PHOTOS: New EPCOT International Flower &; Garden Festival 2020 Guidemap and Passport Released


PHOTOS: New EPCOT International Flower &; Garden Festival 2020 Guidemap and Passport Released


PHOTOS: New EPCOT International Flower &; Garden Festival 2020 Guidemap and Passport Released

Are you ready for EPCOT’s International Flower & Garden Festival? We sure are! The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2020 starts tomorrow, March 4th and runs through June 1st. We know many festival-goers are currently busy planning and building their must-do (and must-eat) lists, so we were able to preview a sneak peek of the new guidemap for the festival to help you plan even further. Plus, this new guidemap offers some insight into the ever-evolving EPCOT, reflecting all of the latest changes to the park’s landscape that affect both Festival offerings and park touring alike. What are you most excited for at this year’s festival? Let’s find out!

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There will be various maps around at most kiosks open for the festival, but we were lucky enough to our hands on one of the handheld maps to show you guys a closer, more detailed look.

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Anna & Elsa were on hand to help us kick off the Flower & Garden festivities. The guide map features a Florida orange with a quaint flower attached.

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When opening up the guide map, we are shown a somewhat different looking EPCOT compared to last year, as the map now reflects a grassy area just past Spaceship Earth. The construction around EPCOT has caused some of your your tried and true booths to be moved to other locations. The most notable relocation is #35 The Goodness Garden Butterfly House that is no longer behind Club Cool, but now featured in between The Land & Imagination! Pavilion. We are also treated to a new Growing The Future Kiosk #36, which will be opening April 7th that appears near the walkway from Future World West to World Showcase.

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The easy-to-digest insert with all of the offerings at Flower & Garden will make it easy to plan a course to try everything that is new and old this year at the festival.

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We have a couple new topiaries in the form of #20 Remy in the France Pavilion, as well as an updated Dragon Topiary #18 at the Japan Pavilion. A new garden will be present in front of Bo Peep’s Playtime Training Ground in Future World East, so those wanting to take a break in the lovely garden will need to head here. We will see countless new food offerings for Flower & Garden, but the only new food kiosk will be seeing is #55 Magnolia Terrace, which will make its debut inside the American Adventure.

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A full spread map displays all the new offerings coming to EPCOT’s Flower & Garden Festival, focusing on various new offerings that may have not been here the last time you visited. Various offerings include “Walt Disney Imagineering Presents The EPCOT Experience,” “Awesome Planet,” in The Land, the all new “Beauty and The Beast Sing-Along in France,” among many others.

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We also got our first look at the actual Festival Passport, with broader descriptions and yummy-looking pictures of items from Outdoor Kitchens.

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This year, it seems like the symbol of the festival is that of Spike the Bee, who’s featured across festival merchandise around the park.

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The Passport includes these cute stickers themed to the various Outdoor Kitchens and pavilions.

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Best of all, there’s even a Topiary Guide!

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Flip over to Page 6 of the Passport to check out all of the family-friendly, kid-approved activities throughout the park.

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If you’re planning on seeing some entertainment, here’s the full Garden Rocks concert lineup.

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Page 12 highlights all of the different merchandise. Four separate collections will be featured this year: Minnie’s World in Bloom, Home Grown, Sweet as Can Bee, and Orange Bird.

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Then the Passport takes you to the food sections, where you’ll find each Outdoor Kitchen across their respective pavilions.

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The final pages of the Passport offer some Earth-friendly alternatives, like a reusable spork you can use to taste your way around the booths, and the plant-based Garden Graze challenge.

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Will you be heading to EPCOT in the coming days for the International Flower & Garden Festival? Make sure you pick up a Guidemap and Passport on your way in, and stay tuned for our extensive reviews and coverage!