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Fun for Kids of All Ages at the 2018 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival

A smiling girl wearing glasses and a floral headband sits within a garden exhibit

Connect with nature while wandering through family-friendly play areas, gardens and exhibits geared specifically to kids—only at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!

A large topiary of a butterfly, located near Spaceship Earth at Epcot

Spike's Pollen Nation Exploration

Spread your wings during a scavenger hunt that promises to sprout tons of fun!

Disney, Disney, filled with whimsy, how does your garden grow? From February 28 through May 28, gardeners of all ages are invited to participate in a springtime scavenger hunt starring Spike, the bzzzz-iest honey bee at Walt Disney World Resort. Embark on a search for Spike’s best blooms as he pollinates flower beds across Epcot!

Begin this botanical-happy hunt by purchasing a map at Port of Entry. Next, buzz through the World Showcase in search of flowers featuring the big bee himself, then return your completed map to Port of Entry for a special surprise. Take flight with Spike until the end of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival—and don’t forget your antennae!

Participating Locations

  • Port of Entry
  • Disney Traders
  • Pin Central
  • World Traveler

Event Details

  • February 28 through May 28, 2018
  • Maps available for $5.99 plus tax
  • Cast Member and Annual Passholder discounts apply
  • Valid theme park admission required
  • While supplies last

A row of painted character eggs featuring Mike Wazowski, Mickey, Minnie, Belle and Cinderella

Eggs Are Gonna Roll!

Embark on an egg-cellent adventure during our magical scavenger hunt!

Break out the bunny ears! From March 16 through April 1, 2018, the “hoppy-est place on Earth” welcomes wabbits of all ages to Egg-stravaganza, a popular scavenger hunt that has everyone scampering around World Showcase in search of Disney Character-themed eggs. And that’s no yolk!

Prepare to crack the case of the oversized orbs by purchasing a map at the locations below. Next, hunt high and low for hidden eggs featuring your fave Disney peeps and return the completed map to Port of Entry for a sp-egg-tacular surprise. Our homage to all things Easter is the perfect opportunity to BYOB—bring your own bonnet!

Participating Locations

  • Port of Entry
  • Disney Traders
  • Pin Central
  • World Traveler

Event Details

  • March 16 through April 1, 2018
  • Maps available for $5.99 plus tax
  • Cast Member and Annual Passholder discounts apply
  • Valid theme park admission required
  • While supplies last

2 young sisters pose together in front of a Toy Story themed topiary display near the iconic Spaceship Earth

Interactive Play Areas

Make a beeline for our whimsical play gardens—little ones will love worming their way through these must-see destinations!

Imagination Play Garden – NEW!
Location: Imagination Walkway
On your mark, get set, play! Kids can test their reflexes on a net climber, discover different sounds through a musical maze and put all 5 senses to work while surrounded by lush natural landscapes.

The How-To Garden – NEW!
Location: Future World West
Garner innovative gardening tips and bring the Flower & Garden Festival home—from building your own butterfly house to botanical crafts and other sustainable ideas.

Road to the Florida 500
Location: Along the Test Track Walkway
Cross the finish line with topiary pals Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez! Sit back, relax and recharge while your kids zip around a race-track-themed garden inspired by the Disney•Pixar’s Cars. Put the pedal to the metal in a fun, innovative and interactive area for kids of all ages!

2 smiling young boys stand in front of a topiary of Mater from the Disney Pixar film Cars within the Cactus Road Rally play area

Have a Field Day

From tea and spices to bonsai and budding play gardens, there’s something for every horticulture lover of the curious kind!

Festival Blooms – Presented by FTD®
Behold our love for buds! Thousands of flowers form colorful, living panoramas overlooking the lakes of Future World—these picture-perfect views are simply stunning.

Tropical Rainforest Garden – NEW!
Experience an explosion of exotic colors, patterns and textures—all in one amazing ecosystem! Step into a Mexican rainforest, where plants and animals adapt to a wide range of light levels and water conditions.

Returning Gardens

The Goodness Garden Butterfly House – Presented by GoGoSqueeZ
Peer into a colorful kaleidoscope of butterflies at this foliage-filled exhibit. Guests can observe several species up-close, learn about their life cycles and may even witness an amazing transformation as pupas emerge from their cocoons.

English Tea Garden – Presented by Twinings®
Pour through the history and art of tea blending at an elegant English garden featuring the aromatic plants important to some of Twinings’ best brews.

Shakespeare Garden
A plant by any other name! Parting is such sweet sorrow after visiting an aromatic garden like those William Shakespeare symbolically used to help set the scenes for many of his plays.

Urban Spice Garden
Some like it hot ‘n’ spicy! Follow your nose to a fragrant garden overflowing with fresh herbs and the plants whose dried flowers, leaves, stems, roots and seeds create the world’s most popular—and treasured—spices. In many cultures, rare spices were once considered more valuable than gold!

Bonsai Collection
Become acquainted with the ancient Japanese art of bonsai! Notice how master growers have carefully shaped and cultivated these miniature living sculptures to create peace and balance with the earth.

Florida Fresh Garden
Calling all the little ones! Explore and play in a fun-filled garden planned—and planted—with young children in mind.

Garden Italiano
Mangiare! Visit a Tuscan kitchen garden featuring all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast—from fresh spaghetti sauce to your favorite pizza toppings.

Alpine Container Garden
Dealing with a breezy balcony? Frigid weather? Sloped or parched landscapes? See an amazing array of hearty mountain plants that adapt to—as well as survive—extreme temperatures, breakneck winds and sparse soil. They’re the perfect answer to any gardening dilemma!

Bamboo Garden
Drop by and view live bamboo—you’re sure to be amazed by the many colors, patterns and sizes of this grass family favorite. It works in almost any garden!

Female Guests smile while viewing an enchanting Mickey Mouse topiary display

An Eco-Minded Effort

Become familiar with the far-reaching efforts of the Disney Conservation Fund and how they help give back to nature.

The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) has directed more than $70 million to support nonprofit organizations working across the globe to protect at-risk wildlife and critical ecosystems as well as inspire people to take action for the planet. You, too, can help protect the planet by appreciating and sharing the magic of nature with your family and friends.

Find more information about the DCF at


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