Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!

We decided to extend our Florida trip a few days and drive down to Disney World! It was during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. I had never been to that festival, so I was SUPER excited to finally get to check it out. The flowers are AMAZING!! I wouldn't expect anything less from Disney. The food was delicious! The setup was extremely similar to the Food & Wine Festival that we go to in the Fall. 

Keep reading to see all the beautiful flowers, fun festival food, some of our standard Disney food favorites and where we stayed. I am already counting down the days until our next Disney trip! It is less than 30 days away!!!! Woohoo!!!

The Flowers
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Lady & The Tramp near Italy

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Pandas in China

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Dragon in China

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Gnome in Norway

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Elsa and Anna in Norway

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
The Three Caballeros in Mexico

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
At the entrance to the World Showcase

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Phineas and Ferb on the walk to the World Showcase

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Donald, Huey, Dewey and Louie

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Bambi, Thumper and Flower (the skunk)

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Pooh Bear near Canada

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Piglet and Eeyore

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Rabbit

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Tigger

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Tinker Bell in England

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Fantasia

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
At the main entrance to Epcot

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Beauty and The Beast in France

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Woody in America

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
The Lion King

The Food
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Primeavera Kitchen in Italy
Meatball Parmigiana: Hand-made Beef and Veal Meatballs, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmigiana, Fresh Basil
For mass produced meatballs, these were incredible. The tomato sauce was YUM!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
The Smokehouse in America
Pulled Pork with Coleslaw

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Hanami in Japan
Beef Teriyaki Udon: Thin-sliced Beef, Onions and Noodles tossed on the grill with Soy and Ginger
We loved these noodles - we ate them twice!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Ahi Tuna Poke Sesame Ginger

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Chicken Legs loved it!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Florida Fresh
Key Lime Tart with Meringue
Isn't it pretty?!?! It tasted just as good as it looked!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Shrimp and Stone-ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Cilantro 
Surprisingly good!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Carne Asada with Black Bean Cake and Cilantro Lime Sour Cream

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
 La Isla Fresca
FlanCocho: Vanilla Caramel Custard with Chocolate Coffee Cake
If you like flan, this is some of the best!

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Northern Bloom (near Canada)
Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple-wood Smoked Bacon 

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2017 - beautiful flowers and amazing food! You MUST make a trip to Walt Disney World to check out the festival! SO fun!
Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables
This was probably the best thing we ate from the festival offerings.
It isn't very pretty, but it was very, very delicious!

Disney Food Favorites
Pork Belly Steam Buns at Nine Dragons Restaurant - Epcot Walt Disney World
Nine Dragons in China has become a fast favorite of ours.

Pork Belly Steam Buns at Nine Dragons Restaurant - Epcot Walt Disney World
We absolutely LOVE the steam buns.
This trip we got the pork belly...

General Tso Chicken Steam Buns at Nine Dragons Restaurant - Epcot Walt Disney World
and the General Tso Chicken buns.

General Tso Chicken Steam Buns at Nine Dragons Restaurant - Epcot Walt Disney World
THE BEST!!!

Lo Mein at Nine Dragons Restaurant - Epcot Walt Disney World
We also shared some Lo Mein. 
SO good! 
Nine Dragons takes reservations, but we've never needed one. We've always just walked up and sat down.

Cookies and Cream Funnel Cake from the Funnel Cake Stand in America - Epcot Walt Disney World
Cookies & Cream Funnel Cake from the Funnel Cake Stand in America.

Cookies and Cream Funnel Cake from the Funnel Cake Stand in America - Epcot Walt Disney World
Funnel cake topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and crushed Oreos.
GET ONE!!!

Scotch Egg in the bar at the Rose and Crown in Epcot at Walt Disney World
We spend a lot of time in the bar at the Rose & Crown in Epcot.
We usually eat standing up at the bar.
Chicken Legs LOVES their Scotch Eggs.

Fried Banger and Chips in the bar at the Rose and Crown in Epcot at Walt Disney World
We also always split a fried banger and chips.
The sausage is dipped in the fish batter and fried - SO stinking GOOD!

Arancini - fried risotto balls - Via Napoli - Epcot Walt Disney World
Via Napoli is another absolute favorite!
We usually make a reservation, but this time we just walked up and waited about 20 minutes for a table.
We always start with the Arancini - fried risotto balls.

Pizza - Via Napoli - Epcot Walt Disney World
We split the small pizza with sausage and pepperoni.

Pizza - Via Napoli - Epcot Walt Disney World
One of my all-time favorite pizzas!

Chocolate and Caramel Mickey RIce Krispie Treat - Germany Pavilion - Epcot Walt Disney World
Don't miss the Caramel and Chocolate Mickey Rice Krispie Treat in Germany.

Fresh Caramel Popcorn - Germany Pavilion - Epcot Walt Disney World
You also MUST get a bag of caramel popcorn.
TO-DIE-FOR!

Butterfinger Cupcake - Trolley Car Cafe - Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World
I was worried that my beloved Butterfinger Cupcake would be lost after Starring Rolls in Hollywood Studios closed.

Butterfinger Cupcake - Trolley Car Cafe - Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World
BUT not to worry! It is now at the Trolley Car Cafe (Starbucks) right near the entrance to Hollywood Studios.

Butterfinger Cupcake - Trolley Car Cafe - Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World
Chocolate Cupcake stuffed with Fudge, topped with Buttercream, dipped in chocolate and coated in Butterfingers. HEAVEN!!!

Rainbow Mikey Krispie Treat - Walt Disney World
I had to snag one of these super fun chocolate dipped Mickey krispie treats!!!

Pizza from the Pizza Window on the Boardwalk - Walt Disney World
Our last meal was a quick slice of pizza from the Pizza Window on the Boardwalk.
It was surprisingly good! I'll definitely grab a slice on our next trip.


Where We Stayed
Walt Disney World Swan Hotel Room
We stayed at the Walt Disney World Swan again on this trip.

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel Room
We got a beautiful room!

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel Room

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel Room
We had a great view of The Dolphin hotel.
We are staying at The Dolphin on our trip next month.
I'll report back how it compares to The Swan.


The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is starting at the end of August.
If you've never been, you really should check it out!

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2 comments

  1. This was my first year at the festival.Loved it!

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  2. We were there the same time as you, but sadly didn't make it over to Epcot (it's hard traveling with a 4yo and an infant!). I'll definitely make a point of hitting it up next time. We stayed at the Dolphin and enjoyed it!

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