The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is perfect for young families. Today I am going to share our top three favorite activities to do during the Festival.
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About Flower and Garden Festival
This year is the 25th anniversary of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. It began on February 28th, 2018 and ends on May 28th, 2018. Each Spring Epcot is filled with beautifully cultivated topiaries, gardens and pop-up venues to try fresh and unique menu options. There is so much to see and do at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, you might want to plan a few days during your visit so that you can see it all. Since the Festival is held at the Epcot park, you will need to purchase a park ticket.
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Imagination Play Garden
The imagination play garden is located on the walkway to the world showcase near the Figment ride. This play area is perfect for children of all ages and with plenty of chairs in the shade, you won’t want to skip it. The garden is only open until dusk, so don’t wait until the end of the day, because it will be closed.
Inside the Imagination Play Garden, you will find several xylophones, and materials to create music. You will also find chairs under the shade, this is a great spot to take a break!
Road to Florida 500
If you have a Disney / Pixar Cars fan in your life, you will not want to miss this little play area. Just outside this section, you will find Topiaries for Lightning Mcqueen, Mater and Cruz Ramirez. Cruz Ramirez was introduced to us during the Cars 3 movie. You will have to go watch the movie to find out all about her story.
This play area is much smaller than the imagination garden, but there are plenty of nice shaded seats for parents to watch their children play. My girls enjoyed racing around the track, and playing in the tires!
The Goodness Garden Butterfly House
Our third favorite must-see activity for kids during the Flower and Garden Festival is the butterfly house presented by Gogo Squeeze. Located on the other side of Starbucks this little house is both beautiful and educational. Your family will have the opportunity to see hundreds of butterflies fluttering around the house. There are many educational posters to learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly.
This is a walk-through experience and no seating is available. You are permitted to take your stroller inside. However, I found it to be a little cumbersome to navigate through the exhibit. I ended up taking the youngest to have a snack while my husband and our older girls continued to observe the butterflies.
As mentioned before, there are so many things to do in the Flower and Garden Festival, so be sure to allow plenty of time to explore the park during your visit.
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2 thoughts on “Epcot Flower and Garden Festival with Kids!”
My kiddos love the butterfly house. I need to try to squeeze one more Epcot day in before the festival ends! Looks like you had a great time!
I really want to try to get to another day at Flower and Garden, but I don’t think I’ll be able too.
Another idea is to make up games. Have the children find s flowers of a certain color. Ask them to look the topiaries and figure out which one is their favorite. Maybe they caneaen something new from the signs in some of the gardens. Ooh, there is so much opportunity for fun and learning at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!