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Make the Most of Your Trip to Flower and Garden Festival in May

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Just because it’s May doesn’t mean you’ve missed the most beautiful festival at Epcot. There is still time to experience the loveliness that is Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival! Here’s how to make the most of your time left.

Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival is all about the senses. Before moving to Florida, we had only visited in March and a few times in April. When Walt Disney World invited us to spend a Saturday in May at the Flower and Garden Festival, we were very excited.

Sadly, it rained most of the day. But that’s Florida for you.

Always be prepared for rain.

We still had a great day. Thanks for hosting us, Walt Disney World!

How to Make the Most of Your Visit to Epcot in May

There is still time to experience all the sights, sounds, and tastes of Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival! Here are some of our favorites. Make sure to click over the Disney Parks Blog to make your plan so you don’t miss anything!

What is there to see at the Flower and Garden Festival?

Don’t miss the beautiful topiaries, gardens, and exhibits.

Look through the list and write down the ones that you don’t want to miss. That way you are sure to grab a picture by your favorites.

Are there tours and events?

There are tours and events!

Gardens of the World allows you to explore the lush landscapes and signature displays of the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival! For 3 hours, you will join a knowledgeable Disney Horticulturist for a fascinating walking tour throughout the World Showcase Pavilions.

Royal Tea Garden Tour leads you through an elegant tea garden, where you’ll spend approximately 45 minutes exploring the garden in-depth, and learning the artistry and history behind growing and blending tea. Your tour ends with a stop at The Tea Caddy, where you’ll be served scones and tea!

On the English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London® tour, you’ll learn more about the artistry behind the growing and blending of herbs, which is vital for the creation of uniquely flavored brews.

Behind The Seeds is a tour that happens in The Land Pavillion throughout the year.

Please call to make your reservation as they fill up quickly.

What are the activities for kids?

Don’t think that the Festival is just for adults. There is plenty for kids to do too!

Bo Peep’s Playtime Training Grounds, near Test Track, and Play Full Garden, located on the Imagination Walkway, are our favorites. It allows the kids to get their wiggles out and a chance for the adults to sit and rest for a bit. The Gardens are beautiful and even have an area for mindfulness, which is a great place to sit when feeling overstimulated.

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration is a great way to let the kids be involved in your visit. We buy each child a map and they are in charge of putting their stickers on the right space. It’s a team effort as we walk together through World Showcase to find Spike and find his flower. We learned a lot about flowers along the way too.

The Goodness Garden Butterfly House – Presented by GoGo squeeZ is another favorite area the whole family loves. Walking through the butterfly house is always lovely. The flowers are gorgeous and the kids love looking on the leaves for butterfly eggs, as well as sticking out their finger in hopes of it becoming the landing ground for a beautiful butterfly.

What are the don’t miss sounds at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival? 

Don’t miss the Garden Rocks Concert Series featuring:

  • The Guess Who from May 24 through 27
  • Jon Secada from May 28 through 29
  • Blood, Sweat and Tears from May 30 through June 1
  • Eddie Palmieri from June 2 through June 3

Is there food?

One of the highlights of the Festival is the delicious food you can try. Check out the Flower and Garden 2019 Passport to make a list of all the foods you want to try before you visit!

If you don’t, you will walk around aimlessly looking at all the delicious food trying to make a decision.

Choose your top picks before you go.

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How will you spend your last days at Flower and Garden?

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