The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is going on now through July 5, 2021 at Walt Disney World! If you’re like me, one of your favorites parts of any EPCOT festival are the food booths throughout the park. This year, there are more than 20 Outdoor Kitchens throughout EPCOT offering delicious, fresh foods and beverages created by Disney chefs. If you are wondering how you are going to possibly eat it all, check out the Garden Graze to enjoy a sampling and score a reward. Here’s the scoop on this enticing experience, courtesy of Disney:
Enjoy a variety of fresh Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival dishes, collect a matching stamp in your Festival Passport for each specially notated menu item you purchase and—when you’ve collected all 5 stamps—bring your Festival Passport to Pineapple Promenade for a bonus, Festival-exclusive prize now through July 5.
Featured Foods on the Garden Graze
Grilled Baby Vegetables with Hummus Cream and Red Pepper Coulis – located at Flavor Full Kitchen
Boneless Impossible™ Korean Short Rib with Cilantro-Lime Rice, Danmuji Slaw, and Kimchee Mayonnaise – located at Trowel & Trellis
Pineapple Skewer with Tajin Seasoning – located at Refreshment Outpost
Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce – located at Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market
Lemon Magdalena Cake with Fig Compote and Sangria Gel – located at Taste of Marrakesh
Festival-Exclusive Prize (subject to change)
Dole Whip and Basil Seed Packet – located at Pineapple Promenade
This activity is fun for all ages and can be completed at your own leisure. You can bring your stamped Passport to EPCOT at any time during the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival to complete your graze.
Will you be trying the Garden Graze this year?
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One of the best and brightest parts of the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival in Walt Disney World, is the over 30 million blossoms scattered throughout EPCOT. So, for all of you flower lovers out there with a visit to EPCOT planned between now and July 5, 2021, here are all of the must see topiaries and gardens, courtesy of Disney:
Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Broom, Ostriches, Hippo and Mushroom – Main Entrance
Woody, Bo Peep and her sheep – Future World West
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy – Between Future World & World Showcase
Pluto and Chip ‘n Dale – Between Future World and World Showcase
Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie – Showcase Plaza
Buzz Lightyear – Future World East near Mission: SPACE®
Figment – Future World West near Imagination!
Topiary Butterflies – Future World West
The Three Caballeros (Jose, Donald and Panchito) – Mexico Pavilion
Anna and Elsa – Norway Pavilion
Troll – Norway Pavilion
Dragon Topiary – Japan Pavilion near Torii Gate
Pandas – China Pavilion
China Zodiac Topiary Garden – China Pavilion in front of Nine Dragons
Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi) – Future World West
Snow White and Dopey – Germany Pavilion
Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion
Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion
Remy – France Pavilion
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy – Between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
Peter Pan and Captain Hook – United Kingdom Pavilion
Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger) – United Kingdom Pavilion
Tinker Bell and Fairy Houses – United Kingdom Pavilion
Bambi and Friends – Future World East near Mouse Gear
Outdoor Escapes Presented by OFF!® Repellents at Future World East – Unwind in refreshing spaces that show just how easy it is to create an outdoor escape that brings family and friends together—no design expertise, huge budget or green thumb required! Note: closes at dusk.
Floating Gardens – Peer upon more than 100 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the walkway between Future World and the World Showcase.
Festival Blooms – Admire thousands of flowers that form colorful, living panoramas overlooking Future World’s East and West lakes.
The Goodness Garden Butterfly House Presented by GoGo squeeZ® at Future World West – View a kaleidoscope of butterflies up close, in all their extraordinary color. Learn about butterflies’ lifecycles and maybe even see one emerge from its chrysalis. Note: closes at dusk.
(NEW!) Prehistoric Garden at Future World East – Imagine life on Earth 65 million years ago with astounding plant life that’s thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
Bold Bromeliads at Future World West by the Land
Health Full Trail Presented by AdventHealth – Delight in a whimsical area made to inspire youthful energy and creativity! The whole family can learn ways to stay healthy at this Outdoor Kitchen and garden along the Imagination Walkway. Note: closes at dusk.
The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board™ at Future World – Learn about honey bees’ critical role in the environment, and enjoy sweet and savory treats made possible by their hard work. Located near Imagination! Pavilion.
Tropical Rainforest Garden at Mexico Pavilion – Discover the rich biodiversity of the Mexican rainforest and learn about its highly adaptive species.
Extraordinary Orchids at Mexico Pavilion – Set eyes on these spectacular plants blooming in radiant color.
Bamboo Garden at China Pavilion – Visit this garden to see bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes.
Chinese Zodiac Topiary Garden at China Pavilion – Celebrate the year of the Ox in this inspired display of Zodiac animals, made entirely from dried plant material.
Alpine Miniature Garden at Germany Pavilion – Appreciate the little things in this showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of fine shrubs.
Growing the Future presented by Murata Electronics at Future World West – Beginning April 3rd, join our friends from Science from Scientists® in a fun and fascinating experience that explores how cutting-edge technology from Murata, paired with agricultural science, can transform the way we seed the future.
Garden Italiano at Italy Pavilion – From fresh spaghetti sauce to pizza toppings, this Tuscan kitchen garden features all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
Kokedama Garden at Japan Pavilion – Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art at this tranquil garden.
Bonsai Collection at Japan Pavilion – Learn about the ancient art of bonsai, some of the finest living sculptures. Bonsai masters carefully shape and tend to these miniature works of art, creating peace and balance with the earth.
Urban Spice Garden at Morocco Pavilion – Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends, once considered more valuable than gold.
English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings of London® – Unearth the history and art of tea blending at this elegant English Tea Garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion, featuring plants used in some of Twinings’ finest tea blends.
Shakespeare Garden at United Kingdom Pavilion – Rediscover Shakespeare in this idyllic garden, featuring excerpts from some of the Bard’s most famous sonnets and the dazzling flowers that influenced them.
Do you enjoy the topiaries and gardens of the Flower & Garden Festival? Please leave a comment; I would love to hear from you!
It’s been a long time coming, but live entertainment is finally returning to Walt Disney World, and I couldn’t be more excited! Just in time for this year’s Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival there will be plenty of entertainment to enjoy during your visit. Here’s the line up, courtesy of Disney:
Jammin’ Gardeners (Canada Mill Stage) Tap your feet to the syncopated sounds of the funkiest gardeners around.
Voices of Liberty (America Gardens Theatre) Get swept away by inspiring vocal performances celebrating America’s spirit and beauty.
Mariachi Cobre (America Gardens Theatre) Enjoy an exuberant performance of world-famous, traditional folk music.
Pianist (World Showplace) Relax and enjoy a selection of songs of the season.
Bands at America Gardens Theatre (America Gardens Theatre) Watch bands from Orlando perform the songs of yesterday and today. Performances are on Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday only.
EPIC! – (Pop): Get ready for a true multi-generational “SuperBand” who continues their run of success—making appearances all over the world with their Concert Style high-energy show! Dates:May 28 to 31
Motown in Motion (Motown / R&B):Get moving to the sounds of this power-packed, live Motown musical tribute to some of the greatest American artists of all time. Dates: April 30 to May 3 and June 11 to 14
Vintage Vinyl Band (Vintage Pop):Drop in for a spin with this unconventional top 40 cover band that specializes in retrofitting today’s hits into yesterday’s sound, while weaving in classics from the American Songbook. Dates:April 26 and June 4 to 7
The Hooligans (Pop):Rock the night away to classic tunes ranging from the British Invasion to ‘80s pop to ‘90s alternative. Dates:May 7 to 10 and June 18 to 21
M-80’s (‘80s Pop):Go wild for this band that recaptures all the best of the ‘80s. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and styles make for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. Dates:May 14 to 17 and June 25 to 28
Latin Ambition (Latin/Pop):Discover why this bilingual Latin American Party Band has received accolades and honors industry-wide for over a decade—and earning their reputation by promising energy, showmanship and diversity. Dates:May 21 to 24 and July 2 to 5
Will you be enjoying live entertainment during the Taste of EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival? Please leave a comment; I would love to hear from you!
The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival features over 20 Outdoor Kitchens and a few other locations very much like what you see at the Food & Wine Festival in the fall. This year’s kitchens include Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market, Cider House, The Citrus Blossom, Epcot Farmers Feast, Epcot Sunshine Griddle, Festival Favorites, Flavor Full Kitchen, Fleur de Lys, Hanami, The Honey Bee-stro, Jardin de Fiestas, La Isla Fresca, Lotus House, Magnolia Terrace, Northern Bloom, Pineapple Promenade, Primavera Kitchen, Taste of Marrakesh, and Trowel & Trellis. Be sure to pick up a free Garden Passport to help you plan your feeding frenzy. Passports are available at the entrance of EPCOT, all Outdoor Kitchens, plus select merchandise locations. So let’s check out the menus…better grab a snack, you’re about to get very hungry!
BAUERNMARKT: FARMER’S MARKET (Located in the Germany Pavillion)
Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (Gluten/Wheat-Friendly) (Plant-Based Item)
Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream (Gluten/Wheat-Friendly)
Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with Black Forest Ham and Melted Gruyère Cheese
Despite what trended on social media a couple of years ago, Walt Disney World Resort is not just for parents with children. One of my favorite things to do while visiting without my kids is spending a day in EPCOT doing all of things they don’t have the patience or desire to experience yet. Have you done an adults only day during the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival yet? Here’s a list of the top 10 things for adults to do at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, courtesy of Disney:
As a part of the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival now underway at Walt Disney World Resort, guests can discover fresh menu items, admire topiary displays, enjoy live music and much more. Here are the top 10 things for adults to do at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival happening now through July 5, 2021.
Take A Photo at the Park Entrance– Guests can capture photos in front of the decorative Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival signs placed around the park, including the main entrance with iconic Spaceship Earth in the background.
Wave Hello to Favorite Disney Characters – With special appearances throughout the park, guests can discover favorite Disney pals at EPCOT.
Shop Exclusive Festival Merchandise Collections – Guests can commemorate their visit with official event merchandise, including apparel, headwear and drinkware.
Taste New Menu Items from Outdoor Kitchens – EPCOT Sunshine Griddle offers Avocado Toast, Shrimp and Grits, Corned Beef Brisket Hash and more as just one of 20 Outdoor Kitchens available throughout the park.
Check Out Beloved EPCOT Attractions – Guests can relive their childhood and enjoy their favorite attractions such as Mission: SPACE, Soarin’ Around the World and Test Track presented by Chevrolet during their day at the park.
Stroll The Goodness Garden Butterfly House Presented by GoGo squeeZ – This walk-through experience offers a kaleidoscopic view of butterflies up close, in all their extraordinary color.
Sample All Things Pineapple at Pineapple Promenade – From Pineapple Dole Whip to a Pineapple Beer Flight, guests can discover the many ways to enjoy this refreshing fruit at Pineapple Promenade.
Strike a Pose in Front of The Lion King Topiary– There are nearly 100 individual topiaries blooming across the park, including floral sculptures of Disney characters as well as fanciful gardens. The Lion King topiary can be found near Imagination pavilion and features Mufasa, Sarabi, Simba and Rafiki.
Visit World Showplace – Guests can head to World Showplace to visit three Outdoor Kitchens, including EPCOT Farmers Feast, which offers a rotating menu that features the season’s freshest ingredients.
Enjoy Live Entertainment – Fans of live entertainment will have plenty to enjoy this year as music springs to life around World Showcase, including performances by local Orlando bands at the America Gardens Theatre on select days. Over at the Canada pavilion on the Mill Stage, guests can watch the Jammin’ Gardeners play rhythmic beats with inspired backyard percussion.
Have you done an adults only day at EPCOT? What did you enjoy the most?
Please leave a comment; we would love to hear from you!