Spring is around the corner and that means the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is about to start! 

Temperatures have been “spring-like” for the past month, and I cannot wait to soak all in.

This week I had the unique opportunity to attend one of Walt Disney World’s media events, and I got to learn everything about Flower & Garden. Here are some things you need to know before go. 

A primavera está chegando por aqui e isso é sinônimo de que o Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival está para começar.

Vocês sabiam que entre todos os festivais que acontecem no parque, o Flower & Garden é o mais antigo? Na minha opinião ele também é o mais lindo.

Essa semana eu tive a oportunidade de participar de um preview do festival e aqui estão algumas coisas que vocês precisam saber!

FLOWERS, GARDENS AND TOPIARIES

1 – FLORES, TOPIÁRIAS E JARDINS

I couldn’t start with anything different, horticulture is the reason this festival started after all!

This year look for the NEW Little Bo Peep and her sheep at the “Training Ground”, this topiary celebrates Toy Story 4 and gives us a little sneak peek to this character.

Several topiaries have been improved, check the new versions of Woody, Buzz, Dopey, and Kermit.

Some topiaries have changed the location, Miss Piggy and Kermit are in France and after a long time in the same spot, Lady and The Tramp have a different location inside the Italy Pavilion.

The United Kingdom will have two Tea Tours we can take part of. The English Tea Garden Tour is complimentary, and the Royal Tea Garden Tour costs $20, but included teas samples and scones. Yum! 

Não podia começar com outra coisa! Afinal foram com flores e topiárias que o festival começou 26 anos atrás.

Esse ano o festival vai ter uma topiária nova celebrando o filme Toy Story 4. A Betty (Little Bo Peep) e suas ovelhinhas ganharam um jardim chamado de “training Ground”.

Diversas topiárias ganharam uma repaginada e agora estão mais perfeitas como o Woody, o Buzz e o Dunga.

Algumas mudaram de lugar, foi o caso da Dama e o Vagabundo, e da Miss Piggy e o Caco.

O Pavilhão do Reino Unido terá dois tours sobre chás durante festival. O Tea Tour, é um tour gratuito que te leva pelos jardins do pavilhão explicando tudo sobre chás e a história da famosa Twinings.

O Royal Tea Tour, acontece diariamente às 9:30 da manhã e custa $20. Inclui o tour pelos jardins e termina com uma degustação de chás e scones.

OUTDOOR KITCHENS

COMIDINHAS

This year the International Flower & Garden Festival will bring a record number of outdoor kitchens. There will be 17 in total, 4 of them new.

Food and beverage options are always good at this festival. They’ll have returning favorites (hello violet lemonade!) and lots of new items. Here are some of my favorites for 2019!

– Orange Cream Slushy served in an Orange Bird sipper (The Citrus Blossom).

Okay, guys, I’m not a fan of orange cream beverages. It’s too sweet for my taste, but I would totally buy this one to get the sipper! It’s the most adorable sipper ever!

I love the Orange Bird and hope Disney brings more merch with this theme! I’m sure this will be a BIG hit so get yours soon, it wouldn’t surprise me if the sippers sell out.

– Mickey Tart Peanut Butter Mousse (Flavor Full Kitchen)

IIt’s peanut butter flavored, Mickey shaped and has glitter. Do I need to say anything else?

– Farm House Meatball (Trowel & Trellis) 

This is a vegetarian option that won’t disappoint meat lovers. Honestly, you probably won’t even notice the difference; this dish is such a perfect bite! It’s a little bit spicy and full of flavor! 

I wasn’t a big fan of the Incredible Burger offerings in past festivals, but this time they got it right! It was my favorite dishes served.

 

 

 

Esse ano nós teremos um número recorde de  barraquinhas, chamadas de outdoor kitchen, no Epcot International Flower & Garden. Serão 17 no total, sendo que 4 delas são novas.

As ofertas de comida e bebida são sempre excelentes nesse festival. Aqui estão algumas das coisas que mais me chamaram a atenção:

– Orange Cream Slushy servido em um copo do Orange Bird. (The Citrus Blossom perto da entrada do Worldshowcase)

Se você gosta do Orange Bird garanta o seu! Esse personagem é extremamente popular e nostálgico e não vai me surpreender se o copo esgotar, de tão popular que esse personagem é com os americanos. Quanto ao slushy que vem dentro, ele é BEM doce e me lembra um pouco um milkshake mas eu compraria só para ter o copo.

– Mickey Tart Peanut Butter Mousse (Flavor Full Kitchen, entre o Refreshment Port e o Imagination!)

Uma tortinha perfeita! Tem gosto de creme de amendoim com geléia. Além disso é em formato do Mickey e tem glitter. Preciso falar mais???

– Farm House Meatball ( Trowel & Trellis pesto do Disney Traders)

Eu amei e vi muita gente elogiando! Esse é um prato vegetariano e a almôndega não deixa nada a desejar para uma feita de carne. Outra coisa para saber é que esse prato é um pouco apimentado. Eu amo, mas se você não suporta pimenta melhor gastar os seus dólares em outra comidinha.

 

MERCH

PRODUTOS

For 2019 the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will have 5 different merchandise collections. The first one has Spike and Donald as the theme.

You will also find the Mickey’s Garden Shed collection, a super feminine Minnie’s Garden Party collection, a Violate Lemonade capsule collection, and a Figment’s Imagination Gone Wild collection that was not showcased at the event.

There will be 3 magic bands released during the festival: the Mickey’s Garden Shed one will start selling March 6th, the Minnie’s Garden Party will be released April 11th and the passholders exclusive Figment band (March 6th release date).

The Scavenger Hunts are back! There are two of them during the festival. Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration and the Egg-Stravaganza Scavenger Hunt, a limited time scavenger hunt for Easter season beginning April 5th

 

Esse ano o Flower & Garden terá 5 coleções distintas de produtos. A primeira dela celebra a abelinha Spike! Alguém lembra dela do desenho com o Pato Donald?

A segunda coleção é do Mickey com o tema “Turnip the fun!” um trocadilho da palavra em inglês para nado e a frase “turn up the fun” algo como aumente a diversão.

A terceira colecão eu acho que foi a minha favorita das que foram apresentadas e tem a Minnie com o tema “Happiness blossoms from within” ou a felicidade floresce de dentro. Achei o tema LINDO e a colecão super feminina.

A quarta homenageia uma das coisas mais populares do festival! A bebida violet lemonade!!! Amei ver que um dos itens do festival inspirou uma coleção inteira de produtos.

A última coleção não foi mostrada (só para aumentar mais ainda minha curiosidade!) e vai ser do meu amado Figment!!!

GARDEN ROCKS CONCERT SERIES

SHOWS AO AR LIVRE

Great news!!! This year the Flower & Garden will have Garden Rocks Concert Series performances every single day of the festival! Last year there were 17 performers, this year will be a record number of 36! There will be 270 concerts.

The Garden Rocks Concert series happens at the American Garden Theatre, located in the American pavilion.

Concerts will happen lightly at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

MARCH

  •  6-8 – Steve Augeri  (Journey)
  • 9-10: Glass Tiger
  • 11-12: Jon Anderson do YES (
  • 13-14: Tony Orlando
  • 15-16: Wang Chung
  • 17-20: Simple Plan
  • 21-22: Ambrosia
  • 23-24: Magic Giant
  • 25-27: Air Supply
  • 28-29: Berlin
  • 30-31: The Smithereens

APRIL

  • 1-2: Rick Springfield
  • 3-4: Christopher Cross
  • 5-7: The Spinners
  • 8-9: Dennis DeYoung
  • 10-11: John Michael Montgomery
  • 12-13: Sister Sledge
  • 14-16: Night Ranger
  • 17-19: Sister Hazel
  • 20-21: Steven Curtis Chapman
  • 22-23: TobyMac
  • 24-26: Lonestar
  • 27-30: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO

MAY

  • 1-4: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • 5-7: Don Felder do Eagles
  • 8-9: A Flock of Seagulls
  • 10-11: Marshall Tucker Band
  • 12-13 – Peabo Bryson
  • 14-15: Richard Marx
  • 16-19: STARSHIP
  • 20-21: Colin Hay of Men at Work
  • 22-23: War
  • 24-27: The Guess Who
  • 28-29: Jon Secada
  • 30: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

JUNE

  • 1:  Blood Sweat and Tears
  • 2-3 – Eddie Palmieri

 

Durante o Epcot International Flower & Garden acontece o Garden Rocks Concert Series. Esse ano os shows serão diários! Ano passado o Flower and Garden teve 17 artistas, esse ano serão 36! No total serão 270 apresentações realizadas durante o festival.

Todos os shows acontecerão no teatro ao ar livre localizado em frente ao pavilhao dos Estados Unidos, chamado American Gardens Teather.

As apresentações serão às 5:30, 6:45 e 8:00 da noite.

MARÇO

  •  6-8 – Steve Augeri  (ex-vocalista do grupo Journey)
  • 9-10: Glass Tiger
  • 11-12: Jon Anderson do YES (
  • 13-14: Tony Orlando
  • 15-16: Wang Chung
  • 17-20: Simple Plan
  • 21-22: Ambrosia
  • 23-24: Magic Giant
  • 25-27: Air Supply
  • 28-29: Berlin
  • 30-31: The Smithereens

ABRIL

  • 1-2: Rick Springfield
  • 3-4: Christopher Cross
  • 5-7: The Spinners
  • 8-9: Dennis DeYoung
  • 10-11: John Michael Montgomery
  • 12-13: Sister Sledge
  • 14-16: Night Ranger
  • 17-19: Sister Hazel
  • 20-21: Steven Curtis Chapman
  • 22-23: TobyMac
  • 24-26: Lonestar
  • 27-30: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO

MAIO

  • 1-4: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • 5-7: Don Felder do Eagles
  • 8-9: A Flock of Seagulls
  • 10-11: Marshall Tucker Band
  • 12-13 – Peabo Bryson
  • 14-15: Richard Marx
  • 16-19: STARSHIP
  • 20-21: Colin Hay of Men at Work
  • 22-23: War
  • 24-27: The Guess Who
  • 28-29: Jon Secada
  • 30: Blood, Sweat and Tears

JUNHO

  • 1:  Blood Sweat and Tears
  • 2-3 – Eddie Palmieri

 

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