One of our favorite upgrades to any Disney vacation involves playing the Disney games and scavenger hunts around the parks. While some of the games are available all year round the festival games are not. This year a brand new game has arrived at the Walt Disney World Flower and Garden Festival and we couldn’t be more excited for the hunt or the prizes!
Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration Bee Scavenger Hunt Game
Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration is a bee scavenger hunt featuring Spike the bee alongside his favorite flowers. You can find him in 12 areas around the World Showcase.
Since we love learning and are always looking for ways add some education to our Disney trips, we were thrilled to see this new bee game teaches about the flowers that bees pollinate. If you’ve taken your child out of school for this Disney vacation or are homeschooling you could totally advocate that this game be counted as your student’s next conservation science lesson.
How to Play the Game
Spike can be found around the Epcot World Showcase all on your own without actually using the game map. If, however, you want to play the game officially, you can grab the game map for $5.99 at the Port of Entry gift shops right inside the World Showcase at Walt Disney World.
Flower and Garden Game Map
Once you’re done putting the right flower stickers to their matching flower locations around the world, you can turn your map in for a set of 3 patches. The patches are available in 4 themes: Mickey, Figment, Minnie and the more grown up Flower and Vegetable artwork that matches the flower and garden passport. We absolutely fell in love with the 2018 Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise and each patch set matches to the rest of the festival merchandise.
Flower and Garden Patches As Game Prizes
The way we see it the 5.99 actually just pays for your “free” patches as a result of finishing the game. Which means you can have fun playing the game and then set to finding a jean jacket to put the patches on. This is the same play setup we see at the Food and Wine Festival for the Hide n Squeak Ratatouille Scavenger Hunt, which we also adore. Depending on your plans for the day, you can pay for a map and then get a prize once completed, or just ask for the prize up front when you buy the map. Whatever you choose to do, he’s sometimes a hard bee to find, so have fun with it.
Have a fun time exploring!