The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival – my favorite time of year at Walt Disney World – kicks off March 2nd, 2022! The event will run through July 4th, 2022 for a total of 125 days to enjoy the topiaries, Outdoor Kitchens and entertainment – including the return of the Garden Rocks Concert Series!
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A new main entrance topiary will feature Goofy and a Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary themed cake, according to a post on the Disney Parks Blog by Jeremy Schoolfield.
Schoolfield also says “Other favorite Disney Character topiaries will include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Germany pavilion or Lumiere and Cogsworth welcoming you to the recently expanded France pavilion.”
I look forward to seeing Lumiere and Cogsworth return, and to see how they have changed. And in the last few years we haven’t seen all of the Seven Dwarfs topiaries at the festival – Snow White has been with Dopey in their newer topiary “2.0” forms.
Here is more from the Disney Parks Blog:
Gardeners will marvel at thousands of blooms forming colorful, living panoramas all around EPCOT, and the entire family can experience the Health Full Trail presented by AdventHealth along the Imagination walkway to learn tips for staying well.
Fresh flavors are on the menu at the festival’s 18 Outdoor Kitchens as well as other food and beverage locations around EPCOT, offering a fresh selection of springtime fruits, vegetables, desserts and more.
The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series will return in 2022, featuring favorite tunes at the America Gardens Theatre. More details about the musicians playing at EPCOT during the festival will be released soon.
You’ll also find blooming keepsakes including vibrant apparel, drinkware, accessories and more with new merchandise collections launching just in time for the event.
To experience the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, you must have both valid admission and a park reservation for EPCOT on the same date. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more details in early 2022!