ORLANDO, Fla. — For its upcoming Epcot International Flower & Gardens Festival, Disney World is adding a new garden as well as new menu items.
The festival, which runs March 2 through July 4, will feature themed gardens, character topiaries, and outdoor kitchens serving fresh dishes.
One of the new additions to this year’s festival is a fragrant garden presented by Scentsy. The garden will be located on the bridge to World Showcase and feature six scent stations — floral, fruity, citrus, spice, woods and fresh. The garden will be surrounded by colorful butterfly topiaries.
The horticulture team is also designing new topiaries of the Seven Dwarfs, which will accompany Snow White near the Germany pavilion. The returning topiaries include Lumber and Cogsworth in the France pavilion and Timon and Pumbaa near Imagination.
Disney previously announced that a 50th anniversary topiary will be displayed at the park’s main entrance. It will feature Goofy with a birthday cake.
There will be 18 outdoor kitchens at this year’s festival. New menu items will be added to several booths, including The Citrus Blossom, Magnolia Terrace and Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina. The Epcot Farmers Feast outdoor kitchen will feature a rotating menu.
Disney also shared that more artists have been added to the Gardens Rocks concert series. Gospel singer CeCe Winans and Tommy DeCarlo of Boston join a lineup that includes Rick Springfield, The Guess Who and Kool & The Gang.
Visitors will need both valid admission and a park reservation to experience the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.