What to Expect at the 2017 International Flower and Garden Festival

March 1st – May 29th, 2017

Continuing last year’s tradition, Disney again extended the Flower and Garden Festival from the usual 75 days to 90 days!

Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival features over 100 topiaries on display throughout Future World and World Showcase. There is a live-music concert series called Garden Rocks Concerts held in the evenings on weekends. This year, Disney expanded the concert from 3 nights a week to 4! Disney horticulturists and gardening experts conduct seminars, sharing tips and tricks for you to try at home. Another favorite are the Outdoor Kitchens that are only available during the Flower and Garden Festival. In addition, each weekend at the Festival Center, guests can engage in a complimentary hands-on Gardening Seminar and create a take-home souvenir! Be sure to grab some festival merchandise too while you’re over in the Festival Center!

Returning to the front entrance of the park this year are the topiaries of Donald and Daisy along with Huey, Dewey, and Louie. New this year will be Figment, located behind Spaceship Earth, Belle, located at the France Pavilion, and the Three Caballeros, located at the Mexico Pavilion.

 

 

Topiaries

Certain topiaries will twinkle and glow as night falls!!

Anna and Elsa – Norway Pavilion

Bambi and Friends – Canada Pavilion

Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion

Belle – France Pavilion

Bromeliad Dragon – China Pavilion

Buzz Lightyear – Mission: SPACE

Cruz Besouro (Cars) – Test Track

Donald, Daisy, Huey, Dewey, and Louie – Main Entrance

Fantasia – Future World West

Figment – Spaceship Earth

Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion

The Lion King – The Outpost

Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto – Showcase Plaza

Panda – China Pavilion

Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – United Kingdom Pavilion

Phineas and Ferb – Odyssey Bridge

Ranger Mickey and Friends – Near the Main Entrance

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Germany Pavilion

Stitch – MouseGear

The Three Caballeros – Mexico Pavilion

Winnie the Pooh and Friends – United Kingdom Pavilion

Woody – American Adventure Pavilion

 

Special Gardens

Alpine Containers – Learn all about high-elevation plants

Bonsai Collection – Visit the Japan Pavilion to see the amazing miniature trees

Butterflies on the Go – Walk-through this beautiful butterfly garden where you can see butterfly in all their stages of life and learn more about them

Floating Mini Gardens – 225 mini gardens drift in the lagoon between Future World and World Showcase

Geranium Grandeur – Learn about the popular Geranium

Health and Healing Garden – Located at The Land, you can discover ancient plants that have the ability to heal

Nature Works Everywhere – Kids can learn how to create gardens that help filter water, provide wildlife habitats and improve the soil

Pepper Fire Garden – Stop and check out the world’s hottest peppers, located in The Land Pavilion

Prehistoric Plants – Head over to Future World East to see plants that were around when the dinosaurs were still roaming the Earth

Purple Martins – Listen to the tranquil sounds of this songbird in Future World East

Shakespeare Garden – Match famous quotes to the flowers located in this lovely garden at the United Kingdom Pavilion.

 

Interactive Play Areas

Music Garden Melodies Playground – Located along the Imagination Walkway between Future World and World Showcase, this playground features musical instruments, net climbing, music-themed plants, and hidden car parts. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto topiaries get in on the fun and even light up after dark!

 

Family-Friendly Weekends

Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment and Conservation Specialists (March 31 – April 2; April 28 – 30): Cast members from Disney’s Animal Kingdom will discuss a variety of different topics over these two special weekends, including how to protect our planet.

Celebrate Earth Day (April 22 – 24): Join in the celebration as Disney commemorates our beautiful planet

Discover the Bounty of Florida Agriculture (May 5 – 7): Interact with Florida Agricultural specialists at the Festival Center

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (May 12 – 14): Stand in awe of the incredible flora designs, located at the Festival Center

 

Garden Rocks Concert Schedule

Showtimes are 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:00 PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in the America Gardens Theatre. There are also dining packages available for the concerts.

March 3 – 4: Jon Secada

March 5 – 6: Dennis DeYoung

March 10 – 13: Pointer Sisters

March 17 – 18: Simple Plan

March 19 – 20: Plain White T’s

March 24 – 27: Night Ranger

March31 – April 3: Little River Band

April 7 – 10: Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice

April 14 – 17: Gin Blossoms

April 21 – 24: The Orchestera staring former members of ELO

April 28 – 29: Expose

April 30 – May 1: Berlin featuring Teri Nunn

May 12 – 15: The Guess Who

May 19 – 22: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

May 26 – 29: The Spinners

 

Food Offerings

Outdoor Kitchens

There are 15 different Outdoor Kitchens located throughout the World Showcase, these booths focus on small plates with fresh ingredients for guests to sample. Most items are in the $3 – $8 range and many are available as a Snack Credit on the Disney Dining Plan!

New for 2017:

The Berry Basket - Unique berry dishes

Food

  • Lamb Chop with Quinoa Salad and Blackberry Gastrique
  • Field Greens with fresh Strawberries, Blue Cheese, Strawberry Vinaigrette and Spice Pecans (V)
  • Warm Wild Berry Buckle with Pepperberry Sorbet/Ice Cream (V)

Beverages

  • Founders Rabeaus Pure Raspberry Ale
  • Island Grove Blueberry Moscato
  • Twinings Berry Cocktail
Northern Bloom - Canadian inspired dishes

Food

  • Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables
  • Naomi Bar Trifle

Beverages

  • Maple Shake with Crown Royal
  • Maple Shake (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Unibroue Maudite
  • Unibroue a Tout Le Monde
  • Unibroue Ephermere

Returning:

Bauernmarkt - German influenced cuisine

Food

  • Potato Pancakes with Housemade Apple Sauce (V)
  • Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream
  • Roasted Bratwurst with Curry Ketchup and Paprika-spiced Chips (GF)
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries

Beverages

  • Hugo-Charles de Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint
  • Paulaner Original Munich Lager
  • Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen
  • Köstritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager
  • Beer Flight
Cider House - Fresh Fruits paired with cheese, along with local Hard Cider

Food

  • Pear Cider-Brined Shredded Corned Beef with Braised Cabbage and Pears and Branston Dressing
  • Housemade Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare
  • Freshly Baked Lemon Scone with Crème Fraîche and Mixed Berries (V) (GF)

Beverages

  • McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider, West Seneca, NY
  • Caribe Blood Orange Tropical Hard Cider, Florida Beer Company, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Hard Strawberry Cider, Wisconsin
  • Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider, California (Non-Alcoholic)
Fleur de Lys - French influenced cuisine

Food

  • Tarte à l’Onion Alsacienne – Alsatian Onion Tart with Sautéed Onions, Fresh Thyme, and Rosemary on a Flaky Puff Pastry Crust
  • Poulet aux Écrevisses, Riz Pilaf: Baked Chicken with Crawfish served with Rice Pilaf
  • Macaron Chocolate Framboise – Large Raspberry Macaron with Chocolate Fudge and Raspberry Jam (GF)

Beverages

  • La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush – Grey Goose Vodka Orange, St. Germain Liquor, White and Red Cranberry Juice
  • Kir Pomegranate, Sparkling Wine, Pama Pomegranate Liquor
  • Brut de Pêche, Natural Peach Sparkling Wine
  • Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blend, C’est La Vie
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 – Fruity White Beer with Citrus Notes
Florida Fresh - locally sourced cuisine

Food

  • Carne Asada with Black Bean Cake and Cilantro Lime Sour Cream
  • Shrimp and Stone-Ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, and Cilantro
  • Florida Larder Board – Orlando-Made Ricotta Cheese, Cahada Farms Micro Onions, EVOO and Balsamic, Country Pâté and Housemade Pickles
  • Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue

Beverages

  • Key Lime Sparkling Wine, Florida Orange Groves Winery, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Quat Seasonal Fruit Ale, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Tampa, FL
  • Mirth and Merriment Golden Ale, Barley Mow Brewing Company, Largo, FL
  • Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale, Florida Beer Company, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Beer Flight
  • Watermelon Cucumber Flush with Hendrick’s Gin
  • Watermelon Cucumber Slush (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Fresh-Squeezed Watermelon Juice (Non-Alcoholic)
Hanami - Japanese influenced cuisine

Food

  • Frushi – Fresh Pineapple, Strawberry, and Melon Rolled with Raspberry Coconut Rice, sprinkled with Toasted Coconut and Whipped Cream on the side (V)
  • Ahu Tuna Poke Sesame Ginger
  • Beef Teriyaki Udon – Thin-Sliced Beef, Onions, and Noodles tossed on the grill with Soy and Ginger

Beverages

  • Sapporo Draft Beer
  • Kirin Draft Beer
  • Matcha (Green Tea) Sake Cocktail
  • Amabuki Kurenai Junmai Sake
  • Ozeki Shin Junmai Sake
  • Dasani Bottled Water
Jardin de Fiestas - Mexican influenced cuisine

Food

  • Chile Relleno de Picadillo: Battered Poblano Pepper filled with Ground Beef covered with Tomato Sauce and Garnished with Queso Fresco and Toasted Almonds
  • Brocheta de Pollo con Salsa Morita: Grilled Chicken with Red and Green Bell Pepper served with Salsa Chile Morita and Garnished with Micro-Cilantro and Edible Flowers
  • Tres Leches: Vanilla Sponge Cake, Cajeta, Condensed Milk and Evaporated Milk and Garnished with Orange Zest

Beverages

  • Hibiscus Margarita
  • Elderflower Pineapple Margarita
  • Watermelon White Sangria
  • Pacifico Draft Beer with Kahlua Floater
  • Dasani Bottled Water
La Isla Fresca - Caribbean influenced cuisine

Food

  • Jamaican-Braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro
  • Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce
  • Caribbean Conch Salad with Avocado, Mango, and Onions
  • FlanCocho: Vanilla Caramel Custard with Chocolate Coffee Cake (V)

Beverages

  • Red Stripe Jamaican Style Lager
  • Frozen Simply Tropical Juice Drink with Cruzan Mango Rum
  • Frozen Simply Tropical Juice Drink (Non-Alcoholic)
Lotus House - Chinese influenced cuisine

Food

  • Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wrap
  • Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries
  • Vegetable Spring Roll with Orange Sauce (V)

Beverages

  • Oolong Peach Bubble Tea
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango, and Orange Juice
  • Plum Wine Cooler
  • M.S.G: Cooler of Mango Wine, Strawberry, and Ginger Ale
  • Dragon Pearl: Beer, Honey, Cream, and Tapioca Pearls
  • Tsingtao Beer
  • Dasani Bottled Water
Pineapple Promenade - Pineapple flavor goodies

Food

  • Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Taro Chips
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve (V)

Beverages

  • Sparkling Pineapple Wine, Florida Orange Groves Winery, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Pineapple Mana, Maui Brewing Company, HI
  • Pineapple Soft-Serve with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
  • Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)
Primavera Kitchen - Italian influenced cuisine

Food

  • Antipasto Misto: Cerignola Olives, Sweet Soppressata and Salami, Ovolini, Mozzarella, Sweet Roasted Peppers, and Ciabatta Bread
  • Meatball Parmigiana: Handmade Beef and Veal Meatballs, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmigiana, and Fresh Basil
  • Strawberry Tiramisu: Ladyfingers, Mascarpone Cream, and Marinated Strawberries topped with Strawberry Sauce

Beverages

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Corbinello
  • Moscato
  • Bellini Sparkling Wine and Peach Purée
  • Rossini Sparkling Wine and Marinated Strawberries
  • Frozen Italian Primavera: Assorted Fruit Slushy, Limoncello, and Vodka
  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa
  • Dasani Bottled Water
THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews - Southern barbecue

Food

  • Pulled Pig Slider with Crispy Onions and Coleslaw
  • Smoked Pork Ribs with Roasted Corn Salad (GF)
  • Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapeños
  • Warm Chocolate Cake with Bourbon-Salted Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans (V)

Beverages

  • Zen of Zin Old Vine, CA
  • Orange Blossom Pilsner, Orlando, FL
  • 3 Daughters Rod Bender Red Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Shipyard Maple Bacon Stout, Clearwater, FL
  • Frozen Lemonade with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine
  • Frozen Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Beer Flight
Taste of Marrakesh - Moroccan influenced cuisine

Food

  • Merguez “Hot Dog” Sausage: Spicy Beef and Lamb with Sauteed Onions and Green Peppers
  • Homemade Falafel with Pickled Beet and Turnip, Tomato Salad, and Tahini Sauce
  • Baklava (V)

Beverages

  • Desert Rose: Sparkling Wine topped with Pomegranate Liqueur
  • White Sangria
  • Guerrouane Red Wine
  • Casa Beer
  • Dasani Bottled Water
Urban Farm Eats - Fresh salads and farm-raised fish

Food

  • Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, B&W Gourmet Farms Baby Arugula, Feta, and Balsamic Reduction
  • Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragoût, Spring Vegetables, and Marble Potatoes
  • Crabless Cake with Crispy Vegetables Slaw, Lemon Vinaigrette, and Old Bay Remoulade (V)

Beverages

  • Avivé Natural Peach Sparkling Wine, France
  • King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir, OR
  • Wildflower Pale Ale, Forbidden Root Brewery, Chicago, IL
  • Urban Mary

 

Garden Rocks Dining Packages

Available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, these dining packages include your meal and guaranteed seating at the Garden Rocks concert that evening at America Gardens Theatre. Dining reservations must start at least two and a half hours before the concert showtime. If you want your choice of all 3 showtimes, pick a breakfast or lunch package. Otherwise, depending on the start of your dinner package, you will have only 1 or 2 showtimes available. Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the concert start time. Guests utilizing this special dining package have their own special entrance and seating area. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, you can use 2 table service credits per person for the Garden Rocks Dining Package (available with the standard Disney Dining Plan and Deluxe Disney Dining Plan).

Available Dates

  • March 3-6, 10-13, 24-27, 31
  • April 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24
  • May 5-8, 19-22

Participating Restaurants

(Children pricing is based on children ages 3-9)

How to Book

Call (407) WDW-DINE to book. Packages can be booked starting on February 3rd, 2017.

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