The 2020 Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot runs through June 1, 2020. If you’ve visited this annual event before, you’re probably wondering what’s new this year.
Let’s take a look:
Epcot Construction Walls
You’ll find lots of construction walls up all around Epcot, and some traffic pattern changes, as well. The park is undergoing tons of renovations, and while we can’t wait to see the brand-new Epcot, it has brought changes to the Flower & Garden Festival 2020.
Disney has tipped its hat to us, though, adding these “under construction” elements to our favorite Disney character topiaries. You’ll find Goofy, Mickey and Minnie all equipped to spruce the place up.
Re-Imagined Dragon Topiary
Another move we suspect was caused by construction walls is a new location for this dragon topiary that used to be in the China Pavilion. He’s out of the water this year, and you’ll find him in the Japan Pavilion, instead.
Several other topiaries have shifted from their traditional locations. A festival guidemap may be your best friend.
New Remy Topiary
You’ll find the newest Flower & Garden Festival Topiary – Remy – standing atop a wheel of cheese in the France Pavilion. He’s holding a giant wooden spoon and is surrounded by plantings of vegetables used to make ratatouille. Remy will be starring in a brand new dark ride – Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – opening later this year at Epcot.
Garden Graze Vegan Food Stroll
Also brand new at the Flower & Garden Festival 2020 is a plant-based food Garden Graze “stroll.”
While it’s similar to other “strolls” at Epcot festivals, this one encourages you to try several of the vegan food options available.
Pick up a passport for the stroll, and then try five food options at various booths.
Once your passport is complete, you’ll be rewarded with another plant-based treat — a free serving of Dole Whip.
Your treat comes in a souvenir cup, along with some basil seeds to plant at home.
Our friends at VeganDisneyFood.com have lots more details about the Vegan Garden Graze.
Flower & Garden Festival 2020
That’s just a taste of what’s new — there’s plenty more to see, hear and taste at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival this year, including concerts by new-to-the-festival artists Don McLean, Daughtry, and The Guess Who.