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Flowers and Gardens and Groot, Oh My! Disney Makes Big Reveals About EPCOT’s Flower & Garden Festival

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Credit: Becky Burkett

The Walt Disney World Resort just made a huge, two-fold announcement about this year’s annual Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT.

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On Tuesday, Disney World announced the dates for the upcoming Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT, a springtime event at EPCOT overwhelming with vibrant blooms, brilliant gardens, fresh flavors from EPCOT’s Outdoor Kitchens, live entertainment from the annual Garden Rocks concert series, and more.

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Credit: Becky Burkett

According to Disney’s announcement on Tuesday morning, the 2024 International Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT will kick off on February 28, 2024, and will run through May 27, 2024, meaning this year’s event will last a full-bloom 90 days! But that’s not all!

The announcement also included news about exciting new topiaries coming to EPCOT for the 2024 Festival.

Groot will be joining in the festivities as a brand-new topiary near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at World Discovery. He’ll be in good company, as Asha, Valentino, and the Wishing Star from Disney’s Wish will also appear as topiaries located at the main entrance to the park at this year’s Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT, and Miguel and Dante from Pixar’s Coco will also make their duo debut at the festival this year.

Other topiaries will also be on display, including these:

  • Disney Film, Wish (Asha, Valentino and the Wishing Star) – NEW!
    Main Entrance
  • Butterflies
    Main Entrance, Scentsy Garden, Butterfly House, and World Showcase
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  • Figment, Flower Topiaries, and Flower Towers
    World Celebration – World Celebration Plaza
  • Huey, Dewey, and Louie
    World Celebration – World Celebration Plaza
  • Donald Duck
    World Celebration – Community Garden Near Connections Café in World Celebration
  • Bambi and Friends
    World Discovery – Near Imagination! and Refreshment Port
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  • Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy – NEW!
    World Discovery – Near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Buzz Lightyear
    World Discovery – Near Mission: SPACE 
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  • Woody, Bo Peep, and Her Sheep
    World Nature – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi)
    World Nature – Near The Land Pavilion
  • Pumbaa and Timon
    World Nature – Near The Land Pavilion
  • Goofy
    Rosewalk
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Pluto
    Bridge to World Showcase
  • Encanto (Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa)
    World Showcase
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  • Coco (Miguel and Dante) – NEW!
    World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa
    World Showcase – Norway Pavilion
  • Troll
    World Showcase – Norway Pavilion
  • Pandas
    World Showcase – China Pavilion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    World Showcase – Germany Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp
    World Showcase – Italy Pavilion
  • Tiana
    World Showcase – The American Adventure Pavilion
  • Dragon
    World Showcase – Japan Pavilion Near Torii Gate
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
    World Showcase – Between France and Morocco Pavilions
  • Beauty and the Beast
    World Showcase – France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth
    World Showcase – France Pavilion
  • Butterfly and Flower Towers
    World Showcase – International Gateway
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger)
    World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden
    World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Tick Tock Croc
    World Showcase – Between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
  • Geese
    World Showcase – Canada Pavilion

It sounds like a beautiful festival is in the works at EPCOT!

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!

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