The EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival is one of the most anticipated events at Walt Disney World® Resort, and the 2023 festival promises to be just as spectacular as ever. The festival features stunning topiary displays, beautiful gardens, and delicious food and drinks from around the world. There are also special events and concerts that take place throughout the festival. While attending the festival, staying with Casiola vacation homes can help create an even better experience. With luxurious accommodations and prime locations near the Walt Disney World®, Casiola vacation homes provides a comfortable and convenient home base for exploring the festival and all that the surrounding area has to offer. Whether you’re visiting with family or friends, staying with Casiola vacation homes will make your EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival experience one to remember.
Dates and Location
The 2023 EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival is set to take place from March 1st to July 5th. This gives visitors plenty of time to plan their trip and experience all that the festival has to offer. The festival takes place within EPCOT®, one of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. Within EPCOT®, the festival is spread throughout the park, with various themed gardens and displays scattered throughout. The festival also features outdoor kitchens where visitors can taste a variety of international cuisines, as well as a concert series, special events, and more. With so much to see and do, visitors should plan to spend at least a full day at the festival to fully take it all in.
Theme and Attractions
The 2023 EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival features a range of attractions and exhibits, including stunning topiary displays of beloved Disney characters, themed gardens showcasing the latest in gardening and landscaping trends, and a butterfly garden where visitors can observe these graceful creatures up close.
The festival also features a range of outdoor kitchens serving up delicious food and drink from around the world. With more than 20 outdoor kitchens to choose from, visitors can indulge in everything from Korean-style beef to delectable desserts. In addition to the festival’s tried-and-true attractions, there are always new exhibits and displays to look forward to. Visitors can expect to see new topiary displays, the “Encanto” fans will love the topiaries of Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa. There will also be a Princess Tiana topiary in The American Adventure pavilion, gardens, and outdoor kitchens at the 2023 festival, making it a must-visit event for anyone who loves the beauty of nature and the magic of Disney.
Entertainment and Events
The EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival is not just about beautiful gardens and delicious food; it also offers a range of entertainment options for visitors to enjoy. One of the most popular events is the Garden Rocks concert series, which features well-known musical acts performing on select nights throughout the festival. There are also daily performances by various musical groups, as well as special events such as the Behind the Seeds Tour. For the 2023 festival, visitors can expect even more entertainment options, including new musical acts and events. One of the highlights of the 2023 festival will be the largest nighttime spectacular, “Harmonious,” which will feature a stunning display of music, lights, and special effects. Whether you’re looking for live music, interactive exhibits, or unique tours, the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival has something for everyone.
Bambi Butterfly House
One of the must-see attractions at the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival is the Bambi Butterfly House. This exhibit returns in 2023, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of nature up close. Inside the butterfly house, you’ll be surrounded by colorful butterflies fluttering around you and even landing on your clothes. The experience is truly magical, and we highly recommend spending some time here to watch the butterflies and take photos. With fairy topiaries adding to the enchanting atmosphere, the Bambi Butterfly House is a must-visit attraction for visitors of all ages. So, if you’re planning to attend the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival in 2023, don’t forget to stop by this delightful exhibit and get ready to be mesmerized by the beauty of these delicate creatures.
Fun for all the kids
The EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival in 2023 has plenty of fun activities for kids, including the Egg-stravaganza and Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration, which both return this year. The Egg-stravaganza is an egg hunt where kids can search for eggs hidden throughout the park and win prizes. Meanwhile, Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration is a scavenger hunt where kids can help Spike the honeybee pollinate gardens and solve puzzles. These activities are not only fun but also educational, as they teach kids about gardening and nature. In addition to these fan-favorite activities, the 2023 festival also brings a new activity for kids called Blossoms of Fragrance, located in World Celebration. This interactive exhibit allows kids to explore their sense of smell by identifying and matching different fragrances. With these engaging activities, the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival is the perfect place to bring your little ones for a day of fun and learning.
Tips for attending the Festival
Attending the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival can be a magical and memorable experience, but it’s important to plan ahead to make the most of your visit. One of the best tips for attending the festival is to arrive early in the day to beat the crowds and have ample time to explore. It’s also a good idea to plan which attractions you want to visit ahead of time to avoid getting overwhelmed by the sheer size of the festival. You can do this by using the Disney Genie Service and check if some Lightning Lane entrances are offered through Disney Genie+ service. Other Lightning Lane entrances may be purchased individually (á la carte). You can buy either or both options! To navigate the crowds and lines, consider visiting the festival during the weekdays or in the evenings, when crowds tend to be smaller. Finally, don’t forget to sample the delicious food and drinks on offer throughout the festival. Some of the best options can be found at the outdoor kitchens in the World Showcase area, so be sure to make time to explore this section of the festival. By following these tips, you can have a fun, stress-free, and delicious experience at the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival.
Experience the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival in comfort with Casiola vacation homes
Any trip to Walt Disney World® in 2023 that includes the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival is guaranteed to be memorable, and staying at Casiola vacation homes may help you make the most of your trip. In order to help visitors make the most of their stay at the festival, Casiola provides a variety of fully furnished vacation rentals that are only a short distance from the theme parks. There is something for every family size and budget, ranging from lovely one-bedroom apartments to roomy five-bedroom mansions. By booking a vacation rental with Casiola vacation homes, you can take advantage of the ease of being close to the event as well as the spaciousness and comfort of a fully furnished home. You can be confident that your stay will be relaxing and enjoyable. So, if you’re going to the EPCOT® Flower and Garden Festival in 2023, book your stay with Casiola vacation homes and be ready to create everlasting memories.
Margaritaville Cottage w/Jacuzzi Tub+ Private Balcony!
Cottage - Margaritaville Resort - OrlandoEver wish you could live like you're in a Jimmy Buffett song? Well, now you can in this desirable 2 bedroom/2 bath Margaritaville hideout, with a private jacuzzi tub, back patio and balcony! - A cozy cottage filled with all the necessary frills; this getaway is a Parrot Head’s dream. Margaritaville Resort is less than 5 miles from Walt Disney World and only 10 miles from Universal Studios. Walk to Sunset Walk, an entertainment destination with dining and retail options. There’s also a dine-in movie theater and a 14-acre waterpark. THE SPACE: The interior boasts a modern, open-style concept, offering plenty of space for your group to spread out. The kitchen features gorgeous countertops, pristine cabinetry, and deluxe stainless-steel appliances. Nearby, there is a dining table with seating for four. If you’re ready to rest and relax, this family room is ready for you, featuring a plush, comfy couch and wall-mounted flat-screen Smart TV! Step outside onto your own private patio and feel the true tranquility of paradise living! Here, you will have private access to your Margaritaville-themed jacuzzi tub, lounge chairs, and outdoor dining table. Invite a couple friends and before you know it, you’ll have your very own Lah De Dah right in your backyard! Now, it’s time to head back inside and check out the 2 bedroom suites! Both spaces are bright, spacious, expertly designed, and tastefully decorated. **Each includes a ceiling fan and Smart TV** In the first bedroom, you'll find a spacious beachcomber haven featuring a rustic king size bed, matching nightstands, and wall-mounted flat-screen TV! For your privacy and convenience, this bedroom offers an en-suite with a glass door, walk-in shower. The next bedroom is appointed with a luxuriously comfortable Queen-size bed, matching nightstands, colorful wall art, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and a private en-suite with glass door, walk-in shower. Should you wish to end the night with a frozen concoction or two, you can do so under the pale moonlight as both suites provide access to the outdoors! So sit back, relax and enjoy every last minute of your vacation! Need additional sleeping space? This cottage includes a sleeper sofa that can accommodate 2 additional guests. **For your convenience, this cottage also includes a washer and dryer.** If you’ve been thinking about recharging your batteries, there is nowhere better to do it than here! So, slip on your flip flops, watch out for those pop tops, throw caution to the wind, and make your dream vacation a reality… today! ***This home is located in the Margaritaville Resort, but you will NOT have access to the Margaritaville Resort swimming pools or resort amenities*** … But with a home like this, we doubt you'll even mind!
Your own private pool/spa + game room! *Just 6 miles to Disney*
House - Storey Lake Resort - OrlandoThis stunning 9 bedroom/5 bath home in Storey Lake Resort includes complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs in each room and a washer and dryer in the home, for your convenience. With Disney World and Universal Studios just minutes away, you’ll be having the vacation of a lifetime in no time. Rest and relaxation await out in the backyard, where the screened lanai covers a sparking swimming pool and attached spa. The pool deck is the perfect spot for a good book or an afternoon siesta, while the covered patio has an outdoor table, foosball table and gas grill. **Optional pool and spa heat is available for $35/day + tax. - We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Reminisce about the day’s fun in the comfortable living room. The couches provide ample seating and the flat-screen TV offers entertainment options. Lights, camera, action! It’s movie time up in the loft where you can watch your favorite films on the projection screen TV. The game room is every kid’s dream, boasting a pool table, skeeball and old-school arcade games. The sleek black and white kitchen comes with everything you need. It has stainless matte appliances, pantry and peninsula that seats four at barstools. The 8-person dining table offers another option for sit-down meals. Posh touches give the first bedroom a sophisticated feel; it has a king bed and en-suite bathroom with double sinks. Bedroom #2 with a king bed carries on the modern feel with its avante garde accent wall, while right across the hall bedroom #3 also has a king bed and cool décor. The fourth bedroom, which has a king bed, shares a jack-and-jill bathroom with the fifth bedroom, which offers a full and a twin beds. Kids will love the whimsy of bedroom #6 with its twin and queen beds and feel the magic in the seventh bedroom, offering three full beds. The eighth bedroom comes with a king bed, while bedroom #9 rounds out the sleeping space with a twin bed and full bed. Storey Lake is just minutes from Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and all the best sites in Orlando. You don't have to leave the resort though to find plenty to do - Storey Lake offers a swimming pool with lazy river, two water slides, splash pad, beach area, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and other outdoor sports. Guests also have access to the poolside café, clubhouse, fitness facility and business center.
Lakeview *Pool *Spa *Game Room *Theater *Themed Rooms *Near Disney *Sleeps 25
House - Storey Lake Resort - OrlandoThe magnificent touches continue through the front door, where the large open living space beckons you to relax and unwind with all your friends and family. You’ll also appreciate all the extra touches that make this house feel like home – free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs in every bedroom and washer and dryer. You’ll feel like a Food Network Star in the gourmet kitchen with tons of prep space on the solid surface counters and stainless appliances, including a French door fridge. Four can belly up to the kitchen bar with unique barstools and distinctive wood accent wall. For larger group meals, 10 can dine at the Mad Men-inspired dining table overlooking the patio doors out to the pool. Another pretty wood accent wall anchors the living room flat-screen TV and a large sectional couch offers plenty of seating. Another living area upstairs comes with a huge projector TV and large, plush couch for optimal movie viewing. The kids (and some of the adults!) will never want to leave the incredible game room, decorated with superhero murals. It has two video game stations, pool table and skeeball to keep everyone entertained for hours. Head out to the back patio, where the kids can splash in the sparkling pool while you melt your stress away in the hot tub. The screened-in lanai overlooks a pretty pond and has plenty of seating with lounge chairs and an outdoor dining area where you can dine al fresco at the patio table. **Optional pool and spa heat is available for $35/day + tax. - We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** From the handsome plush headboard to the textured accent wall, the first bedroom defines swanky. It comes with a king bed and en suite bathroom with double sinks and walk-in tiled shower. Wood planks decorate the accent wall in the second bedroom, which has lots of extra storage in glossy built-in nightstand cabinets. The en suite bathroom pampers with double sinks, soaking tub and walk-in shower. Just off the upstairs loft, the third bedroom is a Star Wars-lovers dream with Darth Vader and Stormtrooper décor and three full beds. The fourth bedroom is made for a princess with pink accents, Disney princess posters and a twin bed and full bed. The fifth bedroom offers a full bed and twin bed, as well as Jack-and-Jill bathroom with double sinks. On the other side of the Jack-and-Jill bathroom is the sixth bedroom with king bed and stylish furnishings. The seventh and eighth bedrooms also have king beds and trendy décor, while the ninth features Mickey Mouse and has a twin bed and full bed. Two more bathrooms upstairs round out the accommodations. Storey Lake is ideal for families, just four miles from Disney and minutes to Universal, SeaWorld and other Orlando attractions. Built around a lake, the Storey Lake resort boasts tons of fun like pool with lazy river, two water slides and splash pad. You'll also have access to a sandy beach area, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and outdoor sports. Grab a bite to eat at the poolside café or check out the clubhouse with lounge, workout facility and business center.
Beautiful, Spacious Home w/Private Pool + Game Room! *Sleeps 27*
House - Storey Lake Resort - OrlandoThis beautiful home offers plenty of at-home extras such as complimentary Wi-Fi, 40" flat-screen TVs in each bedroom and washer and dryer upstairs. You’ll also appreciate the prime location close to Orlando’s theme parks, restaurants and shopping! With nothing but trees behind, the backyard is like your own private oasis. The screened lanai houses the splash pool and spa, as well as a pool deck with loungers. Seek shade and a quiet nap under the cabana and enjoy dining al fresco at the 6-person patio table. **Optional pool and spa heat is available for $35/day + tax. - We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Pretend you’re on your favorite Food Network show in the fully-equipped kitchen. From the solid surface counters to the stainless appliances, the kitchen has everything you need to whip up a delicious meal. Guests can dine at the formal dining table that seats 12 comfortably, or belly up to the kitchen bar with four sculptural wood barstools. A massive sectional couch begs you to kick off your shoes and curl up to watch the 60" flat-screen TV. When the kids get bored with hanging with the adults, send them to the game room for their own fun. The game room is equipped with dual 55" flat-screen TV's for the PS4 and Xbox gaming consoles, a pool table, unique round air hockey table and gaming area. Everyone will love the upstairs loft, ready for movie night with a projection TV and another sectional sofa. Soothing and serene, the first bedroom’s tasteful green color scheme invokes thoughts of the ocean. It has a king bed and en-suite bathroom with double sinks, luxurious soaking tub and separate walk-in shower. Like another master suite, the second bedroom has a king bed and en-suite bathroom with double sinks and walk-in shower. Bedroom #3 with its two full beds beckons you to the far corners of the galaxy for a good night’s sleep. The fourth and fifth bedrooms both come with king beds. It’s a kid’s dream come true in the sixth bedroom, where they not only get two sets of twin-over-full bunk beds, they also get their very own ball pit. Bedroom #7 and #8 each has a king bed, while the ninth bedroom comes with a twin-over-full bunk bed. STOREY LAKE RESORT This beautiful resort is just minutes from Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and all the best sites in Orlando. But you don't have to leave the resort to find plenty to do, as Storey Lake offers a swimming pool with a lazy river, two water slides, splash pad, beach area, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and other outdoor sports. As a guest of Storey Lake, you will also have access to the poolside café, clubhouse, fitness facility and business center.
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