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Complete Guide to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival 2015

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Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2015 l kennythepirate.com

KennthePirate’s Complete Guide to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival 2015

Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival is an opportunity to see some beautiful flowers, check out some great Disney themed topiaries, grab a few sampler bites, listen to some classic music and receive advice on gardening from professionals.  The event takes place from March 4 through May 17, 2015 at Disney World’s Epcot theme park and is included with park admission (food and drink items and some seminars are offered at an additional cost).

Flower and Garden Festival Park Map

For 2015 Epcot has combined it’s regular park map with all the information for the Flower and Garden Festival, including topiary locations and food kiosks with menu overviews.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Map l kennythepirate.com

Times Guide

Each weekend the Flower and Garden Festival will feature a special Times Guide with various activities and show times, be sure to pick one up as you enter the park!Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Times Guide l kennythepirate.com

What can I do at the Flower and Garden Festival?

Gardening seminars

The gardening seminars are always located in the Festival Center which is hidden between Ellens’ Energy Adventure and Mission:  Space.  A variety of professionals give expert advice on gardening and landscaping.  The Festival Center will only be open on weekends during park operating hours.

Enjoy complimentary gardening demonstrations and meet a variety of horticulture specialists for tops to create your very own outdoor experience!
  • Connect with Disney’s Horticulture – 10:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Garden Theatre 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Heritage of Disney Horticulture – 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Greenhouse Stage – 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • Fresh Epcot Stage – 12:00pm and 3:00pm

Topiaries

Mickey Minnie Topiary Epcot Flower and Garden Festival l kennythepirate.comDisney offers more than 100 special themed topiary sculptures for this event.  You can find Anna & Elsa, Mater and Lighting, Belle and Beast and much more.  They are clearly identified on the park map.

  • Anna and Elsa – NEW!
    Located at World Showcase Plaza
  • Goofy About Spring – NEW!
    Featuring Goofy, Chip ‘n Dale and friends
    Located near the Main Entrance
  • Miss Piggy & Tour de Fleurs Garden – NEW!
    Located at the Italy Pavilion
  • Spring Is in the Air!
    Featuring Butterfly Topiaries
    Located behind Spaceship Earth
  • Disney•Pixar Buzz Lightyear
    Located near Mission Space
  • Cactus Road Rally
    Play area featuring Mater and Lightning McQueen topiaries
    Located at the Test Track Walkway
  • Fantasia
    Located at West Future World
  • Phineas and Ferb
    Located at the Odyssey Bridge
  • Farmer Mickey & Minnie
    Located between Future World and World Showcase
  • Bambi & Friends
    Featuring Bambi, Flower and Thumper
    Located at the Canada Pavilion
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook & Tick Toc Crock
    Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Aurora & Prince Phillip
    Located between the International Gateway and France Pavilion
  • Beauty and the Beast
    Located at the France Pavilion
  • Disney•Pixar Woody
    Located at The American Adventure
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Located at the Germany Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp
    Located at the Italy Pavilion
  • The Lion King
    Featuring Mufasa, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Sarabi, Simba and Timon
    Located at The Outpost between the Germany and China Pavilion
  • Cinderella & Prince Charming
    Located at the France Pavilion
  • Year of the Ram
    Located at the China Pavilion
  • Troll
    Located at the Norway Pavilion

Children’s Play Areas and Gardens

  • Hummingbirds at Home – what’s more fun that seeing hummingbirds float in the air, dancing backwards and forwards.
  • Butterflies on the Go – children love walking through this beautiful plant and butterfly filled area.  Discover the story of the Monarch butterfly in Future World as its epic journey across the continent is detailed! From day till dusk, see butterflies emerge from their chrysalis… and find a few fun surprises for the entire family too.
  • Mike and Sulley’s Monstrous Garden – this is a great place for kids to burn off some steam while playing, climbing and swinging.
  • Illuminated Gardens: As the sun bids the day adieu, select Disney topiaries and Festival playgrounds all across Epcot will glow with light as the Flower & Garden fun continues into the night!

“Outdoor Kitchens” Food Kiosks

Savor a taste of spring from around the World!  There are 11 opportunities to enjoy food samplings from around the world during the Flower and Garden Festival in 2015.  Botanas Botanico is new for 2015 and the other kiosks offer some new items as well.  Many of the items can be purchased using your Disney Dining Plan Snack Credits, but alcohol is not included in the DDP.

Here’s the menus for 2015

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Botanas Botànico Seafood Ceviche (New for 2015) – Located between France and Morocco

  • Cachapa con Queso
  • White Corn Arepa
  • Coconut Tres Leches
  • Polar Beer
  • La Tizana
  • Monte
  • Paschoal Reserve Tannat
  • Monte Paschoal Natural Brut White Sparkling Wine

Urban Farm Eats – Imagination Walkway (near the Port of Entry shop)

  • Kale Salad
  • Quinoa Vegetable “naanwich”
  • Ghost Pepper dusted Tilapia
  • Cucumber Lemon Spa Water with a sprig of fresh Mint
  • Hess Shirtail Creek Vineyard, Chardonnay
  • King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir
  • Urban Mary
  • Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider

Pineapple Promenade – World Showcase Promenade, Canada side

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve with Sammy’s Beach Bar Red Head Macadamia Nut Flavored Rum
    or Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade
  • Berry Tea Cocktail with Twinings Cold-Brewed Mixed Berry Tea
  • Sparkling Pineapple Wine
  • Ace Pineapple Hard Cider

Jardin de Fiestas – Mexico

  • Achiote marinated pork taco
  • Veggie Quesadilla
  • Mexican Chocolate Custard
  • Blueberry/Pomegranate Margarita
  • Tecate with Patrón Citrónge
  • Mexican Sangria
  • Tequila Flight

Lotus House – China

  • Kung Pao Chicken Bun
  • Beijing Style Candied Strawberries
  • Vegetable Spring Roll
  • Oolong Peach Bubble Tea
  • Kung Fu Punch
  • South Sea Storm
  • Honey Mango Wine Cooler
  • Tsingtao Beer
  • Plum Wine

Florida Fresh – next to Germany

  • Watermelon Salad
  • Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits
  • Florida Blueberry and Lemon Curd Tart
  • Watermelon Passion Fruit Slush
  • Key Lime Sparkling Wine
  • Blonde Ale
  • Channel Marker Red Ale
  • Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale (Festival exclusive)
  • Jai Alai
  • Beer Flight

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Primavera Kitchen – Italy

  • Pinwheel of Mozzarella
  • Prosciutto, Ciabatta Bread
  • Cheese Manicotti
  • Lemon Custard with Raspberries
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • Moscato
  • Bellini
  • Rossini
  • Frozen Italian Primavera
  • Moretti Lager and La Rossa

Espresso, Coffee and Pastries at The American Adventure

  • Chocolate Stout latte featuring Monin chocolate, caramel and hazelnut with milk and espresso
  • Iced Bailey’s latte featuring Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur with milk and espresso over ice

THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews – American Adventure Courtyard

  • Pulled Pig Slider
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash
  • Smoked Debreziner Sausage
  • “Piggylicious” Bacon Cupcake
  • Floridian Hefeweizen
  • Category 3 IPA
  • Maple Bacon Stout
  • Billy’s Chilies
  • Beer Flight
  • The Original Rib Shack Red Wine
  • Frozen Lemonade
  • Frozen Lemonade with Palm Ridge Reserve Whiskey
  • R.C. Sweet Tea made with Twinings Cold-Brewed English Classic Tea

Hanami – Japan

  • Frushi
  • Teriyaki Curry Bun
  • Salmon Sushi
  • Kirin Draft
  • Yuzu Plum
  • Wine Slush
  • Strawberry Nigori
  • Karatamba Sake

Taste of Marrakesh – Morocco

  • Harissa Chicken Kebab
  • Falafel Pocket with cucumber tomato salad and Tahini Sauce
  • Pistachio Baklava
  • Desert Rose
  • White Sangria
  • Guerrouane Red
  • Mint Iced Tea

Fleur de Lys – France

  • Parisian style dumpling with vegetables and mushrooms
  • Pulled Duck confit, with garlic and parsley potatoes
  • Large Strawberry marshmallow macaron
  • Ice Pop Peach Grand Marnier Cocktail
  • La Vie en Rose St-Germain Vodka Slush
  • Kir Imperial with Sparkling Wine and Chambord Liquor
  • Beer Kronenbourg Blanc 1664

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Garden Rocks Concert Series

Garden Rocks Concert Series Epcot Flower and Garden Festival l kennythepirate.com

Special retro concerts are offered on the weekends only of the Flower and Garden Festival and each concert is free to all guests.  Each concert takes place at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00pm Friday, Saturday Sundays only.  Every concert is held in the American Gardens Theater outside the American Adventure pavilion.  These are the actual artists.

  • March 6 – 8 Gin Blossoms
  • March 13 – 15 Pablo Cruise (New for 2015)
  • March 20 – 22 En Vogue
  • March 27 – 29 Starship
  • April 3 – 5  The Orchestra featuring members of ELO
  • April 10 – 12 Village People
  • April 17 – 19 Jon Secada
  • April 24 – 26 The Guess Who
  • May 1 – 3 Taylor Dayne
  • May 8 – 10 Little River Band (New for 2015)
  • May 15 – 17 Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

Flower & Garden Passport

This year’s Passport is available at the Festival Center, Flower & Garden merchandise locations and all Outdoor Kitchens.

Tours

  • Epcot Gardens of the World Tour – 3 hour tour led by a Disney horticulturist. These are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9:00 AM to noon and cost $64.00, plus tax. You have to be 16-years-old or older to attend. (407) WDW-TOUR.
  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London Tea – this a free tour that lasts 20 minutes and takes place in the United Kingdom pavilion. Guests should register by signing up in The Tea Caddy in the UK pavilion.

 

 

 




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  1. Love the FGF!! cant wait until we go May 9th -15. hope to catch the little river band. This is my favorite time of year at WDW.

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