As it has in years past, Walt Disney World will play host to a number of annual events, including the Flower and Garden Festival, Food and Wine Festival, Night of Joy and more. Though most of these events are still quite a ways off, over the past few days some new details about what guests can expect in 2015 have begun to trickle out. If you are planning on checking out any of these annual events, make sure you know the latest updates before you make plans to attend.
1. Flower and Garden Festival’s “Garden Rocks” concert lineup unveiled
We’ve already given you a preview of what guests can expect at this year’s Flower and Garden festival, but now we’ve got more concrete info about entertainment offerings will be present at this year’s event. The former Flower Power concert series has been re-titled Garden Rocks, and this year’s lineup features the following mix of new and returning performers:
March 6-8: Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy”
March 13-15: Pablo Cruise “Love Will Find a Way”
March 20-22: En Vogue “Free Your Mind”
March 27-29: Starship “We Built This City”
April 3-5: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
April 10-12: Village People “Y.M.C.A.”
April 17-19: Jon Secada “Just Another Day”
April 24-26: The Guess Who “These Eyes”
May 1-3: Taylor Dayne “Tell It to My Heart”
May 8-10: Little River Band “Reminiscing”
May 15-17: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am”
2. New Outdoor Kitchen confirmed for Flower and Garden Festival
In addition to the music offerings at this year’s Flower and Garden festival, we also have a few updates regarding the Outdoor Kitchens that have been popping up around the World Showcase during the festival in recent years. First up, there will be a record 11 Outdoor Kitchens scattered around the World Showcase this year, featuring a mix of old and new kiosks.
One brand new kiosk confirmed to be making its debut this year is Bonitas Botánico, which will be located between France and Morocco. This all-new kiosk will feature several interesting menu items, including Seafood Ceviche, sweet corn cakes known as Cachapas, and a fruity drink known as La Tizana, which can be served in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties.
3. Dates announced for Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Disney has confirmed that the 2015 Epcot Food & Wine Festival will run from September 25 to November 16, 2015. Once again, this festival is running for seven weeks, but instead of the additional week kicking things off early (as it did last year), it looks like this now-permanent seventh week will take the 2015 festival longer into the month of November.