What’s New for 2020 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Are you excited to find out what’s new for 2020 Epcot International Flower and Garden festival?

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival had a fresh new feel for 2019. I am anxiously waiting for all the new treats coming for 2020!

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Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Tips with colorful garden topiary and Miss Piggy

This special event will took place March 6th through June 3rd 2019. New experiences will include a variety of garden-fresh inspired seasonal dishes served at four new Outdoor Kitchens and new nightly concerts for Garden Rocks

What’s New for 2019 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival (A Fresh Feel)

Muppets at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
Muppets at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

New Topiaries and Gardens

There will be a new topiary and garden added to this years Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.

  • Bo Peep & Her Sheep
  • Play Full Garden
"Piggylicious" Bacon Cupcak with Maple Frosting and Pretzel Crunch with The Original Rib Shack Red Wine from The Smokehouse
“Piggylicious” Bacon Cupcak with Maple Frosting and Pretzel Crunch with The Original Rib Shack Red Wine from The Smokehouse

New Outdoor Kitchens- Epcot Flower and Garden 2019 Menu Options

When I’m at Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, I’m all about the new food items to try.

Here are the kitchens that are new for 2019.

Shrimp and grits epcot Flower and Garden Festival #DisneyTips
Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, and Cilantro. Beverages: Watermelon Passion Fruit Slush and Florida Avenue Blueberry-Cold Storage Craft Brewery

Arbor at The Gardeners Terrace – NEW!

Food:

  • Fried Green Tomatoes with Blue Crab-fennel Salad, Remoulade and Smoked Paprika Oil
  • Smoked Salmon Stack with Avocados, Tomatoes, Sour Cream, Caviar and Focaccia Crostino
  • Mixed Berry Buttermilk Cake, served with Apple Cider Sorbet (V) (GF) (KA)

Beverages:

  • Original Sin Brewery Black Widow Hard Cider, New York, NY
  • Florida Beer Company Caribé Strawberry Rose Hard Cider, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Key Lime Apple Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Karbach Brewing Lemon and Ginger Radler Houston, TX
  • Seadog Brewing Company Sunfish Ale, Clearwater, FL
  • Shipyard Brewing Company Grind the Rind Watermelon IPA, Portland, ME
  • Cider Flight
  • Beer Flight
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Cauliflower
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Cauliflower

Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth – NEW!

Food:

  • Citrus-poached Salmon with Ancient Grain Salad, Roasted Vegetables, Citrus Greens (GF)
  • From the Garden: Roasted Beets, Cashew Cheese and Micro Herbs with Lemon-oil Dressing (GF) (V)
  • •Mickey Tart Peanut Butter Mousse with Strawberry Jam and Boba Pearls (V) (KA)

Beverages:

  • Blood Orange Aqua Fresca (non-alcoholic)
  • Cookie Butter Worms and Dirt (non-alcoholic) (KA)
Epcot Drinking Around the World Passport

The Citrus Blossom – NEW!

Food:

  • Lobster Tail with Meyer Lemon Emulsion and Grilled Lemon (GF)
  • Tuna Tataki with Spicy Yuzu Glaze, Mango, Avocado and Pappadam Crisp
  • Crispy Citrus Chicken with Orange Aïoli and Baby Greens (GF) (KA)
  • Citrus Shortcake: Orange Chiffon Cake, Lemon Curd, Mandarins, Whipped Cream, Citrus Crumble (V)

Beverages:

  • Orange Cream Slushy in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (non-alcoholic) (KA)
  • Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale, Fort Pierce, FL
  • First Magnitude Brewing Lemon Hefeweizen, Gainesville, FL
  • Heavy Seas Brewery TropiCannon Citrus IPA, Halethorpe, MD
  • Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy
  • Beer Flight
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Morocco
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Morocco

Trowel & Trellis Hosted by IMPOSSIBLE Foods – NEW!

Food:

  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with Savory Garlic Spread (GF) (V) (KA)
  • Farmhouse Meatball with Lentil Bread, Spinach, Marinated Vegetables, Creamy Herb Dressing (V)
  • Chocolate Pudding Terrarium with Avocado Cream, Matcha Crumb, Pomegranate and Baby Herbs (GF) (V)

Beverages:

  • suja® Organic Cold Pressed Juice: Noon Greens™ (non-alcoholic)
  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London® (non-alcoholic)
  • suja® Organic Cold Pressed Juice: Vibrant Probiotic (non-alcoholic)
  • Playalinda Brewing Company Tropical Wonderland Wheat Ale, Titusville, FL
  • Bloomin’ Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Tea featuring Twinings of London® with Tito’s Handmade Vodka served in a Mason Jar

New Epcot International Flower and Garden 2019 Concerts

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Cinderella and Prince Charming Topiary
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Cinderella and Prince Charming Topiary

NEW for 2019, the Epcot Garden Rocks concerts will be held nightly!

You’ll be able to see some of you favorite musicians during the Epcot Flower and Garden concerts from March 6th through June 3rd for 2019.

This is the perfect way to enjoy all of the festival food, drinks, and culinary adventures with a musical treat to end the day.

The annual concert series usually features popular bands from the 80s, 90s, and the 2000s. It takes place on the American Gardens Theater stage in the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot.

Special dining packages are also available for the Garden Rocks Concert Series.

Per Disney, this dining package allows you to have either breakfast, lunch, or dinner at nearly any table-service restaurant in the park and grants you guaranteed seating at one of the three concert performances that SAME day.

2019 Epcot Garden Rocks Concert Schedule

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival  with topiary Pluto and Daisy Duck in front of Spaceship Earth
Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

March

  • 6-8:Steve Augeri, formerly of Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’ NEW
  • 9-10:Glass Tiger – Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone
  • 11-12:Jon Anderson, of Yes – Owner of a Lonely Heart NEW
  • 13-14:Tony Orlando – Knock Three Times
  • 15-16:Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight NEW
  • 17-20:Simple Plan – Welcome to My Life
  • 21-22:Ambrosia – Biggest Part of Me NEW
  • 23-24:Magic Giant – Set on Fire NEW
  • 25-27:Air Supply – All Out of Love NEW
  • 28-29:Berlin featuring Terri Nunn – Take My Breath Away
  • 30-31:The Smithereens –Top of the Pops NEW

Hipster Power Tip: Please note that many favorites of Disney Guests usually return the following year. Just in case you’re worried that you may not see them this year.

April

  • 1-2: Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
  • 3-4: Christopher Cross Sailing NEW
  • 5-7: The Spinners – Working My Way Back to You
  • 8-9: Dennis DeYoung, of STYX – Come Sail Away
  • 10-11: John Michael Montgomery – I Love the Way You Love Me NEW
  • 12-13: Sister Sledge – We Are Family NEW
  • 14-16: Night Ranger – Sister Christian
  • 17-19: Sister Hazel – All For You NEW
  • 20-21: Steven Curtis Chapman Cinderella NEW
  • 22-23: TobyMac – The Elements NEW
  • 24-26: Lonestar – Amazed
  • 27-30: The Orchestra, starring former members of ELO – Evil Woman

May

  • 1-4: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone – I’m Henry VIII I Am
  • 5-7: Don Felder, Formerly of the Eagles – Hotel California
  • 8-9: A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away) NEW
  • 10-11: Marshall Tucker Band – Heard It in a Love Song NEW
  • 12-13: Peabo Bryson – If Ever You’re in My Arms Again NEW
  • 14-15: Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting NEW
  • 16-19: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas – We Built This City
  • 20-21: Colin Hay of Men at Work – Who Can It Be Now?
  • 22-23: War – Why Can’t We Be Friends NEW
  • 24-27: The Guess Who – American Woman
  • 28-29: Jon Secada – Just Another Day
  • 30-June 1: Blood, Sweat and Tears – Spinning Wheel

June

  • 2-3: Eddie Palmieri – Vamanos Pa’l Monte NEW

The Epcot Flower and Garden concert performances are at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. daily, and are included in Epcot admission.

Per Disneythe lineup is subject to change; songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list.

What’s New for 2019 Epcot International Flower and Garden Merchandise and T-Shirts

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Belle and Beast Topiary
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Belle and Beast Topiary

A true ThemeParkHipster must bring home a nice souvenir to commemorate your time at the 2019 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise

This year you will find:

  • Minnie’s Garden Party – Features Minnie Mouse on apparel, drinkware, accessories and more
  • Mickey’s Garden Shed – Features a Mickey Mouse-inspired gardening collection that includes apparel, headwear, garden stake & statuary and more
  • Violet Lemonade Collection – Features the Violet Lemonade collection of apparel, headwear, accessories and more.
  • Figment’s Imagination Goes Wild – Features a colorful assortment of apparel and drinkware of Figment
  • Spike and Donald – Features a collection of apparel and headwear of Spike the Bee and Donald Duck


Plush mickey mouse doll for purchase

You can find the Festival merchandise throughout Epcot and at Mouse Gear in Future World East. Epcot Flower and Garden Festival merchandise can also be found at the Festival Merchandise store inside the Odyssey Center.

What to Know Before You Go

Epcot Flower and Garden festival tips with monorail and topiaries galore! #disneytips

How much does Epcot cost?

A one-day REGULAR season Epcot ticket starts at $109* (prices do fluctuate based on the season).

What is Disney’s Epcot Flower and Garden Festival?

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is one of Disney’s annual events aimed at teaching you how to appreciate the natural resources that we have on this planet through seminars, dining adventures, and topiary displays.

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How long is the Flower and Garden Festival?

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is from March 6 to June 3 of 2019! 

In order for you to make the June 3rd closing date of the festival, I’ve put together a great way to explore the floral celebration in only one day.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Map and Passport Lady and the Tramp Topiary Garden
Lady and the Tramp Topiary Garden in Italy Pavilion

What time does Flower and Garden Festival open?

Epcot opens daily at 9 a.m. You’ll be able to see all of the topiaries in Future World before heading over to World Showcase which opens at 11 a.m.

Disney merch box filled with disney gifts with lady wearing minnie mouse ears.

What are the Best Rides at Epcot for Adults

  • Soarin Around the World
  • Living with the Land
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • Mission Space
  • Frozen Ever After
Living with the Land Fish Tank
Living with the Land Fish Tank

How many countries does Epcot have?

There are 11 (eleven) countries in Epcot.

What are the countries in Epcot?

  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • America (United States)
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
Elderflower Sangria Epcot
Elderflower Sangria at Epcot

Where are the best places to have a drink Epcot?

Like everywhere in the park and I mean that.

Nothing else needs to follow…

I will say that Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in the Italy Pavilion and La Cava Del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion are the absolute best places to chill and enjoy a drink.

If it’s not too crowded.

Have Your Drinking Around the World at Epcot Passport Handy

Don’t get overwhelmed trying to plan your perfect route around World Showcase. You already have enough to worry about for your Disney vacation.

Get your Drinking Around the World Passport to help you keep track of your progress of the best drinks in Epcot.

Grab your own copy below!

Drinking Around the World Epcot Passport

What are the best drinks at Epcot?

My top 5 must have alcoholic beverages are:

  1. Avocado Margarita from La Cava del Tequila in Mexico
  2. Mediterranean Journey for Spice Road Table in Morocco
  3. Leaping Leprechaun from Rose & Crown Pub in United Kingdom
  4. Apple Ice Wine from the Trading Post in Canada
  5. Tokyo Sunset from Kabuki Cafe in Japan

You can read more of the best drinks at Epcot here!

Final Thoughts

If you’re planning on attending the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, then you must watch one of your favorite musicians at the Garden Rocks Concert Series, taste all the delicious food and drink offerings, and explore the majestic topiaries throughout the park.

Watch the All the Tips You Need for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Below

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Tips (Complete Guide – Episode 7)

If you want to continue planning your epic Festival day, then read my top tips here!

Let me know what new experience you are looking forward to at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival in the comment section below.

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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

NikkyJ

(Original date 2015/Updated September 2019)

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