you’re going to the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival in 2023, book your stay with Casiola vacation homes and be ready to create everlasting memories.

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