EPCOT Changes Overnight as Flower and Garden Festival Ends
The 2023 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is officially over — it ended on July 5th. Now, it’s time to get ready for the next festival!
The 2023 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival kicks off on July 27th and runs all the way until November 18th. We’ve already noticed a lot of changes around EPCOT after just one day, so come along with us to take a look!
All of the Flower and Garden food booths are now closed, and some are already gearing up for Food and Wine. As you can see, Brunchcot has closed down…
…and The Odyssey Pavilion, where The Citrus Blossom was, has already removed all their signage!
The front of the building doesn’t have a sign as well as the signs leading up to the building.
Florida Fresh is closed, too!
The food booth in the China pavilion has had its signage switched over to the Food and Wine sign.
The food booth that has been India in past years appeared a few weeks ago, but the signage is still missing.
Refreshment Outpost is still selling the tangerine soft serve that’s been at the location just for Flower and Garden.
The Kenya Booth now has a sign up on the building!
And, The Alps booth has been added.
This is over near the Germany Pavilion!
The signage on the booth in the Italy Pavilion has been removed…
…and the Spain booth got a sign today!
The food booth in the American Adventure Pavilion is closed and had its sign removed.
The Japan booth also had its Food and Wine sign added…
…as did the France booth.
The Ireland booth also had a sign go up!
The Canada booth had its sign removed.
Do note that Refreshment Port is closed from now until July 26th for refurbishment.
The former Trowel and Trellis booth for Flower and Garden has turned into the Australia booth…
…and the signage was removed from The Honey Bee-stro.
Shimmering Sips also had its sign go up!
Here’s a closer look.
We did notice that the specialty drinks for Flower and Garden Festival at the Joffrey’s locations around the park are still available right now!
And, this isn’t a food booth, but we saw that the Flower and Garden Marketplace is closed now as well.
Topiaries & Decor
We noticed that some topiaries were removed overnight, but some of them still remain. The Mickey and Goofy topiaries are gone near the front of the World Showcase.
Also, the smaller Mickey heads that are next to the Figment statue are gone.
The large flower beds near this part of the park remain in tact…
…but the garden on the bridge is gone.
The Toy Story topiary had its monkeys removed!
And, the walk-through Butterfly Garden is closed off.
Here’s another angle.
The buttefly topiary is still up, though!
The Three Caballeros topiary is still up near Mexico…
…and the Anna and Elsa topiaries are still up in Norway.
The Panda topiaries in China are also still there.
In the Germany Pavilion, we noticed that the little Flower and Garden flags have been removed from the large model train village.
The Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs topiaries are still standing…
…as is the Tiana topiary in the American Adventure.
We hope she stays here for a while!
Over at the America Gardens Theatre, the stage is being worked on to prepare for the next concert series.
The Eat to the Beat concert series will be happening during Food and Wine Festival, and the advertisements are already up outside the theatre.
Finally, the Beauty and the Beast topiaries are still up in the France Pavilion. Here we have Belle and Beast…
…and there is also Cogsworth and Lumiere.
Stay tuned for more EPCOT festival news and updates!