The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is my FAVORITE time to visit Epcot. It totally beats out Food and Wine in our opinion.
Everything from the floral arrangements to the snacks and drinks just can't be beat. We took a mini - trip to Orlando to spend a day at the Arnold Palmer Invitational but we took a few hours to visit the Festival.
I thought I would share a few tips on how to make the most of your Flower and Garden visit!
ONE Grab a passport
The Festival Passports are available at the park entrance and most merchandise kiosks. They list all the snacks and drinks available at each booth. It's nice to have a preview so you don't fill up at one booth and get to Japan without enough room for Frushi.
TWO Try new things
Speaking of Frushi, try it. Most items offered at the booths are under $10, so it's a great time to be adventurous and try new things. Some of our favorites this year were the Shrimp and Grits from Florida Fresh booth, and the Scone + Hard Cider Flight from the Cider House Booth. Some classics like Candied Strawberries, Frushi and Violet Lemonade are festival favorites as well.
THREE Visit during the day
While the topiaries are lighted at night, it's prettiest during the day. While Epcot usually opens around 9am, World Showcase doesn't officially open until 11am. This gives you a nice opportunity to walk around, get some pics and be ready to try all the yummies at 11am.
FOUR Look around and read
Take some time to walk around the topiaries and look around. Some of them even have Photopass opportunities this year! PS look up when you are walking through the UK Pavillion!
Don't forget to LOOK CUTE. You are going to want to take a ton of pictures. This is a flat lay of my look the day we went.
My bag is the Flower & Garden Festival Dooney. The pattern changes every year, and it only available during the event. It is available exclusively at Epcot. I have the Satchel version of the bag.
The Festival Lemonade wax melts are from Walter and Rosie Candle Co, they will be offering them a few more times over the next month or so.
The button is from Parkbound Buttons.
The Flower Crown ears are from The Mermaid Harp. They were inspired by the Pretty Little Monograms Flower & Garden collection.
The Grand & Miraculous Tee will be available on March 28th at 7pm eastern time in our shop, Happily Ever Tees.
If you are planning on visiting the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival let Meghan Hayes help you plan your trip! Her services are free to use, and her knowledge is endless!