Flower & Garden Springs up at Epcot for 2016

 Epcot 2016 flower and garden festival

Epcot Flower and Garden Reviewed

Get to Epcot for Spring at the Flower and Garden festival

Flower and Garden run this year March 3 – May 30 2016.  This is a nice event for everyone, even little kids.  They have great playgrounds they setup for the little ones and shaded areas for the grown ups too.  Of course they have Flower and Gardens, and they make we want to race home and start digging up my own backyard.

Epcot 2016 flower and garden festival

There are 13 food booths this year, like Epcot’s International Food and Wine festival.  There are not as many as at Food and Wine, but it’s a nice selection.
The weather is perfect this time of year at Walt Disney World.  So enjoy Spring early and start planning your Spring garden with all the inspirational gardening displays at Epcot.

There are toperaries all over Epcot this time of year, there are bands, and HGTV has demonstrations.  Epcot Flower and Garden merchandise is in abundance at the festival pavilion.


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  1. Hi Mouse chatters! My husband and I are planning a Christmas vacation to WDW and wondered if there is any place special you would go for Christmas dinner in any of the parks or resorts?

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    • Oh that’s a good question Elana. I’d pick a nice signature Disney World restaurant. Maybe California Grill or any at the Grand Floridian Resort would work nicely. Yachtsmen steak house at Disney’ Yacht Club Resort is a favorite too.
      Or if you are going to a park, EPCOT Word Showcase has got you covered with all sorts of dining options. Book it 180 days out.

      Have fun,

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  2. We will be there for the start of flower and garden next year can’t wait to get away from winter Maine!

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  3. Sorry redo with info this time

    We will be there for the start of flower and garden next year can’t wait to get away from winter Maine

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  4. The flower and garden sounds great. We have a son in 4th grade and don’t want him to miss school, so it might be a while before we make it. Our 4th grade son is also autistic, but functions at a high level. We are going, for the second time in three years, to Disney in late July. Any suggestions when it comes to our son and our time at Disney? We also have a three year old going with us. Just discovered the podcast and love it. Keep up the great work.

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    • Hi, Tim,

      Thanks for listening to Mouse Chat Tim. “Any suggestions when it comes to our son and our time at Disney?” – I am not much help but you really should work with a Pixie at Pixie Vacations because at least one of them also has a child that is autistic. They know exactly how to help you and can book and help plan this for you and there is no extra fee when booking and working with them.

      Just leave some comments when you fill out the quote form here so it gets the the right pixie vacations agent. https://pixievacations.com/walt-disney-world-quote-request/

      Hope this helps and have a great Disney World vacation.

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  5. Mouse Chat:

    Great video about Taco Town. I been to Flower and Garden a few times and it is great. Great show.

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  6. I just discovered MouseChat and I don’t know why I haven’t discovered it before because my daughter and I are definitely Disney nerds. We are fanatics of the podcast now and you have a 5 star rating on iTunes from us. I wanted to mention something about FastPass. Many podcasts ago you talked about FastPass and how best to use it. MouseChat and many other vlogs and blogs don’t recommend using them for the fireworks and parades. For the most part I agree, but we are using it on our very first day when we go this summer. On the day we land by the time we get checked in and settled it will be atleast 5pm-6pm before getting to the park. We decided getting a quick bite to eat, browsing around Main Street and using the FastPass for the parade and fireworks was a perfect way to spend that quarter of a day in the park. We won’t be at the park long enough to worry about getting a fourth pass so to us its worth it to have a reserved spot for the fireworks. I think its going to be a wonderfully relaxing way to start our vacation and then we can use the other nights getting to other attractions since we already got the fireworks and the parade knocked out right away. But I also have a question, we are going in July, the first full week after the 4th. How busy is it going to be? Its the first time we are going during a busy season but its the only time we can go this year. Any tips on how to survive the crowds?

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    • Hi, Lindsay,

      Thanks for listening. So for July it’s going to be very busy. Make sure you have all your Fastpasses booked and dining. I would get to the parks at opening, ride the rides and see the attractions that you love. When it gets hot take a break, or get a nice sit down lunch. I would then start to use my fastpasses because the crowds are now going to be heavy. Also I would plan other activities like a resort day at the pool and things that don’t involve lines.

      I like your Fastpass+ idea for the parades and fireworks. A half day when you arrive is a great time to use your fastpasses for the parade and fireworks.

      Have fun at Walt Disney World this summer.


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  7. We were at WDW the week before the show and got to see some of the great topiaries in place and the gardens ready to go. I have some amazing photos of brand new, in full color, gardens that by the end will likely be less impressive.

    We also took the backstage tour while we were there (former CM that I am, wanted to share secrets with the family) and got to see the development of the topiaries. We got to see Buzz Lightyear in the making and before we left for the week, he was in place in the park. Very cool!

    Highly recommend making a late February, early March trip to take in the Flower and Garden Show.

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    • I really love going to the Epcot flower and garden festival at Walt Disney World. But it’s always hard for me to get over there. Chris went and did a great job covering it for this Mouse Chat podcast. I love all the backstage tours at Disney too. As a Disney fan I get so much out of those tours, and I also agree, going to the flower and garden festival when it starts or just before is much better than catching the festival at Epcot at the end when Summer is coming in and everything is starting to die off.


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