News: Disney World Annual Passholders Get Reserved Seating for Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Concerts

There’s no need to be too sad that the 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts just ended on Monday. Because we already have another Festival to look forward to starting NEXT WEEK when the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival kicks off on Wednesday, February 28th!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The topiaries! The Special Events! THE FOOD! We can’t wait to welcome Spring with it all!

Beauty and the Beast Topiary

Beauty and the Beast Topiary

Click here to see ALL the menus for the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!

Another fun offering at the Festival is the Garden Rocks Concert Series, where popular bands from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s take the stage at the American Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion to share some of their greatest hits with the crowds. 

American Gardens Theatre

American Gardens Theatre

These take place three times per evening (5:30pm, 6:45pm, 8:00pm), on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays throughout the Festival.

There are a few ways to get a seat. You could always wait in line, as these concerts are free with your Epcot admission. Or you could book a Garden Rocks Concert Dining Package (find the full list of participating restaurants with pricing here).

Monorail over Floral Display

Monorail over Floral Display

And finally, if you’re a Disney World Annual Passholder, you can enjoy a reserved viewing area, simply by picking up a wristband! The distribution location has yet to be announced (for the Disney on Broadway Concert Series during the Festival of the Arts, the location was inside the American Adventure Pavilion). But we do have the scoop on the most important thing: timing!

Wristbands will be distributed Friday through Monday nights throughout the Festival. Distribution will continue while supplies last for the following showtimes:

- Until 4:30 PM for 5:30 PM shows

- Until 5:45 PM for 6:45 PM shows

- Until 7:00 PM for 8:00 PM shows

As a reminder, here’s the full line-up for this year’s Garden Rocks Concert Series.

2018 Garden Rocks Concert 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 – “Slow Ride” – NEW!
  • April 8-9 – Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger” – NEW to Garden Rocks!
  • April 13-14 – Smash Mouth – “All Star” – NEW to Garden Rocks!
  • April 15-16 – Rick Springfield – “Jessie’s Girl” – NEW to Garden Rocks!
  • April 20-21 – Jo Dee Messina – “Stand Beside Me” – NEW to Garden Rocks!
  • April 22-23 – Lonestar – “Amazed” – NEW!
  • 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 – “Hotel California” – – NEW!
  • May 18-21 – The Guess Who – “American Woman
  • May 25-28 – The Spinners – “Working My Way Back to You

Oh, and Passholders will also be able to pick up Mickey and Minnie Mouse Spring-themed Magnets while supplies last throughout the Festival! Pick up a Mickey Magnet from February 28th through April 8th, and a Minnie Magnet from April 9th through the Festival’s end on May 28th! Like the wristbands, the distribution area is To Be Announced.

Fresh Epcot

Fresh Epcot

The 2018 Flower and Garden Festival is almost here, and we can’t wait to share it all with you starting February 28th!

Find out all the details for the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival here!

2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Index

2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Booth and Menu Index
2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Special Events
2018 Garden Rocks Concert Schedule
Epcot Festival Fans Facebook Page
2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Menus and FOOD PHOTOS

How to Book Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Events

Many Epcot Flower and Garden Events are free with your Epcot Admission and require no advance booking. For more details on available events that do require a fee and advance booking, please see our Special Events page.

Are you excited for the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival? Please let us know with a comment!


  1. Paul in CT says

    Now they start this?!? We just returned from the F&G Festival and these reserved seats were not available. Why didn’t this start at the beginning of the festival? BTW, there is no Festival Center this year. Last year, they gave out these reserved seats at the Festival Center. We got to see Starship with seats one evening without a resvation. Perhaps, they expect bigger crowds for the remaining acts?

  2. JeffC says

    Perfect timing! We just picked up our AP cards yesterday and plan to visit the first week of May!

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