You can expect to experience beautiful Disney character topiaries, gardens, butterflies, outdoor kitchens, entertainment, demonstrations, and more! It is arguably the most beautiful festival held at Walt Disney World with over 30 million blooms!
As you pack your park bag for the day, there are a few not-so-common items I recommend that will make your day attending EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival run smoothly … and make you look like a seasoned Disney pro!
1. Reusable Silicone or Metal Straws with Case
You may already be aware, but Walt Disney World has shifted away from plastic straws. This has left many finding themselves with soggy paper straws before they’ve finished their drink. Since this festival will feature many outdoor kitchens, you will want to be prepared with a straw that will stand up to all the yummy drinks you will be enjoying.
2. Reusable Utensils with Case
If you are conscious about your plastic waste, you will want to bring your own reusable utensils. These are readily available in most stores in the outdoor, kitchen, or camping sections. It’s also one less thing to grab while you juggle a plate and drink on your way to find the nearest table.
3. Wet Wipes
Most come equipped with hand sanitizer, but wet wipes are just as important during the festival. You will want them to wipe down the many surfaces that you will be snacking on top of.
We recommend grabbing a Festival Passport when you get to EPCOT so that you can see all the festival menus, merchandise, activities, and entertainment. You can then use your pen to mark the items you are interested in and check off the ones you have already done. Want a challenge? Try to check off one food or drink item from each outdoor kitchen at the festival!
While drinking and eating unique foods from around the World Showcase is a lot of fun, sometimes it can result in … well … heartburn or upset stomach. Whether the culprit is a spicy dish or sweet cocktail, you don’t want a little discomfort to ruin your time. Come prepared with antacid!
6. Food Containers and/or Food Baggies
With all the food sampling, you may find yourself too full to finish a dish. Don’t waste it!! Throw it in a container or baggie and keep going. It will make for a great snack later when you are waiting for the bus or back at your resort.
There you have it. You are sure to have a wonderful day enjoying all that the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival has to offer when you come prepared!
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