- I worked at Disney World for 2 years and have a great time visiting the parks in the spring.
- The Epcot Festival of the Arts and the Festival of Flowers and Gardens are both unmissable.
- I like to go to water parks and mini golf before the summer crowds arrive.
Spring is such a great time to visit the Disney Parks.
The weather is usually beautiful in Florida because it’s not too hot and humid yet. And aside from a few weeks of Spring Break, it’s also considered a “slower” season in terms of crowds.
Read on to find out everything I’m doing at Disney World this spring.
Spring is the perfect time to experience Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Typhoon Lagoon is my favorite water park at Disney – I always have the best time there.
Spring is the best time to go as it’s usually quite warm, but the summer crowds haven’t blown in yet, so wait times are shorter.
The water park has the biggest wave pool I’ve ever been to and I could spend all day there. But it also offers a wide variety of tube slides, body slides, family raft rides and a lazy river.
Mini golf is the perfect spring activity if you stray away from the parks
Disney’s Fantasia Gardens mini-golf course is open year-round, but I really like going in the spring.
I think spring brings the perfect Florida weather, but since it’s usually not too crowded, you can play your 18 holes in peace.
It’s also quite affordable at $14 for adults and $12 for kids, so it’s a good option if you’re looking for a morning, afternoon, or evening away from the theme parks.
Festival of the Arts is my favorite of all Epcot’s annual events
In Florida, February is considered spring, and every year I like to kick off the season at the Epcot Festival of the Arts.
Similar to other festivals, there are food stalls dotted around the World Showcase.
My personal favorite is the Deconstructed stand, which features artfully plated dishes separated into their individual components. This year I tried the Deconstructed French Onion Soup.
The festival also includes art stalls displaying sculptures, prints, chalk drawings, paintings, clothing, and more. Depending on the day, you can even chat with the artists at their booth as they create their masterpieces.
If you’re in an artistic mood, you can take an animation class at the American Pavilion, where you’ll learn how to draw beloved Disney characters. There’s also a huge paint-by-numbers mural in Future World that you can work on.
The Disney on Broadway concert series is not to be missed
Along with Festival of the Arts comes the Disney on Broadway concert series featuring Broadway stars signing different songs from popular Disney musicals.
Performances include numbers from classic shows, like “Aladdin,” “Frozen,” and “The Lion King,” as well as more unique offerings, like “Newsies.”
The Festival of Flowers and Gardens is the embodiment of spring at Disney
Epcot’s annual Flower and Garden Festival runs from March through the summer months. It’s similar to the Food and Wine Festival in the fall, but with a floral, spring-like twist.
There are beautiful topiaries of different Disney characters everywhere, and it’s such a treat to browse the World Showcase trying to find them all. Disney also outdoes itself every year with the colorful flowers dotted throughout the park.
There are different stalls in all the pavilions across the country with amazing food and drink to try as well. My favorites that seem to come back every year are the street corn and the refreshing purple lemonade.
The Spring Festival also brings musical acts to the park in the Garden Rocks concert series.
As part of the Flower and Garden Festival each year, Epcot also hosts the Garden Rocks Concert Series in the American Pavilion.
When I lived in Orlando, it gave me a reason to go to Epcot all the time. These concerts are included with admission to the park, so it feels like such a bonus.
Some of the past bands/artists include Simple Plan, Smash Mouth and Plain White T’s. But the composition is different every year.