Explore Walt Disney World's Epcot®
Located only four miles from Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area, Epcot® offers visitors more than 300 acres of creative and imaginative exhibitions. Divided into Future World and World Showcase, it offers as many opportunities for learning as it does for entertainment.
Epcot Annual Events
Epcot® hosts two annual events: Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival Presented by Chase during the fall season and the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival Presented by HGTV in the spring. The International Food & Wine Festival mingles flavors from around the world into one unifying location. With plenty of tasty bites and sweet treats to sample, this event draws in crowds from around the globe. The other annual event, the International Flower & Garden Festival, provides visitors a unique look into what's budding around the park. Although focused on the colorful flowers and unique topiaries, this event wouldn't be complete without the savory foods of the spring season. Whether you are visiting for one of the annual festivals, or simply to travel the world without leaving the United States, Epcot® has something for you!
If you need help planning your Epcot® adventure, contact the friendly and multilingual staff of Holiday Inn Orlando SW - Celebration Area Hotel to reserve your room during these popular events.
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Popping up in early March, this event offers visitors a beautiful display of floral arrangements, unique topiary designs, and enchanting gardens fit for a princess. To help your garden look as exquisite as ever, presentations will be held and cover helpful tips and garden tricks from your favorite celebrity designers. And no festival is complete without musical entertainment! Bust a move in the lush gardens of Epcot to the energizing beats of the Garden Rocks Concert Series!
Event dates: March 2 - May 30
Garden Rocks Concert Series Lineup:
- May 20-22 – Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
- May 27-30 (Monday) – The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”
Frozen Fun at Epcot in June
Frozen Ever After will return this summer to take guests on an exciting boat tour through the kingdom of Arendelle. Guests will be transported to the "winter in summer" celebration where Queen Elsa creates a winter-in-summer day for the entire kingdom! On their way up the icy North Mountain to Queen Elsa's Ice Palace guests will pass Troll Valley and return later to the Bay of Arendelle! Guests can meet the royal sisters in the new Royal Sommerhus greeting location. Visit Anna and Elsa's Summer home inspired by a Norwegian Countryside cabin.
Around the World in 80 Feet
The Great Wall of China. Sydney Harbor. The Matterhorn. Imagine having access to all of these magnificently breathtaking landmarks all at once. The newly conceptualized Soarin' Around the World provides ingress to all of the aforementioned and more in one of Epcot's most intriguing destinations. Elevating guests up to 40 feet in the air, the 80-foot projection screen dome houses some of the planet's most sought-after tourist attractions. Dreading being held up by a succession of entertainment seekers? Not to worry. The Epcot based attraction features a new game called “Soarin’ Challenge”, a complimentary travel trivia game, that guests can access from their smartphones while they wait in line.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Taste the flavors of the world at the Epcot International Food & Wine Event. Happening this fall season, you won't want to miss out on this delectable event. With international marketplaces to sample from, demonstrations and seminars to learn from, and plenty of dining events to indulge in, the festival is sure to compliment every palate.