By Sarah Domenech, Public Relations Manager
I don’t know about you but I can’t seem to stop talking about “Encanto,” the new Academy Award-nominated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. If you and your familia can’t either, you need to visit this year’s EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, and step inside the wonderful garden inspired by the magical Madrigal family.
A new “Encanto”-inspired garden will let you explore a lush tropical jardín inspired by the movie (streaming on Disney+) and its strong female characters like Julieta, Isabela, Luisa and of course, Mirabel. You can also stroll around a path inspired by the youngest member of the Madrigal family, Antonio.
The garden, which debuted last week, will be available through May 22, 2022, and is located near La Isla Fresca Outdoor Kitchen between the Morocco and France pavilions in World Showcase. This year, La Isla Fresca features three arepas dishes: arepa topped with melted queso fresco; arepa topped with shrimp, crushed avocado ají and tomato sauce; and an arepa topped with chorizo. Delicioso!
This is just one of the recent additions based on “Encanto” that can be enjoyed at Walt Disney World Resort. As part of Celebrate HER Story in honor of Women’s History Month, you can also enjoy delicious specialties and treats inspired by the women of the film at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
While you’re visiting EPCOT, I also highly recommend visiting the Mexico pavilion in World Showcase where you can discover two more incredible garden destinations. Extraordinary Orchids offers a breathtakingly beautiful area filled with orquídeas, while the Tropical Rainforest Garden lets you discover the rich biodiversity of the Mexican rainforest and its adaptive species.
For more information on the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival that runs through July 4, visit FreshEPCOT.com. And be sure to watch “Encanto” on Disney+ again before your next visit!