TAMPA BAY, Fla — Disney’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is taking place now through June 3 and highlights all things delightfully spring-like. That includes special events , such as the three-hour-long, horticulturist-led Gardens of the World tour, the Royal Garden Tea Tour and the free English Tea Garden Tour.
But actually, the food offerings might be the most exciting and — dare we say — most Instagrammable surprises of the festival (sorry, flowers). Case in point: Disney’s latest spin on traditional cotton candy. In the past, we’ve seen things like Halloween-themed candy corn cotton candy and glittery pineapple cotton candy. However, this reimagined treat could be the craziest yet.
Just look at it! A visitor to the China Pavilion shows off the spun sugar creation here.
Cotton candy flowers first went viral in China and Japan, where the fascinating creations are quite enormous. This one, shared on Instagram by 4foodssake, is bigger than the average person’s head.
However, you no longer have to go to Asia to get something similar.
Located at the Lotus House booth at Epcot’s China Pavilion on the World Showcase Promenade, the special Spring Fantasy menu item features layers of magical, fluffy, rainbow-hued cotton candy — all rolled up in the shape of a flower. While the five-layer version is pretty steep at $15, you can also buy cotton candy flowers with fewer layers for under $10.
People on Instagram can’t seem to get enough of the cotton candy flower … and honestly, we don’t blame them. Instragram user @katiamaryamagic captioned her photo, “Dreams taste like cotton candy.”
This enormous treat is epic, one that is both perfect for the ‘gram and even fun to watch being made. So don’t worry if eating cotton candy isn’t your thing — you can still check it out. The Disney Food Blog says visitors can view the creation of the cotton candy flowers through the window at the Lotus House.