What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

On a recent trip to Walt Disney World, we spent several hours exploring the world of Epcot. I have a feeling that even a lifetime of exploring wouldn’t have allowed us the time necessary to properly explore this amazing Park!

During our visit to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival we were visually treated to incredibly detailed topiaries, had our taste buds tickled with international treats and were able to delight in the nighttime show, Illuminations from our perch in a private viewing area near the French pavilion.

What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Park guests receive a pocket guide to the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival, including where to find topiaries, gardens, demonstrations, dining and shows. You can check mark off each item as you visit, eat and watch. The guide makes a wonderful souvenir too, as you recall & reminisce about your trip.

 

What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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During the Festival, guests can purchase food at outdoor kitchen locations throughout the World Showcase area of Epcot. These are taster (appetizer) sized portions so you can try a variety of different tastes. My brother wanted German food and I wanted Italian. We compromised. I ate my manicotti and sipped my Prosecco in front of the Germany pavilion while he ate sausage and drank a beer!

What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

There are some inspiring topiaries throughout the entire Park. The detail and expression of them are simply jaw-dropping. We were able to grab a photo with the highly anticipated topiaries of Elsa & Anna from Frozen.

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We were able to spend two partial days at Epcot and were simply drawn to the World Showcase area. The cultural aspect here was beautiful and intriguing. To be able to wander from Japan to France in a matter of minutes…incredible!

What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Photo Credit: Eric Dill

What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

There were some tasty sips throughout the Festival including a non-alchololic La Tizana and Desert Rose (a sparkling wine with pomegranate liqueur).

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What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

On our second day at Epcot we opted for a larger meal at the Moroccan pavilion that we could share between us. We chose two platters and it was quickly devoured. I can highly recommend the Tangierine Cafe schwarma platters, they were large and delicious.

What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Our only regret? Lack of time to see it all! Oh well, there’s always next time *wink*

What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Until next time Epcot!

What I Saw, Ate & Drank at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Photo credit: Eric Dill


Portions of my visit including my Park tickets and a Disney gift card to purchase food were covered during my visit. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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