Attractions: Imagination in Bloom at EPCOT

Everything is rosy this month in Orlando attractions.

Celebrate spring with the return of EPCOT’s International Flower and Garden Festival. (COURTESY WALT DISNEY WORLD, COURTNEY KIEFER, PHOTOGRAPHER)

The sweet scents of spring are once again in the air at EPCOT’s International Flower and Garden Festival. This local favorite affair blends whimsy and culture through exquisite topiaries, mouth-watering cuisine, live entertainment and garden escapes. Look for a Goofy topiary with a Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration cake at the main entrance, Beauty and the Beast, Lumiere and Cogsworth in the France pavilion, and Winnie the Pooh and friends including Piglet, Eeyore , Rabbit and Tigger in UK Pavilion. Learn how to grow sustainable food and live in harmony with the natural world at Global Gardens, but don’t miss other festival favorites like the Floating Gardens and Bambi’s Butterfly House. At the Honey Bee-stro, learn how bees benefit the environment, then sample sweet and savory treats made possible by their hard work. And speaking of food! Additional outdoor kitchens serve creations from Japan, Italy, Canada, Mexico and more. New bites to look out for in 2022 include BLT Scone and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie at Cider House; a changing seasonal menu at Farmer’s Feast near Test Track; and many more tempting tastes and sips.

Who doesn’t love collecting new Disney merchandise? You can do it here too, with special garden-themed options. Collections include Mickey Mouse Home Garden, Orange Bird and Spike the Bee. If you see something you want, grab it – these special collections always go fast.

The festival runs until July 4.