Our final full day in Orlando took us back to Epcot to visit the Flower & Garden Festival. We had dinner at World Showcase in the Rose & Crown to see how it really compares to a traditional British Pub.
Our vacation to Orlando has been a great adventure but perhaps the highlight of the trip has been the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. The transformation of the park has been stunning and all the seasonal activities have been great fun.
We visited the Flower & Garden Festival a few days back but our day was cut short by heavy rain. Today we finished the rest of the festival.
The gardens, butterfly house, food stalls and speciality drinks were all great. We also managed to find time to finish both our easter egg & spike hunts.
We have thoroughly enjoyed the festival and would love to attend again in the future. Unfortunately, British School Holidays coincide with Spring Break in the US. Sadly there is no getting away from the fact that the crowds are a big turnoff from attending at this time of year again. Perhaps they could extend the festival into summer?
For dinner, we went to the Traditional British Pub the Rose & Crown. The pub is themed brilliantly and is very much like the country pubs you used to find. Sadly there are few of these pubs left in the UK today.
The menu at the Rose & Crown has turned us off in the past from visiting. Traditional British food with what appears to be an American Twist. I suspect it is the same at all the World Showcase Restaurants.
However, has anyone in the UK ever ate battered fish, steak and Yorkshire Pudding on the same plate?
I have now and I can tell you that it tasted great. Our waiter David from Glasgow explained it was a twist on Surf & Turf and was an extremely popular meal at the Rose & Crown. He was less complimentary about the trifle though.
A great last day in Epcot. Tomorrow we are flying home but will be going to Disney’s Animal Kingdom first. Will we manage to check out in time and make our early Fastpass at Flight of Passage?