Attractions: Imagination in Bloom at EPCOT

Everything’s coming up roses this month at Orlando’s attractions.

Celebrate spring with the return of the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. (COURTESY WALT DISNEY WORLD, COURTNEY KIEFER, PHOTOGRAPHER)

The sweet scents of spring are once again in the air at the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. This local’s-favorite affair entwines whimsy with culture through exquisite topiaries, mouthwatering cuisine, live entertainment and garden escapes. Look for a Goofy topiary with a Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration cake at the main entrance, Beauty and the Beast, Lumiere and Cogsworth in the France Pavilion, and Winnie the Pooh and friends, including Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit and Tigger in the UK Pavilion. Learn about raising sustainable foods and living in harmony with the natural world in the Global Gardens, but don’t miss other fest faves like the Floating Gardens and Bambi’s Butterfly House. Over at the Honey Bee-stro, discover how honeybees are beneficial to the environment, then sample some sweet and savory treats made possible by their hard work. And speaking of food! Additional outdoor kitchens serve up creations from Japan, Italy, Canada, Mexico and many more. New bites to look for in 2022 include the BLT Scone and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart at Cider House; a changing, seasonal menu at Farmer’s Feast near Test Track; and many more tempting tastes and sips.

Who doesn’t love to collect new Disney merchandise? You can do that here as well, with special garden-themed options. The collections include Mickey Mouse Home Garden, Orange Bird and Spike the Bee. If you see something you want, grab it—these special collections always go fast.

The festival runs through July 4.

Categories: Art & Entertainment