Saturday, November 5, 2016

Our Beautiful Visit to Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival

Epcots flower and garden festival daisy duck
Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival 2015
This year, I was actually able to get spring break week off from work and I decided that Nadia and I were going to take a little road trip to Orlando. 

We started our trip off at Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival.  Even though the shows, concerts and special events take place on the weekends of March 4 - May 17, 2015.  We went on a Tuesday.  I would have liked to have seen the special events, but I figured there would be less people during the week, but I was wrong, it was still busy because of Spring Break, but not so crowded that you did not have fun.

black and yellow butterfly in butterfly garden
A Butterfly in the Butterfly Garden
There was a Butterfly Garden Tent with many colorful flowers and butterflies inside.

Daisy Duck Topiary

During the Garden Festival, you can still ride all of the Epcot rides.  We sure had fun on those.  Like Mission Space.  They now have the two versions you could ride - Less intense and intense.  I have gone on the intense one in the past, but since this was Nadia's first ride, we went on the less intense.  It was just fine for both of us.  I still felt like I was going into space and Nadia enjoyed it.

We also went on the new Test Track ride before going to visit the different countries.  The new version of Test Track was pretty cool.  Make sure to get a fast pass for this ride.

mickey and minnie mouse topiary
Mickey and Minnie Mouse Topiaries
One of the biggest draws for me to the Festival besides the gorgeous flowers are the Topiaries.  They are located throughout the park.  Nadia and I really enjoyed looking at them.

Bambi and Thumper skunk topiary
Bambi Topiary
Lady and the Tramp Topiary
Lady and the Tramp
Unfortunately, the ride in Norway was closed.  But, it is because they are turning it into a Frozen Themed Ride!

anna and elsa topiary frozen
Anna and Elsa
It was very beautiful strolling through the different Countries during the day and of course the night time Firework show was excellent.

The Flower and Garden Festival is included with the price of admission into the Epcot park, but some special events may cost extra.  You can check out more information and download a Festival Guide at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Website.