Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival
On our last visit to Walt Disney World, Epcot’s International Food and Wine festival was in full swing. On this go-around we had a brand new (to us) festival to explore: FLOWER AND GARDEN. This was our first time visiting Epcot during Flower and Garden festival, and we were soooo excited to see all the topiaries and EAT ALL THE THINGS.
We spent a sunny Saturday afternoon last weekend wandering through food and drink stands around Epcot’s World Showcase and taking in all the gorgeous floral displays. The weather was perfect — warm, but not too hot — but it was admittedly pretty crowded (spring break crowds mean business). Regardless, we had a grand old time trying all the delicious (and beauuuutiful) eat ‘n drinks that Flower and Garden had to offer.
What to eat
Ok, we may not be the best ones to give a full-on review of the Flower and Garden food cause we didn’t get to try that much, all things considered. Epcot is massive, and the World Showcase is a beast. There are so many stalls set up around each country, and there’s no way we could’ve eaten our way through all of them in one afternoon.
That said, we absolutely loved what we did try: the legendary frozen Violet Lemonade and a rum-spiked Dole Whip (made us feel like we were back in Hawaii, tear!) from the Pineapple Promenade stand, a La Vie en Rose cocktail slushy from France, and FRUSHI from Japan (my personal fav).
Rum-spiked Dole Whip
Frozen Violet Lemonade
La Vie en Rose cocktail slushy
A pit stop at the Boardwalk
We spent a couple hours at the festival, and then decided to escape the crowds with a walk to Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. This is just a short 5-minute walk from World Showcase entrance near France, and it was a welcome break from the craziness of Flower & Garden. We decided to wander the hotel (another first time visit for us) and grab lunch at the Big River Grille along the waterfront.
We only had a hot second to spend at Epcot on this trip, but I’m hoping we can head back again in the (not too distant) future for another go at Flower and Garden. I can see why it’s a fan favorite; so many delicious — and majorly aesthetic — eats.
An Instagram dream, to be honest. 😉