Belle Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Epcot might be smack dab in the middle of its 2nd annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts (now through February 19) but it’s never too early to see what other festivals are coming down the pike for the Walt Disney World park. Just nine days after the Festival of the Arts ends, Epcot will kick off the always popular Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival on February 28.

The 2018 festival, which takes place during Epcot’s 35th anniversary, will once again showcase millions of blossoms, as well as mouthwatering cuisine from 15 outdoor kitchens, Disney topiary stars, interactive play gardens and live musical acts during the Garden Rocks Concert Series.

Here are just a few of the highlights during the 90-day festival:

Classic Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and many others will make grand appearances in flower form. Returning this year will be Belle in the France pavilion along with the Beast; Snow White will be located in Germany with the Seven Dwarfs; and Anna and Elsa will be in Norway.

Guests will be greeted with a brand new topiary garden with topiary icons Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy at the Epcot entrance.

Enjoy a brand-new Future World Interactive play garden and a revved-up Road to Florida 500 garden with new games and play challenges. The new area will feature a play maze, sensory garden, and activity zone and a covered seating area. The redesigned Cars-themed garden will have new fun activities like highway bingo.

The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series will rock with artists from the 1960s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s on the American Gardens Theatre stage. There will be three evening concerts each Friday through Monday of the festival.  

Stay tuned for more details on the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. In the meantime, don’t miss the rest of the Epcot International Festival of Arts now through February 19.