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5 Things to See At the 2023 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

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Last Updated on January 20, 2024 by Allison Lancaster

The Epcot Flower & Garden Festival is one of the most anticipated events at Walt Disney World. The festival celebrates all things floral and features beautiful gardens, topiaries, and amazing food. Here are 5 things you won’t want to miss at the 2023 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival:

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1. The Topiaries

There are always some amazing topiaries at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival, and the 2023 festival is no exception. This year’s festival will feature topiaries of favorite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck. My personal favorite is the Lumiere and Cogsworth one, if you notice…Cogsworth actually moves!

Beauty and the Beast Topiaries at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Here is the most up to date of the 2023 Flower and Garden Toparies list according to the WDW website:

  • Encanto, Including Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa – NEW!
    Main Entrance
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Pluto
    Bridge to World Showcase and World Celebration
  • Woody, Bo Peep and Her Sheep
    World Nature Near The Land Pavilion
  • Goofy
    World Showcase
  • Tiana – NEW!
    The American Adventure Pavilion
  • Buzz Lightyear
    World Discovery Near Mission: SPACE
  • Donald and Daisy
    Community Garden Near Connections Café in World Celebration
  • Figment
    Near Imagination!
  • The Three Caballeros (Jose, Donald and Panchito)
    Mexico Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa
    Norway Pavilion
  • Troll
    Norway Pavilion
  • Dragon
    Japan Pavilion Near Torii Gate
  • Pandas
    China Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi)
    Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Pumbaa and Timon
    Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Germany Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp
    Italy Pavilion
  • Beauty and the Beast
    France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth
    France Pavilion
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
    Between France and Morocco Pavilions
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc
    Between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger)
    United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden
    United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Bambi and Friends
    Near Imagination! and Refreshment Port
  • Geese
    Canada Pavilion
  • Butterflies
    Main Entrance, Scentsy Garden, Butterfly House and World Showcase
Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog Toparies

2. The Gardens

One of the best things about the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival is the beautiful gardens it features. This year’s festival will have gardens inspired by nature, France, Japan, and more. Check out the Disney World website for a complete list of Gardens available this year! 

Flower and Garden Festival Banner and donald Duck and daisy duck topairy

3. The Food

The food is always one of the highlights of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. This year’s festival will have dozens of delicious dishes to choose from, including savory items like bacon macaroni and cheese and sweet items like raspberry crepes.

4. The Entertainment

In addition to the amazing food and gardens, the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival also features great entertainment. This year’s festival will feature live music from some of your favorite Disney bands.

Here’s a full list of the artists are set to perform at the 2023 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival according to the Disney World website:

  • Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
    March 3 & 4
  • Daughtry
    March 5 & 6
  • Tommy DeCarlo
    March 10 & 11
  • Smash Mouth
    March 12 & 13
  • Mike DelGuidice
    March 17 & 18
  • Blue Oyster Cult (NEW)
    March 19 & 20
  • Berlin
    March 24 & 25
  • The Pointer Sisters
    March 26 & 27
  • Luis Figueroa (NEW)
    March 31
  • Piso 21 (NEW)
    April 1 & 2
  • Melina León
    April 3
  • STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
    April 7 & 8
  • Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
    April 9 & 10
  • Blue October
    April 14 & 15
  • Switchfoot (NEW)
    April 16 & 17
  • A Flock of Seagulls
    April 21 & 22
  • Jo Dee Messina
    April 23 & 24
  • Ambrosia with Peter Beckett, The Voice Of Player
    April 28 & 29
  • Kool & The Gang
    April 30 & May 1
  • Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
    May 5 to 8
  • The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
    May 12 to 15
  • A.J. Croce: Croce Plays Croce (NEW)
    May 19 & 20
  • Casting Crowns (NEW)
    May 21 & 22
  • Jason Scheff, longtime lead singer of Chicago (NEW)
    May 26 & 27
  • Rick Springfield
    May 28 & 29
  • Plain White T’s
    June 2 to 5
  • The Spinners
    June 9 & 10
  • The Commodores
    June 11 & 12
  • Vertical Horizon
    June 16 & 17
  • Tony Orlando
    June 18 & 19
  • Simple Plan
    June 23 to 26
  • Living Colour
    June 30 & July 1
  • Wang Chung
    July 2 & 3

5. The Merchandise

Last but not least, the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival is also a great place to find unique Disney merchandise. This year’s festival will have t-shirts, pins, and more featuring some of your favorite Disney characters.

How long is the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot?

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is typically a six-week event that takes place in the spring.

How many Epcot festivals are there?

There are typically two Epcot festivals every year – the Flower and Garden Festival in the spring and the Food and Wine Festival in the fall.

Do you need tickets for Epcot Flower and Garden Festival?

No, tickets are not required for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. The festival is included with regular admission to Epcot.

What do you wear to a flower and garden festival?

What do you wear to a flower and garden festival? Well, that depends on the weather. If it’s hot, you’ll want to wear light, airy clothes like shorts and a t-shirt. If it’s cold, you’ll want to wear a jacket and pants. No matter what the weather is like, you’ll want to wear comfortable shoes so you can explore the festival grounds.

Be sure to check out the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival in 2023 for a fun and festive experience!

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