One of our favorite upgrades on any Disney vacation including EPCOT usually includes playing a Disney game. A staple at all the festivals at Epcot, this game includes finding Spike the Bee across the park and charting your progress. Here’s everything you need to know about the Spike the Bee Pollen Nation Game at EPCOT and how to play!
Spike the Bee Pollen Nation Game
The Spike the Bee Pollen Nation Game is a scavenger hunt game featuring Spike the Bee alongside his favorite flowers. You can find him in 12 areas around the World Showcase.
Who is Spike the Bee?
Famous for his appearance in Disney cartoons, Spike the Bee has been around since the 1940s! And routinely tormented Donald Duck in a variety of cartoons. Currently seen in Mickey Mouse cartoon Bee Inspired and the Legend of the Three Caballeros cartoon, Spike the Bee shows us all the pollinator plants in the garden in this game.
Pollinator Plants Included in the Spike the Bee Pollen Nation Game
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. Plants included in the hunt include oranges, delphinium, daisies, salvia, bonsai and more.
How to Play the Spike the Bee Pollen Nation Game
Spike the Bee can be found around the Epcot World Showcase, even without actually using the game map. If, however, you want to play the game officially, you can grab the game map for less than 10 bucks at the Port of Entry gift shops right inside the World Showcase at Walt Disney World.
Flower and Garden Scavenger Hunt Game Map
Once you’re done putting the right flower stickers to their matching flower locations you can turn your map in for a prize. The prizes change every year. For instance, one year we got a set of 3 patches, available in 4 themes: Mickey, Figment, Minnie, and Mickey. Another year we got small bowls with favorite characters. The Prizes for 2023 are a set of very high-quality juice cups and plates in 4 themes; Figment, Mickey, Orange Bird, and Spike the Bee.
Flower and Garden Game Play
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 upfront 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!
Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.