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Melissa resides on Florida's beautiful Space Coast with her husband and four Disney-loving boys. She frequently allows skipping school for Disney World visits...because making memories is more important than math. Their family has also been seen on HGTV's hit show "My Yard Goes Disney."

10 Reasons to Visit Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival This Spring

egg hunt Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

5. Egg Hunt Another fun activity for the whole family is the character egg hunt happening throughout all of World Showcase. You can pick up a map at retail locations to keep track of which eggs you find in which countries. Keep your eyes peeled – they’re hidden really well! This spring, the egg hunt runs the entire span of ...

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10 Reasons to Visit Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival This Spring

Shopping Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

10. Merchandise The limited edition merchandise at Flower and Garden festival is worth the trip all on its own. Pick up useful and decorative garden items—even a base to grow your own character topiaries! You can also choose from new Dooney and Bourke bags, Shellie Mae as a gardening bear, limited edition pins, and other flowery wearable souvenirs.  Be sure ...

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10 Reasons to Visit Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival This Spring

Butterfly pavillion

2. Butterflies The GoGo Squeeze Butterfly Pavilion is back this spring! I think my kids could spend hours quietly holding a finger out as a perch for one of the beautiful creatures. I could too! “They’re playing Tinkerbell music, Mom,” one of my kids noted. “I guess that makes sense since these butterflies remind me of fairies.”   

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10 Reasons to Visit Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival This Spring

Epcot Spaceship Earth

3. Crowds and Weather The spring weather makes Flower and Garden Festival even more enjoyable, with warm sunshine and just enough breeze to keep you comfortable. With the exception of spring break, the crowds tend to be manageable during the festival, especially in March and May.   

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10 Reasons to Visit Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival This Spring

Flower and Garden Playground

4. NEW Playground One of the main reasons why I love Flower and Garden Festival is that there is SO much for kids to enjoy. My kids definitely look forward to all the extra playgrounds that are set up. This spring the Music Garden Melodies playground is back near the butterfly tent, and its unique climbing and instrument activities do ...

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10 Reasons to Visit Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival This Spring

Berry Basket Food

6. NEW Food & Drink Options The specialty food at Flower and Garden Fest rivals that of Food and Wine Fest, if you ask me. Not only do the kiosks reflect international flavor, they also offer dishes with a distinctly fresh, clean flair. This spring The Berry Basket (Showcase Plaza) and Northern Bloom (Canada) were added to the lineup with ...

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10 Reasons to Visit Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival This Spring

Universe Of Energy

7. Educational Interactions In the Festival Center (by Universe of Energy) there are a number of useful presentations during the day on weekends. Not only can you learn about Disney horticulture, you can also interact with experts that will give you tips on your own outdoor space. Special speakers will also be around to talk about conservation and Earth Day ...

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10 Reasons to Visit Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival This Spring

8. NEW Exhibits All of Epcot becomes a stage for delightful and educational exhibits, like the purple martin songbirds, the edible flower display, and the bamboo garden. Everywhere you look there’s something to learn about nature. This year Germany added two new exhibits—Geranium Garten and Alpine Containers—and Imagination added Nature Works Everywhere, an exhibit displaying the possibilities for garden filtration ...

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10 Reasons to Visit Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival This Spring

Concert Series

9. Garden Rocks Concert Series On weekends, it’s a garden party with the sounds of the Garden Rocks Concert Series performers. Make a reservation at one of the table service restaurants (for any meal, doesn’t have to be dinner) and pair it with reserved VIP concert seats for the best experience possible.   

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10 Reasons to Visit Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival In The Spring

Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival is my absolute event of the entire Disney year. The park comes to life in beautiful blooms, the weather is ideal, and there’s so much to do! Here are my top ten reasons to fall in love with Flower and Garden Fest this spring…   

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