Epcot is slowly becoming the destination for guests looking for special events throughout the year. Beginning in August and continuing through May, guests visiting Epcot will be able to experience one of four special events. Every fall, Epcot is home to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, every December guests can celebrate at the Festival of the Holidays, January and February invites guests to experience the Epcot Festival of the Arts, and every spring blooms with the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! These special events are adorned with tons of things to see and do and here is our list of the five things that you’ll love about these special events!
Guests visiting during any of these special events should take some time check out the merchandise venues and the festival center for merchandise. In addition to traditional offerings like t-shirts and posters, guests can also find souvenir glasses, magnets, pins, and much more! A keepsake is part of any trip to Disney World, but grabbing some of the special collectible merchandise can really complete a trip!
In addition to the food and fun of the park, guests can also find more traditional sources of entertainment. During the Flower and Garden Festival and the Food and Wine Festival, guests can attend a variety of lectures about various topics, observe cooking demonstrations, and even take tours of backstage areas. During the Festival of the Holidays, guests can learn about how the holiday season is celebrated in each of the countries through a variety of storytellers!
3. Scavenger Hunts
Disney does not forget about children when planning these special events. Kids (and adults, too) can participate in scavenger hunts throughout the countries of the World Showcase. In participating in the scavenger hunt, you will be able to explore the hidden details of the countries and when you complete the hunt, you get a special prize! Parents don’t need to worry – Cast Members are able to help out and if you need to cut your trip short, guests can turn in their map and still receive the prize. It is a great way to involve kids or to explore deeper into the pavilions.