We’ve been out to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival twice now since it opened earlier this week. Things are looking great around the park and there are lots of special things around Epcot to see and do. There are displays showcasing different types of gardens (like herb gardens, butterfly gardens, bird gardens, etc.) and more topiary art than you can possibly imagine. There are also several special play areas for the kids set up during the festival, showing off the latest and greatest play structure technology. You can visit Disney’s official F&G Festival website, Epcot In Bloom, for more festival-related information.
We have really enjoyed our time at the festival so far, though the Epcot crowds were heavy today, the first Saturday after F&G opened. If you’re visiting, expect many of the weekend days to be more crowded with locals coming to visit and see the displays on a non-EMH weekday if you can. You should also keep in mind that many of the displays are closed at dusk, including all the children’s play areas, Pixie Hollow Garden, Bambi’s Butterfly House, and many more of the headliners of F&G. You can certainly stroll around and take in the topiary art scattered throughout the park after dusk, though.
If you have a smartphone, you might want to get an app that can scan QR codes before you head out to the festival. At many of the exhibits, you’ll find QR codes on the signage around the displays that you can scan to get more information. I’m really excited to see Disney embracing some newer technology and making all of those additional materials available. To whet your appetite, you can use your phone to scan the QR code to the left, which will take you to the mobile version of the Epcot in Bloom website.
Below, you can see a few pictures I took around the park featuring special F&G displays, but if you’d like to see all of my F&G photos, click that link to view them on Flickr.