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5 Things to See At the 2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

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 2022 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 2022 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. The list is taken from the WDW website:

  • Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth – France Pavilion
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy – Germany Pavilion
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc  – Between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
  • 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
  • Anna and Elsa – Norway Pavilion
  • Troll – Norway Pavilion
  • Dragon – Japan Pavilion near Torii Gate
  • Pandas – China Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa – Norway Pavilion
  • Troll – Norway Pavilion
  • Dragon – Japan Pavilion near Torii Gate
  • Pandas – China Pavilion
  • ​​Goofy Topiary and Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Cake – Main Entrance
  • Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Brooms, Ostriches, Hippo and Gator – Entrance to World Showcase
  • Woody, Bo Peep and Her Sheep – near The Land Pavilion in World Nature
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie – Bridge to World Showcase

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! 

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 performing at the Flower and Garden Festival:

  • The Guess Who — March 4 & 5
  • Rick Springfield — March 6 & 7
  • Melina León – NEW to Garden Rocks — March 11 & 12
  • CeCe Winans — March 13 & 14
  • Mike DelGuidice, currently on tour with Billy Joel – NEW — March 18 & 19
  • Kool & The Gang – NEW to Garden Rocks — March 20 & 21
  • The Orchestra starring former members of ELO — March 25 to 28
  • The Spinners — April 1 & 2
  • The Pointer Sisters — April 3 & 4
  • Blue October – NEW to Garden Rocks — April 8 & 9
  • TBD — April 10 & 11
  • Tommy DeCarlo, singer of the band Boston – NEW! — April 15 & 16
  • Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles — April 17 & 18
  • STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas — April 22 & 23
  • Claudia Leitte – NEW! — April 24 & 25
  • Berlin — April 29 & 30
  • TobyMac — May 1 & 2
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears — May 6 & 7
  • The Commodores – NEW to Garden Rocks! — May 8 & 9
  • Ambrosia with Peter Beckett – NEW — May 13 & 14
  • TBD — May 15 & 16
  • A Flock of Seagulls — May 20 & 21
  • Collin Raye – NEW — May 22 & 23
  • Thelma Houston – NEW — May 27 & 28
  • Little River Band — May 29 & 30
  • Simple Plan — June 3 to 6
  • Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone — June 10 to 13
  • Plain White T’s — June 17 to 20
  • TBD — June 24 & 25
  • TBD — June 26 & 27

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 2022 for a fun and festive experience!