Although I am still reveling in Christmas spirit and our Chicago Winter Wonderland, I am finding myself longing for the moment when Spring has sprung!
Two years ago was my very first opportunity to experience Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival and I would totally recommend this event to everyone! The Flower and Garden Festival has always been held as a welcome to the spring and the months of March, April and May in Epcot show that Spring is ready!!!
This years dates are: March 6th - June 3rd, 2019
Here is a sneak peek of what you can look forward to!!!
Children’s Play Areas
Throughout Epcot there are children’s playgrounds set up in the theme park. All three areas were specifically designed for children 2 – 5 years old with play equipment and a lawn area for children to spread out and run around. One of the areas also had a separate section for older children to play and explore.
Often multiple locations!!!
NOTE: These play areas are not supervised by Walt Disney World personnel – you would need to stay with your children as they play.
Set up throughout Epcot there are also a variety of fun activities that the whole family can participate in!
I was also able to spend some downtime inside a butterfly tent. Set up along one of the walk ways was an enclosed tent; families could enter and enjoy an afternoon butterfly encounter! All types of butterflies flew around the tent –sometimes landing on you! Inside, there are stations detailing information about the different species; you can leisurely wander the tent searching for your favorites!!
I totally recommend having family members split up and try foods from the different kiosks – that way everyone can try a sample of everything!
If you are lucky enough to attend the festival on a weekend, you can enjoy the “Garden Rocks ™ concert series. As the sun sets, this is a fun way to end the day – grab a snack and a drink and settle down for live entertainment that is included in your admission!
Some artists have included: Gin Blossoms, The Pointer Sisters and Expose – I can’t wait to see the 2019 line up!!!
So, “while the weather outside is frightful…”----as you sit and snuggle into your comfy chair, under your comfy blankie – you can start to dream about the spring and your next visit to Walt Disney World’s Flower and Garden Festival!
P.S. – I totally want to see pictures of your favorite topiaries (you totally know mine!!!)