Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Orange. Enjoy the ride as we share everything you need to know about the 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
It's that time again! The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is in full "bloom".
When: March 5 - May 18th 2014
Details: Outdoor kitchens, amazing topiaries, HGTV designers and demonstrations, Flower Power concert series and interactive play areas for children.
Grab a free Garden Passport before you start the day to keep track of which outdoor kitchen you have visited. Each outdoor kitchen has it's own unique stamp. Be sure to budget enough money for sampling the delicious culinary foods from each kitchen. This year there will be 11 outdoor kitchens. New this year is the Urban Farm Eats Outdoor Kitchen featuring sustainably farmed foods. You will be able to sample foods grown right from Epcot's The Land!
Last year I really enjoyed the Smokehouse pulled pork bbq sandwich and I am so happy to hear that the Smokehouse will be returning again this year! They have added a few new dishes such as drum roll....PIGGYLICIOUS BACON CUPCAKES!! I am looking forward to trying this one.
The amazing topiaries are my favorite! I could walk around Epcot for hours and admire the topiaries and take pictures of them. The Flower & Garden Festival really goes all out with these topiaries. It is hard to pick a favorite topiary because they are all great! The Fairy House topiaries of each fairy from the movie Tinkerbell to the amazing princess topiaries are my daughters favorites.
Tips for visiting the Flower & Garden Festival:
- Allow plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful topiaries
- Purchase a wristcard that you can load with money so you can walk around and sample the delicious foods and not have to keep paying and digging for your wallet in your backpack or purse
- Take a lot of pictures to capture the moment
- Plan to skip lunch and just sample the delicious foods from each country
- Allow extra time to let the kiddies burn some energy at the huge playground
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