Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival begins

Guests to try garden-fresh foods and see Disney inspired topiaries

The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival blossoms to life March 3-July 5, 2021
The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival blossoms to life March 3-July 5, 2021 (Walt Disney World)

ORLANDO, Fla – The Taste of EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World is now underway.

The event has more than 20 outdoor kitchens that will be cooking up garden-fresh delights across World Showcase.

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Along with the foods, drinks, live music and merchandise, Disney said the festival has nearly 100 individual topiaries that are blooming across the park. Some of the floral sculptures include Disney characters like Mickey, Donald, Remy, Anna and Elsa, Figment and many others.

EPCOT prepares for the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival beginning March 3, 2021, at Walt Disney World Resort. (Disney Parks Blog)

Officials are also bringing back Spike the honeybee for guests to participate in the all-new springtime scavenger hunt, Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration. Beginning on March 19, guests can purchase a map and participate in the egg-stravaganza scavenger hunt.

The festival also has 20 different garden areas for guests to explore including the English Tea Garden, Growing the Future and the Goodness Garden Butterfly House.

Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival (Walt Disney World)

Some of the food on the menu include:

  • EPCOT Sunshine Griddle, offering avocado toast, shrimp and grits, corned beef brisket hash and more.
  • EPCOT Farmers Feast, featuring spring onion soup, duck confit and more.
  • The lavender honey mustard-marinated chicken flatbread at The Honey Bee-stro.
  • Impossible sausage and kale soup at Trowel & Trellis.
  • Lemon-orange smoothie in a new Orange Bird sipper cup at The Citrus Blossom
  • Bayou cocktail at Magnolia Terrace
  • Maple popcorn shake at Northern Bloom

Click here to see the whole menu of food offerings.

Festival merchandise includes apparel, headwear and drinkware featuring characters like Orange Bird, Spike the Bee, Minnie Mouse and Figment.

Guests can commemorate their visit to the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., blooming through July 5, 2021 (Walt Disney World)

The festival is modified just like other events that have taken place at the theme park amid the coronavirus pandemic. Last year’s flower and garden festival was cut short as Walt Disney World closed on March 15 out of an abundance of caution for its employees and guests. Walt Disney World later reopened to guests in July.

The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is free with park admission and will run through July 5.

During the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., blooming through July 5, 2021 (Walt Disney World)

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.