Disney Announces New Details about 2024 Flower & Garden Festival

Disney revealed several exciting new details about the 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Most importantly, we just learned when the festival will close! Let’s talk about the new details about the Flower & Garden Festival opening next month.

The Flower & Garden Festival Will Last 90 Days 

Disney made an odd announcement last year. It listed the start date for the 2024 version of EPCOT’s oldest festival, but it chose not to schedule the end date yet. This decision proved problematic for Disney Vacation Club members who plan their trips in advance.

This week, Disney confirmed that the Flower & Garden Festival will last 90 days. As promised, it will start on February 28th, just six weeks from now, and run through May 27th, 2024. 

Of course, we all know what happens after that. The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will debut soon afterward. 

Notably, the Flower & Garden Festival lasted into July last year. So, Food & Wine may start quite a bit earlier in 2024, but that’s speculation. Until Disney says something, we have a gap on the EPCOT festival calendar from the end of May until whenever Food & Wine debuts.

Disney Announces New Festival Topiaries 

As part of a Disney Parks Blog announcement, Disney revealed new details about this year’s Flower & Garden exhibition. For starters, we’ll get some new topiaries. One of them will show Baby Groot holding up a cassette tape. You’ll find this installation near the Wonders of Xandar pavilion.

Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Overall, Disney has promised more than 70 topiaries at this year’s event, and Baby Groot won’t be the only new one. EPCOT’s newly opened World Celebration Gardens will also add a Figment topiary! At the Mexico pavilion, you’ll find Miguel and Coco as well. Finally, three characters from Wish – Asha, Star, and Valentino – will also appear as topiaries. So, that’s at least seven new topiaries for 2024!

Here’s the Garden Rocks Lineup 

Courtesy of WDWNT

Of course, one of the signature parts of the Flower & Garden event is the concert series that takes place at American Gardens Theatre. This year’s lineup will include the usual assortment of festival favorites…and yes, the dining packages will return as well!

Here’s this year’s concert schedule:

  • The Vybe — February 28th & 29th
  • Jason Scheff — March 1st & 2nd
  • Richard Marx — March 3rd & 4th
  • Evolution Motown — March 5th-7th
  • Berlin — March 8th & 9th
  • Rick Springfield — March 10th & 11th
  • Dian Diaz — March 12th-14th
  • Modern English — March 15th & 16th
  • Commodores — March 17th & 18th
  • Foreigners Journey — March 19th-21st
  • The Orchestra — March 22nd-25th
  • The Female Collective — March 26th-28th
  • Mike DelGuidice — March 29th & 30th
  • Pointer Sisters — March 31st & April 1st
  • Funkafied — April 2nd-4th
  • Blue October — April 5th & 6th
  • Crowder — April 7th & 8th
  • Hooligans — April 9th-11th
  • Jo Dee Messina — April 12th & 13th
  • A Flock of Seagulls — April 14th & 15th
  • M-80’s — April 16th-18th
  • Plain White T’s — April 19th-22nd
  • Champagne Orchestra — April 23rd-25th
  • Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas — April 26th & 27th
  • Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone — April 28th & 29th
  • Southbound — April 30th-May 2nd
  • Monsieur Periné – May 3rd
  • Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Magic Juan — May 4th
  • Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Luisito Ayala and The Puerto Rican Power Band — May 5th
  • TBA — May 6th
  • Gilly & The Girl Band — May 7th-9th
  • Simple Plan — May 10th-13th
  • Element — May 14th-16th
  • The Spinners — May 17th & 18th
  • TBA — May 19th & 20th
  • Epic — May 21st-23rd
  • Lit (New) — May 24th & 25th
  • TBA — May 26th & 27th

Here Are the Dining Package Details 

You may recall that recent concert series announcements have included more TBAs than not. So, it’s nice to see more finite scheduling here. Disney has maintained its recent practice of including some local Central Florida acts, which helps.


Still, please be aware that a few cancellations are inevitable. For example, Kevin Bacon and his brother couldn’t perform last year. It happens. You can track the updates on the official site

Disney has also confirmed this year’s Garden Rocks dining packages. You can book these reservations starting on February 6th. The restaurant options this year are:

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall 
  • Biergarten Restaurant 
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
  • Garden Grill Restaurant
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Brews & Barbecue

Prices range from $36 per person at Regal Eagle to $78 per person for dinner at Akershus. Typically, Garden Rocks attendance is solid, but it doesn’t constantly sell out like DISNEY ON BROADWAY or the Candlelight Processional. Some musical artists WILL sell out, though. Please consider this reality when considering whether to splurge for a dining package. 

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