One of our favorite upgrades to any Disney vacation involves playing the Disney games and scavenger hunts around the parks. This year the Walt Disney World Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot runs March 4-June 1, 2020 and we cannot wait! Playing the Epcot Scavenger hunt games in the parks is a Must-Do at all the festivals. And we just love Flower and Garden’s newest game addition, Spikes Pollen Nation Exploration Game. Here’s everything you need to know about the game and how to play!
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 less than 10 bucks 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 prizes. The prizes change every year. But one year we got a set of 3 patches, 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 Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise and each patch set matches to the rest of the festival merchandise. The Prizes for 2020 are a set of very high quality juice cups in 4 themes; Mickey Home Grown, Minnie Flower Shop, 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 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!