EPCOT’s 2017 International Flower and Garden Festival


Since its inception in 1994, EPCOT’s International Flower and Garden Festival have grown into a magnificent display of assorted flowers and food kiosks. It appears the theme of 2017 is “butterflies.”



The park is magically transformed into beautiful colors and Disney character arrangements.

Most people will miss the “Peter Pan” on the roof by England. 

These arrangements are so colorful and unique, it forces you to stop and take a picture.


Learning from EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival in the fall, there is more emphasis on food kiosks this year. We enjoyed the Italian meatballs, the scallops in Canada and the lamb lollypop.  The Florida Shrimp and Grits are not bad either. 

These meatballs were good!
The scallops are to the right of the potato and below the “Purple potato.” Kathie thought they were excellent.

With the advent of spring, this festival does draw plenty of people. With cooler temperatures and a possible zephyr, one can walk around the World Showcase without sweating.

EPCOT does get crowded, even around the World Showcase.


We recommend using Disney’s fastpass system to expedite your time on the major rides. The most popular one to date is “Frozen” found in Norway. Disney has taken the old Norway water-ride and has transformed the exhibit into one of its most popular animated films.  This ride is a big hit with the children. 

My favorite is Soarin. The panoramic movie of California is now a flight around the world.  The opening scene of the Matterhorn reminds us of our recent trip to Zermatt. 

Our 2016 pic of the Matterhorn located near the village of Zermatt.

Of course, I always have to revisit France with seeing their thirty year old movie, “Impressions of France.” 

On your way out or in, don’t forget to see the Butterfly House. There are quite a few butterflies to see.  The festival ends May 29th, plenty of time for you to plan a great trip to a place where, “Every Person Comes Out Tired.” 

I was able to take this butterfly picture from my small pocket camera.