Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: Part 3

The Flora, Fauna and…Fins (?) of The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Seas of Life

The Seas with Nemo & Friends, Epcot

Welcome to Part 3, and the final post, in our series on The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 

In Parts 1 and 2 of our series, we focused on super-cute character topiary and vibrant gardens. We saw moss-covered likenesses of Buzz Lightyear, Simba, Belle, Beast and, the one and only, Mickey Mouse (just to name a few). Our eyes delighted in undulating rainbows of psychedelic floral color. But…wait…there’s more. Lots more!  Did you know that Epcot is also home to many living breathing creatures. These lucky insects, birds and animals get to enjoy the beauty of Epcot, year round! Now who wouldn’t want to make this place home?

Let’s Take a Look at Some of the Living Creatures We Spotted at The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 

*as well as inside “The Seas with Nemo & Friends”, an awesome educational ride that replaced their former (somewhat boring) aquarium.

Crane & His Reflection in Japanese Water Garden

A crane & his reflection in the Japanese water garden


A seahorse, resplendent in yellow, against a backdrop of ocean blue

Duckling Nest

Two ducklings lead me to their nest

Electric Eel

An eel enjoys his paparazzi moment in the spotlight


Caterpillars and butterflies have never had it so easy!


Nemo? Is that you?

Crane Mirror

The crane admires himself in a mirror of dark water


Unique species display their exotic good looks


Wait for me!!!

Fish Are Food Not Friends

Nemo & his dad show Dory the way

Crane on Fence

Someone is interested in my lunch of fish & chips

Spiny Fish

A spiny fish alternates at looking attractive and intimidating

Mother Duck & Duckling

Our little lost duckling gets some help from his Mama

I’ve selected a few informational guides, a DVD and other useful items to help YOU plan your trip to Epcot! What are you waiting for?


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A little something The Caffeinated Day Tripper picked up in Epcot's Mexico

A little something The Caffeinated Day Tripper picked up in Epcot’s Mexico

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    • Reply Erin

      I know. I’ve become convinced that I can build The Beast out of chicken wire in my very own yard. (My poor poor husband)

  2. Reply Jessica @She Dreams of Travel

    This post brings back such good memories for me. I am a Disney fanatic! I absolutely love Disney World and as a lover of travel, Epcot of course is one of my favorite parks in Disney World. I went to the International Flower and Garden Festival last year and it was gorgeous. I see nothing has changed. Thanks for the amazing pictures that transported me to one of my favorite places on Earth! :D

    • Reply Erin

      It’s good to meet someone else who has been to the festival and enjoyed it so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed this, Jessica!

  3. Reply John Roberts

    Great pics. How did you get such nice closeups? We are going to Orlando at the end of June and early July and are considering Epcot. I suppose you would highly recommend it. Thanks for the post and take care.

    • Reply Erin

      Thanks, John. I just love taking photos and sort of lag behind snapping things others would ignore…lol. Lucky my husband has patience ;P I would highly recommend it and also highly recommend trying to get reservation at the restaurant within Mexico (the one inside the temple, not across the street). The food is great, it’s like eating in a little village under the stars at night and there is a fun boat ride that you can take right inside after your meal. Let me know what you think if you do make it to the park and have fun!

    • Reply Erin

      I love them too. Can’t get over that something that gorgeous actually exists on this beautiful planet!

    • Reply Erin

      That would be amazing. Snorkeling with the Little Mermaid! Seriously, how do you have all of these great ideas all the time, Raphael? ;P

  4. Reply Michele

    How beautiful, what a fantastic festival to experience. The baby ducks are so cute :-) and your picture of the heron? reflected in the water is stunning

    • Reply Erin

      Thanks, Michele! They are beautiful creatures :) I wanted to smuggle those ducklings home in my pocket.

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