A little over a month ago, we gave you a first look at what guests can expect for the 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, which is scheduled to run from March 5 – May 18, 2014. A few new small details have spilled out about some more of the fun that can be expected for the upcoming festivities.
First off, Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy will make their grand debut in topiary form at this year’s event. This will be done to promote the upcoming movie Muppets Most Wanted, which comes out March 21, 2014. The lovable duo will be found in the World Showcase display.
Another topiary making its way to the Festival is a brand new Timon, who will join his buddy Pumbaa in the Outpost section of World Showcase (between China and Germany).
As previously announced, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy will grace the front entrance garden, as they venture on a butterfly hunt. This year, there will be a new added twist: the topiaries will have a new, computer-generated look where Goofy’s butterfly net will prove useless as topiary butterflies light up on the back of his floral garb. Also, a topiary bee buzzes on an exasperated Donald’s head. In addition, the front garden will feature a real waterfall, as well as a pond with water lilies.
Also returning for the second year, the Marketplace Booths will offer up delectable treats and beverages. A few new delicious options will find their way to the menus. At the Smokehouse Barbeque booth, guests can try a barbeque chicken leg or the Piggylicious Bacon Cupcakes (mmmm….). Of course, some dishes will be returning, like the watermelon salad that will be able to be picked up at the Florida Fresh Marketplace.
Two new acts have been released for this year’s Flower Power Concert Series. The new artists include Gary Lewis and the Playboys (“This Diamond Ring”) will perform from March 14-16, and The Alan Parsons Live Project (“Eye in the Sky”) will be there from May 16-18.
Hard to believe, but the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is only a few short months away. It’s already looking like it’s shaping up to be another stellar event.