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Garden Rocks Dining Packages Now Available for 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

The 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will return to Walt Disney World Resort for 90 days, February 28 – May 28, 2018 and feature fan favorites like exhibits, events, tastings and the popular Garden Rocks music series.  One of the best ways to experience one of these concerts is to book the Garden Rocks Dining Package.  This package includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch or dinner at select Epcot restaurants
  • Guaranteed seating at one of 3 concert performances later that day

Each dinner package includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert—or one (1) full buffet or family-style dining, where applicable—along with a non-alcoholic beverage and one (1) guaranteed seat to the Garden Rocks Concert held on the same day.

Participating Restaurants

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Norway Pavilion
Breakfast: $60 for adults; $36.00 for kids (buffet not available)
Lunch: $70 for adults; $42 for kids
Dinner: $70 for adults; $42 for kids

Biergarten Restaurant
Germany Pavilion
Lunch: $44 for adults; $25 for kids
Dinner: $51 for adults; $29 for kids

Chefs de France
France Pavilion
Lunch: $65.99 for adults; $17.99 for kids
Dinner: $75.99 for adults; $22.99 for kids

Coral Reef Restaurant
The Living Seas Pavilion
Lunch: $66 for adults; $22 for kids
Dinner: $66 for adults; $22 for kids

The Garden Grill Restaurant
The Land Pavilion
Breakfast $43 for adults; $27 for kids (buffet not available)
Lunch: $57 for adults; $36 for kids
Dinner: $57 for adults; $36 for kids

La Hacienda de San Angel
Mexico Pavilion
Dinner: $80 for adults; $25.75 for kids

Nine Dragons Restaurant
China Pavilion
Lunch: $50 for adults; $16.99 for kids
Dinner: $58 for adults; $18.50 for kids

Restaurant Marrakesh
Morocco Pavilion
Lunch: $52 for adults; $19 for kids
Dinner: $62 for adults; $19 for kids

Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
United Kingdom Pavilion
Lunch: $57 for adults; $21 for kids
Dinner: $57 for adults; $21 for kids

San Angel Inn Restaurante
Mexico Pavilion
Lunch: $70 for adults; $23 for kids
Dinner: $80 for adults; $25.75 for kids

Spice Road Table
Morocco Pavilion
Lunch: $52 for adults; $19 for kids
Dinner: $63 for adults; $19 for kids

Teppan Edo
Japan Pavilion
Lunch: $62 for adults; $16.99 for kids
Dinner: $74 for adults; $20.75 for kids

Tokyo Dining
Japan Pavilion
Lunch: $62.99 for adults; $16.99 for kids
Dinner: $74 for adults; $16.99 for kids

Tutto Italia Ristorante
Italy Pavilion
Lunch: $64 for adults; $22 for kids
Dinner: $70 for adults; $25 for kids

Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Italy Pavilion
Lunch: $54 for adults; $20 for kids
Dinner: $57 for adults; $24 for kids

Garden Rocks performances take place at the America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and are included with Epcot admission.

2018 Garden Rocks Line-up:

  • March 2-5: Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
  • March 9-12: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • March 16-19: Simple Plan “Welcome to My Life”
  • March 23-26: Little River Band “Reminiscing”
  • March 30-April 2: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
  • April 6-7: Foghat (NEW!) “Slow Ride”
  • April 8-9: Survivor (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Eye of the Tiger”
  • April 13-14: Smash Mouth (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “All Star”
  • April 15-16: Rick Springfield (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Jessie’s Girl”
  • April 20-21: Jo Dee Messina (NEW to Garden Rocks!) “Stand by Me”
  • April 22-23: Lonestar (NEW!) “Amazed”
  • April 27-30: Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
  • May 4-7: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry VIII I Am”
  • May 11-12: Village People “Y.M.C.A.”
  • May 13-14: Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles (NEW!) “Hotel California”
  • May 18-21: The Guess Who “American Woman”
  • May 25-28: The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

Call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3378 to reserve dining packages or book online.

For more information on the Festival, check out EpcotInSpring.com.

#DisneyParksLIVE: Artist Will Gay To Create A Sunrise ‘Sketches In the Park’ Piece this Thursday

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort, and Disney Artist Will Gay is just one of the amazingly talented artists featured at this year’s event.

In case you aren’t familiar with Will’s “Sketches in the Park” series, Will regularly visits a Disney theme park early in the morning to sketch or paint “plein air,” which in the art world means creating art straight from the field. He then shares his original work with Disney Parks Blog in his series on the first Friday of each month.

#DisneyParksLIVE will stream his next plein air adventure live from Epcot on Thursday, February 1 at 7:30am ET.

According to Disney, this will be unlike other #DisneyParksLIVE streams, this will be their first “long-form” live stream, meaning you can pop in and out to see how Will progresses in his painting throughout the morning, from blank canvas to finished piece. Viewers will also be able to download this original piece as a digital wallpaper later in the day.

You can catch all the action on the Disney Parks Blog at 7:30am ET on Thusday, February 1, 2018.  Just look for the new blog post.

As always, you can also follow along on Twitter by using the hashtag #DisneyParksLIVE and @DisneyParks.

Rose Gold Minnie Ear Cupcakes Now Available at Epcot

Rose gold is all the rage at the Disney Parks right now.  Starting first with the rose gold Minnie ears, and now with the beautiful and delicious Rose Gold Minnie Ear Cupcake.  It’s a vanilla cupcake—dressed in chocolate-hazelnut swirls and topped with buttercream, fondant ears, rose gold edible glitter, and chocolate pearls.

© Disney

You can find these beauties  at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot located in the Land Pavilion.

Is A New Table Service Restaurant Coming to Epcot’s Japan Pavilion?

According to wdwnt.com, internal documents show a new signature steak and seafood restaurant is in the works for Epcot’s Japan Pavilion.  The dining establishment does not have a name yet, but plans indicate it will take over some of the space currently utilized by the Mitsukoshi store.

The article also shares the restaurant will have a few different themed rooms:

  • Material Room (Check-In, Lobby)
  • Wa Room
  • Water Room
  • Washi Room
  • Wood Room
  • Stone Room
  • Earth Room

Disney has not made an official announcement regarding these plans.

Epcot’s Kringla Bakeri Closing for Lengthy Refurbishment

Epcot’s Kringla Bakeri og Kafe located at the Norway Pavilion in World Showcase will be closing for a lengthy refurbishment next month.  The restaurant is scheduled to be closed February 4 – summer 2018.

During the closure, a temporary location called Midnattsol Bakeri will be available on the World Showcase promenade.  Guests will be able to find many of the pastry items here including the popular School Bread.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.