Disney embraces sustainability with new collectible Epcot spork

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, Spike the Bee and new character spork, photo credit Cristine Struble
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, Spike the Bee and new character spork, photo credit Cristine Struble /

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is introducing the newest must have Disney collectible. The collectible Epcot spork brings sustainability to the Epcot festival.

Disney fans love their special collectible items. The new collectible Epcot spork might be one of the most sought after items at the 2020 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. While this adorable souvenir is a must for Disney fans, it is a smart choice for theme park guests to think about sustainability.

When you go to a theme park, how many plastic forks, knives or spoons do you use? While plastic straws have been eliminated from Disney Parks, utensils are a necessity. Not every dish can be eaten with your hands. At the same time, not everyone wants to eat at a sit down restaurant. Plastic serve wear is everywhere.

At the Epcot festivals, the outdoor kitchens usually have a dispenser with forks and spoons. As you pick up your dish, you grab a utensil, some napkins and go off to eat. At this year’s Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, there will be another option for guests.

The new collective Epcot spork will be available for purchase. Featuring Spike the Bee, this spork will be featured throughout the outdoor kitchens. Now guests have an option to use their own utensil and chose a more sustainable option.

During a menu preview at Epcot. Disney staff mentioned that this collectible Epcot spork was in development for a while. While Forkie from Toy Story might have made sporks cool again, the idea of a collectible, reusable utensil for the Epcot festivals had a great appeal.

Today more and more people are focused on sustainability. Whether it is bringing a refillable water bottle to the parks or choosing Impossible Burgers, consumers are more aware of the impact that their choices make. Even on vacation, people want to continue their lifestyle choices.

For many people, they will happily by the collectible Epcot spork as their eating utensil for the day. Although it doesn’t come with a carrying case, it can easily be wrapped in a napkin and stowed for the next eating indulgence.

Introducing the spork at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is quite smart. This festival focuses on the bounty that farms can provide. Reducing waste in any form is good for the environment and for people. Even a small change can and will make a difference.

While the sustainability aspect is important, many people will want the new collectible Epcot spork because it’s a fun Disney memento. Spike the Bee is always prominently featuring during this Epcot festival and he is the spork’s debut character.

The bright yellow spork has Spike on the end, standing on top of a flower. It also has Epcot Flower and Garden Festival printed on it.

The spork has good heft. It will stand up to all the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival food. From the seafood boil to grilled vegetables to dessert, the spork will be able to handle it all.

According to Disney staff, this Spike collectible character spork is just the first one. Future festivals will see other character sporks. Given that Epcot has four festivals a year, Disney fans could create an entire spork collection.

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival runs from March 4 through June 1, 2020. The festival features character topiaries, concerts, outdoor kitchens and numerous other activities.

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Are you going to buy the new Epcot collectible spork? What changes have you made to be more sustainable?