Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Part 1 with Amanda Tinney – Episode 197

Spring is in the air at Epcot with the 20th Annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Join Rick Howard and Amanda Tinney as they visit (and taste) the 12 new Garden Marketplaces in World Showcase.

So enjoy this amazing, and tasty, trip around Epcot’s World Showcase with Rick and Amanda on this week’s show! Please leave us a comment and let us know what you like!!

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Links mentioned on this week’s episode:

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17 comments on “Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Part 1 with Amanda Tinney – Episode 197”

  1. Kathy Poche says:

    Looking at all the options available, I think I would have to try one of everything! Especially the raspberry beer! Love looking at all the beautiful plants – its absolutely amazing what they can do with some wire and some snipers. Just 3 more videos to go to # 200!! Cannot wait!


  2. Jacob Buxton says:

    Mmmmm food,my favorite kind of episode,and this one didn’t disappoint.I love that Epcot has added food and drink to the Flower and Garden Festival this year.I believe it to be a very good move on their part.The food looked really good.I wish Andrew would hurry and make the smell-a-vision camera.Maybe he can now that he has John helping out.Thanks guys for the episode.I would love to try everything there one day.Take care and God bless.


  3. Lynne R says:

    Terrific segment! I really like the food offerings this year and agree that the potato biscuit with the smoked salmon is the bomb! Thanks for covering this – I hope it gives folks an idea of how much is now available.


  4. David Thacker says:

    Looking forward to the Shrimp and Grits and Mango wine. I’m a wine salesman and I always like trying the small boutique wines. Flower and garden festival always reminds me of my Grandmother, Her last trip before she passed was during the festival. She loved working with her flower garden all year long she had something planted.


  5. Nick Yeager says:

    Hey Rick,
    I do love your Food and Wine episodes from last year. I thought it was funny that you were mixing Food and Wine to Flower and Garden. I have never had grits, I will try the grits and shrimp. I would also like to try the beer. They look really good. As i watched this episode, I thought of what Food and Wine has to offer this year and the episodes from last year. See you next week.


  6. Mary Callahan says:

    What a delicious episode!!!! My choice would be the shrimp. My mouth was watering. Definitely a super idea that they’ve added food and wine to the Flower & Garden. I’m so glad that it doesn’t end until May. Perhaps I’ll have to book a Kingdom Magic trip in the next few weeks!!!
    Thanks!!! and see you next week 🙂
    Mary Callahan


  7. Linda Miller says:

    Everything looked delicious, except the asparagus (I’m allergic!). What a great idea adding food and beverages to the Flower & Garden Festival. I think the food item I would try first is the crab tostada. It looked really yummy! I’d also like to try the Dole Whip with spiced rum.

    Thanks for another great episode. See you next week!!

    Linda Miller


  8. Jeanne Cundiff says:

    Thank you for another great video and it was wonderful to see Amanda again. You two are terrific together! I am thrilled Disney added food and drink to the festival; something for all the senses now. I would like to try so many of the dishes but I am definitely going to have a Dole whip with Rum. Three more weeks and we will be there – I have already started packing. We hope to get to see you! You may be the best attraction of our Disney vacation!
    Thank you again, times 197!


  9. John Broadwater says:

    Thanks for a great show. I just want to try all of them. As far as food goes they all look so yummy.Can’t wait for the next show so we’re one more closer to 200.thank for everything you do for us. Have a great week and see you soon right here.thanks


  10. John, Lisa & Megan Przychodzien says:

    We enjoyed this episode! We are looking forward to our trip in May. The Food and Wine Festival is one of our favorite times to visit and the addition of the marketplaces for Flower and Garden is very exciting. My husband and I want to try the smoked beef brisket with collard greens and corn bread and my daughter wants to try the Beijing-style candied strawberries in China. We are looking forward to your next show. Have a great week!


  11. Brother Joseph Rock says:

    Hello again, everyone. The item I would want to try the most is the crab tortilla thing (how do you pronounce that?). Why? Simple, I love crab.


  12. Lizzie says:

    I think I’d have to go with the Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, and Cilantro because I’ve never tried grits before and this seems like a perfect one to try. I just hope it wouldn’t be too spicy for me.


  13. Bob Nordmark says:

    Hey Rick and Amanda,

    Great video. I’m glad Disney is adding food options to the Flower and Garden show. I think I would like to try the crab and pork tacos–they looked pretty appealing to me.

    Rick, I hope to see pictures of the topiaries and flowers and garden in future episodes.

    Thanks Rick for TWR. I look forward to it every week.

    See you next week,



  14. Kevin Nelson says:

    Awesome idea, add food booths to the Flower and Garden Festival, just awesome! Wish the food booths would have been there when we visited at this time a couple of years ago! Being a Mississippi native, that BBQ with collard greens and cornbread sure looked fantastic but I’m also a lover of shrimp and grits, oh the chooses! Thanks Rick and friends 197 times over! God bless my friends at TWR!


  15. Joanne S. says:

    Wow, I am so excited about the flower and garden festival. I have never been at WDW for the spring event. All the food looks terrific but I want to try the fruit sushi. I am not a sushi fan so fruit sushi appeals to me. My husband and I will be there for the end of the festival so I hope everything will be going strong. Thanks for a great episode. I wish I could be there for the 200th it sounds like it’s going to be a blast. Good luck with it and I can’t wait to see the episode.


  16. Sue Meredith says:

    Oooo,yum! Crab & the pork tortilla looks really good. That would be my pick. And maybe one of those Rose Margaritas!


  17. Steven says:

    We will be trying them all starting Saturday! I’m really curious about the collards though. Where I’m from, eastern nc, we know how to cook’em so I’m wondering if you guys down there know what you’re doing! We shall see soon! Thx for the info once again Rick! Take care….Steven


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