The flowers, the garden tips, the food, the music, and more! This month’s Blogorail Red Loop is featuring the magic you can expect at the 2017 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Not Christmas. It’s time for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival! That is probably my favorite time of year to visit Epcot. The flowers add so much color to the already amazing park, I can sample wonderful fresh food at the kiosks, the topiaries are always spectacular, and there are even free concerts. Don’t expect classical, easy listening music with tea and crumpets with these flowers, though, because this “Garden Rocks!”
Each Friday through Monday of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, different acts perform at the America Gardens Theatre. Showtimes are 5:30pm, 6:45pm, and 8:00pm and it’s included in your park ticket. To ensure a seat, a dining package can be purchased (advance reservations needed). Prices vary based on the restaurant and there are 15 restaurants to choose from including: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, The Garden Grill Restaurant, Nine Dragons Restaurant, Restaurant Marrakesh, Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room, San Angel Inn Restaurante, Spice Road Table, Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Tutto Italia Ristorante, Chefs de France, Tokyo Dining, Teppan Edo, and La Hacienda de San Angel. If you’re not worried about a seat, you can do like I did. Last year, I just showed up for Electric Light Orchestra about 20 – 30 minutes before the show and got a decent seat about 2/3 back from the stage. I’ve also just enjoyed the music while eating a turkey leg in the American Adventure Pavilion. I couldn’t see, but I could hear the music just fine.
This year’s lineup looks sensational as always. Acts currently scheduled (subject to change) are:
|March 3 & 4||Jon Secada|
|March 5 & 6||Dennis DeYoung featuring the music of Styx|
|March 10 – 13||The Pointer Sisters|
|March 17 & 18||Simple Plan|
|March 19 & 20||Plain White T’s|
|March 24 – 27||Night Ranger|
|March 31 & April 1||Little River Band|
|April 7 – 10||Blood, Sweat, and Tears featuring Bo Bice|
|April 14 – 17||Gin Blossoms|
|April 21 – 24||The Orchestra starring former members of ELO|
|April 28 & 29||Expose|
|April 30 & May 1||Berlin featuring Terri Nunn|
|May 5 – 8||STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas|
|May 12 – 15||The Guess Who|
|May 19 – 22||Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone|
|May 26 – 29||The Spinners|
For some of the other events and exhibits that make the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival so great, including a recipe so you can enjoy a piece of the festival from home, check out the posts below. There is so much to explore.
For more of what you can expect at Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival,
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Red | 2017 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Loop:
- 1st Stop – The Disney Chef | Recipe from Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival
- 2nd Stop – My Dreams of Disney | Exploring the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
- 3rd Stop – Disney in Your Day | Best of the Flower and Garden Food Booths
- 4th Stop – Rolling with the Magic | Grown-Ups Guide to the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival
- 5th Stop – Magical Memories with the Mouse | Garden Rocks – What Music Has to Do with the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival – YOU ARE HERE