Epcot Flower & Garden Festival – WITH FOOD!

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Topiaries

With the heaviest days of spring break just around the corner, Liesle and I had fun heading to Epcot today for the opening of the annual Flower & Garden Festival. Most of the topiaries we saw were recycled from previous years, but the big fun this year is that they’ve added food, and some of it is really, really good!

It’s sort of like the best of the Food & Wine Festival, but WITH FLOWERS!

This is the first year Disney has introduced food into the F&G Festival in this way, and I really like it personally. If you’re in the Orlando area from now until May 18th, be sure to check it out!

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival - Florida Fresh

Above are the three dishes available at the “Florida Fresh” kiosk. Liesle and I really liked all three of them. It may not be obvious from the picture, but the dish on the right is a watermelon salad. Mmmmm!

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival - America Menu

The menu for the kiosk in the America Pavillion. By the time we reached this part of the park we were pretty full, so we’re saving these until next time.

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Did I mention there are flowers?!!

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival - Oz

There is a children’s play area back here with thematic elements from the new movie.

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival - Oz

Follow the yellow brick road!

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

The “Frushi” in Japan was excellent!

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

It looks like I’m not the only blogger here today. Sorry for not stopping to say hello, guys. I’ll have to introduce myself next time! 😉

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

These desserts at the UK kiosk were great!

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Gnome

I’m going to have to get one of these guys some day!

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

I snapped this as we were leaving the park. I’m sure we’ll be back again soon!

And by the way, if you’re planning to visit the festival during the busy spring break season, my advice is to enter the World Showcase as soon as it opens at 11:00am — or even sooner if Disney opens it early. The food kiosks only get busier as the day goes on!

So, what do YOU think about this year’s addition of food to the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival? Let me know in the comments below!