2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is Blooming – Monkey Kingdom

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Although walking the grounds of Epcot at Walt Disney World is already magical, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival brings it even more alive with color. Not only will you find a variety of bright, vivid hues, but there are character topiaries everywhere you look for an enhanced magical feel.

2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

In fact, throughout the park, there will be over 100 topiaries on display. Each one is a welcome surprise and will brighten anyone’s day. You will find Anna and Elsa, Mickey and Minnie, Peter Pan and Captain Hook, and even Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Each one is perfectly crafted as well as locally grown!

Inside Out Emotion Garden

In preparation for Disney-Pixar’s upcoming movie in June, you will also discover the Inside Out Emotion Garden. It is an amazing imaginative photo location and garden that was completely inspired by the film. Each emotion character from inside the mind of Riley is represented through the use of colorful plants. Joy, Fear, Disgust, Sadness and Anger all make appearances in the garden through rainbow of colorful plants and flowers.

butterfly garden Epcot

Just beyond the Emotion Garden, the Butterflies on the Go tent offers you the opportunity to be surrounded by beautiful butterflies and flowers. Plus, you can watch as monarch butterflies emerge from their chrysalis. It’s an incredible teaching moment as you follow the monarch butterfly’s journey across the continent.

EPCOT flower and garden festival

No matter your intent on walking through the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, you will amazed by all you can see and do. The festival goes far beyond simply admiring and learning about plants. In fact, the Outdoor Kitchens, themed to reflect each nation, are a hit with guests and are meant to offer a taste of the different cultures. The International Pavilions include:

  • The Smokehouse – Barbeque and Brews (America)
  • Lotus House (China)
  • Fleur de Lys (France)
  • Primavera Kitchen (Italy)
  • Hanami (Japan)
  • Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)
  • Taste of Marrakesh (Morocco)

Beyond the international flavors above, you can also get a taste of flavors from other destinations such as a new Latin America spot called Botanas Botanico, take a tropical break at Pineapple Promenade, or experience local flavors at Florida Fresh. The demands of walking through the 70,000 bedding plants and 220 mini-gardens will most likely stir up an appetite and these culinary treats will sure to delight any crowd.

caterpillar at Epcot Flower & Garden festival

Head to the 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival not only to admire the plants, but to discover and learn. To taste and to be entertained. There is so much more to the festival than the greens and flowers as you may think.

Ready to go beyond the gardens and see monkeys in the wild? Be sure to swing into theaters to watch Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom

For every ticket sold during opening week (April 17-25), Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats.